LET'S SCAM THE TIMES, WANNA?
As my 6-year-old and I were crossing the Transverse on the M79 bus, I was shocked when he turned to a gray-haired man and loudly asked him, "Are you President Clinton?"You know... inanity like that.
I was even more shocked when I realized that it was President Clinton! And then I thought, 'How appropriate that one of our most articulate politicians was riding an articulated bus!'
So here's the thing: I think we should create a fictional Diary entry, and send it to The Times. But not just any Diary entry, because -- let's face it -- if I sent in the 'Bill Clinton-articulated bus' story, it wouldn't be a challenge. No, our Diary entry has to be over-the-top, while stopping short of being altogether unbelievable. It will be tough, but I have confidence in us.
Okay, let's make this a bit more challenging. I am now about to randomly select ten words that we will have to include in our amusing little story, taken from the fifteenth word in the most recent entries posted on selected blogs. (in the case of 'the,' 'and,' etc. I'll skip to the next real word.) The ten words are:
1. stressful (via Gatsby's Ghost)Those are good words. This should be fun.
2. just (via Crash)
3. Cleveland (via MAK)
4. trust (via Tuna Girl)
5. time (via Hot Toddy)
6. Geraldo (via Hikaruland)
7. Prime Minister (via The Scottish Guy... and, yes, I know that's two words and therefore cheating. But this is my blog and I make the rules)
8. Gulf (via Greg, who, by the way, needs to update)
9. age (via Downtown Lad)
10. help (via Pua)
Because I'm all about deadlines these days, let's put this item together by next Monday, October 24. Leave your thoughts in the comments or drop me an e-mail.
Famous Author Rob Byrnes