One of the more interesting books I read this year is Smith Magazine's Not Quite What I was Planning. The magazine asked people to submit a six word memoir and collected some of the best in a book. These memoirs demonstrate just how powerful six well chosen words can be.
A small sample:
"I still make coffee for two."
"Found true love, married someone else"
"Adopted? Are you fucking shitting me?"
"Brought it to a boil, often" (Mario Batali)
"Well, I thought it was funny." (Stephen Colbert)
About every 10 days or so, I post five questions over at uber Leaf blog Pension Plan Puppets. This week, I asked the readers at PPP to sum up their relationship with the Leafs in six words or less.
As usual, they rose to the challenge with some fantastic responses, here's a sample:
Whole-hearted, long-suffering love and devotion - Karina
I was saved by the Barilkosphere - Archimedes
One Day They’ll Love Me Back - PPP
Because easy love is for suckers - Jaredfromlondon
Vengeance will be ours to savour - Blindfolded Tank Driver
Leaf junkie, no hope of recovery - Blurr1974
Value the journey, not the destination - floridaLEAF
Old team moved, stunk, hello Toronto - Chemmy
One Cup please, in my lifetime - Sergei Puckizin
I’d rather stay in Saturday night - Leaf in Habland
Pure, undying loyalty. Or a disease - Leaf Fan Stuck in Ottawa
You had me at Bill Berg - Godd Till
No recent Cups, one coming soon - Aschendancy
From Sittler to Sundin, still waiting
Would love to hear yours...
Wednesday, July 22, 2009