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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Cheersfest: Toasting to and Roasting of the Bird

The blog community loves Mr. Arlee "Lee" Bird! So this roast is for him.

"The original brains behind the annual A to Z Challenge, Lee can be counted on to pay it forward and is a well-respected member of the blogging community."

Hosted by Mark Koopmans, Morgan Shamy, David Powers King, Stephen Tremp and The Ninja Captain himself, CheersFest 2.0 goes LIVE! Dec. 9, 2013.

 Four questions about Arlee Bird:
1) Why did Lee come up with the A-Z Challenge? Lee is old. He forgets the alphabet. Creating The Challenge was cheaper than Hooked on  Phonics.
 2) If someone dreams about being a juggler, what does it mean? They like big jugs?
 3) Is a post by Mr. Bird worth two in the bush? Depends which bush. Bush Sr? Yes. George Dubya? No. Not without tossing in Hooked on Phonics.
 4) Who could play Lee in a documentary? (Living or dead.) George Burns. Living or dead, they're both old.

In +/- 100 words, (excluding the title) write flash fiction using all these prompts:
· Bird,· Juggler,· Challenge, · Brown Jacket, · Tossing

I don't know what flash fiction is, so I wrote a limerick.

 Lee Bird was a Juggler by trade.
  As a bachelor, the dude had it made.
   Brown Jacketed babes watched, gawked, and then stayed.
    Tossing fire -- a challenge ne'er delayed.  
      In the end, Lee always got....paid.

For Bonus Points:
· In +/- 40 words, can you come up with a caption for Lee’s Facebook picture?
         "Pick me, ladies! Mine's multi-colored, and I can keep it up for hours!"


  1. Loved your limerick, and the hilarious caption! I wish that I could see Lee's face when he reads this!


  2. People have dreams about being a juggler? I never knew. Does that mean they're too embarrassed to have dreams about big jugs?

  3. Robyn, that's hilarious! Hooked on Phonics. Although George Burns wins it for me.
    Thanks for participating in CheersFedt!

  4. OMG Robyn! WE both did pick Hooked on Phonics-how crazy is that!
    Yours is so funny! The caption should win-I bet Lee will love it~
    lol YOU Rock! I love it~

  5. I love your limerick about Lee Robyn. Lee is the lad of all lads and totally deserves being roasted and toasted today, so funny.

  6. Hahahaha...I love your limerick, you crazy gal, you.

  7. Ahahaha! The limerick is great, and the caption is hilarious! Well done, Robyn! :)

  8. Wow, that limerick was a mouth-full! Good job!

  9. Oh my…too funny and especially enjoyed the reference to hooked on phonics.

  10. Interesting limerick you got there, but it still doesn't come close to your caption.

  11. I like number 1. I can relate. So many things to remember...
    Someday I'll remember who I am or ask the nurse when she comes by.

  12. haha limerick was grand. That answer one really makes sense, he's been outed

  13. A limerick AND a barrage of old jokes? I love it. Love it. But the joke's really on us, because if you understand "hooked on phonics" jokes... then that makes us old, too. :(

  14. I never dream about juggling. But I have this reoccurring waterfall dream that makes me jump out of bed and run to the bathroom.

  15. I love the George Burns pick! Too funny!

  16. Robyn,
    You're a riot.
    Pretty cool limerick.

  17. Oh my gosh... I don't know what I'm laughing at the most. You are brave, Robyn. Very brave! Hahaha. The limerick was fabulous. And everything else... awesome. :)

  18. Great limerick! However, he shouldn't be boasting about it being multi colored. Makes me think there is something wrong with it ;)

  19. BAHAHAHA That was awesome Robyn! Esp. the caption for the picture.

  20. I knew your post would be awesome - and I laughed all the way through it! The Limerick is priceless! Great job and happy Cheersfest to Lee! :-)

  21. Great limerick! The caption is pretty darn funny. :)

  22. I liked your answers. Honest and tough love.
    And the bonus caption - good one.

  23. I think the women have the best Facebook tag lines Hahaha! Now that's funny!

    George Burns ... I can see that.

  24. Thank you, all. I'm a little nervous that the Bird didn't leave word here. I hope I didn't upset the ole man.

    PS I love you, Arlee.


  25. I thought being a juggler meant you dwelled too long at the urinal.
    Who knew?

  26. Now just a durn-tootin' minute! I'm not all that old! Just ask my kids. Wait don't ask them. There's older people than me. And my bad memory doesn't have as much to do with age as it does other things that I won't mention here.

    An A to Z Co-Host
    Tossing It Out

  27. You're hysterical! Love the limerick!!

  28. Okay, yeah I know, it takes me ages to get here. I'm glad I finally got here.

    Ah yes, roast the Bird. A man with a weird obsession with the alphabet. I suddenly have this urge to dream about being a juggler...I'm back now.

    Oh God, George Burns!

    I'm going now and congrats to Lee for getting a well-deserved roasting on this posting.

    Gary :) x

  29. Haha very clever Robyn, and very funny.

    It's pretty stiff too!


  30. Lol! Hilarious. Especially the Facebook caption. Awesome, awesome.