Escape from Elba
Exiles of the New York Times
June 21, 2018, 12:17:06 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: As you may have noticed, this is a very old backup, I'm still working through restoring the site.  Don't be surprised if you post and it all goes missing....
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register  
Pages: 1 ... 48 49 [50] 51 52 ... 151
  Print  
Author Topic: Creative Writing  (Read 27144 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Beppo
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 371


View Profile

Ignore
« Reply #735 on: June 04, 2007, 04:17:41 PM »

he experienced, the stool problem just wouldn't go away...not any old stool mind you, we're talking
Logged
pugetopolis
Superhero Member
******
Posts: 2513


Ink Inc.


View Profile

Ignore
« Reply #736 on: June 04, 2007, 04:26:44 PM »

“I told you so,” said Harold. Gordon nodded knowingly and shrugged. Harold wagged his finger at poor Gordon, “I told you so—pearls before swine. Stick with one-liners—you’re just spinning your wheels otherwise.” Gordon sighed, “I know, of course you’re right. All that work just to be a Junior Member? Was it worth it? All I really wanted was a little respect—all I really wanted was to become a “Hero Member” dontchaknow. All I really wanted was just to be “Hero-Dictator for Life.”
Logged

“Other people's obsessions
are more often funny than tragic.”
—Vincent Canby, The New York Times
kitinkaboodle
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 519


View Profile

Ignore
« Reply #737 on: June 04, 2007, 04:32:08 PM »

despite rumors of his demise Fubsy appeared...
Logged

Don't dance on a volcano...
kitinkaboodle
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 519


View Profile

Ignore
« Reply #738 on: June 04, 2007, 04:34:30 PM »

Professor Fadge was eager to examine the fossilized stool, as a well-known paleontologist he was expert...
Logged

Don't dance on a volcano...
Beppo
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 371


View Profile

Ignore
« Reply #739 on: June 04, 2007, 04:46:53 PM »

at matching an arse to a face...
Logged
kitinkaboodle
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 519


View Profile

Ignore
« Reply #740 on: June 04, 2007, 05:01:23 PM »

This of course was quite useful, for he also moonlighted as a consultant for match.com...
Logged

Don't dance on a volcano...
Beppo
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 371


View Profile

Ignore
« Reply #741 on: June 04, 2007, 05:24:05 PM »

but his later years were marred by an inability to tell the difference. Professor Russell it was who eventually provided the key that put everything back in its proper place providing a radical new treatment that involved the use of a complete arse from India and two bellydancers from Casablanca... 
Logged
kitinkaboodle
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 519


View Profile

Ignore
« Reply #742 on: June 04, 2007, 05:30:25 PM »

a handful of camels from Istanbul and two Japanese tourists, who, by the way had met through Prof. Fadge's efforts and...
Logged

Don't dance on a volcano...
pugetopolis
Superhero Member
******
Posts: 2513


Ink Inc.


View Profile

Ignore
« Reply #743 on: June 04, 2007, 05:31:14 PM »

a complete arse from India and two bellydancers from Casablanca... 

...but who needs a complete arse from India when there are so many of them here in Creative Writing? And who needs two bellydancers from Casablanca when there's Madupont and Chartres over in the louche Meandering Lounge?
Logged

“Other people's obsessions
are more often funny than tragic.”
—Vincent Canby, The New York Times
kitinkaboodle
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 519


View Profile

Ignore
« Reply #744 on: June 04, 2007, 05:34:51 PM »

"Sour grapes"?  It was well past tea-time but Gordon invited Harold to join him in a simple repast...
Logged

Don't dance on a volcano...
pugetopolis
Superhero Member
******
Posts: 2513


Ink Inc.


View Profile

Ignore
« Reply #745 on: June 04, 2007, 05:37:09 PM »

a handful of camels from Istanbul and two Japanese tourists,

...and who needs a handful of camels when I can get a nice hump or two over in Cooking? And who needs two Japanese tourists when I can eat ice cream in Paris for free?
« Last Edit: June 04, 2007, 05:39:53 PM by pugetopolis » Logged

“Other people's obsessions
are more often funny than tragic.”
—Vincent Canby, The New York Times
Beppo
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 371


View Profile

Ignore
« Reply #746 on: June 04, 2007, 05:46:00 PM »

"Sour grapes"?  It was well past tea-time but Gordon invited Harold to join him in a simple repast...

both of them roundly ignoring Harold's neighbour Cecil Bottomfluff who - chicken dancing around the garden - was experiencing the never ending flashback to the time he spent as a war correspondent for The New York Times in Austria during World War 2...
Logged
kitinkaboodle
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 519


View Profile

Ignore
« Reply #747 on: June 04, 2007, 06:01:14 PM »

All this had not escaped the ever-and-still-jogging iguana, who now was achingly sore from an unexpected fit of giggles, and yet
Logged

Don't dance on a volcano...
pugetopolis
Superhero Member
******
Posts: 2513


Ink Inc.


View Profile

Ignore
« Reply #748 on: June 04, 2007, 06:09:33 PM »

Harold's neighbour Cecil Bottomfluff

Ah yes, Harold's neighbor Cecil Bottomfluff the esteemed Earl of Fudgepackerton, the reclusive Lord Quakenbush of Fadge Mansion, the ho-hum Squire of Bosie Douglas and Wilde's former lover, the great Poet Laureate of the Deep Dark Dingle --who could blame him for being melancholy and blue today? A touch of Great Expectations tainting the ratty velvet curtains and cob-webbed tall windows, like poor Miss Havisham waiting hopelessly for her young cute Pip to show up...and play a game of cards with pouty Estelle
Logged

“Other people's obsessions
are more often funny than tragic.”
—Vincent Canby, The New York Times
kitinkaboodle
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 519


View Profile

Ignore
« Reply #749 on: June 04, 2007, 06:13:30 PM »

...not to be confused with the bow-mouthed Clothilde...
Logged

Don't dance on a volcano...
Pages: 1 ... 48 49 [50] 51 52 ... 151
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!