Hey, folks. I’ve got an idea for a new feature around here — I’m gonna give it a whirl today, and if it flies, maybe I’ll make it a weekly thing, to brighten up our weekends forevermore.
(And if it flops miserably, then we’ll just share an uncomfortable glance and never speak of this again. Like when I told my parents I thought it’d be cool to be a writer when I grew up. Meh.)
Anyway, here’s the thing, and I’m calling it: Punchline Fever! Here’s how it works:
1) I’ll sit around, day and night, thinking of a short but flexible setup for a joke.
B) I’ll post the best setup I can think of, but with a blank where the punchline should go.
iii) Then it’s up to you to come up with your best line, and leave it in the comments, for all to snicker over.
I’ll get us started each time with a sorry punchline of my own, but I expect you to beat it! Show me up, people; I can take it. Sound like fun? Then let’s waste no more time, and join together for the inauguration of this little enterprise of ours. Whee!
Punchline Fever #1:
‘I’m sorry you had another ‘accident’ in the kitchen, Martha. But honestly, you wouldn’t have these problems if you’d ________________________’
See? Fun! It’s like a caption contest without all the pretty pictures. Or a do-it-yourself comedy show. Or MadLibs, sort of, only not.
Anyway, hit me with your best line. I’ll get us started, but I’m counting on you to make this worth the effort, people. I can’t do it alone.
(Well, okay, technically, I could do it alone, but sitting here trading punchlines with the dog is gonna get old really fast. You wouldn’t have me do that, would you? Would you?!)Permalink | 20 Comments