So Bad They are Good

Up for some bad analogies. Writer Unboxed is holding a bad analogy contest through August 4th for anyone so inclined.

My old English supervisor, Jerry Wadden, used to read us some gems at the fall conference every year. It was one of the highlights of the meeting.

A quick google came up with these gems for your inspiration pleasure:

The whole scene had an eerie, surreal quality, like when you’re on vacation in another city and “Jeopardy” comes on at 7 p.m. instead of 7:30.

Her vocabulary was as bad as, like, whatever.

Her date was pleasant enough, but she knew that if her life was a movie this guy would be buried in the credits as something like “Second Tall Man.”

Actually that last one could clean up nice.

Between this, Nathan, a memoir and a novel, I am going to be busy.

4 responses to “So Bad They are Good

  1. My favorite analogies are the ones that the very emo teenagers from the theater pop out. It is amazing how their minds work.

  2. Thanks for the laugh! Two laughs actually … I showed these to my son (11), and he asked “what’s wrong with them?” (that was the 2nd laugh!)

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