Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Weekly Homework Assignment

It's time once again for Mama Kat's weekly homework assignment! It's fun - you should give it a try! Anyway, I chose the prompt: Write five "Incredibly Short Books." Basically, it needs to be a contradiction, kind of like "Top Jewish Sports Heroes," or "Words that rhyme with purple."

OK, so here is my top 5:

* Honest Politicians of the 21st Century ... It just seems everywhere you look, a politician is cheating on his/her spouse, involved in some sort of political scandal, or not interested in doing what's best for the country ("my party over my country" shirts would sell millions on D.C. ... of course they'd find a way to make sure the tax-payers received the bill ... hey-yo!).

* Enduring Songs by Groups like Creed and Nickleback ... folks, this music is just plain awful, repetitive, and most unfortunately, popular. I've e-mailed Nickleback before, and asked them to stop. Sadly, they didn't listen.

* Funny Things Elaine Boosler Said ... I just never found her funny ... in fact, I hardly every find female stand-up comedians (comediennes) hilarious. Why is that? Sure, Ellen is kind of funny at times ... but outside of that, what else is there?

* Successful Family Feud Hosts Not Named Richard Dawson ... It seems like a revolving door when it comes to Family Feud ... Ray Combs, Tim the Tool Man's sidekick, that guy from Seinfeld, Louie Anderson ... who's next?

* Smart Decisions Made After Drinking Lots of Alcohol ... This is probably self-explanatory ... Many of these "great" decisions start off with a "Hey, watch this!" comment ... and end up in a hospital room.

12 comments:

Superstar said...

Spouces cheating...that doen't happen in open relationships...LOL

Too bad politicians have to live so inside the box....

Mrs R said...

I feel the same way about Creed and Nickelback and countless others. What happened to go music?

Jenners said...

Visiting from Mama Kats...

I am so in love with this prompt and have been loving what everyone has been writing for it ... yours were no exception. Love the jab at Nickleback and Creed and your e-mailed request to "knock it off." And I saw Elaine Boosler at a comedy club once ... I don't remember what I thought.

Melissa said...

You are hilarious. this is a great prompt. I can't agree with you about Nickleback though...I enjoy most of their songs (except the recent one). Creed can suck it though.
I've never heard of Elaine Boosler, but Kathie Madigan is one of my favs... and Roseann back in her day.

Unknown Mami said...

I have a few groups I'd love for you to email with requests to cease.

Can't agree with you on the female stand-up comics though (but Christopher Hitchens can and did a whole article about it for Vanity Fair that resulted in them putting funny females on the cover of another issue). Truth be told, even though I love to laugh, I hardly ever find any stand-up comics of either gender all that funny. Sketch comedy can sometimes give me fits of laughter, but stand-up not so much.

Dan said...

I think we need the reverse of the no Nickelback and Creed campaign. One where we only send letters to groups with good music. I'll volunteer for the long gone groups like Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin.

Good job on the titles.

Heff said...

Very good. I'll give Nickleback credit for about 5 good songs. Ok, TWO....

Jeff said...

Philadelphia Champions.

Casey said...

Haha nice job! I thought about writing the honest politician one on my blog, but I didn't. Good one about the Family Feud hosts. Hilarious.

El Padrino said...

last one is the best

snowelf said...

I loved the Family Feud one! Nice choice.
Actually they are all pretty great. :) And you know, I either love or hate Nickelback songs-I am weird with them--I have no inbetweens.
I really have no opinion of Creed.

--snow

Mama Kat said...

Love these titles!! SO true about the shady politicians...

And my brother just did a Creed imitation the other day that had me clutching my sides...thanks for reminding me. :)