With the movie version of “The Da Vinci Code” set to open May 19th, frankly some of us have Da Vinci fatigue. What better time for some fun in parody than now? Humor is good for all of us! Introducing "The BaLoney Code," a parody written by Davis Sweet. “An expert and hilarious job of terminal surgery.” says Tony Hendra, founding editor of National Lampoon. This is not another ticked-off Catholic book debunking "The Da Vinci Code." It’s just full-on irreverent humor, like "Blazing Saddles" or Monty Python.
In this hilarious sendup, a Harvard professor ("Herbert Longwind") of a non-existent discipline ("symbologify") teams up with a sexy French police officer ("Trophie Adieu," whose grandfather died for The Secret) and an eccentric British billionaire ("Bob Teabag") to track down the Holy Grail. They face cliffhangers and absurd conspiracies at every turn, leading them through seven pop culture-oriented codes ("The De Vito Code," "The Bon Jovi Code," and more) until they find their mythical quarry — but, naturally, it’s not what they expected.
"Doctor Longwind," Trophie said curtly. "I see you’re inspecting my horribly murdered grandfather."
"You must be Trophie Adieu, the most educated person in the Dubuque police force, whom I’ve heard so much about," Longwind said. "I understand that in addition to your police work in cryptography, you are a paleontologist, linguist, ophthalmologist, toxicologist, dentist, exorcist, ventriloquist, and immunologist."
"Yes," Trophie said. "Which makes me the second most educated person on the force."
"Interesting story," Longwind said. "I was just hearing about your accomplishments, and I realized that if you put all your titles together, the initial letters spell out P-L-O-T-D-E-V-I-C. If you had an E in there, you’d have an anagram for ‘Pelvic Dote.’ "
"I have the E," Trophie said. "I’m also an ethnomusicologist, all but dissertation. But you may not dote on my pelvis until I know you better."
The press release for the book says "Dan Brown, has a style that is so breathless and melodramatic it’s practically impossible not to lampoon"