Princess Bride Mad Libs

Now just in case any of you out there reading this have never heard of the game “Mad Libs” I will happily explain it, (those of you who are long time players, please bear with me). Mad Libs is a game in which one person has a paper with a story on it, but a few key words are missing. This is played by one’s self or in a group; in which you fill in the missing words, (there will be a line with the word noun, verb, adverb, name, color, etc) without reading the story. At the end you read out the whole thing, and hilarity ensues!

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Well I came across this the other day and just had to post it. Princess Bride Mad Libs! Almost cooler than The Princess Bride Monopoly game! I wish I could get a whole booklet instead of a single page. I recommend that you get with your friends and fill this out as it is bound to be loads of fun! 😀Screen shot 2012-12-27 at 8.21.30 PM

Here’s one I did with a friend

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Quite A Horror Story: Agatha Christie’s Poirot Hallowe’en Party (2011)

She is…a teller of the tall tales, a boaster, a little liar. So when she claims to have witnessed the murder, nobody believes her. And yet, she is… dead. 

So this was a film done by the BBC based on Agatha Christie’s novel, Hallowe’en Party. I think David Suchet is a perfect Poirot, as he looks just the way I always imagined Poirot to look like. However, something I don’t like about the modern retellings, is that  they tend to change a lot of the plot lines of the novel, and usually not for the better (Third Girl was awful. They didn’t use the best twist from the book). Rarely do I watch the film version before reading the book, which I did here, so I didn’t have the same unpleasantness as seeing them change plot lines that I thought were crucial in the book.

So the film starts out with Poirot’s friend, and mystery writer extraordinaire, Ariadne Oliver helping with a children’s Halloween party. All the kids are playing around, laughing, bobbing for apples, eating candy, etc. A little girl named Joyce starts talking to Oliver, telling her that she once witnessed a murder. Everyone makes fun of her, teasing and insulting her as she tends to always tell “tall tales”. No one believes her.

Later the children are all playing snapdragon, which they make sound so creepy. Instead of playing background music throughout the film, they play the children’s voices chanting the song in unison. It is as creepy as The Crucible scene when the girls are all “possessed”.

After the game is done, they are rounding up the children and discover Joyce missing. She is found drowned in a bucket that was used for bobbing for apples.

Oliver wastes no time at all, but immediately calls in Poirot to solve the case.

Poirot immediately looks into which murders in the town are unsolved, to see which ones have the potential to be the one Joyce saw. Many try to discourage him from doing so, telling him that Joyce was a liar and a storyteller. She did it to feel important and show off. Poirot is firmly decided that whether or not Joyce was telling the truth, someone out there is guilty of murder and thinks Joyce was a witness.

The possibilities of who Joyce might have seen are Mrs. Llewellyn-Smythe, the aunt of Rowena Drake’s late husband, apparently died of a heart attack. Her death is suspicious because of her will, it said that her au pair was to inherit everything over the family. Authorities believe that it was faked by the au pair, Olga Seminoff, who mysteriously disappeared after the forgery was discovered. Other candidates for murder involve Charlotte Benfield, a sixteen-year-old shop assistant found dead of multiple head injuries; Lesley Ferrier, a lawyer’s clerk who was stabbed in the back; and Janet White, a schoolteacher who was strangled.

Which one is the murder Joyce saw? Who committed it? Did Joyce even see a murder occur? Just like The Bad SeedThe Cabinet of Dr. Caligariand The Secret Window, this is one you have to check out for yourself and see where the truth lies.

The only thing I don’t like about this film, is the fact that Poirot disapproves of those who take enjoyment in such a holiday as Halloween. He thinks the macabre is not something you should be so joyous about. Well, I don’t; I love watching horror movies and getting into Halloween. That’s why I did my 31 Tales of Terror and Woe. In fact today marks 11 days left to Halloween! 😀

Here’s today’s scary post. More to come!

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Where Oh Where Can It Be?

Something I notice that happens whenever you need to go somewhere or do something, and am running behind schedule, you manage to lose an important item and have to spend a long time looking for it, an ALWAYS when you really need it. Here is a list I compiled:

1)Keys (They never seem to be around when you really need them. I lose my keys all the time)

2) Your left/right shoe (Always just one of them)

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3) Your socks (I swear the dyer is the gateway to another dimension)

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4) Flashdrive (Especially when there is an important document on it)

5) You homework (Sometimes it grows legs and walks away)

6) Your wallet (Always manages to be put in the wrong place)

7) Your purse (Doesn’t apply to most men)

8) A pen/pencil (They always seem to disappear)

9) Tape

10) Stapler (Always when I write a paper)

11) The card you bought weeks ago for someone (Now you have to buy a new one, and immediately find the old one afterwards)

12) Directions (GPS gets me even more lost)

13) Library Card

14) Change

15) Your cellphone (And as luck has it will usually be on silent or off)

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16) Your hairbrush (I always look around singing this)

17) Your charger (And just as your phone/computer/whatever is dying)

18) Time (You lose so much looking for everything)

Send me a comment about anything you always seem to lose when it is most needed.

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