The ability to transcend time has always been a marker of a true classic, and for some of literature’s finest work, even the dawn of the digital age hasn’t lessened their importance. Sure, we may now read off iPads rather than pages, but the literary masterpieces have remained untouched — well, almost. In one of @Midnight’s most recent #HashtagWars, the show asked the denizens of the great wide Web to #InternetABook. The premise is simple, and the results, hilarious — give classic titles a modern twist by creating tech-related puns. Needless to say, the Internet loved it, and honestly, so did we.
While Tinder is the Night may have a very different plot from the Fitzgerald classic, and 198404 Error just doesn’t roll off the tongue as well as Orwell’s dystopian novel, some of the others definitely sound like page turners.
— HARRY POTTER FACTS (@TheHPFacts) January 12, 2016
All of those. I want to read all of those.
— Jaime Lopez (@Lopeezie) January 12, 2016
Yes, he probably does.
No Country For Old Memes #internetabook
— Cyanide and Sugar (@DisneyFreak1138) January 12, 2016
I mean, it’s really not.
— emy (@emythefangirl) January 12, 2016
Sure, those go hand in hand.
The Fault in Our Code #InternetABook
— Daniel Parsons (@dkparsonswriter) January 12, 2016
Not quite as heartbreaking, but definitely frustrating.
— NickG (@sub150run) January 12, 2016
Gulliver would’ve probably appreciated Travelocity.
— Queenie (@SinCityChiGirl) January 12, 2016
Give a Browser a Cookie #InternetABook
— Keahu Kahuanui (@KeahuKahuanui) January 12, 2016
Teach kids early.
Charlotte's Deep Web #InternetABook
— Adam Ellis (@moby_dickhead) January 12, 2016
— Tyler Morrison (@tylermorrison1) January 12, 2016
What section would this have gone under?
— Kerry Shuck (@KerryShuck) January 12, 2016
He’s not? Dealbreaker.
— Holly (@absolutspacegrl) January 12, 2016
Honestly, this might have turned out the same way as the original.
— a total pleb (@PlebianPictures) January 12, 2016
— Jeff Dwoskin (@bigmacher) January 12, 2016
You probably had to Google all the places you were going to go to anyway.
— Eric West (@IAmEcw) January 12, 2016
Join in on the fun and see how you can transform your favorite reads when you #InternetABook.
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