Sunday, May 20, 2007

I can't believe Fib Sunday

What will we do when the money's gone, hen? I'm not asking Cher for another loan. She charges 49.9% typical APR.

Thank God I've got Fib Sunday to take my mind off of my corporate and financial worries. A life in the workhouse now beckons.

Shit.

And double shit.

Did Oliver get bummed in there?

If you don't know what Fib Sunday is, hen, or indeed, what's going on, click here for the original instructions. If Fibs don't interest you, check out this nice painting.

In brief:

1) I take the topic as given in last week's final entry, write a Fib and give a new topic.
2) Your reply to the topic is in the form of a Fib in the comment section.
3) You then supply the next topic.
4) The next visitor replies with a Fib on the newly given topic and then provides a new topic and so on...

A Fib is a six line, twenty syllable poem with a syllable count by line of 1/1/2/3/5/8. The only restriction on a Fib is that the syllable count follow the Fibonacci sequence. An example of a classic fib:

One
Small,
Precise,
Poetic,
Spiraling mixture:
Math plus poetry yields the Fib.

Last week, Ian Thorpe left us with the topic of the sound of a clock. My perfectly timed response:

Tick
tock
tick tock
tick tock tick
tock tick tock tick tock
Time goes by so slowly, my love.

Next topic:

It's over.

12 comments:

Brian said...

Boz
Scaggs
sang it
in a song.
But "it's over" is
often shaded with two meanings.

Next topic:

It's only just beginning

Mr. Anjou said...

Tiny
blue
printed
DNA.
The real beginning
of our flesh and blood existence.

Next topic:

Crippling social anxiety

Brian said...

Choke
back
vomit.
Try to breathe.
Strive to remember
"Strangers are friends we haven't met."

(Ed. Note: I don't necessarily believe this. I'm quite comfortable enjoying my own crippling social anxiety. People are scary.)

Next topic:

Basil Fawlty on holiday in Scotland

Ken Monteith said...
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Ken Monteith said...

Bank
Will
Have had
To foreclose
For Basil to find
Time to tour in the land of scotch

Next topic:

Glenmorangie, Tamnavulin or The Dalmore?

FiL said...

Which
Scotch
To sip?
Och, don't know.
Dilemma!
I'd best drink them all
The answer lies deep in my cups

Next topic:

New kid on the block

Ian Thorpe said...

Boys,
boys,
more boys.
All ugly.
Though all the gay blokes
thought they were hot; even Donnie.

The next topic is Hadrian.

japanesewhispers said...

I found the picture immensely more interesting!

matty said...

that's a very pretty painting.

reminds me of my care-free youth.

is the bent cd good?

Brian said...

"Look,
I
don't think
I'm asking
for too much at all.
I conquered, now I want a wall."

Next topic:

Minge is chosen as the 11th Doctor. Who will be his companion?

Kapitano said...

Slim
Fun
Bubbly
Big red hair
All her friends are gay
The Return of Bonnie Langford!

Next Topic:

Conversational Klingon

Ken Monteith said...

Speak!
O
You with
Smooth foreheads.
Always remember:
Today is a good day to talk.

Next topic:

Up here for thinking; down there for dancing.