Category: Fun Stuff

“And I took my writing, and I threw it in the river, Dan.”

This is the greatest story I’ve ever heard, as told by Dan Harmon (creator of Community) on Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show. It’s a very long interview, but the story I’m talking about starts at 47 minutes and is only a couple minutes long. The embedded video should start playing right at the beginning of the story:

Could someone please help me pick my jaw up off the floor?

The Book Game: Part 2

Once again my relatives were over and we played the Book Game (see previous post). We didn’t have a lot of time, so we only played three rounds. I’m happy to say that I won the game with two correct guesses, and three extra points for each time someone chose one of my sentences. This time I saved all the sentences, so if you’d like to play along, try to guess the real first sentence for each book below. The answers are at the end. Click on a book to read about it on Amazon (or even buy it if you want).

The Great Escape

Lucy Jorik is a champ at never embarrassing the family she adores—not surprising since her mother is one of the most famous women in the world. But now Lucy has done just that. And on her wedding day, no less, to the most perfect man she’s ever known.

Instead of saying “I do” to Mr. Irresistible, Lucy flees the church in an ill-fitting blue choir robe and hitches a ride on the back of a beat-up motorcycle plastered with offensive bumper stickers. She’s flying into the unknown with a rough-looking, bad-tempered stranger who couldn’t be more foreign to her privileged existence.

Sentences:

  1. It began as though it was a day destined by fate to be perfect.
  2. Lucy couldn’t breathe.
  3. Today was Lucy’s wedding day, and it was the happiest day of her life.
  4. Her eyes blinked open to start her perfect day.
  5. Lucy’s heart was racing, almost as fast as the motorcycle she’d escaped on, leaving behind her doting family, irresistible fiancé, and perfect life.

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How to Play “The Book Game”

There was no comic last week because of the holidays, but I have a really fun writing game to tell you about! Don’t worry if you have no literary knowledge—you just have to enjoy writing (usually cheesy) sentences. I played it with my sister, her boyfriend, my cousin, and my uncle. My uncle found out about this game from a New York Times article called What’s Scrabble When You Can Play Novelist?. You can either use cheap paperback books or, in the new digital age, you can use Amazon.com. You need around 4-8 people and some sheets of paper (they should all match). Here’s how it works:

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