10.31.2006

Red Letter Writing Contest #50

You need high speed for this.

And sit on a towel.
Trust me

42 comments:

Chumplet said...

The scary thing is that I immediately recognized the Pocket Fisherman.

Anonymous said...

Damn. ::::laughing::::

I wonder if Babs is out trick or treating tonight? Perhaps she is disguised as a literary agent????

Anon
I heart Killer Yapp

shelby said...

Wow, you weren't kidding about the towel!

And don't worry Chumplet, I automatically recognized the Pocket Fisherman too :D.

Verification: ajxyiik--the closest approximation of the sound I made upon seeing the Pocket Fisherman.

McKoala said...

So funny; snarklings are so clever.

I have never seen a pocket fisherman in my life before!

Miz Treeze said...

Oh so very very nice!

Georgiana said...

OMD - that was brilliant. Three cheers.

animal storm said...

Muy interesante y divertido

Anonymous said...

c'est drol! tres bien!

combien de langues est-ce que les snarklings parlent?

Bina said...

Bahut accha!

I loved it.

GutterBall said...

Well, there went the Hawaiian punch out the nose. Oi, that stings.

M. G. Tarquini said...

Oh. My. G*d.

It really IS possible to die laughing.

This is my winner. Great job!

Alli said...

Hilarious! Well done to the clever snarkling who came up with this - looks like you might have a new job as a comedy writer.

Termagant 2 said...

At least three, not counting Poodle.

T2

Brady Westwater said...

Somebody has way, way, way too much time on their hands. Ad I'm sure glad of it. Brilliant!

Corn Dog said...

A DELIGHT!!!!! HOW FUNNY!

Captain Canard said...

Not only did I recognize the Pocket Fisherman, I purchased one in my younger days (I probably shouldn't admit that).

Bill Thompson said...

Ahh, Popeil's Pocket Fisherman. I remember it well. (Gave Mom a Veg-O-Matic for Christmas one year, too.) Let me add my kudos for a very cleverly conceived and executed video!

Sam said...

That was a treat! Thank you whoever worked so hard on this - great fun!!!

Alley Splat said...

That's hilarious! Fantastic!

TMack said...

It wasn't bad, but my towels are still neatly folded and stacked.

Honestly, I'm just amazed ole Barbara remembered which doors were left to open given Trebek's geriatric pacing (note spelling of name). Then again, Babs does have a PHD, which is obviously useful for counting to seven.

E. Ann Bardawill said...

BAHAHHAHAHHAAHAAA!!!

This one is hilarious!

Bernita said...

Just read all 50.
These are terrific!
Well done, snickerlings.

S. W. Vaughn said...

BWAAAAAA-hahahahahaha!!!!

I want the pocket fisherman...

skybluepinkrose said...

Thanks for the laugh of the day at only 7:20am. Whew, contest over. Anything more would be anticlimactic.

Ric said...

OMG! This is hilarious! Kudos to the creator.

Ryan Field said...

Thanks for the towel warning. I needed it for this.

Southern Writer said...

I'm glad I was able to make so many of you laugh. And let's hope it makes Barbara a little uncomfortable.

Tmack, you are absolutely right. I ran out of time. It took all day to gather the pictures and sound effects, then put it all in order. I knew the timing was off, but I was rushing to make the deadline, and just didn't have time to fix it. I would have added many more of the blogging agents who stay on top of this issue, too, like Kristin Nelson and Rachel Vader. Maybe my next one will be better. Thanks for the constructive criticism.

Oh! And congratulations to the first place winner! It was a well-deserved win. Bravo!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous!

Sandra (UK)

Sheila said...

This was great! A definite beverage alert!

Dana Y. T. Lin said...

Southern Writer - I'm amazed you did what you did in that short time frame. That's a lot of work!

Maprilynne said...

Oh my gosh!!!! That was so awesome!!!!!!! I laughed so hard. Out loud, I promise. My mom thinks I'm a little off this morning. Thanks!!!!

Maprilynne

Christine said...

Not to nitpick.. It was hilarious you understand...

but the person who made this must spend very little time around dogs, if they didn't know the difference between a Bischon Frise and a poodle.

It was still funny. Very, very funny.

Miss Snark said...

Christine, honest, that IS a poodle.

marie-anne said...

I dont know. If you think that's a poodle, you've been sold a false bill of goods. If Killer Yapp looks like that, then KY is a Bichon. Seriously. This is a poodle.

http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/sites/afterdowningstreet.org/files/images/poodle.jpg

This is a Bichon

http://mypet.terra.com.br/pic_caes/bichon.jpg

I'm not saying you don't know your own dog, but seriously, that pic is a Bichon.

Southern Writer said...

Christine, I'm laughing really hard, here. I had a Great Dane for 13 years. He was one of the best things I've ever done in my life, and I'm kind of a dog activist. Anyway, thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed the video.

Miss Snark said...

Honest.
that's a poodle.
Remember, you're seeing a cropped IMAGE not the actual ankle snapper himself.

Ryan Field said...

I thought it was a bichon, too, because I have a poodle. But it all depends on the cut they get.

Christine said...

Wow, really? That's an odd cut for a poodle, eh? I don't think I've ever seen one with so much facial hair!

I only said anything b/c I a) used to show dogs and b) used to work for a woman who owned standard poodles.

Maybe it's the angle. But it looked like a Bischon. :)
Sorry.

Kate Thornton said...

Southern, you made me wet my pants at work! I laughed *so* hard!

(I was on Jeopardy in 1986 - OMG this is such a terrific send-up!)

judy said...

OMG! That was just incredible. Bravo to the creator of that piece!

M. G. Tarquini said...

I thought it was a toy poodle. We had one of those once. Their faces are more squished up.

Southern Writer said...

Kate Thornton, did you win on Jeopardy? That's so cool.

Look, Miss Snark, the video was honored for being the most watched video today in the arts category. You have a lot of fans! 945 views so far. My others haven't even hit a hundred. I really appreciate the opportunity and inspiration you provided.