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Sep 3, 2011

MPB EXCLUSIVE! -- First-ever MAD LIBS blog post!


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!

Here goes:

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!

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How fun was that, friends?   Next time, Blog Battleship!

Have a great day, everybody!

15 comments:

  1. Hi! You have a wonderful blog and you make beautiful things!

    It´ll be fun to follow your work!

    //Jenny from Sweden

    And yes, Mad Lib is really funny. I think I´m gonna play with my five year old daughter!

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  2. There needs to be an iPhone app for this....

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  3. omg that was too fun. I did it with my husband. Funniest sentence: "Beware, however, because Elaine can be _sticky_ (ADJECTIVE) and you might be her next _sausage_ (NOUN)!"
    tee hee

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  4. I'd never heard of MadLibs before (clever name) but we used to play a game called Consequences where each player (it works better in a mid-sized group) writes the first line of a story (that they're making up as they go along) then folds the page over so you can't see the first line and passes the page to the next person in the circle. Then everyone writes a second line to their story and so on till the end of each story is reached. Then you read them out and pee your pants laughing cos the stories are so silly.
    Also, when I was a kid, and we went to the movies, we played a similar sort of game with the pre-movie ads. You'd say to your friend, "At the next place, I'll buy a new car!" and the ad would come up for a restaurant, or a hairdresser or something equally unconnected to the purchase of a new car.
    Kept us entertained until the movie started, anyway.

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  5. I loved MadLibs growing up, and just bought my eldest a book of them to celebrate her High School orientation. Yours of course, takes the cake!

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  6. I never played MadLibs as a kid, but my kids played it for hours. It was often a stocking stuffer brought by santa. I will try and get Molly to play this with me.

    I caught Molly before she headed out on a camping trip in Maine. She could only talk for a minute, but was thrilled to play.

    Her one comment was "Sheesh this is a longggg Mad Lib" and had to go before we finished the whole thing.

    Here is ours:
    One of the best things about the World Wide Web, more commonly known as the pink, is following blogs. Many people who like to slide write about it on their blogs, which other people who also like to slide can read.

    Personally, I love following sewing blogs!

    One of my favorite sewing blogs is called Male Pattern Pinkness. This blog is written by a very polka dot man named Peter. He lives in Paris, which is one of the most prickly places in the world! Peter lives with his flower, Michael, and his two cute and furry kitty cats (oy! not after that blog post this week about cats), Freddy and Willy.

    Every day, Peter writes about what he is currently hiding Sometimes he is making a shiny feather for himself, or a blanket for Michael. He usually makes it using one of his 222 vintage sneezing (Molly sneezed as I asked her for this) machines.

    Peter also has a tall cousin named Cathy. Cathy models Peter's short creations, usually very rapidly. Nearly everyone comments on her great breasts!

    Peter's blog always makes me drive, and many people grow so much while they are reading it that they snort cart out of their own leaves!

    This is as far as we got before she had to leave. Have a great weekend Peter!!!

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  7. I have sewing block. thank heavens for peter's blog

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  8. Thanks for playing, Sassy! My goodness, kids today sure have short attention spans. ;)

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  9. I had completely forgotten Mad Libs, thanks for bringing them back! Hilarious! I now have to clean up the _______ from when I lost control of my _______ while reading this post.

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  10. I feel __________ about that, Kathy.

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  11. OMG Mad Libs! So funny! And awesome of you to bring it up. I was a tiny tot though, but I remember it. I'm so going to play this...thanks Peter.

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  12. You rule! I might force my best friend to play this over the phone with me.

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  13. I loved Mad Libs! And there should be an Android app too, Michael...don't leave us out! :-)

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  14. I still buy Mad Libs. There, I said it. The last I bought were a Valentine-related and my DH got one of them.

    I almost posted this anonymously, but what the heck, I'm still a ___________(ADJECTIVE) at heart.

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  15. I screwed that up didn't I? I meant "I'm still a _________ (ADJECTIVE) _________ (NOUN) at heart." I guess I'll stick to buying the Mad Libs.

    Great post Peter.

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