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definition for: redbook

red·book [red-bŏŏk]


  1. A popular American women's magazine published by the Hearst Corporation.
  2. Firefighter training manuals published by the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA).
  3. The Australian price guide of new and used vehicles.

v. tr.

A prank or practical joke, usually committed by Quatto. To erroneously apply for a subscription to Redbook magazine on behalf of another person, typically the result of someone carelessly posting their home address on the General Forum: OMG I can't believe you were foolish enough to upload a scan of your driver's license, you're totally gonna get redbooked!

Redbook sample cover page: Shania Twain graces the December 2007 cover; also "21 wild & wonderful ways to say I 'heart' you"


Redbooking first occurred on the Moped Army General Moped Discussion Forum on October 10th, 2008 when user maxspam posted his location in hopes of someone ordering a pizza for him [1]. Quatto instead sent him a subscription to Redbook, and checked the "bill me later" option. Dozens of copycat pranksters followed suit, sending him all manner of junk mail ranging from the annoying to the foul and pornographic.

Only four days later, mopedmaynard displayed photos of a comical "moped license" he had acquired [2]. The ensuing backlash was epic, most likely due to the fact that he had been so careless so soon after the original redbooking. This only worsened when he received his first issue of Redbook, and posted his angry rebuttal "Thanks for the Redbook, Asswholes" [3].

Interesting Trivia

Quatto's choice of the publication Redbook was influenced by an episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force in which Master Shake is imprisoned by space aliens and his only complaint is in regard to the boring selection of magazines they provide for him: "I'm done with this Redbook! I was done with it the minute I saw it!"