Whose Blog Is It Anyway?

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!