We are now down to just two teams on the ninth week of Spookymilk’s WGOM writer’s challenge, and this just happened to be another team challenge. The Winner Group took it head-on. The challenge? Give a six-word evaluation for each of the following:
- Noah’s Ark
- The Bubonic Plague
- The first time you had sex
- Being in the womb
- Charles II of Spain
- Don Corleone
- Music City Miracle
- Jack the Ripper
- Shawn Michaels kicking Marty Jannetty through the Barber Shop window
- Larry the Cable Guy
- Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
- Ned Flanders
- Peter Cook as The Impressive Clergyman in The Princess Bride
- The Decision, starring LeBron James
- The guy who opens the fan mail delivered to a porn star
- Christians vs. Lions
- Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet
Sadly, a second place finish (results), means someone on The Winner Group walks the plank. We took only 8 of the 19 points. These are our winning team evaluations that were mine:
|3. The first time you had sex|
|sometime in the near future, hopefully|
Tried to go the unexpected route with this one.
|9. Jack the Ripper|
|I see you’ve met my mailman.|
We had some real issues trying to get something that we liked for this one. After stepping back and trying to take it a different direction, this one caught on pretty well. And no, my mail delivery person does NOT shred our mail.
|18. Christians vs. Lions|
|First-year team still beats Detroit|
Apparently a new NFL team, unbelieveably named “Christians”, can still beat the Detroit Lions. I like one of my other answer better, actually: Bale and Slater bet against Detroit
The following were also my answers, but were not picked by the judges:
|1. Noah’s Ark|
|Indiana Jones: “Oh CRAP, wrong one!”|
After waffling on this one a bit, I started to take off on “ark” by first blaming a bad screenplay by George Lucas, but it was easier to just focus on Indy directly.
|5. Being in the womb|
|Rhotacistic announcement of Arvid Being’s arrival|
Eric B.B. brought up the term “rhotocism” for a later one, but I thought it worked well here for “room” instead of “womb”.
|7. Don Corleone|
|lead guitarist of Kings of Corleone|
I’m not a big mob movie fan, but since the Kings of Leon have been in the news here in St. Louis, I picked up the “leon” in “Corleone” and made that correlation.
|12. Israel Kamakawiwo’ole|
|Iz takes on Oz, big-time|
Being a soundtrack fan, of course I knew of “Iz” version of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”, and Iz and Oz needed to both be included together, as did “big” if you’ve ever seen pictures of the late, great singer.
|14. Peter Cook as The Impressive Clergyman in The Princess Bride|
|Nope. Michael Palin as Caesar, FTW|
Sure, Peter Cook was a bit funny speaking with a lisp, but he can’t touch Palin’s Caesar in The Life of Brian. “Stwike him, Centuwian, vewy woughly!”
|19. Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet|
|worst in role? Surprise! Ben Affleck|
Yes, Ben Affleck’s character was somehow given the role of Mercutio in Shakespeare in Love.
I’m not too upset with our answers, overall. I’m not looking forward to losing a teammate, though.