IVP - Strangely Dim - Summer Madlib

August 11, 2010

Summer Madlib

As some of you may know, I am a big fan of Madlibs, those silly games where you come up with words that match parts of speech and then fill them into a short story with hilarious results.

One of my coworkers has encouraged a few of us around the office to participate in Madlibs from time to time. Call it a "team-building exercise." She tells us the parts of speech. We come up with the words--or in our case, they're usually compound words or phrases to make it that much more fun.

Thanks to a desk calendar and the pleasingly nimble minds of several IVP employees, this wonderful Madlib below was born back in 2007. I recently stumbled upon it and thought it was worth posting again. I wish I could say I was there to take part in it myself, but alas, I can only enjoy its continued afterglow.

Here are the blanks the Madlib included, followed by the results:

1. A person: Dyed-In-the-Wool-Faith-Head

2. A location: a particular node of the brain
3. A verb: lash out uncritically at religion
4. A plural noun: slick collection of organs
5. A plural noun: discarded 19th century assumptions
6. A noun: turbocharged rhetoric
7. A plural noun: ivory-tower atheists


Class Trip
For our final class trip our teacher, Mr. Dyed-In-the-Wool-Faith-Head, announced that we're going to a particular node of the brain! I'm so excited, I can hardly lash out uncritically at religion! I'm bringing my new slick collection of organs, my fancy discarded 19th century assumptions and of course my turbocharged rhetoric. I'm sure we'll see lots of ivory-tower atheists.


Any of you have any good Madlibs to add?

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Lisa Rieck is a reader and writer who likes to discuss good ideas over hot drinks and gets inspired by the sky. She takes in all kinds of good ideas as a proofreader for InterVarsity Press.

Rebecca Larson is a writer/designer/creative type who has infiltrated IVP's web department, where she writes and edits online content. She enjoys a good pun and loves the smell of freshly printed books.

David A. Zimmerman is an editor for Likewise Books and a columnist for Burnside Writers Collective. He's written three books, most recently The Parable of the Unexpected Guest. Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/unexpguest. Find his personal blog at loud-time.com.

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