Monday, April 4, 2011

YOU NAME IT

Alright, so we ran into some copyright issues with the name... 

But maybe that's a good thing because now you--the reader--get to name our anthology! 

Here's the idea in a nutshell: "Using the soundtrack from Quentin Tarantino's 90s classic Pulp Fiction as a starting point, these 26 writers are pumping the pages full of bullets, bodies, and brains (not intelligence, actual bits of gray matter)." 

(A lot more on this at PDB's blog.)

Here are some of the names we've heard thrown around:
Pulp Overheard 
Pulp Undertones
Pulp Wise
Pulp Up the Volume
Pulp Royale
Pulpology

So vote for one of those or come up with one of your own!


AND the winner will get a free copy of the Mammoth Book of British Crime, which is already out for Kindle with paper copy due out later this month. Great list of writers there--including Ray Banks, Alexander McCall Smith, Ian Rankin, Paul Brazill, Allan Guthrie, and Nigel Bird.

71 comments:

  1. Let's call it "Jimmy Callaway Has a Huge Penis".

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  2. Pulp-it-up
    Pulps on Drugs
    And they called it Pulpy Love
    Pulptastic
    Pulp it or leave it
    Beat The Pulp Out of you
    Jimmy Callaway has a Pulping Huge Penis

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  3. Well sure, Callaway. That would be a proper name for collection of fiction. Or stories about mice.

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  4. And I just saw your suggestion, Chris. Ha. Beat to a Pulp? I like that.

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  5. Pulp Sandwich
    Pulp To Go
    Pulp O Rama
    You Want Flies With That?

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  6. I second "Say Pulp Again," for seriously.

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  7. Wow! So many good ones here. Keep em coming!

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  8. Pulp Tunes
    Pulp It Up
    Pulp Nation
    Pulp Grind
    A Side of Pulp

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  9. Someone smack Guthrie for Lindenmuth and Sandra.
    Don't Be A Square
    Zed's Dead: A Pulp Anthology
    Ezikiel 25-17
    Jimmy's imaginary wiener

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  10. GOT PULP? -- Oh, wait a minute. What about FIST FULL OF PULP? ASS-LOAD OF PULP? THE BASTARD MACHINE? THE PULP MACHINE? THE BASTARD PULP MACHINE? PULP FILES? iPulp? EARHOLES FULL OF PULP?

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  11. Pulp Rock!
    The Sound Of Pulp!
    Pulp On The Tracks

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  12. What about: The Path of the Righteous Man is Beset on All Sides by the Inequities of the Selfish and the Tyranny of Evil Men. Blessed is He Who, in the Name of Charity and Good Will, Shepherds the Weak Through the Valley of the Darkness. For He is Truly His Brother's Keeper and the Finder of Lost Children. And I Will Strike Down Upon Thee With Great Vengeance and Furious Anger Those Who Attempt to Poison and Destroy My Brothers. And You Will Know I am the Lord When I Lay My Vengeance Upon You Noir

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  13. Smashing Pulp
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    Detectives Beyond Borders
    "Because Murder Is More Fun Away From Home"
    http://www.detectivesbeyondborders.blogspot.com/

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  14. How about calling it:

    Dark Matter
    or
    Dark and Lethal Matter?

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  15. Pulptastic
    Pulpgasmic
    Pulp It Up
    Pulp Action
    Want Pulp? You Got It!

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  16. fantastic ideas. i'm throwing in Little Triggers.

    nigel

    we should have a prize, i reckon

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  17. I second "The Path of the Righteous Man is Beset on All Sides by the Inequities of the Selfish and the Tyranny of Evil Men. Blessed is He Who, in the Name of Charity and Good Will, Shepherds the Weak Through the Valley of the Darkness. For He is Truly His Brother's Keeper and the Finder of Lost Children. And I Will Strike Down Upon Thee With Great Vengeance and Furious Anger Those Who Attempt to Poison and Destroy My Brothers. And You Will Know I am the Lord When I Lay My Vengeance Upon You Noir"

    All jokey-laughs aside, I really think the best fitting titles should have some kind of reference to the film and/or soundtrack itself. So the suggestions laid out by Amy, Rawson, McDroll and even Big Daddy Thug, I second all of those, and add these to the pool:
    Royale with Pulp
    A Pair of Pliers and a Blowtorch
    Smoking Cigarettes and Watching Captain Kangaroo
    You're the Weak
    Bring out the Gimp(s)
    26 Fonzies

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  18. I agreee with Mr Callaway on this one. Sort of needs to be a connection with the film, however obscure.

    I'm liking Pulp Royale and Royale with Pulp - got the link, and looking at that list of names, there's a fair few pulp royalty on the books.

    Mind you, I'm veering towards Patti's 'Pulp Tunes' and Mr Brazill's 'The Sound of Pulp'. And Mr Callaway's 'Bring Out the Gimps' - that's got to be in with a shout. Shirley.

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  19. Bring Out The Gimps is great!Or will that cause more copyright problems?

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  20. Good question, Paul. Will look into that.

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  21. Here's a few more to add to the almighty pile

    Pulp Vengeance
    Pulp Twists
    Pulp Tat Twang
    Pulp-D
    Pulp Tracks
    Pulp Fury

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  22. That's not funny Al. I've worked my ass off to establish my brand (you know, rather than my name).

    Anyway....

    Bring out the Pulp
    Bad Motherpulper
    Monster Pulp's
    Mr. Soon-To-Be-Living-The-Rest-of-His-Short-Ass-Life-In-Agonizing-Pain Pulpist
    Five Dollar Pulpshake
    Fox Pulp Five
    Jack Rabbit Pulp's

    "You feel that sting, big boy, huh? That's pulp FUCKIN' with you! You gotta fight through that shit!"

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  23. BL - The Greek Seaman....LMFAO!


    -Black Tar Pulp

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  24. Everybody notice Chris's pic of the billboard/giant tv screen lady from Blade Runner on our right? Cool.
    Hm. Maybe Pulp Friction?

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  25. Not much to add to the list so I'll vote my faves:
    Pulp Royale is great. Or Royale With Pulp
    Bad Motherpulper is pretty good too

    Man, Pulp is a funny word when you say it 50 times in a row.

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  26. Yeah, Eric, it becomes abstract or something.

    AJ--I expect to be getting a call from Ridley Scott's people in the near future.

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  27. I vote for Pulp Royale. Everyone will get it. Unless McDonald's sues.

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  28. If you do get a note from Ridley's people tell him screw that, buy and produce one or more of the stories to follow.

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  29. Pumpkin Action
    Pumpkin Pulp Action
    Pulpate Fiction

    marc nash

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  30. How about just Bullets, Bodies and Brains?

    Subtitle could be Pulp the Way You Like It.

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  31. If love is aces (give me the jack)

    You never can tell

    deck of 51

    The Price You Pay

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  32. For what it's worth, I quite like 'Pulp up the Volume', and 'Pulp Royale'.

    Playing around further...

    Pulp Action Shotgun

    Pulp Noir

    We Got Pulp

    Pimp My Pulp

    Pound for Pound Pulp

    PulpFest

    Pulp Impact

    ... Good luck!

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  33. It Came From Their MINDS
    Can't Fight Crazy
    Body Count
    Pulptastic

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  34. Bring on da Noir, Bring on da Pulp

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  35. Banana Slugs From Hell
    Both Pulping Barrels
    He Died With His Pants Down
    Big Brain Billy's Pulpy Tales
    Shove It Up Your Pulp
    What's In The Briefcase
    Heroin And Slow Dancing

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  36. Did you say banana slugs, AJ? Because these are my fellow citizens here in Santa Cruz.

    Really hope no one pulps them...

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  37. "Kiss Me, Kill Me, Pulp Me"

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  38. At this point, I second any suggestion that doesn't have the word "pulp" in it. Just sayin'.

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  39. Forget Pulp--the reader will know from your cover.Title should be: Shot to Hell.

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  40. AJ, I love Banana Slugs From Hell. Lol. Hey now, no one's even touched classic rip off titles:
    Lord of the Pulp
    Of Mice and Pulp
    Gone with the Pulp
    Midsummers Night Pulp
    The Pulp and I
    The Pulp of Baskerville
    Pulp and Prejudice

    All seriousness aside, combining a couple of these titles for a bizarre round about name (that sounds more like a 60's music band) how about

    Fox Pulp Five & the Trigger Slug Tracks

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  41. The Pulp and I, that's hilarious.

    What about Phantom of the Pulp? Ha!

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  42. Carefull, there's a blog called The Phantom Of Pulp ...

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  43. Some of these suggestions are side splitting! Green Eggs and Pulp!!! Behind the Green Pulp!!! A Midsummer Night's Pulp!!! The Book of Pulp!!! Pulp, Pulp, Who's Got the Pulp? Harry Pulp and the Philosopher's Pulp!!! The Prince and the Pulper!!! Ziggy Pulp and the Spiders From Pulp!!!
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    Detectives Beyond Borders
    "Because Murder Is More Fun Away From Home"
    http://www.detectivesbeyondborders.blogspot.com/

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  44. To stick with the 'pulp' thing (and I don't think I saw this suggested):

    Pulp motherfucker! Do you read it?

    Everybody Be Cool (come on, totally appropriate!)

    or

    Our Names Don't Mean Shit

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  45. Can anyone play? I'd suggest - Going Medieval:Noir Fiction or perhaps Going Medieval:Revenge served cold. Really anything with medieval in the title would be very catchy.

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  46. Medieval would really mess with everyone's minds, which would be fantastic.

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  47. Oh come on you guys -- it's obviously,

    PULP GOES THE WEASELS!

    (and *zing* went the crime'strings of my heart to know you cool fellas are pluggin' this one out - count'on me for promotional shout'outs ... maybe even a little dance ... on a dark night)

    ~ Absolutely*Kate
    AT THE BIJOU and soon HARBINGER*33

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  48. Everybody Be Cool, This is an Anthology!

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