Better Oil Your Hamster Wheel
I’ve always known that I thought a little bit differently than other people did. One day in fifth grade, my teacher asked us all what animal ability we would want. One boy said he’d like to fly like a bird; a girl said she’d like to run fast like a cheetah. When it was my turn, I said, “I’d like to transmit parasitic disease like a mosquito.”
Okay, that didn’t really happen. But those who know me would probably think it sounds like something I’d say.
One creative outlet I have always enjoyed is Mad Libs. I tend to choose words that are very different from those other people come up with. I actually did one this morning. Just for fun, fill in these blanks before reading what I chose:
Person in Room:
Part of Body:
Verb Ending in “ing”:
Now, here were my answers:
Plural Noun: tumors
Noun: slop bucket
Noun: shelf paper
Noun: piano bench
Person in Room: me
Noun: dog food label
Part of Body: third cervical vertebra
Noun: bingo card
Verb Ending in “ing”: melting
Plural Noun: sock garters
Now, here’s the text (From “Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad Libs”). And yes, I am too lazy to label the blanks.
Thank you ladies and _____. I’m so nervous. My _____ is beating a mile a/an_____. I never expected to win this _____ Oscar. I have so many people to _____. First and foremost, my _____ co-star—_____—who was always in my dressing _____, held my _____ when I was in trouble, and never failed to compliment me or give me a/an _____ pat on my _____ when I did well. I also want to thank my _____ director, my _____ producer, and of course, the _____ writer of the screenplay. Most of all, I want to thank you, my _____ fans, and all the members of the Motion Picture _____ who were responsible for my _____ this _____ award. Bless your _____.
As I’m sure you can see, my strange responses don’t really end up being any funnier than anyone else’s. I’d like to know what words you chose, or what funny sentences you ended up with.