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Local media Mad Libs

Posted on 26 Dec 2009 by Meck

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I was waiting on an order of Bunny Rancheros at Zada Janes, flipping through a Creative Loafing, when I had an amazing idea. Are you ready? Wait for it…Local Media Madlibs! Right? Right?!

Okay, so you already knew that from the title but, get excited anyway. Local Media Madlibs…yippee!

Wait, what are madlibs? Since I know you are too lazy to google it yourself, Madlibs is a “phrasal template word game where one player prompts another for a list of words to substitute for blanks in a story; these word substitutions have a humorous effect when the resulting story is then read aloud.” [wikipedia]

See, humorous effect. Sounds mind-blowing, doesn’t it?  And even better, I localized it. Do I know my CLT Blog readers, or do I know my CLT Blog readers?!

So here’s your first game, based on John Groom’s “Stupid Thing of the Week: Minors and Moonshine”. Grab a friend and give it a try. And in case I need it, I’ve posted an example below from the test round I played with Justin Ruckman.

The Game:

Ask a friend to pick a…

Adjective -

Noun -

Plural noun (thing) -

Charlotte celebrity (female) -

Charlotte celebrity (male) –

Local Street name –

Charlotte bar –

Chain restaurant -

Type of person –

Local county –

Noun (thing) -

Verb -

Adjective -

Plural noun–

Charlotte neighborhood –

Now fill them in for your customized local media story…

Not too much doubt about the winner of the adjective award this time around. For pure noun, you just can’t top selling noun (thing) out of a daycare center. That’s what Charlotte celebrity (female) and her husband, Charlotte celebrity (male), were charged with at their daycare operation off local street name. What made the case even more award-worthy was Charlotte celebrity (female)’s web site description of her center as a place where local youth are counseled to avoid charlotte bar and chain restaurant. The real topper, though, was Charlotte celebrity (female)’s explanation for the arrest, in which she claimed that she loaned $80 to a type of person from Local County, who gave her a noun (thing) to hold until a woman came by to verb it up. The woman turned out to be an adjective agent, who promptly arrested the daycare center owner. Charlotte female celebrity says she had no idea what was in the noun (thing), and that she had been set up by a neighbor who hates her for working with plural noun in Charlotte neighborhood. So far, we’ve heard of no one who actually believes her.

Example:

Not too much doubt about the winner of the slimy award this time around. For pure baby, you just can’t top selling spoons out of a daycare center. That’s what Meck Charlotte and her husband, David Thompson, were charged with at their daycare operation off Independence Blvd. What made the case even more award-worthy was Meck Charlotte’s web site description of her center as a place where local youth are counseled to avoid Thomas Street Tavern and Applebees. The real topper, though, was Meck Charlotte’s explanation for the arrest, in which she claimed that she loaned $80 to a extra-planetary cultural anthropologist from Gaston County, who gave her a clothespin to hold until a woman came by to google it up. The woman turned out to be a googly agent, who promptly arrested the daycare center owner. Meck Charlotte says she had no idea what was in the clothespin, and that she had been set up by a neighbor who hates her for working with chips in Wesley Heights. So far, we’ve heard of no one who actually believes her.

Comments

  1. MeckDeck 29 Dec 2009 at 12:34 PM

    Flashing back to jr. high, but here you go. Just copy-and-paste the Qs to do it solo without peeking, BTW. (Apologies to MoFo, had just linked a one of her Fox Charlotte stories so…)

    Not too much doubt about the winner of the Felonious Award this time around.

    For pure perversion, you just can’t top selling non-profits out of a daycare center. That’s what Morgan Fogarty and her husband, Ric Flair, were charged with at their daycare operation off Queens. What made the case even more award-worthy was Fogarty’s web site description of her center as a place where local youth are counseled to avoid the Tilted Kilt and Applebee’s.

    The real topper, though, was Fogarty’s explanation for the arrest, in which she claimed that she loaned $80 to a trendoid from Stanly County, who gave her a tuber to hold until a woman came by to violate it up. The woman turned out to be a greasy agent, who promptly arrested the daycare center owner.

    Fogarty says she had no idea what was in the tuber, and that she had been set up by a neighbor who hates her for working with escapees in Dilworth. So far, we’ve heard of no one who actually believes her.

  2. Hayyhayy 29 Dec 2009 at 6:40 PM

    Not too much doubt about the winner of the crazy award this time around. For pure pumpkin, you just can’t top selling door knobs out of a daycare center. That’s what Charlotte Morgan Fogerty and her husband, Charlotte Brotha’ Fred, were charged with at their daycare operation off Tryon. What made the case even more award-worthy was Morgan Fogerty’s web site description of her center as a place where local youth are counseled to avoid Howl at The Moon and Outback. The real topper, though, was Morgan Fogerty’s explanation for the arrest, in which she claimed that she loaned $80 to an African from Catawba County, who gave her a shovel to hold until a woman came by to skip it up. The woman turned out to be an purple agent, who promptly arrested the daycare center owner. Morgan Fogerty says she had no idea what was in the lamp shades and that she had been set up by a neighbor who hates her for working with lamp shades in LKN. So far, we’ve heard of no one who actually believes her.

  3. JR (Meck's #1 Fan) 29 Dec 2009 at 7:00 PM

    Not too much doubt about the winner of the *fly* award this time around. For pure *scooter*, you just can’t top selling *unmentionables* out of a daycare center. That’s what *Meck* and her husband, *David Thompson*, were charged with at their daycare operation off *S. Tryon*. What made the case even more award-worthy was *Meck*’s web site description of her center as a place where local youth are counseled to avoid *Therapy* and *Rock Bottom*. The real topper, though, was *Meck*’s explanation for the arrest, in which she claimed that she loaned $80 to a *hippie* from *Iredell* County, who gave her *bacon* to hold until a woman came by to *shake* it up. The woman turned out to be an *psycho* agent, who promptly arrested the daycare center owner. *Meck* says she had no idea what was in the *drug mule*, and that she had been set up by a neighbor who hates her for working with *fan girls* in *University City*. So far, we’ve heard of no one who actually believes her.