Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby disgruntledpeony » Tue May 01, 2018 3:01 pm

storysinger wrote:Cinco de Mayo approaches.

I don't know why, but this seems ominous. XD
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby amoskalik » Wed May 02, 2018 7:22 am

storysinger wrote:Cinco de Mayo approaches.


Not to mention May the Schwartz.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby storysinger » Thu May 03, 2018 10:02 pm

May the Fourth be with you. wotf011
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Wulf Moon » Sat May 19, 2018 10:00 am

Okay, my writing advice. "Good things come to those who wait, but only what's left behind by those who hustle."
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Sun May 20, 2018 10:37 am

Wulf Moon wrote:Okay, my writing advice. "Good things come to those who wait, but only what's left behind by those who hustle."


The best way to wait is to write more stuff.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Wulf Moon » Fri May 25, 2018 7:47 am

Martin, your stick man is looking slimmer than ever! : )
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby storysinger » Mon May 28, 2018 5:49 am

wotf009 To all who have served to defend our way of life.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby storysinger » Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:58 pm

wotf042 busy, busy, busy.

When you look here just say hi. 42 to go.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby disgruntledpeony » Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:14 am

Hallo!

41, I suppose.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Galen » Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:17 am

Why do people drive in parkways but park in driveways?
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby storysinger » Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:32 am

Why is a weather forecaster called a meteorologist. They don't study meteors.
wotf017 Weatherologists seems to be more accurate.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Galen » Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:05 am

Good question!

Why is it that when you transport something by car, it's called a shipment, but when you transport something by ship, it's called cargo?
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Galen » Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:02 am

So...

Times New Roman and Courier New walk into a bar...

The Barkeep says:

"I'm sorry, we don't serve your type."
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Postby Galen » Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:39 pm

And then...

A hungry African lion came across two men. One was sitting under a tree reading a book. The other was typing away on his typewriter. The lion immediately pounced on the man reading the book and quickly devoured him.

...Even the king of the jungle knows that readers digest and writers cramp.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Sting » Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:08 pm

Galen will be here all week, folks.
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Postby Wulf Moon » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:11 am

Just here to slide a few more chips into the pot. Somebody is going to win a MILLION views!
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Postby RSchibler » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:19 am

Shake and Bake. And I helped!
Trying to refute entropy with words.

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Postby Wulf Moon » Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:07 pm

RSchibler wrote:Shake and Bake. And I helped!


You're dating yourself, Rebecca! Ooops! And so am I! wotf001
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Postby storysinger » Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:01 am

To those who preserve and defend our way of life, wotf009 , Thank You.
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Postby LDWriter2 » Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:07 pm

I agree
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Galen » Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:24 am

... So the past, present and future all walked into a bar at the same time.

It was tense.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby storysinger » Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:08 am

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby thegirlintheglasses » Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:15 pm

Turkey smells pilgrim's tales,
Thanksgiving is here!
Lots of food and stuffing as parades come near
Oh! Take to heart, be a part!
All the food we'll eat
Doesn't everyone agree Thanksgiving is a treat!
Ohhhh!!! Dashing to the treats.
So much so much to eat!
Eat it all I must!
Stuffed to top am I
Oh! Oh! Oh!
Mounds of pumpkin pie
Chocolate pizza too!
I must have gained a hundred pounds
But oh my look at you.
Oh! Chocolate pie, pumpkin pie, turkey to fill all.
Come and join with everyone, Thanksgiving in the fall!
*To the tune of dashing through the snow*

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Postby Wulf Moon » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:31 am

wotf059

Just because this turkey needs some stuffing. wotf001
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Galen » Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:49 am

Congrats Moon! That is really amazing and well deserved. I look forward to reading your story and watching the ceremony.

(That was a Q4, Volume 35 win for posterity's sake)

I wonder how many WoTF winners have posted in this thread of threads over the years?
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby storysinger » Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:24 pm

Happy New Year everyone. May 2019 be the best ever.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby aradralami » Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:47 am

storysinger wrote:Here's some entertainment to enjoy while munching the popcorn.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toXNVbv ... yk&index=1

If the address is right.

I love how well they transferred the music onto the animation. You can follow each chord and note, the strums and even the slides. Amazing

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby disgruntledpeony » Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:02 am

aradralami wrote:
storysinger wrote:Here's some entertainment to enjoy while munching the popcorn.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toXNVbv ... yk&index=1

If the address is right.

I love how well they transferred the music onto the animation. You can follow each chord and note, the strums and even the slides. Amazing

That animated instrument looks like something the Dragonlance gnomes would invent! I love it.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby disgruntledpeony » Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:54 am

A random thought, apropos of nothing: I've recently purchased "Dreyer's English," and it's the first time I've found a stylebook absolutely delightful to read.
If a person offend you, and you are in doubt as to whether it was intentional or not, do not resort to extreme measures; simply watch your chance and hit him with a brick. ~ Mark Twain

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby TimE » Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:23 am

Reviews look interesting - “The only thing worse than the ungodly incentivize is its satanic little sibling, incent.”

I'm a big fan of Elements of Eloquence by Mark Forsyth. Wittily written.
5*R 2*HM - I thought I was getting closer, but perhaps not.
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