Tuesday, April 25, 2006

I realize that I made a mistake in my post where I wrote a 55 word blog entry. I missed the obvious joke.

You've got someone trying to describe an event, using only 55 words, for the first time. The humor lies in awkwardly cramming the story into the format. A funnier ending would have

8 comments:

tinyhands said...

Now that I think about it, you're absolutely right.

Janelle Renee said...

What joke? Did I miss a joke, too?

I did notice you didn't post it on a Friday.

Mike said...

Oh, good god, people. The joke is that I ran out of space to finish the ending because I only had 55 words. Ok, it's not a particularly funny joke, but it ain't complex either.

Janelle Renee said...

Oh, I see. You had a missed joke opportunity. Hate it when that happens.

Neel Mehta said...

Are you kidding? I thought it was brilliant. No ellipsis or anything. It's like a lateral thinking puzzle.

Also reminds me of the time when a bunch of us were playing Pictionary, and the word was "incomplete." My cousin drew a series of clearly identifiable items that he intentionally failed to finish. I couldn't figure it out.

Mike said...

Thanks Neel!

You see that, people (jr)? Neel Mehta, 55 Word Fiction blogger extraordinaire, thought it was "brilliant"!

With that, I now retire from 55-word blogging. I like going out on top.

Janelle Renee said...

I thought it was good, too. That is why I was wondering what the whole business of "missing the joke" was about.

Brilliant? Obviously Neel hasn't yet been acquainted with your ego.

(I'm only kidding. I, too, have accused Mike of being the same. I even wrote on OM's site that you--Mike--wrote a 55.)

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Anonymous said...

I thought it was funny