“Mad Libs” – As in Days of Old

Posted on January 16, 2007

As promised in this post, here are two fun variations of the opening scene from As in Days of Old.

A refresher of the words/phrases I requested:

  1. A name, first and last
  2. noun, plural
  3. noun, singular
  4. city name (any city, any size)
  5. architectural style of house
  6. body part, plural (keep it clean, folks!)
  7. month name
  8. weather condition (temperature, precipitation or lack thereof, etc.)
  9. room in a house
  10. piece of furniture
  11. noun, plural
  12. noun, plural
  13. noun, plural
  14. noun, singular
  15. verb, past tense
  16. verb, past tense
  17. noun, plural
  18. adverb
  19. noun, singular
  20. room in a house

And here are the results from our two contestants. Suggested words/phrases are underlined.

From Jack:

Rabbi Martin Samuels gathered the chairs from the wall-mounted table outside her Columbus Tudor and quickly retreated inside, her fingers already stiff from the May heat. She brought them inside to the den couch and leafed through them. There was the usual assortment of bottles, cans and shoes, but one handwritten foot caught her eye. No stamp, no return address. She turned it over, ran open the seal, and jumped the single page. As she stared at the cups, uncomprehending, she felt her chest tighten, her heart pounding swimmingly. Letting out a soft cry, she dropped the letter onto the dresser and gagging, ran to the bedroom.

From Mother in Israel:

Rabbi Alfonso Grynbyrg gathered the kumquats from the wall-mounted abacus outside her Walla Walla Colonial and quickly retreated inside, her elbows already stiff from the June sweltering. She brought them inside to the kitchen chair and leafed through them. There was the usual assortment of drums, windows and hole punchers, but one handwritten crayon caught her eye. No stamp, no return address. She turned it over, dragged open the seal, and bolted the single page. As she stared at the rings, uncomprehending, she felt her chest tighten, her heart pounding creatively. Letting out a soft cry, she dropped the letter onto the test tube and gagging, ran to the bathroom.

Any other takers?

🙂

2 Comments

  1. Sheyna

    LOL! I’d thought about changing the pronouns, but then I thought it was funnier if I just leave them.

    If there can be a boy named Sue, why not a girl named Alfonso?

    🙂

  2. Anonymous

    Female rabbis named Alfonso and Martin. Cool.

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