We're kicking of a week of discussion on Sacco and Vanzetti Must Die!, Mark Binelli's serious romp through the terrain of anarchy, slapstick, ethnicity, and the trials of partnership. Mark will be blogging here on Wednesday, and Thursday and Friday will see a podcast and print interview. In the meantime, members of the Litblog Co-Op will be blogging with their takes on various aspects of the book -- feel free to chime in in the comments.
But for everyone out there, whether or not you've read the book, we're continuing our tradition of the book contest. Winner of this week's challenge will receive not only a signed copy of Sacco & Vanzetti Must Die!, but an original publicity poster with the book's striking cover, signed by Mark himself!. Here, then, is your contest question:
What historical "couple" would make a great slapstick comedy team, a la Sacco & Vanzetti, and why?
The contest will be open all week. Post your entries as comments on this post, and be sure to link to your homepage or email so we can contact you if you win. The winner will be notified by email and then announced here at the end of the week. Good luck!