Recently in melbourne (motto: "fire"), residents reported an outbreak of labradors. Perhaps you think there are no labradors in melbourne. Perhaps you are an idiot.
As the French say, au contraire (literally: "you suck!"). I have here in my hands a copy of an Associated Press article sent in by alert reader nora, whose name can be rearranged to spell "NAOR", although that is not my main point...
This was boynton's first bash at Auto Dave the automated Dave Berry column generator (Lite). Obviously it pays to watch your input nouns and adjectives.
(via Making Light - Particles)
the truth is- boynton is a sucker for any generator, and this magical slogan generator provides a few narcissistic gems for bloggers.
boynton - a little dab'll do ya, Australians Wouldn't Give A boynton For Anything Else, It Takes A Tough Man To Make A Tender boynton, Because boynton Can't Drive etc, (via J Walk)
For a list of some slogans of a different ilk
Slogans Not Found at a Beachside T-Shirt Concession Stand in the Summer of 2003
-The Guy Who Used to Sit Next to Me in Trigonometry II Is a Very Wealthy Man
-Try Rooting for the Losing Team
(via Brad Zellar Open all night)
and you can listen to Oprah's brand (twice) here (via Anil Dash)
Did you see Dave's been listed by "the centre for the easily amused" ?
I want that listing too!
Posted by at August 29, 2003 01:38 PM
and can you let me know when you find a "wen's novel" generator....
Posted by wen at August 29, 2003 01:41 PM
I'll add it to the list, wen.
I'm on the lookout for a few of my own - an oz council grant application generator would be quite handy.
Posted by boynton at August 29, 2003 03:08 PM
Yes - with guaranteed 50 points for each category & clever two page synopsis of as yet unthought of best-selling literary novel .... (hah!)
Was going to suggest creative doctorate/scholarship route - but have a feeling that Miss B would know all about this particular lurk.
Have you considered a serial web-novel, with a comments facility available only to very generous subscribers & an alternative narrative (let me write my story your way!) for premium patrons??
Failing that - garret, hunger, addiction, consumption ... masterpiece!
Posted by wen at August 29, 2003 03:48 PM
Currently trialling all of the last options - save the masterpiece. (The addiction and consumption bit refers of course to blogging)
Seriously - I hadn't thought much about these other possibilities, but they sound quite exciting. Maybe subscription is the elusive way to go - but I would be wary of instituting any hierarchy of readership. Everyone's pretty premium round these parts ;)
On the other hand, perhaps there are some genuine ways to "filter" membership?
I've only written plays to date - but I am enjoying writing "non-dramatically" - whetted the writerly appetite perhaps. Suspect I could only handle writing a fragmented/associative "on line" style novel - who knows.
btw there's one example of an on-line group novel being written at " Exit Stage Left" that Meredith at Invisible Shoebox initiated -
Posted by boynton at August 29, 2003 04:45 PM
Recently in Toongabbie (motto: "something stinks"), residents reported an outbreak of scandals. Perhaps you think there are no scandals in Toongabbie. Perhaps you are an idiot.
As the French say, au contraire (literally: "that is dead!"). I have here in my hands a copy of an Associated Press article sent in by alert reader boynton, whose name can be rearranged to spell "BYNONOT", although that is not my main point...
Posted by Nora at August 29, 2003 05:10 PM