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Subject:RE: Winners of the "Dark and Stormy Night Awards" From:"Ron Hearn" <RHearn -at- cucbc -dot- com> To:<guy -at- hiskeyboard -dot- com> Date:Wed, 21 Jun 2006 10:10:18 -0700
Ok didn't know that...I'll mention it to the person who sent me the list
From: guy -at- hiskeyboard -dot- com [mailto:guy -at- hiskeyboard -dot- com]
Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2006 10:09 AM
To: Ron Hearn
Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: Winners of the "Dark and Stormy Night Awards"
Sorry, Ron, but that was years ago. See http://www.bulwer-lytton.com/
the 2005 winners and info about how to enter -- it's not clear to my
the cut-off date for 2006 is.
--Guy K. Haas
Software Exegete in Silicon Valley, the home of the BL contest
> A little humor for Humpday
> Subject: Fw: Winners of the "Dark and Stormy Night Awards"
> This year's 10 winners of the Bulwer-Lytton contest, aka "Dark and
> Stormy Night Contest" (run by the English Dept. of San Jose State
> University), wherein one writes only the first line of a bad novel:
> 10) "As a scientist, Throckmorton knew that if he were ever to break
> wind in the echo chamber, he would never hear the end of it."
> AND THE WINNER IS...
> 1) "The sun oozed over the horizon, shoved aside darkness, crept along
> the greensward, and, with sickly fingers, pushed through the castle
> window, revealing the pillaged princess, hand at throat, crown
> gaping in frenzied horror at the sated, sodden amphibian lying beside
> her, disbelieving the magnitude of the frog's deception, screaming
> 'You lied!"
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