Sunday, March 26, 2006

Word Play - Part I

Word Play Challenge:

Use the words below to create a haiku, poem, short story or jingle.


OK .... go!


At 3:05 PM , Blogger Slyeyes said...

I hope this isn't a timed event, because this is gonna take me awhile. This is Brain-dead Sunday.

It will probably take insomniac 30 seconds; 20 if he doesn't spell-check.

At 3:06 PM , Blogger Kafaleni said...

The yellow penguin
Loves my hot cheese sammiches

and the rest will have to wait until I get home from werk!

At 4:20 PM , Anonymous insomniac said...

the old penguin loved hot yellow cheese
though it caused him to wink and to sneeze
the allergenic lactose
made him offend the nose
and he was banned from most libraries!

At 6:19 PM , Anonymous Sallyacious said...

Feverishly, I searched the spines in the library. No. No. No—Ah! There! The Dictionary of Obscure Diseases, ed. Pheusipolis C. Love, MD. My hands shaking, I pulled the aged volume from its place on the dusty shelf. “Please,” I whispered, to the book, to the assorted tomes within earshot, to anything that might be listening. “Please let me be wrong.”

As I cracked open the book, the spine creaked. I riffled the pages impatiently, searching, searching. I came at last to the page. “Symptoms: Head cold... Hopelessness... Hot cheese (smelling of).” Overcome by nerves and the ague, I stopped reading in order to wink a drop of sweat out of my eye. When I could see again, I read the entry. Alas. It was true. I had all the symptoms. I was the latest victim of ochre emperoritis, otherwise known as the deadly yellow penguin syndrome. A small sob escaped me. I was doomed.

At 9:57 PM , Blogger Kafaleni said...

*applauds Insom & Sally*

I'll keep trying.

At 11:32 PM , Blogger Tramp said...

I can do this.

A Penguin was driving his yellow Chevy across country when the oil light came on. He was just getting into a town, so he stopped at a garage. The mechanic said he was not too busy and could look at it in about a half an hour. "Why don't you go across the street to the library or the diner and get a hot cheese sammich", he winked. You will love their food. The Penguin went to the diner and had a coffee and a creamstick. He came back about a half hour later and the mechanic said "You blew a seal". The Penguin said "Oh no, that's just cream from the donut".

At 11:57 PM , Anonymous Bismuth said...

Yellow penguin cheese
Hot library love

At 4:32 AM , Blogger Kafaleni said...

Punky, the little yellow-eyed penguin loved a lot of things. She loved her friends and family. She loved going to the library and getting out many (waterproof) books, but more than anything else, she loved loved to make a hot cheese fondue, and (once it had cooled a little - the ice floes were good for that!) she'd take the fondue and create modern art masterpieces. She has an exhibition in Greenwich Village this week. The centrepiece of the exhibition is a 3D, 3' x 4' painting called "The Wink". Critics are applauding this particular work as a deep existential piece lamenting the downfall of humanity. The artist is more modest about her work. When asked about it, she chirped "Well, I was going to call it 'Tamara Rhymes With Camera Naked' but she kept winking. She said she had a lash in her eye."

At 10:14 AM , Blogger Higgy said...

It was hot that evening - so hot that cheese would melt on the library steps. An odd phrase, I know, but it was an odd day. I left my office in a rush, tossing my ever faithful parakeet a wink as I fled that dingy room, filled with yellowed papers and coffee-stained desks. I love that bird, even though I swear he's half-penguin. He eats nothing but fish and always chirps at me when I tell that joke about blowing a seal.

At 10:31 AM , Blogger punky said...

White hot penguin love
A library! Stop to wink.
Yellow cheese thongs stick.

*takes a bow*

At 12:01 PM , Blogger Tamara said...

I love these! Everybody do more!! :)

At 1:09 PM , Blogger punky said...


Momma keeps yellow dandy like hot cheese below
Momma keeps blue winking like my eyes do
Momma keeps white bright like a library light
Mommas got the magic of Clorox II!

Brough to you in part by ... find love in unexpected places!

At 1:14 PM , Blogger Tamara said...


At 1:47 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

There once was an amiable fellow
Whose hot cheese love penguin was yellow
But his love he forsook
For a library book
And a stripper who smelled of marshmallow


At 2:05 PM , Blogger Higgy said...

In the library that was yellow and hot,
My penguin cheese looked just like my snot,
I said with a wink,
Love, it don't stink,
And with that, I was off like a shot!

At 2:05 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Harold knew that the hot number in the yellow miniskirt giving him a wink outside the library was no more genuine than the penguin he’d felt tap-dancing on his head this morning after a long night of peppermint schnapps and goat cheese, but since when was love supposed to be genuine?

He went over to make the drop…

“Password?” she enquired.

“The yellow penguin loves hot cheese at the library,” he said, giving her his own wink.

She ignored him.

It wasn’t the password, of course. He just liked the sound of it.


At 6:04 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

As Dirk Manly gazed deeply into the liquid blue eyes of his darling Esmirelda, he felt a closing of the void that had developed within


developed within him over the long years of solitude in his life as a dashing yet misunderstood knight errant. He gently pulled Esmirelda closer, savoring the lilac scent on her skin and feeling her pulse quicken and her lips tremble as he


...lips tremble as he leaned forward and his mouth sought the nape of her slender neck. She gasped a tiny gasp when his breath, hot, moist with a primal yearning, carressed her cheek, and Dirk knew, with a knowledge borne of knowing things, that she was the one. He would be with her tonight and he would be with her forever. Esmirelda was perfection incarnate,


......except for the TOURETTE'S, which was really starting to get to him. Dirk knew Esmirelda was hot, but gimme a freaking break.


At 7:08 PM , Anonymous Bismuth said...

A penguin, exceedingly yellow,
Called to her love with a bellow.
"My Federal Canard
with his library card
is a cheesy hot type of a fellow!"

At 7:57 PM , Blogger Tamara said...

Fed, you just took my breath away. Seriously. Tears in my eyes and abdominal pains and everything. I award you the Snork of Snorks. :)

At 8:24 PM , Blogger Higgy said...

Bravo, Fed! As I was reading, I thought "Is this a Tourette's joke just waiting to happen" - and you proved me right! Way to go!

At 10:05 PM , Anonymous Sallyacious said...

These are awesome! Thank you all for making me laugh, chuckle and guffaw out loud throughout.

Bismuth, your haiku is priceless.

At 10:36 PM , Blogger Slyeyes said...

It was a dark and stormy night. Snoopy snuck over to "Opus" panel, where the star character was masquerading as a daisy. He hogtied the yellow penguin and warned him that if he didn't behave, he'd have him dipped in hot cheese.

He next went to visit Funky WINKerbean, who was out at the moment as he had gone to meet his love at the library.

And then things got a little strange.

SO strange that I've had to go through 4 (FOUR!) word verifications so far to get this posted!

At 10:41 PM , Blogger Slyeyes said...

Oh. Gawd. Fed. My sides hurt.

(let's see how many tries it takes me to post this time.)

!! I got this. "This server is currently experiencing a problem. An engineer has been notified and will investigate. Status code: 1-500-54"

I broke it! They are now calling in engineers and a code 1-500-54!!

At 7:11 AM , Blogger Kafaleni said...

Sly.. that's really Punky trying to give you her phone number...

it's 1-800-54 PUNKY. But don't tell anyone I told you.

gsqpoxrr - I have pox where?

At 2:30 AM , Blogger Tramp said...

I can't take it! How is anyone suppose to write a decent diatribe using words like Yellow, Penguin, Love, Hot, Cheese, Wink and Library? It can't be done I tell you. It's just too much....Oh wait.


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