Saturday, January 22, 2005


A comment made to one of my recent posts by Morris William (one of the Brothers-in-Law d’Elisson) reminded me of a little game we sometimes play amongst ourselves.

And now you can play, too!

It’s the Punchbowl Meme, and it’s so easy, your grade-school-age children could do it. And would, if they ever get the chance.

Simply compose a four-line poem and post it on your blog. The first and third verses of the poem should read “Turd in a punchbowl.” Verses two and four may be about any subject (including turds!) but they must rhyme with each other.

Here’s one to start you off:
Turd in a punchbowl,
Is hot; gives off steam.
Turd in a punchbowl,
Ain’t this a great meme?

And of course, there’s the one Morris William dropped in here the other day.

Morris William is a past master at Turd in a Punchbowl poetry. He and I will sometimes get on the phone or will IM each other for hours (seems like hours, anyway), swapping TITP poems back and forth, each more vile than the last.

Anyway, this is my feeble and somewhat disgusting attempt to get a meme circulating in the Bloggy-Sphere. Now, won’t you do your part?

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