Posted by Jay on November 16, 2011 at 13:45:15:
In Reply to: Re: Ta da - the winner of the 2008 Bulwer-Lytton bad fiction contest posted by JC2 on July 16, 2009 at 12:07:32:
: I like the puns and plays on words. Like this
Good one, but only if you know the original quote:
In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
: Jan Svenson, having changed his fortune in the annual "Scandinavian King of the Beach" in Santa Cruz with a bottle of black hair coloring and thus standing out in a sea of fair-haired rivals to win the coveted title, realized the ironic truth of the old adage "That in the kingdom of the blonde, the one dyed man is king."
: Matthew Chambers
: Parsons, WV
: : I thought some of the runners up were better. Like this one:
: : Carmen's romance with Broderick had thus far been like a train ride, not the kind that slowly leaves the station, builds momentum, and then races across the countryside at breathtaking speed, but rather the one that spends all day moving freight cars around at the local steel mill.
: : Bruce Portzer
: : Seattle, WA
: : : The winner:
: : : Theirs was a New York love, a checkered taxi ride burning rubber, and like the city their passion was open 24/7, steam rising from their bodies like slick streets exhaling warm, moist, white breath through manhole covers stamped "Forged by DeLaney Bros., Piscataway, N.J."
: : : Garrison Spik
: : : Washington, D.C.
: : : See all the winners here:
: : : http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/scott.rice/blfc2008.htm
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