Odds and Ends
The Little Things
11 9, 7:18am
' I can almost see that now. Maybe it should be even a rule, that an athlete after winning a competition must be able to say five quotes from some author that is not told beforehand. Failing that would disqualify the athlete. :D
I could already see, how much more sophisticated the athletes would be and not just egoistic idiots pumped full of steroids, quoting Mark Twain five times with sweat running from head before getting medal.
-"Congratulations, you made a world record in spear throwing. Or you will after 5 quotes from... *picking an author randomly from the box*... Edgar Allan Poe!"
-Erm.. *panting* let's see... 1. "All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream". 2. "The scariest monsters are the ones that lurk within our soul". 3. "I became insane with long intervals of horrible sanity". 4. "Words have no power to impress the mind without exquisite horror of their reality". 5. "To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering".
*Buzzer scream* -"Sorry, the last one was from Friedrich Nietzsche, not from Edgar Allan Poe. No gold medal. Better luck next time."
That would be awesome. :XD: