When Comedy Central first came on the air, a quirky British improv show called Whose Line Is It Anyway became a cult hit. I remember sitting around in some state of impairment with my friends laughing our asses off each episode. Even the American version from ABC had some high points a decade later. It is in the spirit of that show and in my constant desire to push myself that I put out the next challenge to not only my blogger friends, but myself as well.
This will be in the style of the game called “Scenes From A Hat” in which phrases from the studio audience are pulled from a hat and the contestants need to act out a scene they are given by the host, but using the content supplied on those little slips of paper by a third-party (in this case that third party will be played by the content of my blog reader from the past week.)
So here is the challenge:
- You will be given a list of 5 phrases of varying lengths. You need to use each phrase as it is presented here in a blog entry on the subject of your chosing.
- Your blog post needs to link back to this blog post as a point of reference.
- Any reference to this blog challenge on Twitter should use the #whoseblog
I will also submit a blog post for this same challenge.
Unlike previous blog challenges where the writer tags a few people I am tagging all of the bloggers out there I know and I invite them to invite anyone else not on the list. I will also be posting this challenge to the Linked-In groups for which I am a member. Since the subject is wide open, and the intent of the challenge is to make each of us better crafters of the written word, please feel free to include non-technical bloggers. This is an agnostic challenge for a reason.
The goals here: improve your writing through creative means, but with defined rules; expand readership of your blog to a new audience, and have fun.
Without further pause, here are the 5 phrases to incorporate into your blog post as shown:
Live Nude Cats
but as soon as he looks down he’s going to be very sad about the pony
Just ask George “Let’s Have Padme Die Of A Broken Heart Instead Of Anakin Crushing Her To Death” Lucas
by simply using some magical tool, library, or bong
I’ve started, so I’ll finish!
I, for one, can’t wait to see what all y’all come up with!