"Pawnee: The Greatest Town in America" from Parks and Recreation is an actual book, with Leslie Knope accredited as the author. The book features the fictional history of Pawnee, along with blurbs from the various citizens of the town. insider.com/things-fun-fa…
JRR Tolkien was sceptical of American LOTR fandom. On receiving proposed blurbs for American editions of LOTR he responded saying: "the Americans are not as a rule at all amenable to criticism or correction; but their effort is so poor that I feel constrained to make some effort to improve it". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._…
When it was revealed that Richard Bachman was a pen name used by Stephen King, about the author blurbs on the books said that Bachman died suddenly of "cancer of the pseudonym, a rare form of schizonomia". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric…
On the "Live Free or Die Hard" poster, the blurb "Hysterically...entertaining" was taken out of context from a longer sentence: "The action in this fast-paced, hysterically overproduced and surprisingly entertaining film is as realistic as a Road Runner cartoon." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fal…
Rick Astley wrote the blurb on moot for the 2009 Time 100. time.com/time/specials/pa…
The word "blurb" was invented in 1907 by humorist G. Burgess, with the cover of his book showing a fictitious Miss Belinda Blurb "in the act of blurbing" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blu…
The blurb of credits that sit at the bottom of a movie poster is called a "billing block", and has a complex and adhered-to format based on legal agreements and contract negotiations. nytimes.com/interactive/2…
After a night out drinking with Czech President Vaclav Havel, the Rolling Stones in 1995 paid $32000 for a new modern lighting system for Prague Castle in the newly democratic Czech Republic mtv.com/news/504571/stone…
When a painting was stolen from the Museum of Bad Art, the museum initially offered a reward of $6.50 for its return. This was latter upped to $36.73. Ten years later, the thief contacted the museum and demanded a $5000 ransom for the painting. No ransom was paid, but it was returned anyway. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mus…
Sony once created a fictional film critic, attributing marketing quotes to his nonexistent reviews. Their "critic" famously described Rob Schneider's "The Animal" as "ANOTHER WINNER!" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
George R.R. Martin was an award-winning author decades before he ever became famous, with his first Hugo Award in 1975 and first Emmy nomination for producing the Beauty and the Beast TV series in 1988. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
Kevin Mitnick spent 8 months of his 5 year prison time in solitary confinement because the prosecution convinced the judge that he could "start a nuclear war by whistling into a pay phone." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kev…
Tom Clancy had to omit pages from his book "Cardinal of the Kremlin", after he was approached by several agents of the CIA and FBI. They illegally obtained the book's manuscript. clancyfaq.com/Hold%20Orig…
An English Theologian Ate Up Louis XIV's Heart Because 'He Had never eaten The Heart Of A King Before' npr.org/blogs/krulwich/20…
The original title for the "Robinson Crusoe" novel is awfully long. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…

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