More awful writing to inspire you

More awful writing to inspire you

If you like the idea of spinning a wordy, over-the-top sentence that would be proud to launch a bad novel, you must know about the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest. I first found and wrote about this amusing contest in 2009, although it began in 1982. As the site says,...
Friday Fun: Spam version

Friday Fun: Spam version

I haven’t visited the spam holding pen for a while, so Friday seemed like a good time to check for the latest flattering and incoherent messages. (Thank goodness for Akismet, defender against blog comment spam. Although it no longer shows a running total, at one point...
Friday fun: Book version

Friday fun: Book version

Especially given my last post, it’s time for another roundup of funny, interesting or just plain silly items found online, this time related to books: The Seattle Public Library staged the world’s longest book domino chain to promote its summer reading...
Take a break for some Christmas fun

Friday fun, Christmas version

Really? The Friday before Christmas, and you’re trying to get work done?  Take just a minute for a laugh. •  Some people like cat pictures and videos. This one is for the dog lovers. (Are those Corgi reindeer?) •  Lazy Christmas decorations, or what some people...
Friday fun, video version

Friday fun, video version

It’s Friday. Time for some Friday fun! Today we’re not looking at wordplay, for a change, but creative communications captured on video. Here’s a human Rube Goldberg creation (a concept captured in the old Mouse Trap game). Funny! And the work that...
Friday word fun: Aug. 3

Friday word fun: Aug. 3

It’s a long weekend in Ontario, so let’s lead into it with some Friday word fun! Creative haikus about traffic (thanks to Sue Ridewood for the link). Example appropriate to Ontario holiday weekend traffic: “Need a few days off / after Sunday night...