Any American who grew up in the Seventies or later remembers Mad Libs. Mad Libs was a kind of word game -- notepad-style books full of short stories, poems, or popular song lyrics, with key words left out, which you and a partner would fill in.
You'd ask your partner for, say, a noun, adjective, or adverb, and your partner -- ideally a randy eleven-year-old -- would come up with the silliest words he/she could think of, not knowing how they'd sound within the context of the story. When you were finished you'd read the story aloud to your partner and if done correctly, both collapse in hysterical laughter and pee your pants.
Here's an example I found online. It's a pretty simple concept -- but brilliant!
I played Mad Libs obsessively as a child, usually with my brother, cousins, or close friends. I loved it!
Given that we're in holiday weekend mode here in the USA, I figured, what better time for a Mad Libs blog entry? So grab a friend, or just write down the parts of speech and play with yourself (not necessarily in that order). If you want, you can tell us how it went in your comments!
My Favorite Sewing Blogs
One of the best things about the World Wide Web, more commonly known as the _________ (NOUN), is following blogs. Many people who like to ____________ (VERB) have blogs, which other people who also like to _____________ (SAME VERB) can read.
Personally, I love following sewing blogs!
One of my favorite sewing blogs is called Male Pattern ____________ (ADJECTIVE) - ness. This blog is written by a very _________ (ADJECTIVE) man named Peter. He lives in _____________ (NAME OF CITY), which is one of the most ____________ (ADJECTIVE) places in the world! Peter lives with his ________________ (NOUN), Michael, and his two cute and furry _______________ (PLURAL ANIMAL), Freddy and Willy.
Every day, Peter writes about what he is currently ___________ (GERUND: verb + ing). Sometimes he is making a ______________ (ADJECTIVE) ____________ (NOUN) for himself, or a _______________ (NOUN) for Michael. He usually makes it using one of his _________ (NUMBER) vintage ____________ (GERUND) machines.
Peter also has a ______________ (ADJECTIVE) cousin named Cathy. Cathy models Peter's _______________ (ADJECTIVE) creations, usually very _______________ (ADVERB). Nearly everyone comments on her great ____________ (PLURAL PART OF THE BODY)!
Peter's blog always makes me ______________ (VERB), and many people __________ (VERB) so much while they are reading it that they snort ___________ (NOUN) out of their own ___________ (PLURAL NOUN)!
There are so many other ______________ (ADJECTIVE) sewing blogs I enjoy. I love Gertie's New Blog for Better ____________ (GERUND), written by a talented ____________ (NOUN) who teaches how to sew vintage-style ____________ (PLURAL NOUN). Many enthusiastic ____________ (PLURAL NOUN) read Gertie's blog, both young and __________ (ADJECTIVE), and they often leave very __________ (ADJECTIVE) comments.
Another favorite sewing blog is called The Selfish _____________ (NOUN). It is written by a ___________ (ADJECTIVE) woman named Elaine. Her blog is so funny and ___________ (ADJECTIVE) that I always _____________ (VERB) loudly when I read it, which is embarrassing if I'm at work. Beware, however, because Elaine can be _____________ (ADJECTIVE) and you might be her next ________ (NOUN)!
I often wish there were more blogs written by men who like to ______________ (VERB). I know they are out there. I guess they're too busy ______________ (GERUND) to write about it. Thank goodness for Peter and his _____________ (ADJECTIVE) blog!
Now, I really must stop reading about sewing and begin to ____________ (VERB) myself!
How fun was that, friends? Next time, Blog Battleship!
Have a great day, everybody!