Thursday, August 20, 2009

Let's Have Fun With Generic Descriptors!

Yep, that's what some people call them. You can read more here. (It's actually kind of interesting.)

The Rules:

1. Entries must be comprised of only one sentence. Please use semicolons sparingly, as I consider their use offensive. Plus, that's cheating. You may, however, be as liberal as you like with parentheses because parentheteticals are like chocolate milk, you can never have enough.

2. You may enter as many times as you like and I encourage you to do so. In fact, I strongly advise you to do nothing but submit entries to this... ah, let's call it a "game." You may, if you feel so inclined, pause in your entry submitting to write your own blog post that links to this game. You may also tweet about it or link to it on Facebook.

3. To qualify, you must include at least four generic descriptors in your sentence and your sentence must make sense. This provision does not attempt to squelch creativity. Surrealism, absurdism, and other appropriate isms are welcome. Just make sure your sentence has, like, a verb.

4. Your generic descriptors must be capitalized. Failure to do so will result in your entry being deleted. (Unless it's really good.)

If you were too lazy to click the link, here are many generic descriptors from which to choose:

AstroTurf, Baggies, Band-Aid, Beer Nuts, Breathalyzer, Brillo Pads, Coke, Dacron, Dumpster, Frisbee, Hi-Liter, Hula-Hoop, Jacuzzi, Jeep, Jell-O, Jockey Shorts, Kitty Litter, Kleenex, Laundromat, Liquid Paper, Magic Marker, Muzak, Novocain, Ping-Pong, Play-Doh, Popsicle, Post-it Note, Q-Tip, Realtor, Rollerblade, Scotch Tape, Scrabble, Seeing Eye (dog), Sheetrock, Slim Jim, Styrofoam, Super glue, Technicolor, Teflon, TelePrompTer, Vaseline, Velcro, Walkman and Xerox.

And here's a sample entry, just so we're clear:

While playing Scrabble with my Realtor, I accidentally spilled my Coke on his Jockey Shorts.

Have fun!


Aaron J. Hewitt said...

Once, when I was listening to my "IPOD" too loud, I "TIVO'D" an informercial that was "TUPPERWARE" for "ZIP-LOCK BAGGIES"!

Monica said...

oh mr. murphy... game on.

(just to clarify, that is not my entry.)

Lori Degman said...

Bob tried to wash his shirt (which was stained from POPSICLES, JELL-O, MAGIC MARKER, LIQUID PAPER, COKE, PLAY-DOH, SUPER GLUE, and VASELINE) at the LAUNDROMAT, in the JACUZZI and with a BRILLO PAD, but it wouldn’t come clean so he tossed it, like a FRISBEE, back in the DUMPSTER.

Sarah Dooley said...

While ROLLERBLADING on the ASTROTURF, I tripped over my SEEING-EYE DOG and broke my WALKMAN, which now needs a touch of SCOTCH TAPE or SUPER GLUE.

I love this game. :)

Big Plain V said...

My favorite way to eat Beer Nuts is to mix them with equal parts Kitty Litter, Super glue them to a Teleprompter, then baste the whole concoction with a Hi-Liter or White-out.

(I'm a big fan of office product glazes)

Monica said...

That's a nasty FRISBEE injury, do you want some ASPIRIN", she asked, reaching for the TENSOR bandage she had in her purse and then slyly sliding down the ZIPPER of her DEREONS (knowing that the MUZAK in the background, the noise of the XEROX in the office next door, and the thickness of the SHEETROCK would block the noise of their moans as she took advantage of the immobility his injuries caused.

Kelly said...

FYI: I googled generic descriptors and your blog entry was number 6!

While drinking Coke in the Jacuzzi , I sliced my finger on the Coke can, and I needed a Band Aid badly (I should have picked Kool Aid for my beverage).

Jason said...

My vote is for Monica.

Sarah Dooley said...

Monica. That was a Generic Descriptor Win.

Tracy Edward Wymer said...

I neglect to enter. You know why.