Saturday, February 23, 2013

Absurd - Day 23 topic of the 30M2D Writing Challenge

Absurd - 30 Minus 2 Days Writing Challenge topic.  I think I might have suggested this topic.  I can't recall.  I don't want to recall.  I do remember Nicky did give one free hall pass for a knock-knock joke.

knock knock 
who's there
oddley hee
oddley hee who
I didn't know you could yodel!

Don't make me drag out the prairie bonnet!  This here country life is SERIOUS BIZNESS.

Course, we can yodel out here in this neck of the woods ~ and, no, I am not extraordinarily tanned, I'm wearing camo makeup or whatever the hunters call it.  It was the setup for a photo shoot - but that is a whole nuther story.  

If you all aren't familiar with the Darwin Awards, well, now is the time to introduce you.  Here are a couple of gems from that website.  

(3 October 2012, Serra, Brazil) The merits of this potential Darwin Award winner are solid, yet something stands in the way...
Consider a bus traveling along the streets of a busy modern city such as Serra, Brazil. The bus driver, guided by instinct developed over years of experience, is expertly navigating the narrow streets of the metro area. Suddenly a passenger throws in a new variable: He stands on the seat and hangs his torso out the window, wiggling around and whooping it up. The Darwin Awards editors are honor-bound to divulge that this sounds super-duper fun. Arms extended, hair a'flying, an undeniably W00T activity.
Yet to do so effectively increases the width of a bus by two feet. Head, please meet your nemesis in the form of a utility pole. The streets are narrow. Now you know!
Solid Darwin Award.


(5 September 2009, Oregon) Jake reached the summit of Saddle Mountain, and then and there he informed his friends that he planned to make a controlled slide down the cliff face. He would meet up with them in the parking lot or on the trail below.
Some folks are satisfied with the risks and rewards of dune sliding, and the chance of a 150-foot broken-limb tumble. Not Jake. The 18-year-old decided to 'git-r-dun' down a thousand-foot cliff, instead. He slid pell-mell down the escarpment--and what was intended to be a controlled rockslide ended abruptly 1000 feet below the summit, when his body came to rest in a steep ravine.
Friends were shocked. "We are shocked," they said, "because he is always doing stuff like this and coming out smiling."

Link to the other participants who have given in to the absurdity of it all, and are still smiling.  
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