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uuaschbaer
Posted: Sunday, November 11, 2012 8:42:11 AM

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Here's a game for us to play.
It's called "Seven lines."
On any subject at all one writes seven lines, of any length really, it doesn't matter, so long as they remain on the topic at hand.
Much like on Just a Minute said person is not permitted to repeat words unless they're entirely common in the language used.
Then he or she proffers a new theme about which to expand (only this word, or the many it contains, may be re-used).
This is to be taken up by the next man or woman.
Unless repetition or deviation can be evidenced, in which case the previous thing is to be written about again.

PAPER
Viking88
Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 10:35:06 PM
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Paper is a remarkably versatile product.
Papers are used to convey news.
Paper cups can be employed for cup-cakes.
Paper bags hold groceries.
Oven proof paper is good when cooking in ovens.
I cut out paper dolls.
Almost every household has rolls of paper.

Elephants.
Shivanand
Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 5:20:38 AM
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Elephants are patchyderms
Elephants have monstrous strength
Elephanta are vegans, though
Elephants are beasts of burden
Elephants are tamed and domesticated
Elephants are mammals
Elephants are considered sacred amongst several tribes.

Geometry Box
jacobusmaximus
Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 6:18:05 AM

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Geometry box with every instrument
Geometry box gets dropped
Geometry box is empty now
Geometry box is trampled on
Instruments won't now fit the Geometry box
A new Geometry box is needed
Geometry Box was not a good subject for me (I would have preferred elephants).

Printing



Viking88
Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 8:08:07 AM
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Printing was invented when ducks refusd to allow their feathers to be plucked for quills,
pencils had yet to be invented so, because with no nibs to use,
a surplus of ink flooded the market.
Much writing was done by monks , one of whom spilt some printing fluid,
and, in cleaning up the mess got some on his hands which led to the invention of Finger printing.
Criminals soon cottoned on to this idea and began printing money.
Some were caught and were press-ganged to the colonies, and they were called the printing press gang.

History.
jacobusmaximus
Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2012 6:58:58 AM

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History is always behind us
Unless of course we are making history
In which case history is fleetingly upon us.
If we are victorious we will write the history
Of our historic actions on the battlefields.
If we lose, the history will be written by others
And we will be history.

Amen.
IMcRout
Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2012 8:16:32 AM
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An amenable word.
It is open to amends and amendments.
Just a small typo makes it into an omen.
The Egyptians revered him as a god of life and reproduction.
They gave him a ram's head.
We can put it into a corner for the deacons.
It can be used to finish, once and for all.

Earl Grey.
Shivanand
Posted: Friday, November 16, 2012 1:18:29 AM
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Earl Grey is a variety of Tea
It is very popular in China
It improves one's reflexes
It is known to be used in hay fever
Its concoction is used as abalm in wounds
Earl Grey tastes good without milk and sugar.
I thought Earl Grey was a Scottish Baron!!!d'oh!
jacobusmaximus
Posted: Friday, November 16, 2012 5:23:08 AM

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And your new theme please, Shiv?
uuaschbaer
Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2012 6:56:29 AM

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I used to have a grey rabbit called Dorian,
My assistant always introduced him with a twirl,
Though wont he was to pee all over the auditorium
We decided to designate him an Earl.
He'd get lost in my top hat.
After which I was to slam it flat.
But once all to emerge was a shrill.

PORTRAIT
FounDit
Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2012 11:03:44 PM

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At one time I sat for a portrait
I had hoped it would be like that of Dorian Grey
Alas, I found ‘twas not so that portrait
Turned out 'twas a manner of printing a page
Landscape or portrait was the choice
I pictured an easel or two
In the end I wound up with a portrait, but discovered it was really of you

CANE
jacobusmaximus
Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2012 7:14:06 AM

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Hand me down my walking cane
Can't go out without my stick
I need my cane cos I'm not able
or am I Able and you are Cane?
I won't walk far without my helper
My third leg helps me on my way
As poetry this is all a bit limp I know but what do you expect from a crook at this time on a Sunday?

PILLOW
Audiendus
Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 8:18:32 AM
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I can't sleep properly without a pillow.
A pillow may be filled with foam rubber or feathers.
Pillow talk makes me yawn.
'Pillow' rhymes with 'willow' and 'armadillo'.
When the dog gets bored, it chews the pillow.
Young children love a pillow fight before they go to bed.
If you can't afford a pillow, rest your head on some rolled-up clothes.

OIL
uuaschbaer
Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 9:11:47 AM

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To the victor the oils!
Was the phrase in Italian supermarkets during the oil drought of 1998.
Fanciful idealists thought they could harvest it from the sky,
While beyond the alchemists' power remained the ability to turn vinegar into the stuff.
"Nec oleo…" the people started,
But the king didn't hear, for he cried:
"My kingdom for a meal!"

ANIMALS
Zoya
Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 10:05:59 AM
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Sorry...I am new here; but this game reminded me of a joke..may be not the proper forum to share it...well, here it goes....more than required seven lines, but lots of laughter!!

Essay on an Indian Animal - The Indian Cow:


You'll forget English by the time you finish reading this. This is a true essay written by a Bihari candidate at the UPSC (IAS) Examinations.[I doubt it - as it happens with many other communities in the world, in India, Bihari's and Sardarji's take the brunt - being butt of all jokes.]


Indian Cow - An Animal & Mammal.

HE IS THE COW. "The cow is a successful animal. Also he is 4 footed, And because he is female, he give milks, [but will do so when he is got child]. He is same like God, sacred to Hindus and useful to man. But he has got four legs together. Two are forward and two are afterwards. His whole body can be utilized for use. More so the milk. Milk comes from 4 taps attached to his basement. [Horses don't have any such attachment]

What can it do? Various ghee, butter, cream, curd, why and the condensed milk and so forth. Also he is useful to cobbler, waterman's and mankind generally. His motion is slow only because he is of lazy species, Also his other motion.. gober is much useful to trees, plants as well as for making flat cakes [like Pizza], in hand and drying in the sun.

Cow is the only animal that extricates his feeding after eating. Then afterwards she chews with his teeth that are situated in the inside of the mouth. He is incessantly in the meadows in the grass. His only attacking and defending organ is the horns, especially so when he is got child. This is done by knowing his head whereby he causes the weapons to be paralleled to the ground of the earth and instantly proceed with great velocity forwards. He has got tails also, situated in the backyard, but not like similar animals. It has hairs on the other end of the other side. This is done to frighten away the files which alight on his cohesive body hereupon he gives hit with it.

The palms of his feet are soft unto the touch. So the grasses head is not crushed. At night time have poses by looking down on the ground and he shouts. His eyes and nose are like his other relatives. This is the cow......

We are informed that the candidate passed the exam, and is now an IAS, is Bihar in somewhere..[Sorry somewhere in Bihar]


Kerry.P
Posted: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 7:34:40 PM
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(I too am not sure of the rules, and as Zoya didn't offer another theme, I've picked up on 'animals'.)

Animals are loved, mistreated, revered, used for testing, fired into outer space, studied and eaten.

Animals serve us; on farms, in laboratories, by carrying our loads, protecting us, providing clothing, polinating our plants and by being our eyes and ears.

Animals can be kept as pets. "Keeping" suggests captive, but when applied to a pet there is an accord between animal and human that transcends capture and moves closer to companionship.

If we listen, our pets can teach us values that seem obvious, but many of us don't apprciate these until our pets demonstrate them.

We love to attribute human behavious to animals, as evinced in the plethora of YouTube posts, but anthropomorphism can mislead us in the way we treat animals.

I'm not the first to ask - Animals can do without us, but can we do without animals?

Animals and humans co-exist holistically.

THE WEATHER
gradyone
Posted: Monday, April 8, 2013 2:56:20 AM

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Watch the cows to know the weather.
What are weather forecasters called? Liars.
You say the weather makes your joints ache? Buy better weed.
If you don't like the weather in Chicago, wait a minute.
I wonder whether Arizona's weather is better in New Mexico?
In summer Texas weather is known as blast furnace.
Her skin was as supple as a weathered barn.

DANCE
Absurdicuss
Posted: Monday, April 8, 2013 7:20:17 AM
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Dance rhymes with prance and they're very similar.

Prancer may have been a dancer but who really cares to know.

He managed to keep the two separate long enough to help get the presents delivered and that's the important point here.

But dancers do tend to prance a bit, even when standing in the checkout line.

A kid in our neighborhood was always prancing about like a girl so we beat him up because we wanted to rehabilitate him.

We didn't know that he would go on to become an accomplished dancer.

But not all prancers become dancers and that's probably important to somebody, but I can't imagine who.


THORNS
Audiendus
Posted: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 10:53:39 AM
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Thorns are also called prickles or spines.
A rose by any other name would still have thorns.
Unruly children are thorns in their parents' flesh.
Christ wore a crown of thorns.
"Thorns" rhymes with "horns", which can also be sharp.
Beware of thorns when you are gardening.
These characters are thorns: Þ þ

SHORE
Absurdicuss
Posted: Friday, December 13, 2013 4:13:34 PM
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I'm not sure, can you tell me, the way to the shore?
On my way there to shore up raw nerves, be assured, my aim is to unwind for a day at the shore.
You know, sand can be a real beach at the shore.
The shore is a place where the land is no more, sundered by waves from Chile' to Timor.
In the body of myth and legends of yore dwells a sodden lake wench who never crosses the shore.
It is a boundary this shore.
Where water meets land, I ain't got no more.


NEEDLE


Audiendus
Posted: Wednesday, January 1, 2014 7:30:40 PM
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Don't let life's frustrations needle you.
The word "acute" is derived from the Latin word for needle (acus).
Knitting needles come in various sizes.
Aircraft pilots must carefully watch the needles on the dials.
The Christmas tree was beginning to shed its needles.
Searching for another Earth-like planet is like looking for a needle in a haystack.
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for an elephant to play Auld Lang Syne on the harmonica.

STORM
IMcRout
Posted: Thursday, January 2, 2014 10:08:53 AM
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Emil Nolde, Autumn Sea VII
(sorry, I had to make it this size to manage restricting myself to those seven lines.) Think



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Thunder and lightning! Isn't it interesting what havoc a simple atmospheric disturbance can cause?
I have heard of solar, tropical, sand, hail, snow, fire storms, even ice storms like the one our Canadian and Northern US friends suffered from;
Even teacups are said to be involved;
In literature and the arts they symbolize (among others) the inner and outer struggles of (wo)mankind;
"When you walk through a storm, hold your head up high" (R&H, 1945)
Storm-and-stress period - a poor attempt at translating the German literary period of Sturm und Drang;
Into this house we're born, Into this world we're thrown. (The Doors, Riders on the Storm)

ASSOCIATION
Audiendus
Posted: Saturday, January 4, 2014 3:39:25 PM
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In a democratic country, people have the right to belong to a peaceful political association.
ABTA stands for the Association of British Travel Agents.
The word "soccer" is derived from "Association Football".
The association of snow with Christmas goes back to the novels of Dickens.
Any association with prostitutes can ruin a politician's career.
Guilt by association is an unjustified concept.
There is a strong association between the terms "Wise Men" and "Kings" in the Nativity story.

MEADOW
gradyone
Posted: Saturday, January 4, 2014 9:23:03 PM

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Quiet, sunlit, fragrant meadows are much on my mind.
We hiked to this mountain meadow unhurried and close.
A meadow in the Sangre de Cristos was yellow in October light.
A year ago this meadow was a firebreak.
Now the meadow smells of lupins and hemlock.
Remember that meadow in the Cascades rimmed by larch trees?
Her breathing was quiet as a fawn in meadow grass.

WINTER
Absurdicuss
Posted: Monday, January 6, 2014 10:52:00 PM
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The lion in winter has very few springs.
In winter hearty soups and roaring fires bring folks together and warms their souls.
The winter solstice is the beginning of the end of long nights.
Winter snows reflect the silver gleam of moonlight like a dreamland at evening.
We ski down winter slopes and across summer lakes.
There is the hushed and peaceful rustle of falling winter snow.
We met that fall and warmed each other all the way through winter.

Peace



Audiendus
Posted: Wednesday, January 8, 2014 8:41:47 AM
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By the beginning of 1945, most people were yearning for peace.
The dove is a bird traditionally associated with peace.
Many recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize do not deserve it.
The peace of a summer afternoon in the countryside is often disturbed by the noise of agricultural machinery.
Unruly children give their parents no peace.
There is an old saying that if you want peace, you should prepare for war.
Give peace a chance!

GALLERY
Absurdicuss
Posted: Friday, January 10, 2014 11:15:10 PM
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A gallery of pictures
A gallery of souls
A gallery of wasted years and nothing to be told.
A gallery of hopeful winners lost their bets and wandered home.
Gathered in medieval galleries kings then used to bowl.
From the gallery of the Grand Pooh bah bards wove sordid tales, I'm told.
In the gallery of your thoughts and dreams you're the only one you really know.



BIG FISH
BlackPeacock
Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 6:35:35 AM

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A whale is big but it isn't a big fish.
A big fish story would be catching a whale with a worm.
I fish for big fish but I never caught a whale.
A whale of a story would be to catch a big fish bigger than a whale.
Big fish eat little fish
And they make a good big fish dish
But there isn't a bigger fish dish than a big fish whale dish.

Feathers
Absurdicuss
Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2014 10:01:06 PM
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BRAVO Black Peacock...a whale of a big fish story

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Kerry.P
Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2014 11:37:21 PM
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Some dinosaurs were apparently covered in feathers.
To help keep themselves dry, ducks use oil on their feathers.
My eiderdown is cosy because it’s stuffed with feathers.
Painters create marble effects by applying paint with feathers.
A common comparative phrase is “as light as a feather”.
You can tease a sleeper awake by adroitly using a feather.
The answer to the question “What flocks together?” is of course “Birds of a feather”.

WAX
Audiendus
Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 4:59:02 PM
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Young children like to draw with wax crayons.
Sealing-wax is usually red.
Some wax models of famous people are very realistic.
Wax has a low melting point.
The dripping wax from candles can be a nuisance.
Our fortunes wax and wane like the moon.
Poets wax lyrical about the glories of nature.

PLASTIC
Absurdicuss
Posted: Monday, February 3, 2014 1:07:29 AM
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Plastic explosives are useful for military and industrial applications.
Plastic debris floating around in the world's oceans poses a serious danger to bird and marine life.
Plastic has revolutionized packaging.
Plastic has been used to manufacture and automobile engine.
Plastic can be engineered for thousands of uses from thin film to rigid structures.
Plastic can also be lighter and stronger than some steel.
Plastic people are fake though some of them don't even know it.


TREES
Audiendus
Posted: Monday, February 3, 2014 1:35:35 PM
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Trees are tall and give us welcome shade;
Trees are vital to the timber trade.
Trees are ecologically good;
Trees provide a varied range of wood.
Some old trees pre-date the time of Caesar;
To gauge their age precisely is a teaser.
Deforestation, quickly-spread disease, and climate change are major threats to trees.

VILLAGE
Absurdicuss
Posted: Monday, February 3, 2014 6:21:56 PM
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A masterful seven layered Tree..tment Audi



A village is a place in town where everyone can go.
In the village square you lingered there awaiting one you know.
A village can be a friendly place to live and raise your children.
It's the people of the village that can make your life worthwhile, not the buildings.
Nevertheless in village rooms some memories are chilling.
In a village by the sea you can see the sea there from the shore
It's a fishing village that sells fresh fish at the local fresh fish store.



LIVER...This is the kind of foolishness we get when I ask my wife for suggestions : )
Briton
Posted: Monday, February 3, 2014 7:45:43 PM
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Atop a building in Liverpool
Two Liver birds reside.
They don't have livers, they're made of stone!
Poor chickens have their livers fried,
Lambs' livers fried or stewed.
My liver's got quite pickled,
By the liver beer I brewed. Sick


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