Monday, February 16, 2015

2015 STAGE: Comedy: Make-Thinkerer-break-up challenge. You can write something so funny Thinkerer can't read it

"Make Thinkerer break up" challenge.  
You can write a thing so funny Thinkerer can't read it
Or can you?  You can try.  And maybe do it.  Write (or find) a short narrative that tells of a funny situation.  Put it on a note card, bring it to Lauren's show. Thinkerer will read it as part of the comedy show.  If Thinkerer can't read it for laughing, you win. No prize, but you get kudos as one of the top comedy writers in Second Life.  

Lauren's Place

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  • Come to enjoy the comedy.
  • Come to perform (and later show your friends the video).
  • Come to hear Thinkerer try to read your funny narrative without breaking up.
  • Or take the stage and read your own material.
  • If you can read it without breaking up.
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  • No fancy rules
  • Write (or find) a short narrative that tells of a funny situation
  • About 5 minutes in length
  • Bring the notecard to Lauren's show.
  • Tell Lauren you have a notecard for the Thinkerer Challenge.  
  • Lauren will call on Thinkerer at some time in the show.
  • You will give the notecard to Thinkerer.  
  • Thinkerer will give it a cold read.  
  • If Thinkerer has to stop to laugh in the middle of the read,
  • You have won the challenge.  
  • No prize (Not yet.  Maybe later)  
  • But your feat will be reported in this blog.  
  • Along with your winning narrative (if you permit)

Sample of a narrative that might win the challenge. 

This is a letter from a Grandma to her granddaughter. Grandma is eighty-six years old and still drives her own car. She writes:

Dear Granddaughter,

The other day I went up to our local Christian book store and saw a "Honk if you love Jesus" bumper sticker. I was feeling particularly good that day because I had just come from a thrilling choir performance, followed by a thunderous prayer meeting. So, I bought the sticker and put it on my bumper. Oh, am I glad I did.  what an uplifting experience that followed!

I was stopped at a red light at a busy intersection, just lost in thought about the Lord and how good He is, and I didn't notice that the light had changed. It is a good thing someone else loves Jesus because if he hadn't honked, I'd never have noticed.

I found that lots of people love Jesus! While I was sitting there, the man behind started honking like crazy, and then he leaned out of his window and screamed,"For the love of God! Go! Go! Go! Jesus Christ, GO!" What an exuberant cheerleader he was for Jesus!

Everyone started honking! I just leaned out my window and started waving and smiling at all those loving people. I even honked my horn a few times to share in the love! There must have been a man from Florida back there because I heard him yelling something about a sunny beach.

I saw another man waving in a funny way with only his middle finger stuck up in the air. I asked Joey, your 15 year old cousin, in the back seat what that meant. He said, "It is probably an Australian good luck sign or something". Well, I have never met anyone from Australia, so I leaned out the window and gave him the good luck sign right back! Joey burst out laughing. Why even he was enjoying this religious experience!!

A couple of the people were so caught up in the joy of the moment that they got out of their cars and started walking towards me. I bet they wanted to pray or ask what church I attended, but this is when I noticed the light had changed. So, I waved at all my brothers and sisters grinning, and drove on through the intersection. I noticed that I was the only car that got through the intersection before the light changed again and felt kind of sad that I had to leave them after all the love we had shared. So I slowed the car down, leaned out the window and gave them all the Australian good luck sign one last time as I drove away.

Praise the Lord for such wonderful folks!!

Love, 
Grandma


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