Saturday, October 9, 2010

Saturday Centus, Campaign Platform

Jenny Matlock

Thanks to Jenny Matlock, we have a fun writing option each week. Jenny offers a prompt every Saturday. The task is to include the prompt in a piece that does not exceed 100 words (not including the prompt). This week's prompt is bolded below. Enjoy, and have a peaceful weekend!

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In closing, my friends, I will do everything within my power to bring about peace and harmony. My plan for ridding the universe of evil requires just one simple tool: a hammer.

If I had a hammer, my friends, I’d hammer at the meanies.
I’d hammer at their kneezies, and
All over their hands.
I’d hammer at their noses,
I’d hammer at their toes-es.
I’d hammer at their groins,
I’d hammer ‘til they're knowin'
That it’s about love between my brothers and my sisters
a-a-all over this la-a-a-and.
Ooh ooh ooh ooh.

Vote for me. I'm about to buy a hammer.

40 comments:

  1. Oops. Make that Pete Seeger. I started second guessing myself and checked...

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  2. Leave it to you to put a twist on it!
    good one Robyn...

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  3. LOL, I liked it. Way to change the song with a topical twist.

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  4. My 1st visit I take it you like chocolate loved your take so much

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  5. Of course, this prompt is from a song! Great take!
    Best wishes,
    Anna

    Anna's SC Week 23

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  6. Good one, an uplifting take on that hammer!

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  7. Be careful with hammers, as it can mean the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor.

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  8. Pete Seeger and Lee Hayes would laugh their butts off as loud as I did! Fabulous!

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  9. I should teach this song to my first graders.

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  10. Oh I love me some Pete Segerish ballading.

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  11. Robyn, very creative. Get a good hammer.

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  12. Sue, thanks. I really had no idea who sang this. Thanks for the research. :0)

    Pat, you mean this isn't what Seeger had in mind? Thanks, friend. xo

    Viki, thanks. I never quite 'got' the actual song. This one, I get. ;-}

    Tracy, welcome! Thanks so much. PS Yeah, I kinda like chocolate. xo

    Thanks Anna! Best wishes to you too. (-=

    Bookie, thanks, and I appreciate the visit. xo

    Oilfield, that's very wise advice. Thanks for the input! (Who wants to stop at a mere misdeamenor?) ;->

    PJ, I sure hope so. I'd prefer that to being struck by lightening or a hammer. xo

    Cheeseboy, I'd love to see that vlog! I think they'd like it, especially the kneezies and toes-es parts. ;0)

    Cheryl, thank you. Me too, I'm learning. Thanks for coming by. xo

    Terra, I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks. <-:

    Ivana, thank you, new friend. xo

    Chuck, I will. It's gotta be real sturdy. ;-]

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  13. I'll buy you a hammer if you can start with the tea party.

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  14. You're too funny. I was humming that song in my head while I was reading your poem.
    Funny thing, I told my hubs I only have two takes on this prompt. One is the song and other was the story about mom. Good thing I went with the story about mom. Hee hee. Very good Robyn!~Ames

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  15. what a funky folk singer you are.

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  16. Sweetie, I can just see you with a guitar and a head-band! Good job!!

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  17. Always loved that song!! Now I can't get it out of my head:) GREAT job!!

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  18. I’d hammer at their toes-es ... I loved this, great SC LOL :o)

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  19. A slightly different take on the song there then! Great idea!

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  20. thanksfor your post, very good. saw your comment on my post re crying. crying, we are human and not nec. weak. thanks rose

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  21. Bet they are scared shitless when the hammer-woman aka Thoria passes by....Happy hunting err...hitting. ;)

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  22. The "Ooh ooh ooh ooh" is the icing on the cake. I'd like to hear you sing it.

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  23. Sarah, it's a deal. Sarah P. will be first. xo

    Ames, thanks. This was my only take on the prompt, so I had to go with it. :0)

    CB, I try. Sort of but not really. xo

    Judie, lol. I'd be wearing my tie dyed shirt too. [-:

    Razzamadazzle, thank you! xo

    Gayle, sorry you can't get it out of your head. Perhaps you could do some hammering.;->

    BabySis, glad you liked it. xo

    Deborah, thanks! {-:

    jfb, thank you for visiting and commenting!xo

    BettyM, I appreciate it. =)

    Margg, thanks. xo

    Rose, thank you. Hammering and crying are both therapeutic. [0=

    Gautami, game on! We're a force to be reckoned with! xo

    Songsnwords, let's hope they're scared shitless,cuz I'm a little nervous myself. ;0>

    GB, thanks. I'm not a singer, but I could hammer at the same time to drown out my voice. xo

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  24. Interesting blog - funnily enough I have just been blogging about chocolate

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  25. Thanx for teh follow Robyn - I mean I write about things other than chocolate bars but I think the meaning of existence can be reduced to three things, chocolate, chocolate and chocolate!

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  26. Very clever. I had the song stuck in my head the entire time I was writing mine. I think I prefer your version :) Stop by, mine is about chocolate! Kat

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  27. ROFL! Could you hammer at my "kneezies" for me, you know, work out a dimple or two?

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  28. i laughed and laughed and laughed! thanks for this precious centus. even made me forget my broken wrist for a moment...........cj

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  29. CJ, so glad I brought you laughter. Thank you! xo

    Mar, no, I couldn't knock your kneezies. You're not a meanie. Here, I'll hand over the hammer and close my eyes. :)

    Kat, it's still stuck in my head! Oy. xo

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  30. I laughed. I thought. I laughed some more. I went to find my shoes so I could go and vote for you and then, alas, I realized it was just a story.

    And I was enthralled in your cleverness and vision.

    Wow.

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  31. Hope your hammer achieves its purpose and gets all those noses and toes-es :-)

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