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The wanderings of a modern ronin.

Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2008-08-15 13:09
  Subject:   2008 Bulwer-Lytton contest winners.
  Music:D'mite - Read A Book (clean ver) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgcZNpmOKuk)
  Tags:  humor, reddit

An international literary parody contest, the competition honors the memory (if not the reputation) of Victorian novelist Edward George Earl Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873). The goal of the contest is childishly simple: entrants are challenged to submit bad opening sentences to imaginary novels.


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."


Leopold looked up at the arrow piercing the skin of the dirigible with a sort of wondrous dismay - the wheezy shriek was just the sort of sound he always imagined a baby moose being beaten with a pair of accordions might make.

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Not Matt: Zapp Brannigan
  User: jameshroberts
  Date: 2008-08-15 22:27 (UTC)
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Keyword:Zapp Brannigan
Yes, but you have imagine them as being read aloud by Garrison Keilor.
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