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That Man Nib Again

23 November, 2012

Spot the cameo Dabbler getting all bad-boy Bilbo on yo ass? This is a sneak peek of Nib Oswald and his new spoof destined for YouTube. No Kewpie doll for guessing that Gandalf and Legolas may play a part.

I’ll let you know when the real reel is in action. But meanwhile, speaking of spoofery. what say we apply some homophony to film and book titles, giving them a new spin? If Nib is making LORD OF THE WRINGS (a kitchen sink drama where dishpig meets waitress…), then what other titles can we tweak?

WAIL RIDERcontract wrangle about the Sharapoae grunt quota at the Aussie Open
DARK NIGHTtotal eclipse sci-fi
CHAIN AIRTyrolean musical set in the Swqiss Alps

You get the hang. Care to share?

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Text-speak is creeping into Scrabble. Where do you sit?
OBVS I'm fine with it
Entrenched stuff - like LOL and OMG - but no more.
Words With Friends, maybe. Scrabble, no
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