It’s the summer of 2006. I’m lying belly down on my friend Mitchell’s bedroom carpet. Twelve and cellphone-less, we spent most afternoons long boarding, watching Rob & Big and drinking Arizona Iced Teas from Bob’s Family Market, but that day we stumbled on a relic of the times: a Mad Libs book that had seen nary a scribble. Untouched and untainted by our pre-teen minds, we couldn’t think of a better use for our time.
For the uninitiated, Mad Libs are small, silly stories with some key descriptors (adjectives, verbs, nouns) removed. You, as both the reader and writer, are responsible for filling in the missing words to complete the story.
FIG 1. FUN WITH FRIENDS
For example: A typical Mad Lib may ask you for an adjective and you may write in "handsome". The result would look something like this:
"The handsome dog ran after the mailman." It’s funny because normally, you’d expect something like "shaggy" or "Maltese" to describe the dog, but instead you called the dog handsome!
FIG 2. HUBBA HUBBA
Mitchell and I spent hours filling in that book of Mad Libs, laughing with every unlikely adjective and outlandish noun. It’s these memories that made me want to craft my own, so you, reader, can share that same feeling we did.
Take a moment and fill in the descriptors below. Hit submit when you’re done (make sure to fill out every field) and share with your friends!