Book: Show us a book that made you laugh out loud.
Submitted by Red Pen.
How would archaeologists of the future interpret America of 1985? This delightful piece of satire explores precisely this question. Set in 4022, it details the excavation of a motel as intrepid archaeologists spin hilariously absurd but painfully logical interpretations around the most mundane of our cultural artifacts. Another treasure from Papa Miao's collection, and one of my childhood favorites. It almost convinced me to become an archaeologist, but then I decided to become a cultural anthropologist so that I could spin equally absurd interpretations around cultures still living.