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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Saturday Centus

So this week we're supposed to offer a review of one of last week's entries [link fixed]. As is my wont, I shall cheat.

Mr. Shakspur's new play, Pimplius and Dimwittica, is precisely the kind of farce that the Queen (God Save the Queen!) has sought to eliminate from her Royal Stage. Mr. Shakspur's thinking is beyond our guess; his characters are dolts, his plot idiotic, and his tiresome iambic dodecameter only reminds one of his cross-town rival. He is even rumored to have cast live women. Pimplius's ending, wherein all onstage die in a pie-fight using poisoned pies, even steals from his rival's famous "Prince of Denmark" tragedy. Pimplius and Dimwittica: 'Tis crap.

(Playing at the Oblate-Spheroid Theatre. All seats discounted.)


Jaquandor said...

Yes, I'm ducking the thought of "reviewing" everyone else's work! I tend to like the installments of others a lot, and reviewing them would just feel like posting my own comments from their tales here, and what would be the point of that? And I didn't want to feel like I was singling anyone out, either. So I decided to keep things fictional.

(And as a fan of goofy slapstick, the idea of an Elizabethan play ending with a pie fight tickles my fancy, so I was glad to get to use this fictional review as a way of fleshing out my entry from last week!)

Porky said...

Bravo! Anyone who yelled 'encore' got one.

I think this is the route to take. I'd be uncomfortable any other way too. I can't even bring myself to review my own though, so I'll be sitting this week out, and throwing rotten cabbages onto the stage maybe.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Loved it! I'm glad to be in such crappy, shameful company.

Nonna Beach said...

LOL...Great review ! You always get me with a full blown belly laugh. Very clever, brave writer, reviewing your own work !

Sue said...


hoist on your own petard (albeit undeservedly)


jfb57 said...

A great cheerful stop along this week's difficult prompt! Well done!

Anna said...

What fun! But, somebody's gotta do it!
I myself am behind as far as posting SC-texts is concerned. So I am combining weeks 48, 49 & 50 in this "Shake-up"-post.
Best wishes,
Anna's SC-48-49-50

Jenny said...

You are so awesome.

Love this self-review, and your sense of humor.

The thing I am finding mose fascinating about this weeks challenge is reading through someone elses filter. It's really interesting to re-read previous words like that.

Thanks for a wonderful link!

Hope your Easter is filled with fun and lots of devilled eggs.