Sunday, July 10, 2011
My Life in Mad Libs
sometimes I imagine that we all live our lives in the context of a mad lib story... where your preset mad lib is a result of a roulette, and after the ball lands - no matter what choices you make in the allotted noun, verb, adjective, or expletive space - the ending is the same for you and every other person who also happened to get the same mad lib... the only thing making your life different from theirs being that you've chosen a different set of words to complete your story. and the specific people you meet you do because at certain somewhat similar or convergent points in their mad lib, they just so happened to choose the same word as you. yet through it all, we derive amusement from the uncanny (and often absurd) choices we ourselves and others make, all for the simple pleasure of - at the end of the day - sharing our mad libs with each other.