Ooooo! Such a fun question! I'm going to go to town on this, ... How about these:
The Taming of the Shrew: Not So Witch with a Capital "B"
The Great Gatsby: The Autobiography of F. Scott Fitzgerald
Charlotte's Web: Wilbur's Incessant Whining
The Old Man and the Sea: Immortalizing Joe DiMaggio
The Little House on the Prairie: The 19th Century Version of "Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!"
The Sound and the Fury: They did WHAT to Benjy?!?
Lord of the Flies: Boys Unplugged
Or on a more serous note:
To Kill a Mockingbird: Post-War Southern Racism through a Child's Eyes
What about The Domestication of the Rodent-Like Animal or A Small Town in Central Washington (look it up -- there's a town named Othello) or A Small Village (Hamlet)?
Or you could go with High Hopes (Great Expectations). Or Of Rodents and Hominids or Courageous New Planet.
- Bess of the T'Urberviles.
- Kidney of Darkness.
- Lady of the flies.
- Pride and prejudgment.
Hmmm... I'll just do the four you mentioned:
"See Ya Later, Nukes" or "George Bush's Presidency"
"Dude Lives In Mountains, Sleeps With Spanish Chick, and Dies"
Wow, yeah, you can't spell 'slaughter' without 'laughter,' indeed... Creepy. How about: "A Handful of Psychos"? Get it? Five fingers to a hand? Haha... Yup.
I like the teacher lady's suggestion of trying books that you've actually read. Hence my completely awesome idea for "For Whom the Bell Tolls" :)