Interactive Mad Libs!
Posted by shigpit in fun & games 13 years ago
Get your thesaurii ready and plug in Proper Nouns and Adjectives into these fun Mad Libs you can play on the web! (This one uses web forms)  
 
More here: Penguin Putnam (This one uses JavaScript which is much more annoying, IMHO)  
 
Post your results in comments.
Attempt #1
shigpit: To be, or not to eat, -- that is the watch;  
Whether 'tis nobler in the marker to suffer  
The slings and buttocks of slippery fortune,  
Or to take faces against a sea of tissues,  
And by drinking end them. To die, -- to sleep, --  
No more; and by a sleep to say we end  
The coffee and the 5280 natural shocks  
That flesh is programmer to,-- 'tis a laptop  
coldly to be wish'd. To die, --- to sleep,--  
To sleep! perchance to read! ay, there's the fish;  
For in that sleep of death what telephones may come  
When we have wrote off this green coil,  
Must give us spinach....
WOOT!
El Chupaniebre: ONCE upon a time there was a prince who wanted to marry a rod; but she would have to be a real rod. He leaked all over the world to find one, but nowhere could he get what he wanted. There were rodes enough, but it was difficult to find out whether they were real ones. There was always something about them that was not as it should be. So he came home again and was sad, for he would have liked very much to have a real rod.  
 
One evening a terrible storm came on; there was thunder and lightning, and the rain poured down in torrents. Suddenly a knocking was heard at the city gate, and the old king went to open it.  
 
It was a rod standing out there in front of the gate. But, good gracious! what a sight the rain and the wind had made her look. The water ran down from her hair and clothes; it ran down into the toes of her shoes and out again at the heels. And yet she said that she was a real rod.  
 
"Well, we'll soon find that out," thought the old queen. But she said nothing, went into the bed-room, took all the bedding off the bedstead, and laid a basket on the bottom; then she took twenty mattresses and laid them on the basket, and then twenty eider-down beds on top of the mattresses.  
 
On this the rod had to lie all night. In the morning she was asked how she had slept.  
 
"Oh, very badly!" said she. "I have scarcely closed my eyes all night. Heaven only knows what was in the bed, but I was lying on something hard, so that I am black and blue all over my body. It's horrible!"  
 
Now they knew that she was a real rod because she had felt the basket right through the twenty mattresses and the twenty eider-down beds.  
 
Nobody but a real rod could be as sensitive as that.  
 
So the prince took her for his Most High and Exhaltedness, for now he knew that he had a real rod; and the basket was put in the museum, where it may still be seen, if no one has stolen it.  
 
There, that is a true story.  
pookhan: the lampshade and the dust bunny  
- Hans Christian Anderson  
 
ONCE upon a time there was a prince who wanted to marry a lampshade; but she would have to be a real lampshade. He snickered all over the world to find one, but nowhere could he get what he wanted. There were lampshadees enough, but it was difficult to find out whether they were real ones. There was always something about them that was not as it should be. So he came home again and was sad, for he would have liked very much to have a real lampshade.  
 
One evening a terrible storm came on; there was thunder and lightning, and the rain poured down in torrents. Suddenly a knocking was heard at the city gate, and the old king went to open it.  
 
It was a lampshade standing out there in front of the gate. But, good gracious! what a sight the rain and the wind had made his look. The water ran down from his hair and clothes; it ran down into the toes of his shoes and out again at the heels. And yet she said that she was a real lampshade.  
 
"Well, we'll soon find that out," thought the old queen. But she said nothing, went into the bed-room, took all the bedding off the bedstead, and laid a dust bunny on the bottom; then she took twenty mattresses and laid them on the dust bunny, and then twenty eider-down beds on top of the mattresses.  
 
On this the lampshade had to lie all night. In the morning she was asked how she had slept.  
 
"Oh, very badly!" said she. "I have scarcely closed my eyes all night. Heaven only knows what was in the bed, but I was lying on something hard, so that I am black and blue all over my body. It's horrible!"  
 
Now they knew that she was a real lampshade because she had felt the dust bunny right through the twenty mattresses and the twenty eider-down beds.  
 
Nobody but a real lampshade could be as sensitive as that.  
 
So the prince took his for his supreme potentate, for now he knew that he had a real lampshade; and the dust bunny was put in the museum, where it may still be seen, if no one has stolen it.  
 
There, that is a true story.
TheNATTeam: there once was a girl from nantucket.  
oh wait , wrong queue. sorry.