The Official Writing Challenge
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04/19/07
Loved my morning laugh! Terrific job, and oh....so true! tee hee. Jo
04/19/07
Real good article, you found the elements of truth to bend and work with in just the right way.
04/19/07
It's the voice - perfect from the title to the last line. Just perfect. Loved every paragraph.
04/19/07
LOL very funny take on the changes through time!
04/19/07
There are so many priceless lines in this one. But this one almost rolled me off my seat: "If I’d come home with an earring in my ear, I’d not only had a hole in my ear, there’d be a hole dug out back with my name on it." Super writing.
This was so much fun, and oh, how I can relate. I loved the last line, especially. This pricelss piece looks like a winner to me.
04/20/07
I have tears forming I'm laughing so hard. Your commentary is enlightening and hysterical. As a mom of a preschooler the bit about the number flashing on the screen being about pizza ready, love it. The speech therapy line is funny. This is fresh, funny, and fantastic.
04/20/07
A brilliant commentary on the social ills of a politically correct age too concerned with appearances to deal with the harsh realities. I wish I had something negative to say, as you seem to have the fortitude to hear it, but you leave me speechless. Bravo.
04/20/07
Funny!
04/20/07
& I liked the voice!
04/21/07
This is good. Very funny, with the right dose of reality. Amazing how values have changed (degenerated?). I liked the part about having to be in special class for two years to learn proper speech; now kids've tongue studs that hamper their speech. Altogether well said. It calls for reflection even as we laugh. Well done.
04/21/07
This is too true, and very funny. How did any of us survive? The beginning started a little too "Rodney Dangerfield-ish" for me, but once I got past the first couple of paragraphs I was with you all the way. Nicely written.
A really great humorous entry! My favorite description was the number flashed on the church screen that could be for a pizza ready!
04/23/07
I thought it was perfect, and then I read it again and found it better than that. A much needed laugh and smile. Thanks. God bless.
This had me AND my husband laughing out loud! Touche!
I loved this! The voice was great and really pulled this reader in. It's a winner in me books.

Trina<><
P.S. The title drew me in.
04/25/07
Torrentially funny! I like the article's flow from the days of past to the days of present with a zinger punchline at the end which really brought the message up to date.
04/25/07
I might have found this humorous if it weren't so PITIFULLY true; and the truth hurts. However, I loved the play on words in the title. Kudos!
04/26/07
Great funny writing!! Congrats on your win!! Good work:)
Hilarious monologue - thanks for the laughs - something I could really use today.
Congratulations on your well-deserved win!
04/27/07
I loved your title! As I "age" I can feel some of these same sentiments creeping up in me! Nice job! A well-deserved commendation and EC spot! Blessings, Cheri