Wednesday, 8 August 2007

A Fit of Idle Speculation (2)

Knocking within. Enter a Blogista

Blogista : Here's a knocking indeed! If a man were porter of hell-gate, he should have old turning the key.

Knocking within

Blogista : Knock, knock, knock! Who's there, i' the name of Beelzebub?

Readers : 'Tis we, an' wish to know, who won the Competition and the Prize.

Blogista : No chance you'll hang yourself in th'expectation of plenty, I s'pose.

Readers : Nooo
oooooooooooooooooooo.


Blogista : Oh very well, then.

The aim was to fit the words "august", "mackle", "wayworn" and "onomatopeed" into a single sentence. Only not like I just did.

We tickled Mr.
David's belly to no avail. Mr. Mad Dog circled but, despite blood in the water, did not come in for the kill.

A Mr. Chertiozhnik put up a splendid show, but in the final analysis

I trailed her august ladyship halfway across Europe, and, finally able to despatch her in her hotel room at the skiing resort of Gurgl Obergurgl, by strangulation so that her last utterances onomatopeed with the place name, I obtained an extra frisson as I stepped back, crushing the mackled lenses of her lorgnettes under my wayworn bootheel - for this was the Hotel Crystal.

suffered from too many subclauses and a mad protagonist. Any fool can do the Mad Protagonist, Mr. C.

Update: there is, in fact, a Hotel Crystal in Gurgl Obergurgl. This may be a confession rather than a fiction. We have alerted the relevant authorities.


Brevity is the soul of wit, which is why Ms. O'Hara's questing and perky

Would the Onamatopeed mackle its wayworn self across an august tome?

sweeps away with the Prize... ...the earlist known prosthetic in human history, a toe, and crafted quite possibly before the foundation of Rome itself.

8 comments:

OHara said...

A toe?
Why, that is exactly what I need!
How could you have known?
Next week - can we have a more aesthetically pleasing prize?
Shirtless photo of someone much desired or something?
I'll post a clue some time this week. And if you can find him shirtless - well - you're a better Google'r than I.

OHara said...

I'm assuming I will win of course.

[Oh - the arrogance]

Chertiozhnik said...

Shirtless? Okay, I'll keep an eagle eye out for Clues.

As for winning, as long as you're up against that hopeless poetaster Mr. C. then it is a fair bet. Must try and rope some more peeps in.

Then again, that would make de judgin' difficult. Maybe not.

Chertiozhnik said...

I think btw it's a very nice toe, much nicer than mine which is hideous.

And saying "The Glory That Was Rome" in a deep American accent is fine, but "The Toe From Before The Glory That Was Rome" is just too cool.

Chertiozhnik said...

Keanu Reeves, shirtless?

OHara said...

"Toe From Before The Glory That Was Rome"
Subtlety in nuance is lost on the masses.
Your words are far too hard for casual participants. Do you realise how hard it is to think?

However, you appeal to my sense of reward. I'll try and make the clue obvious. Oh - how I delight in childish game.

OHara said...

No. Not Keanu. You can find a hundred pictures of Keanu shirtless. Hell. You can find a hundred films with him in the shower. OK about two.
I haven't counted.

Chertiozhnik said...

There is something srained about trying to do anything with a word like "onomatopeed" - next week I'll go for a different word generator.