Saturday, January 28, 2012

Reality Crap, Saturday Centus

Jenny Matlock's Saturday Centus challenges us to write a piece within 100 words. This week's prompt is bolded below and was provided by Nonna at Tasty Tales. Please visit the groups' offerings here.   Have a safe and happy weekend devoid of reality crap.
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The town square drew unprecedented attention. Reporters arrived in droves. With tape recorders and scratch pads in hand, they fought their way to positions near the podium. Eager citizens hustled in, freezing to forge their feet strategically.

A string of formally suited, expressionless officials paraded into view and surrounded the microphone. “We know where all the bodies are buried,” declared the Chief Investigator. A wave of suspended tension washed over the scene.

“Oy, who needs this crap?” I said aloud and to myself. Grabbing the remote, I switched channels to an even more horrid show: Kourtney and Kim Take NYC.

38 comments:

  1. Ah, not much choice on TV these days...you caught the "crap" for sure. Then there are the reruns...

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  2. A hundred words isn't much but you manage to create a mood and pull off some humor. Good job.

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  3. Is that CSI Miami? They ought to make you a character in the show so you can say lines like “Oy, who needs this crap?” I'd probably watch it myself then.

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  4. haha crap indeed, if I want reality I'll cut the screen out of the tv and look through it.

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  5. That last line was amazing, it really got me, awesome stuff Robyn.

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  6. I was certain that somehow you were going to hit on the political debates... reality crap at its finest!! LOL. Nicely done.

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  7. This is great, Robyn. You managed to get a lot done in 100 words!

    Love it.

    =)

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  8. K & K definitely qualify as more horrid, even if I've never seen a show. The commercials are more than enough to influence my opinion!

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  9. Girl, my sentiments exactly ! Clever and hilarious take on the prompt !!!

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  10. hahahaha. Great job. Of course, I'm a murder mystery type of gal, so I would have left it on the same channel. :)

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  11. Oh wow this was funny, and so real to life too. Crazy what we can do with one simple prompt, and the million ways it could turn! Nicely done!

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  12. Robyn! You're back! Yea!! Great Centus. I heard that Khloe (sp?) is O.J.'s love child. No, wait...maybe that was NEWT's love child. Whatever.

    xoxo

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  13. Hi, all.

    Excuse my delay in responding to your comments. I posted early, since I had to run off to work. Now I'm back.

    Bookie, so true. It is pretty much all crap.

    Stephen, thanks. 100's a challenge but a fun one. You should join us.

    GB, I had CSI in mind, not Miami but a smaller, less happening town like Fresno (CSI Fresno probably wouldn't go over so well).

    Pat, that's an interesting way to do it. Just staring at the wall would possibly be more entertaining.

    Alex, thanks much.

    YW, I really appreciate it. Thank you.

    Anita, I might even say the debates are more horrid than the K-crew, but that's not true.

    Sue, thank you kindly.

    MsA, yes, the commercials are enough of an eyesore.

    Nonna, I admit I wasn't happy with you (though you know I love you, right?) when I first read the prompt. Then I figured out how to spin it, and now I'm grateful. Thank you!

    Dazee, you're much braver than I. Those shows give me nightmares.

    Karen, thank you. It is fun seeing the diverse collection of posts based on the same prompt.

    Judie, LOL! Yeah, did you see the pictures of Khloe juxtaposed by OJ's daughter. Then again, she does have some Newt like qualities.

    xoRobyn

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  14. What? You don't care where the bodies are buried? :) Have a wonderful weekend, sweet Robyn!

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  15. Sounds like my normal TV experience except I only give 'em let's say 50 words before I become bored!! Nice work! W.C.C.

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  16. You never skimp on quality! I love the surprise ending! Julie

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  17. Great job...aren't these a delightful challenge?

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  18. Ohhhh.... You tease-- were they in the Cemetery?--

    That was a great piece Robyn!! I Loved it & of course Love you!

    Have a super week my friend!

    LYMI,

    J

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  19. Great post my friend! You are A M A Z I N G !

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  20. Wow...I'd much rather watch a police procedural than a reality show! I get the sentiment, though. :)

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  21. Robyn, what a comment on tv these days ... lol!

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  22. That was pretty funny! It also reflects the state of today's televison programming!

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  23. You nailed this with your typical hilarious style! Great use of the prompt, Robyn! Well done!

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  24. funny and smart take on the prompt!


    big hugs to you!
    hope your weekend was a good one.

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  25. Have never watched K & K Take NYC - the title alone horrifies me - as do all reality shows...

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  26. Yes TV is sucking now a days :(

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  27. Seems like you traded one viewing of crap for another.:)

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  28. Ames and Kelly, I know. I hate to admit it, murder shows give me nightmares. The K-krew is just plain horrid but doesn't wake me up at night.

    Busana, thanks for visiting.

    Yes, everyone, TV really stinks nowadays. I'm proud to say I don't have one, ashamed to say I watch the K-krew and other crap when I'm at the gym or anywhere there's a TV.

    Thanks so much, everyone. Hope your week is going well.
    xoRobyn

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  29. thanks for your help. Your blog contain lots of information for many people.

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  30. I'm reading the re-runs
    enjoying last week's Saturday Centus cuz I'm off a week - lol
    This one was perfect for the avid TV viewer

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  31. Robyn! I can't believe how much content you got into these 100 words!

    This felt like a much meatier read...and it was wonderful!

    Thanks for your humor! You always write in such a way that I wonder why I didn't think of that!

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  32. Ah yes. Totally agree about the Kardashians!!

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