Tuesday, January 08, 2008

One Ringy Dingy...

I've always enjoyed the game of telephone tag - not the version where you and someone else trade 14 voice mails before you finally connect, but the one where one person starts a phrase and then passes it down the line until the meaning of the original phrase gets so distorted you can't even recognize anymore.

I stumbled on a blogger version of this recently and decided to play along. In this game, I get to change one word in a single phrase that 26 other bloggers have messed with before me. Then, I pass it on to someone else to do the same and the game continues on ad infinitum until everyone in the blogsphere has touched it with their grimy little fingers.

And so Pat, I choose YOU to keep the game alive! But remember, if you break the chain little puppies will die. I'm just sayin. No pressure.

So, here's the rules as defined by the originator of this game, Fracas herself. Read carefully:

***Fracas created this game, and because only one person gets to play at a time, consider yourself a real fraccer! Here’s what you gotta do. See those 3 asterisks at the start of this paragraph? Copy from there to the three asterisks at the end of the post. Then, add your line and change one word. JUST ONE. It’s like playing the telephone game when we were little. Then tag ONE person and pass it on. If the game gets stalled at someone who doesn’t play, fracas takes it back and sends it on its way again. For playing, you get links… and you get to take this badge and display it with a link back to the telephone page so your readers get to see your contribution!

If you want to be part of it, please leave a comment at the telephone page at fracas and fracas will add you the next time it comes back around to her, but please don’t just start doing it yourself as that will ruin the proper flow.

1. Fracas - http://fracas.wordpress.com writes:
Never continue dating anyone who is rude to the waiter.

2. Mark @ Blogitude - http://www.blogitude.com/ writes:
Never continue dating anyone who is nude to the waiter.

3. Wiggy @ http://damewigginsoflee.wordpress.com writes:
Forever continue dating anyone who is nude to the waiter.

4. Froggy @ The Road Less Traveled - http://froglette79.wordpress.com writes:
Forever continue dating anyone who is nude under the waiter.

5. InTheFastLane@ That’s Life - http://thatslifev2.blogspot.com writes:
Forever continue dating anyone who is nude under the water.

6. Treadmillista @ Just Treadmilling Around - http://treadmillinginplace.blogspot.com/ writes:
Forever continue dating everyone who is nude under the water.

7. Christine @ Watch Me! No, Watch Me! - http://watchmenowatchme.blogspot.com/ writes:
Forever continue watching everyone who is nude under the water.

8. Candace @ not that i don’t love my kids - http://notthatidontlovemykids.blogspot.com/ writes:
Forever continue scratching everyone who is nude under the water.

9. Fracas @ fracas - http://fracas.wordpress.com writes:
Forever avoid scratching everyone who is nude under the water.

10. Bluepaintred @ Bluepaintred - http://www.bluepaintred.com writes:
Never avoid scratching everyone who is nude under the water.

11. Shelli @ Shelli’s Sentiments - http://shellis-sentiments.com writes:
Never avoid kissing everyone who is nude under the water.

12. Judy @ Sugar Queen’s Dream - http://sugar-queens-dream.blogspot.com/ writes:
Never avoid kissing everyone who is nude under the blankets.

13. Trish @ Not Your Typical Granny - http://notagranny.blogspot.com/ writes:
Never avoid spanking everyone who is nude under the blankets.

14. Amy @ Amy’s Musings - http://www.amysmusings.com/ writes:
Never try spanking everyone who is nude under the blankets.

15. Tense @ A Tense Teacher - http://tenseteacher.net/ writes:
Never try shagging everyone who is nude under the blankets.

16. Chili @ The Blue Door - http://theinnerdoor.wordpress.com/ writes:
Certainly try shagging everyone who is nude under the blankets.

17. O’Mama @ Life and Times of Organic Mama - http://thebluetwin.wordpress.com/ writes:
Certainly try shagging everyone who is nude under the bleachers.

18. Grammar Snob @ Grammar Snob - http://amylynn1313.blogspot.com/ writes:
Certainly try judging everyone who is nude under the bleachers.

19. Prof. J. @ Professor J’s Place - http://professorjsplace.blogspot.com/ writes:
Certainly try judging everyone who is rude under the bleachers.

20. Shrieking Lizzy @ Shriekinglizzy’s new digs - http://shriekinglizzy.multiply.com/ writes:
Certainly try juggling everyone who is rude under the bleachers.

21. Fracas @ Fracas - http://fracas.wordpress.com writes:
Certainly try ignoring everyone who is rude under the bleachers.

22. Linda @ At Linda’s - http://atLindas.com writes:
Certainly try ignoring everyone who is shagging under the bleachers.

23. Rotus @ Rotus - http://rotus.wordpress.com writes:
Certainly try joining everyone who is shagging under the bleachers.

24. Linky Love @ Add Your Link - http://www.linkylove.net writes:
Certainly try joining everyone who is linking under the bleachers.

25. Fracas @ Fracas - http://fracas.wordpress.com/read/telephone/ writes:
Certainly try joining everyone who is leaking under the bleachers.

26. JD @ I Do Things - http://idothings.info/ writes:
Certainly try drying everyone who is leaking under the bleachers.

27. Jeff @ View From The Cloud - http://www.viewfromthecloud.com/ writes:
Certainly try drying everyone who is moist under the bleachers.

28. Pat @ Annoyingly Boring- http://patglennon.net/ writes:
???

That’s all for now folks, but visit the telephone page later, and there’ll surely be a new twist! ***

6 comments:

PG said...

COOL! I am on it. Doing some thoughtful analysis on the sentence now!

Julie Pippert said...

I remember the game as trying to keep the message as you hurriedly whispered and naive me always assumed it got *accidentally* changed.

Learn something new every day.

Jeff said...

pg - Thanks Pat. I was hoping you'd be a good sport and keep the game alive!

julie - I think you're right. That's how the original version was suppose to work. This is a new and much abbreviated blog version.

PG said...

I went all antipodean in my update....

Jeff said...

Excellent job Pat. That ought to send it in a new direction!

fracas said...

Thanks for playing Jeff, and for being patient the last couple of days while I wasn't well.

You've got it going again. Great!