The Cow Fell Onto the Moon: Author Injured in Book Signing Mishap

This just in to the Modern Philosopher Newsroom: Celebrity author and friend of the Modern Philosopher Blog, The Man in the Moon, was injured this afternoon in a freak accident at a book signing in Austin, TX.

The incident, at the Bed, Book & Bovine in Austin was the first stop on the Lunar-iary author’s Blue Moon Book Tour.  No word yet on the extent of the injuries (blue cheese burgers anyone???) or if the book tour has been canceled.

According to witnesses, Moon’s publishers were looking to recreate the line from the famous fairy tale, and had a live cow hanging (dangling???) from a crane above the desk at which the author was seated.  At some point during a planned reading, the crane gave way under the weight of the cow, and the bovine plummeted about ten feet  landing on the author’s big, fat, moony head.

There is no truth to the rumor that The Man in the Moon was reading one of his poems at the time, and the cow cut her harness in an attempt to avoid having to listen to any more…

“A Cow Jumped Over Me: The Many Faces of the Man in the Moon” is the first novel by The Man in the Moon.  Its release date has not been changed at this time.

Stay glued to this blog, Modern Philosophers, for updates.

Hey diddle diddle, The cat and the fiddle,  The cow fell onto the moon…

About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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14 Responses to The Cow Fell Onto the Moon: Author Injured in Book Signing Mishap

  1. lol. When life hands you a bovine, make blue cheese. Too funny.

  2. 2zpoint says:

    I sincerely hope that your friend is alright.
    and eventually my he enjoy this as I have chuckling… HOLY COW!
    Sorry couldn’t resist!
    It is a pleasure to visit your site
    Peace be with you

    • Well, I just looked out the window and saw him in his usual position in the night sky. Guess all is well. 😀

      Glad you enjoyed your visit. You should consider becoming a Modern Philosopher. All is takes is having a few deep thoughts every day. 🙂

  3. That particular promotional idea was an “udder” mistake. Thank you for visiting my new blog at I write (believe it or not) about more than redheads, although I’m glad SOMEBODY likes that one…! I’m “Following” this (your) blog by E-mail now, 🙂

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  5. See? This all could’ve been avoided with a less risky and dangerous title change… But maybe more catchy. I really have to see what I can come up with. This book needs to go to press. The Man deserves to be heard!

  6. Austin says:

    Reblogged this on The Return of the Modern Philosopher and commented:

    The Man in the Moon wrote to me tonight and asked me to re-blog one of my old posts about him because he was jealous that I wrote about The Sun tonight. Hope you enjoy this one from the early days…

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