Friday, January 30, 2009

Write Your Own, Pt. 1

Thomas L. Friedman column (circle your choices):

The other day I (had lunch with/was thinking about/was skiing with/saw) (King Abdullah/Henry Kissinger/a homeless man/ a fuzzy bunny) and he was (talking policy/eating an eggroll/wearing a tam o’shanter).

Suddenly I (realized/discovered/remembered/imagined) that (the Bush Administration/Barack Obama/the economy/the entire history of mankind) could be (explained/wiped out/summarized) by (a childish scribble on a napkin/a billboard in the background/drinking heavily).

See? It's so easy a child could do it!


dogimo said...

The other day I had lunch with Henry Kissinger and he was wearing a tam o’shanter. Suddenly I realized Barack Obama could be summarized by a childish scribble on a napkin.

The other day I was thinking about a homeless man and he was talking policy. Suddenly I discovered that Barack Obama could be summarized by a childish scribble on a napkin!

This is no good. Each parantheses set has to have four options or my stagger displacement method slips a gear and you end up with repeat endings! You never get a chance to end with drinking heavily.

Sean Scully said...

Admittedly it's not perfect, but if you're a regular reader of Friedman's self-centered, overly obvious drivel, you will realize that my method is not much worse than his.

I will work a little more carefully next time. I am working up a Write Your Own Maureen Dowd.

dogimo said...

Dude, seriously. Quit circling the issue and do Krauthammer.

Sean Scully said...

I don't know if I am grumpy enough for that. I'll work on it.