Showing posts from December, 2017

The Christmas Movie Quiz

Any day now, they will start.  TV networks will broadcast classic Christmas movies, and they won’t stop until Christmas is over.  There will probably even be a marathon of A Christmas Story, as there has been every year since ... please don’t ask me, because I can’t remember.
In order to prepare for this yearly film festival, I have prepared a little quiz that will make you aware of how much you need to bone up on your Christmas movie knowledge, so that you can get up and go to the kitchen at any time during any of the shows without missing anything important.
The Christmas Movie Quiz
1.Home Alone:  What is the name of the kid who is left alone on Christmas? a.Buddy b.Ed c.Kevin d.Krampus e.That’s no kid.  That’s a miniature demon.
2.Home Alone:  Why does _______’s family leave him alone on Christmas? a.He’s an obnoxious brat and they hate him b.They’re stupid c.He’s stupid d.They’re late leaving for the airport to go to Europe and, in their hurry, they leave him behind e.All of the above
3.Elf:  Wh…

The Christmas Song Generator

Are you tired of hearing the same old Christmas music over and over?  The solution is obvious:  create your own song!
The easiest way to do this is to take a pre-existing song and change some of the words, to put your personal stamp on it.
To get everyone started, here is Christmas Song Generator No. 1:
To the tune of A Holly Jolly Christmas:[1]
Have a (insert two adjectives) Christmas It’s the (insert adjective) time of the year. I don't know if there'll be (insert noun)
but have a (insert name of food or beverage)
Have a (insert two adjectives)Christmas;
And when you (insert verb) down the (insert noun)
Say (insert greeting) to (insert plural noun) you know
and everyone you meet

Oh ho
the (insert noun)
hung where you can see;
(insert name of person or a pronoun) waits for you;
(insert verb) once for me
Have a (insert two adjectives) Christmas and in case you didn't hear
Oh by golly
Have a (insert two adjectives) Christmas This year
At the next Christmas party, you will dazzle your fr…

This is What Happens When You Fool Around on Facebook

Posted to the Writing Prompts Group on Facebook by Author Leland Lydecker:
You've lived in this slum all your life, staring up at the towers of wealth and affluence above and longing for the kind of life where you have clean running water and enough to eat. While hunting for another job, you stumble across a posting for a R&D position with the city's largest cybernetics manufacturer.
The pay is a small fortune in your eyes, and the only required qualification is the ability to pass a physical health exam. One line in the small print catches your eye as you press the button to sign up: "CyberTech Corp now removes the pain receptors of all its R&D subjects in accordance with UN regulations regarding human testing." How does the new job work out for you?

My Response:
I brush the roach off the computer screen and he falls to the floor behind the old de…