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Monday, May 08, 2006
PLAGIARIZING & ALL THAT YADDA YADDA YADDA
After slaving away for an entire weekend, without ever getting outta my jammies neither, I'm here t'tell ya that plagiarizing can be hard work!
It has to do with this contest “Sloppy Seconds With Opal Mehta” : Inspired by recent events, we wondered not “why does anyone plagiarize,” but “why aren’t more people better at plagiarizing?” And so we are launching a contest to see if there is a “writer” out there who can create a coherent and original piece of fiction completely made from the works of others.
Sound easy? Then check out the rules.
Here are the books I've used, which I chose because I gave most of my others away:
1) How To Talk Dirty And Influence People, by Lenny BruceI color coded them for my benefit, in order to keep track of where I plagiarized what, because we have cite everything.
2) Heartburn, by Nora Ephron
3) Greenwich Killing Time, by Kinky Friedman
4) Lady Sings The Blues, by Billie Holliday w/William Dufty
5) How To Lose Your Ass And Regain Your Life, by Kirstie Alley
6) Chore Whore, by Heather H. Howard
7) Jewish Humor, by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin
In other news ...
8 Terrorists may think twice if we deployed the United States Redneck Special Forces (USRSF) h/t LuckyDawgNews
8 NO JOKE: IRAQIS LOVE TV 'DRAMA': WHO knew they got Comedy Central in Iraq? The cable network's honchos were shocked when they got a request from Iraqi army troops stationed in Baghdad for merchandise from the spoof cop show "Reno 911!" So the obliging folks at Comedy Central sent over a whole load of stuff, and they're sponsoring a photo-essay contest that apparently involves placing the short-shorts worn by the Lt. Dangle character on old statues of Saddam Hussein. Even weirder: "The show is shown on an Arab station with Arabic subtitles," said a rep for the network, "and the Iraqis think it is a serious police drama."
8 Looks like the judge in the Libby case doesn't want to play fair: So this brings up an interesting point. Here's the plan, pass it around. All bloggers or citizens interested in finding out just who, where, when and how about Joe Wilson's jaunt to Niger in 2002, go to the CIA and file the Federal Freedom of Information Act form online. Yes, it will cost a bit (details on the site) to get the documents, but if you file as "media" there is no charge for the first 100 pages. Yes, we ARE the media.
8 Pelosi Bluster: "Pelosi's been talking a good game, but her party's numbers aren't holding up," says a Democratic leadership aide who is working behind the scenes to remove Pelosi after the mid-term elections. In fact, a number of people are working behind the scenes to remove Pelosi. According to congressional sources, her deputy, Democratic whip Rep. Steny Hoyer, and his staff have been making it clear to a number of different business interest groups that they do not support Pelosi's virulently anti-business positions and that they are more than willing to help.
8 I LOVE THIS! Can you help me discover more music that I'll like?
8 Chris, at Lucky Dawg News, has a message for Al-Zarqawi, who was videotaped fumbling with that gun :~)
8 Here y'go, Jay! STOP The ACLU
8 That infamous yadda yadda yadda quote: No, I mentioned the bisque ;~)