4:56 PM

Balderdash Makes Me Happy

Ah, Balderdash. My love. My Balderdash.
I really LOVE playing Balderdash. So much that I whenever I play a game, I bring home all the little slips of paper and blog our answers. And you get to play too. Just leave your answer as a comment on this blog and I'll pick the funniest one. Whoever is funniest gets a fun surprise in the mail from me. 
First things first -- the winner from my last Balderdash blog entry, Betsy -  who killed me with her synopsis of the movie, "Hello Down There":
The Story of forbidden love between a fuzzy Norwegian hat and the woman who wears it. Spoiler Alert: The hat dies in the end.
I don't know what it means -- but I know it's funny. And that's all that matters. So Betsy will be getting some cool farting tater tot greeting cards in the mail post haste. 
And now this week's contest
It's a MOVIE and the title is "Ladies Who Do." Our answers: 
1. A small town gets turned upside down when the local hair salon wins a hair styling contest.
2. Ladies clean up the entire world using only garbage bags and gum.
3. A documentary about women entering the work force during World War II.
4. A group of women start a do wop group in the 1920's and make it to #1 on the charts. 
5. A bunch of office cleaning women get rich when they find some hot stock tips in a garbage can.
6. The much more popular sequel to the first film, "Ladies who don't."
7. A small group of women in rural Georgia form an association to rebel against society's "A lady doesn't..." attitude in the 1950's. 
8. The sequel to "Ladies who don't" followed by the third installment "Ladies who don't do diddly squat."
Now it's your turn. Write a brief but hilarious movie synopsis of "Ladies Who Do" and leave it as a comment on this blog. I'll get in touch if you're the winner!
And if you don't want to play, just enjoy this new Shower Art: My Other Car is a Unicorn on Roller Skates. 
6:36 PM

Baldy Balderdash

My favorite game of all time is Balderdash. The gist, if you don't already know, is that someone reads off a word, or a movie title, or a name, or date -- and you have to write a definition or a movie synopsis, or say why that person or date is famous. The challenge is that you want the other people at the table to think your answer is the correct one. My favorite way to play is with stand up comedians who don't care about anyone picking their answer as the correct one -- but instead just care how big of a laugh their answer gets. Doug and I went to The Hounshell's recently -- the home of Meghan Hounshell's parents (one of whom found us our very lovely condo that I am trapped in while recovering from foot surgery). Meghan used to live here and do stand up but she moved to LA to do some kind of tech support (lame) so now we only see her on her rare but normally Balderdash-filled visits. Here's Meghan up close: And here's Meghan on stage. I like to take home all the scraps of paper that we write our answers on and use them for blog contests. Here's how it works. I'll list out all the answers that we came up with for a certain item -- just to inspire you. Then, you write your own answer. The one I think is funniest gets a set of TaterBot Greeting Cards. Ready? OK! This one's a movie. You write the synopsis. Our answers: #1 An employee orientation film created by God, intended to replace the Bible. Unfortunately, it was only released on Betamax so only 19 people have seen it. #2 The story of a man who tragically fell down a well and was taunted by a pack of small children. #3 A giant says hello to everyone in town until he loses his voice. #4 Story of a family living in an underwater house for a month. #5 A single woman is terrorized by the resident who lives in the apartment above her. #6 A documentary about a man who was born with an inverted penis. Your turn. Leave your movie synopsis for "Hello Down There" as a comment and I'll contact you if I think you're hilarious enough to get some TaterBot cards.