Sunday, February 12, 2012

love hurts


Funny? 

I have mentioned the blog Bent Objects before and perhaps you know of his work.  His odd sense of humor hits the mark for me.

Terry Border posted a very funny and interesting one today.  The title of it is "His Dream Job".  I started to place the picture into my post but then stopped.  Two reasons for stopping:
  1. Someday I know, I'll be scrolling through my blog looking for a post with my grandkids and I don't want to scroll past that picture with them.
  2. I suspect a few readers come here from work and while it's an artsy picture it still could be classified a nude so I don't want to surprise anyone.
I do recommend you check out his post now that you have been cautioned.  Here not too many posts ago, my subject was "Save the Ta-Tas".  There is a pair of those saved in a funny photo up on that Bent Objects post.

But wait, there's more!

Terry Border has gotten into running his own contests and the above mention post has a contest associated with it.  Have you ever heard of a "Tom Swifty"?
I had not.  His contest asked for "Tom Swifty" entries related to the photo.  A "Tom Swifty" is a pun written in particular style that was used in the Tom Swift series of books.  Here's a few examples I copied from wikipedia:
"I unclogged the drain with a vacuum cleaner," said Tom succinctly.
"I might as well be dead," Tom croaked.
"Hurry up and get to the back of the ship," Tom said sternly.
Bent Objects are photos of 3 dimensional puns.  Here's another post that includes a short promotional clip about his book.
 
(proofreading provided by C. F. Eyecare)

10 comments:

Bearmancartoons said...

"better call the water works" tom said tearfully.

lisleman said...

 good one - have you heard of this pun style before?  thanks

Nezzy said...

Oh this would be a treasured read for someone who love to play with words!!!

Thanks for the heads~up man...I'm gonna check out this book!

God bless ya and have a magnificent week!  :o)

lisleman said...

 thanks - I don't have any of his books but I have followed him on the web for a years now.  (sounds like stalking but it's not)  Let me know if you like the book.  I believe it is pictures of his variety of works.

Barbara said...

Very funny and creative! I love 'Dream Job'. lol But I don't blame you for not posting it here.

lisleman said...

 thanks for clicking over there and taking a look.  The photo gave me a  good laugh.

W. C. Camp said...

HA - I love those puns. You should make up your own but feature your little
crazy machines instead of that guy's stick figure sculptures!! W.C.C.

lisleman said...

 thanks - I don't know if my crazy machines fit any particular story or idea. 

Jenny said...

Good picture, very funny. And interesting blog. I don't find it shocking, but I know you can't assume anything on the internet, and I am sure you were right to caution readers who might come from cultures where this is unacceptable.  I'll read more of the blog. I don't think I could do the captions AT ALL, my mind just doesn't work like that! 

lisleman said...

 thanks for sharing a comment.  Yes the different cultures and just attitudes makes it difficult to determine what is funny or acceptable.

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