Friday, July 21, 2017

G:TB Writing Challenge/Friday Filler

On this day in 1899, Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park, IL. In honor of Papa's birthday, we kick off the first-ever G:TB Writing Challenge. See the advice in the image below, and head to the comments to enter. Some restrictions apply, namely, if you're Dave, don't assume that the judges will have the same interpretation of 'sentence' as you do.


45 comments:

rob said...

donald trump is a dangerously inept and thoroughly corrupt buffoon.

i win. what's my prize?

zman said...

I have a weekly call scheduled for every Friday that always pisses me off and ruins my attitude well into Saturday afternoon, and the only curative for this problem is to work from home on Fridays and take the call while shitting on my glorious Toto toilet.

rob said...

speak your truth, z

zman said...

Can an action be characterized as "corruption" if it is performed with complete transparency?

That's more of a search for truth than truth itself.

rob said...

i feel like you don't understand the rules of the contest

Squeaky said...

I drink too much.

Friday rabbit hole: Aphex Twin is putting up all his music, released and unreleased, he's ever created on his site. You can stream all of it for free before buying it.

T.J. said...

lol Sean Spicer just resigned

TR said...

Do you have a name for your Toto toilet? Would be cool if you called it Rosanna.

T.J. said...

when peeing into the Toto toilet, you really need to hold the line

TR said...

Did Spicer really resign "in protest?" Sounds like that's a way of slowing him to save face while getting canned.

But allowing somebody to save face does not sound like something Trump does.

TR said...

I meant allowing him to save face

zman said...

But not Hannibal or BA or Mad Dog.

Whitney said...

when peeing into the Toto toilet, I always think of the rains down in Africa

zman said...

As I position myself to sit on the decadent heated seat I always tell the Toto "I'll be over you."

rob said...

that's a pretty good sentence, but squeak still leads the pack

Whitney said...

I've said this before. Doesn't make it less true:

If I were as hung as I am hung over, I'd be the most popular guy in town

zman said...

My armpits sweat offensively large volumes.

Whitney said...

Huh. My grandfather was 5 years older than Ernest Hemingway.

Whitney said...

Rob, when you go on your river trip, be sure to make lots of "Man in the canoe" jokes. It's always hilarious.

rob said...

watched 10 seconds of this smarmy prick scaramucci's press conference before i had to change the channel.

Marls said...

Gotta think Spicey saw this as a way out. Scaramucci is going to make everyone forget that Spicer was even press sec. Between his smarminess and SHS's slack jawed yokel routine, if not for Melissa McCarthy's impression, Spicer would be totally forgotten to history.

rob said...

kyrie demanding a trade. stuff getting innnnnnteresting in cleveland.

Dave Fairbank said...

Women are amazing creatures that I do not understand in the least.

And no, I'm not referring to female Trump voters.

rootsminer said...

I case you were wondering, the Amtrak from Lynchburg, Va to Boston is very long.

rob said...

strong effort by fairbank. universal theme.

Marls said...

The right woman is worth with getting your head shoved in a toilet.

Don't take the mundane for granted for tomorrow it might not be mundane.

rob said...

marls up at 5:30 to weigh in. i appreciate the dedication.

zman said...

I need to quit drinking. My powers of recovery have waned considerably.

rob said...

jim vance passed away. that'll mean something to dc folks. sad news.

Whitney said...

Jim Vance was the coolest customer in the newsroom for 45 years. Excellent WaPo article on him today.

Dave said...

hola gheorghies-- just got back from the beach, to find that it's time to collect the information for travel team uniform orders, blech. looks like we've got a song to record on the obft.

this sentence is false.

zman said...

Don't store your Alka seltzer next to your efferent.

zman said...

Efferdent.

Marls said...

Mini summit on St. Michael's Island. Shlara, KQ, Mr. KQ, & Mrs. Marls all doing a day on the bay. Vince Vaughn is nowhere to be found.

Whitney said...

I certainly hope you're listening to some really smooth music.

mr kq said...

Move over Swanson I'm driving!

Mark said...

Brilliance from Dempsey.

Mark said...

And another one.

zman said...

zfamily has been discussing the logistics of how this Michael Phelps vs. great white shark race will be conducted safely and zson gives the shark a lot more credit than he might deserve, particularly with respect to the shark's intelligence and compassion for sentient life.

TR said...

Holy crap, trying to drop oldest kid at sleepaway camp and wife refuses to leave. 9 y/o boys are wild animals and I'm getting yelled at for what i thought was a suitable spot for his back-up loofa.

zman said...

Your kids use loofae? Does this mean you use a loofa too?

TR said...

I see do. How do you scrub your bung?

Whitney said...

Going to see The Australian Pink Floyd Show tonight. Pretty excited about it.

And if recent set lists hold, they will play "One of These Days."

Mark said...

The Basketball Tournament is my new favorite summer sporting event.

zman said...

I use soap and a washcloth or my hand or my toto asswash. Maybe I misunderstand what a loofa is, but aren't they highly abrasive? I guess your bung got toughened up when you were living in the west village.