Today's Runner-Up is just plain super-sweet. Want. So. Badly.

Throwing out the No-Prize today to the following:

Beige Coach very good condition - $10 (Normal Heights)

Cinderella--A 21st-Century Fairy Tale

Once upon a Friday afternoon, there was a UCSD sophomore whose hippie parents had named her "Cinderella" in a fit of poor judgment. She was always relieved that her brother Rumplestiltskin had gotten a worse deal than her, but she still asked all her friends to call her Cindy, which they did. Except for when they got too drunken on Gatorade and Grey Goose, then everybody called her Cinderella in front of cute boys and she got all embarrassed and turned the most magnificent shade of red.

One day, Cindy was sitting at home in her apartment and her Fairy Godmother (Florence) appeared. Cindy was surpised to see Florence because, since Florence had released her from a life of cruel servitude at the hands of her anachronistically seventeenth-century stepmother (who was wicked nasty in all aspects), Cindy had lived a fairly trouble-free life. She had begun living as a vegetarian and was running three miles a day. Why Florence should appear un-summoned was a mystery.

"Hi, Cindy" said Florence.

"Um, hi" Cindy replied. "What's up?"

"Oh, not much" said Florence. "Just popping in to see if you'd be interested in this beige coach I've got kicking around. It's in very good condition."

"Not really, I've still got the coach from last time and it's costing me a fortune in parking tickets. Did you know there's an ordinance against horse drawn carriages in on public streets?"

"Oh." Florence seemed defeated. "Are you sure? It's good and strong, also very confortable (sic) if you're into that sort of thing."

"Strong how? Strong like Wild Turkey or strong like a caber tosser?"

"It's just strong. Take that how you want to."

"Well, where am I supposed to put it?"

"Oh! It's non-invasive!" Florence chirped, elated at the chance to use the beige coach's other, even more cryptic selling point.

"Mmmmm....I don't think so" Cindy said. "It's kind of shoddy and old."

"Just buy a throw!"

"To throw it away?"


"It's a palindrome."

"No it's not!"

"Oh. The other thing then, a pun."

More like this:


CuddleFish Oct. 2, 2009 @ 1:55 p.m.

LOLOLOL What would I do without you, Sir Pike????

By the way, I think a beige coach would be the perfect thing for Cinderella. ;)


JBaloney Oct. 2, 2009 @ 3:07 p.m.

Not sure I get this blog entry at all. But notloB is not a palindrome - it's just Bolton spelled backwards. 'Yreka Bakery' is a palindrome. 'Anita lava la tina' is a Spanish language palindrome.

Or was I not supposed to get it?


magicsfive Oct. 2, 2009 @ 4:02 p.m.

isn't a palindrome a word spelled the same backward and RACECAR?


magicsfive Oct. 2, 2009 @ 4:03 p.m.

oh oops sorry i didn't even notice the comment above me. i should pay better attention. yikes! xoxo


nan shartel Oct. 2, 2009 @ 4:52 p.m.

it may not be a Palindrome...but it is a fun blog


SDaniels Oct. 2, 2009 @ 6:02 p.m.

"Oh! It's non-invasive!" Florence chirped."



CuddleFish Oct. 2, 2009 @ 6:11 p.m.

And thank God that it is non-invasive!!!!


antigeekess Oct. 2, 2009 @ 6:15 p.m.

Both his title dialogue are correct. Bolton/notloB is, throw/throw isn't.

This one is the most fun yet, Pikey. Nothing like a good ole effed-up snarky fairy tale. One of my favorite literary forms.



SDaniels Oct. 2, 2009 @ 7:03 p.m.

Runner up: "no leaks, no rust. COMPLETE AND READY TO GO."


and it's mean insect green! I want it too!

Would call it "The Praying Mantis." SD tools about town on her Praying Mantis! Yes, I think so!


SDaniels Oct. 2, 2009 @ 7:05 p.m.

"Both his title dialogue are correct. Bolton/notloB is, throw/throw isn't."

Even more importantly, what did y'all think of Todd Solandz's Palindromes?


SDaniels Oct. 2, 2009 @ 7:06 p.m.

Forgot to ask, how much is that bike, Pike?


antigeekess Oct. 2, 2009 @ 7:11 p.m.

"Forgot to ask, how much is that bike, Pike?"

$450. It's in the ad title.


SDaniels Oct. 2, 2009 @ 7:13 p.m.

"49CC - $450"

Oops, thanks-- something dyslexic/sleep deprivation-related happened here, and thought it was part of the model #.


antigeekess Oct. 3, 2009 @ 12:34 a.m.

I had, like, TOTALLY forgotten that the parrot sketch ended that way!

However, I use "all shagged out after a long squawk" all the time.



SDaniels Oct. 3, 2009 @ 12:42 a.m.

Gawd, I had really no excuse for not remembering that. My cousins have been chattering Pythonish around me since I was a babe in arms! Among their faves: Parrot skit and the Lumberjack Song.

Mine? Tennis, Anyone? and Ministry of Silly Walks


PistolPete Oct. 3, 2009 @ 12:49 a.m.

Iiiiiiiiiii'm a lumberjack and I'm ok...I sleep all night and I work all day.


SDaniels Oct. 3, 2009 @ 12:56 a.m.

or in some cases...I work all night, and I sleep all day...;)


PistolPete Oct. 3, 2009 @ 12:58 a.m.

Sleep is like sex. I don't get it very often but when I do....


CuddleFish Oct. 3, 2009 @ 1:03 a.m.

Oh Lord, I've lived my whole life without seeing that video, and I could have gone the rest of my life without seeing it, too!


FullFlavorPike Oct. 3, 2009 @ 4:05 p.m.

Shucks, Fish, really? No Python? No Fish Slapping Dance? Your "hovercraft is never full of eels?" Nothing? No Upper Class Twit of the Year Awards and you never want to play tennis against a blanc mange because everyone left on Earth has been turned to a Scotsman?


Not even the Holy Grail?

Veeeeeery suspicious...


PistolPete Oct. 3, 2009 @ 4:09 p.m.

Wink wink!!! Nudge nudge!!! Say what ya mean!


daffodiljones Oct. 3, 2009 @ 4:44 p.m.

A plan so clever you could put at tail on it and call it a weasel!


FullFlavorPike Oct. 4, 2009 @ 1:34 a.m.

Oh boy, Blackadder references, too! It's British humour heaven.


SDaniels Oct. 4, 2009 @ 2:10 a.m.

"A plan so clever you could put at tail on it and call it a weasel!"

I shall begin using this one immediately. Time to revisit some Python, perhaps? Usually, this material needs to be mixed with a little alcohol, but not drinking right now.


SDaniels Oct. 4, 2009 @ 2:11 a.m.

PS: Pike, are you a fan of Lynch? Eraserhead? I can quote that one at length, as well as John Waters films.


FullFlavorPike Oct. 4, 2009 @ 2:41 a.m.

Not a fan, but only by way of omission. Prolly would be if given the two hours to sit and watch a film!

PS: "Baldric, you wouldn't know a cunning plan if it painted itself purple and danced naked on the table singing, 'cunning plans are here again.'"


snarfhund Oct. 5, 2009 @ 1:36 p.m.

Dear Enemy, may the lord hate you and all your kind, may you turn orange in hue, and may your head fall off at an awkward moment...


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