Exquisite Corpse

Illuminating comment upon the output of this surrealist game.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

The Lollipops of Pleasure

Platitudes gush liberally; taken lollipops flavoured with pleasure stay put, it seems.

By RP, SP, RS, SM, JS, KB, ME, AG, AI, NS, LB, PB.


#1: This is a commentary upon a diplomat that offers many platitudes to the owner of the lollipops. It appears that a thief has attempted to steal the irresistably flavoured lollipops, but has been thwarted by the inherent stickiness of the these lollipops when flavoured with pleasure.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Silence

Silence is dying easily, upheld with vigorous effort to wander.


by SP, SM, JS, AI, PB, RS, ME, NS, AG, RS.

#1: At last the truth be spoken without impediment, and so it continues, not as armchair-bound pronouncement, but through rivers forded and mountains climbed, wherever the journey may lead. Per ardua ad altiora!

#2: Silence is making a concious effort to die. Silence seems to find little opposition to the notion as Silence itself reiterates its desire for self termination by wandering into non-silence by vigorous effort.

We are left to ponder the nature of non-silence. Is it noise? Is it music? Is it random fluctuations in pressure waves propogating through the atmosphere? Or is it something else, a mere absence of non-perception of the indefinable?

#3: The exquisite silence was evidently waiting for the exquisite voice, that presently not so much broke as mingled with it, like a swan swimming through a lake. - The Quest of the Golden Girl by le Gallienne, Richard

Monday, September 04, 2006

Success

Anything succeeds like you; co-mingler dingles dangled line with regards.


By AI, SP, PB, LB, RS, JS, ME, NS, AG, RS.

So much meaning in so few words...

Interpretation 1:
Regard [the] line with anything you like: dangling dingles co-mingle...success!

Interpretation 2:
Our co-mingler often fishes thoughtfully. The co-mingler mingles disparate elements into a coherent whole. But not just mingling - co-mingling; adding extra coherentness to an already holistic whole. The senseless stupidity of mingling that which is already mingled turns the co-mingler from seemingly successful to what is, in essence, a pointless failure. This, in turn, exposes the sentence as a viscious insult to the reader. The fact that this co-mingler can jiggle a dangling line about while thinking about something shows incompetence in not only fishing, but anything. Hence the author ridicules the reader, casting them in the same net as our incompetent co-mingler.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Robbers

The robbers decided when Yoda levitates high above the insinuation.

By SP, AG, JS, KB, RS, NS, SM, PB, AI, ME

Interpretation #1:
From beginning to innuendo, it’s over my head.

Interpretation #2:
“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.”

Interpretation #3:
Why, man, they did make love to this employment!
They are not near my conscience; their defeat
Does by their own insinuation grow.
'Tis dangerous when the baser nature comes
Between the pass and fell incensed points
Of mighty opposites. - William Shakespeare (Hamlet, Act V, Scene II)


Monday, August 28, 2006

Me a Blueberry

Very cheesy monkey teeth decay; me a blueberry, and I sprayed uncle Roger.

by SP, Dr.SP, FC, SP, Dr.SP, FC, SP, Dr.SP, FC,
SP, Dr.SP, FC, SP.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Time

Managed time works well that is occupied.

by SM, SP, PB, AG, RS, AI, ME.

Interpretation 1:
The idea that time itself can be "managed" makes it clear that that the author has ultimate control over the relationship between the past, present, and future; and how they work together. It seems that this being - able to "manage" an abstract concept - has little concern over the contents of time, as long it is occupied in some way.

Interpretation 2:
The well is employed as multiple-occupancy accommodation thanks to time-share management.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Ultrasonic Man

Ultrasonic man evaporates rapidly changing lifestyle issues with me.

by SP, ME, RS, AG, JS, AI, SP, NS, PB

Wikipedia Article on Exquisite Corpse

Interpretation 1:
Ultrasonic man is obviously a superhero. The author of the statement evidently has lifestyle issues that are changing rapidly. The author seems to be currently engaged in some kind of interaction with Ultrasonic Man where he is "evaporating" these issues.

Interpretation 2:
With alternate punctuation:

Ultrasonic man evaporates rapidly, changing lifestyle issues with me.

By placing a comma after "rapidly", we have a subtle but important variation on the role of our ultrahero, i.e. he evaporates himself, thus rapidly changing my lifestyle issues by the removal of one in particular, namely, Ultrasonic man himself.

He is the problem, and he is the solution! Hooray for Ultrasonic man!