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Thursday, October 26, 2006

Brevity is the soul of wit - it takes one to know one!

Slashdot linked to an article from Wired on Very Short Stories.

The premise is simple, various authors and other famous figures were asked to write stories of a length of exactly 6 words.

Some of them are pretty clever.

For example:

"Epitaph: Foolish humans, never escaped Earth" - Vernor Vinge

"Kirby had never eaten toes before" - Kevin Smith

"The baby's blood type? Human, mostly" - Orson Scott Card

Anyway, here are some I think were left out:

"Somebody set us up, the bomb!" - (bad translation)

"Author: Paid by the word? Doh!" - me

"A bad vocabulary is very... bad" - me

"Gilligan: Three Hour Tour? Yeah right!" - me

Yes, the quote at the top (adapted from the Simpsons) is actually a story, and its sequel.*

Does anyone know of any other stories that should have been included?

* Yes, I know that the actual exchange between Lisa and Homer has a different line from Lisa that prompts Homer to reply, "it takes one to know one", but what Lisa actually says is along the same lines. (or close lines)