Monday, August 18, 2008

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ipost | upost is on hi(bern)atus. If you have anything to say about this, upost your thoughts or send an email.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Kittens Koalas Kites

Make up new words to stand for the letters in well-known acronyms.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Rip Off Wednesday #16: PUFG

On Rip-Off Wednesdays, we steal someone else's idea and translate it into an ipost.

Today we will be ripping off Spencer Green's frighteningly thorough PUFG (Parallel Universe Film Guide), which is itself a twisted rip-off of imdb.

1. Choose a movie.
2. Change the title to cleverly disguise your movie and upost it along with its year of release.
3. Write a small blurb about the film.

BONUS: Make up actors names, film trivia, and/or notable quotes

Monday, August 11, 2008

I'm glad I saw Epic Movie.

Lie to us.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Multilingual Telephone: Lost in Translation

1. upost a sentence in English that you have made up.

2. Use Altavista's Babel Fish Translator to translate the sentence to another language and post the result.

3. Repeat #2 until you're bored.

4. Translate sentence back into English and post the result.

5. Have a good laugh. (Haha. Silly translator. You make no sense.)

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Rip-Off Wednesday #15: Show and Tell

On Rip-Off Wednesdays, we steal someone else's idea and translate it into an ipost.

Today we will be ripping off aggregators of cool things such as or just about any tumblr site out there.

upost links to things you like, that interest you, or that you just want to share. Tell us why too.

NOTE ABOUT LINKS: Intense Debate (the commenting system ipost | upost uses) is notoriously persnickety about links. We suggest posting the full link without any punctuation marks near it. No periods, colons, semi-colons, parentheses, etc. connected to the link or it won't work.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Ukraine is game to you?

By special request, today we will be playing a geography game. When you're done, upost your "traveler IQ" and either brag about being a geography nerd or be a bully and make fun of the geography nerds.

Find the quiz here:

Thanks to Hannah for the ipost.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Name That Thing

It's time to play your favorite game: Name That Thing. Even though it's your favorite, you might not know how to play. Here are the rules:

1. Pick a thing (it can be ANYTHING: a person, place, idea, moment, instance, event, hypothetical situation, nonsensical blather, etc.). The more creative and specific it is, the better.
2. Post a comment that says, "Name that thing."
3. Other people will try to guess your thing by responding to your comment.
4. After there have been at least 3 guesses, the person who said "Name that thing" gets to choose the winner. They will reveal what the "thing" was and explain why the winner was the closest to guessing correctly. This is called the "Judgment".

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Abracadabra! Open Sesame! Alohomora! ....please?

upost things that are magic.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Vowel Movement

1. Choose a word with multiple vowels (do not tell us what it is).
2. Replace all the vowels with a single (or double) vowel repeated in each space (ie. Use the same vowel throughout the new word: igloo becomes ugluu, poodle becomes peedle).
3. Define the new word.

Bonus: Guess what other people's original words were.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Absurdly Hypothetical Friday #2: Evil Evil AOs

Let us say we are high-ranking admissions officers, controlling the makeup of and access to some of the best academic programs in the country.

1. upost some inane and/or impossible application questions intended to terrify the bright and eager young minds applying to our institution.
2. What will their answers "reveal" about the candidates?

Thanks to Ellie D for the ipost. And good luck with those apps!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Categories & Dogegories

Choose a category of goods (eg. beer) and upost a sentence or paragraph using brand names, products, or words/phrases specific to that category. You can also add on to other posts if you come up with other products.

Bonus points if your sentence is somehow related to the category.

Monday, July 21, 2008

It's too late to come up with a better ipost

The old fill-in-the-blank adage, "It's never too late to..." is clearly not true. upost some things that it is definitely too late to do.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Absurdly Hypothetical Friday #1

It is the 14th century. Instead of hands, you have a sword and a plastic robot pincher claw (Double Dare style). Is your quality of life higher or lower than the average peasant?

Absurdly Hypothetical Fridays, I have a feeling your days are numbered.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Old School Celebrity Death Match

Who would win in a no-rules fight to the death: 50 Cent unarmed or the Hanson brothers wielding Swiss army knives?

NOTE: 50 can steal any/all of the knives and use them.

Thanks to Chris T and phottto for the ipost.

Monday, July 14, 2008

SERIOUS blogger questing for Axe-Wielding Copy Editor

1. Pick a simple chore you have to complete.

2. In your mind, turn it into a monumental task.

3. upost a classified ad in which you are searching for like-minded people to help you on your quest. Use this as your model.

Friday, July 11, 2008


The acronym TGIF traditionally stands for "Thank God it's Friday." What else might it stand for?

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

I should have said THAT!

Have you ever had a confrontation with someone (perhaps an ex-friend, a rude stranger, a trash-talking hobo who was an ex-friend) that you somehow left unfinished? You didn't get to throw in that last-second dagger or were too dumbfounded to talk?

Now's your chance. upost an explanation of the situation and then what you would have said/done if a) you thought of it in the moment, b) it been socially acceptable, c) you had bigger balls/ovaries, etc.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Read a book! Read a book! Read a goddam book!

Think of a subject you would like to know more about. Do a bit of research on the subject and as soon as you learn something new, upost it here.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Gandalf makes a mean firework

Today is Independence Day in the US and it will be celebrated with fireworks displays that will illuminate the night sky with brilliant colors and loud explosions.

Remember the awesome dragon fireworks from the beginning of The Lord of the Rings? No? It doesn't matter. upost some ideas for amazing fireworks that can do a lot more than shoot, spin, or go bang.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

A Century of iposts

Yay! Huzzah! Woot?

This marks the 100th ipost! (At least we think it does. We're not good at counting.) If this blog were a human and posts were years, we probably wouldn't know where we were or why there was so much drool on our shirt, but luckily, that's a ridiculous thought and 100 posts only means that ipost | upost is just getting started.

Big thanks goes to everyone who has sent in suggestions for iposts, banners, and thoughts, but especially to those people who upost and contribute from day to day. ipost | upost would not exist if it wasn't for its contributors.

In honor of this milestone, we are posting links to the 3 most popular iposts as well as the 3 most unpopular, reviled, and generally ignored iposts*. Maybe, just maybe, after this little plug, they'll only be the 2nd or 3rd most hated iposts. Hmmm?

Top 3 Favorite iposts
Poetry? Oh noetry!
A Cuddly G-Rated Monday
Rip-Off Wednesday #1: The Joy of Six

Bottom 3 (most plague-ridden) iposts
Lime Ricky
Et tu, Brute?
Get your head in the gutter.

*Special Note: If one looks way back to the first iposts, one may find that many of them have no uposts (comments). They only appear that way because in the switchover to the Intense Debate commenting system, some comments were lost in limbo. The comments are still out there somewhere, but they can't be viewed without uninstalling Intense Debate.

Monday, June 30, 2008


If you had letters tattooed on the knuckles of both of your hands, what would they spell out?

Friday, June 27, 2008

Coconuts roasting on an open fire

It is currently the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere and the beginning of winter in the Southern Hemisphere. Season remix! Think of some activities that are typically done in the winter and alter them so that they are now summer activities.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Rip-Off Wednesday #14: A Bit of a Conundrum

On Rip-Off Wednesdays, we steal someone else's idea and translate it into an ipost.

Today we will rip off the game "Would You Rather..." in which players are confronted with two equally horrible/wonderful (though they are very rarely wonderful) options to choose between.

upost your own "would you rather"s and respond to others.

Thanks to Hannah for the ipost.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Ass + U + Me

upost some incorrect assumptions people have made about you.

Thanks to Rebecca for the ipost.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Earnest formed an alliance with a parcel in his mail-bag

upost a caption for this amazing photo. Best captions win electronic high fives (like real high fives but without the stinging or exchange of hand germs).

via mb.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Rickey Henderson's cousin held a trivia contest on my bus

upost the most insane thing that has happened to you on public transportation in 3 sentences or less.

Thanks to Kyle G for the ipost.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

A video of someone getting hit in the balls.

It's Father's Day.

upost the first thing you can think of that would make your dad (or closest father figure) laugh. Then send him a link to this page.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Forever Cheap

In April 2007, the United States Postal Service released the Forever Stamp. If you could freeze the price of a particular good or service and buy as much/many as possible at the current price (and they would be good forever), what would you buy?

Thanks to Nick H for the ipost.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Rip-Off Wednesday #13: Old, But Not Quite Dead

On Rip-Off Wednesdays, we steal someone else's idea and translate it into an ipost.

ipost | upost is generally a non-partisan blog, but for this Rip-Off Wednesday, we feel compelled to pick on John McCain a little bit.

Today we will rip off the brilliant blog by creating our own version called

Monday, June 9, 2008

You can call me Elmer's if I don't win, place, or show.

In honor of the 2008 Belmont Stakes horse race this past weekend, upost the name you would give to your racehorse.

Thanks to Tung for the ipost.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Forgetful Fridays; or How Our Brain Became a Pile of Goo

We almost completely forgot to ipost today. What was the last semi-not-really-important thing you forgot to do?

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Dear Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat Beer,

upost a short letter to whatever has made you happy recently. It can be abstract, concrete, or solid gold.

If you're having trouble coming up with something, upost here.


Monday, June 2, 2008

The Exquiste Corpse of Mad Libs Mondays Rises

Exquisite Corpse was a parlor game created by Surrealists in the 1920s. If there is someone else in the room with you, solicit every other word from them. Otherwise, you can play on your own.

In order to complete this mad lib, fill in the spaces and click "Create Story." upost your completed story as a comment. Scroll down to find the mad lib forms.


Friday, May 30, 2008

uposting makes your junk bigger.

upost an excerpt from the most compelling piece of spam email you have received recently.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Just before he iposted, he dreamed of uposting

upost a euphemism for sex or death. Use it in a sentence.

Thanks to Lisa S. for this ipost.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Descartes rhymes with fart: Cogito ergo ipost.

Fill in the blanks:

I _______________. Therefore, I _______________.

Friday, May 23, 2008

I took one tab and washed my jeans in the rest of it.

What happened the last time you were on acid?

Pass this ipost on to your friends who like making up insane stories.

This one's for Curt K.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Rip-Off Wednesday #12: M*A*S*H for kids!

Today we will rip off the children's fortune telling game known as MASH. There are two options for playing, either follow the really complicated instructions below or just play an online version and post your results.

The goal of MASH is to guess the player's future through a game of chance. It is played by at least two people: the player and the fortune teller.

Being the Player
The player will post a list of things s/he wants in the future, choosing two things for each category. "MASH," which is an acronym for Mansion Apartment Shack House, is always at the top of the list and acts as the options for dwelling. The other categories are as follows:




# of kids



Being the Fortune Teller
The fortune teller (if you have never played MASH before, being the fortune teller may be confusing...if you're not totally lost already) will choose a 3rd option (usually something absolutely horrible) for each category and add it to the list. The fortune teller will then find his/her magic number by adding the digits of his/her birthdate together, eg. if you were born on the 5th of the month, your digits are 05 (0 + 5 = 5). Your magic number is 5. If your magic number is 1, add the last digit of your birth year to it. The fortune teller uses the magic number to eliminate the player's choices via the method espoused in the Wikipedia entry. The fortune teller then posts the results of the player's fortune.

Please see the comments section for an example. The fortune teller need only post the results of the game.

Monday, May 19, 2008

She also walked like a T-Rex

This past weekend, ipost | upost heard about a woman who walked down the aisle at her wedding to the theme from Jurassic Park. Please post some songs you would like played at various parts of your own wedding.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Do the Monster Mashup! It was a graveyaAHHH! My brains just got eated.

If you were a monster, what would be your tell-tale monstrous traits? Who would you choose as your first victim?

Bonus points: upost appropriate monster names for other people's monsters.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Godspeed, Mr. Rauschenberg

In honor of Robert Rauschenberg, we are going to create combines, an art form for which he is famous. However, instead of making ours out of paint and sculpture, we will describe our objects with words.

How to create an ipost | upost combine:
1) Look around the space you are in and choose several objects you find there.
2) upost a comment describing a way of combining those objects into a cohesive work.
3) Title your combine.

Alternatively, you may add an object from your space to someone else's combine and/or alter the titles.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Rip-Off Wednesday #11: Lexiconstruction

Today we will be playing a bastardized version of the dictionary game.

Please make up a word and post it. Others will post their made-up definitions for your word.

This ipost is an interactive redux of New Slang.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Mix & Match Ads, Hee-Hee!

Choose an advertising icon and then imagine if that icon advertised another product. Bonus points if you give the character a new more fitting name.

eg. The Pillsbury Doughboy + Hair Products = The Pillsbury 'Froboy

Monday, May 12, 2008

A Cuddly G-Rated Monday

Please post a song title or lyric about love or sex and replace the word "love" or any term for sex with "hug."

Thanks to Rebecca B for the ipost.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Pick the wrong song and you'll get the rotten tomatoes.

As the closing credits begin to roll at the end of the movie of your life, the audience sees you riding off into the distance. What are you riding on/in? What is on the horizon? And what song is playing in the background?

Thanks to Shyla for the ipost.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

The City that Never Sweeps

Q. Do you know why Philadelphia is known as the City of Brotherly Love?
A. Because somebody with a healthy sense of irony made up that name.

Please post made-up nicknames or mottoes for cities that you've experienced first-hand.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Rip-Off Wednesday #10: Married to the NYSea

On Rip-Off Wednesdays, I steal someone else's idea and translate it into an ipost.

Today, we will rip off two awesome things: Married to the Sea and The New Yorker's caption writing contest.

You have options:
1) Post a caption/conversation relating to one of the clip art images below in the comments section (reference whether you're writing about A, B, or C).
2) Email your own clip art image with a caption/conversation printed on it to ipostupost (@) gmail (dot) com.




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Homemade clip art captions:

Posted by Jordan

Posted by Lindsay H

Posted by Michael Buchino.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Take 2 and call me in the...just call me...please.

Happy Seis de Mayo! I bet your head hurts from yesterday.

Please post a hangover remedy you swear by. Don't have any? Make one up.

PS. ipost, minus 2 for the dangling preposition.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Not just for some, but for everyone!

Burt Bacharach and Hal David wrote a song featuring the lines:

What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It's the only thing that there's just too little of...
Is there anything else of which there is just too little?

PS. Hal David, minus two points for the dangling preposition.
PPS. Click here for Mad Libs Mondays.

ipost | upost is kind of a big deal

The metro, "the world's largest global newspaper," featured ipost | upost in their "Blogarithms: A look at the best of the blogs" column on Cinco de Mayo, 2008 in Boston, New York City, and Philadelphia.

Thank you, metro! We here at ipost | upost greatly appreciate the nod. Here is the ipost about which the metro writes.

Mad Libs Mondays make babies cry...I mean, sleep

This one has a lot of blanks, but I think it will be a classic!

In order to complete this mad lib, fill in the spaces and click "Create Story." In some places, you will have to repeat the same word. For instance, you should put the same plural noun in every time you see "Plural Noun 1." If blanks do not have a number, a different word should be used each time. If there is an "@" sign, use the same word as in the blank before. Post your completed story as a comment.

Scroll down to find the forms.

Small Currency
Plural Noun 4
Adjective 1
Plural Noun 1
Past Tense Verb
Food That Rhymes With Plural Noun 4
@food That Rhymes With Plural Noun 4
Plural Noun 1
Verb 1
Person Or Profession That Rhymes With Verb 1
@person Or Profession That Rhymes With Verb 1
Verb + Ing
@verb + Ing
Plural Noun 2
Person Or Profession
Food That Rhymes With Plural Noun 2
Person Or Profession
Plural Noun 3
Adjective 1
Plural Noun 1
Past Tense Verb
Body Part That Rhymes With Plural Noun 3

Friday, May 2, 2008

Get your head in the gutter

Please post a line or sentence from any book/song/movie/thing that sounds dirty when taken out of context.

Hint: Open up any book to any page and you'll probably find something.
Bigger Hint: Pick your favorite one from here.

Thanks to Lisa S. for the ipost suggestion.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

This sky ate my dog.

Please post a phrase or sentence in which you personify one of the skies from yesterday. Others should reply with guesses as to which sky is being personified in each upost.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Rip-Off Wednesday #9: Shoot the Sky

On Rip-Off Wednesdays, I steal someone else's idea and translate it into an ipost.

1. Go outside.
2. Look up at the sky.
3. Make a photograph of the sky.
4. Email photos to ipostupost (@) List exactly where and when photos were made.

This is a rip-off of artist David Horvitz, but rather than look at the sky where he is, we want to see it where you are.

This will be an ongoing project, so keep sending skies and they will be posted as they are received.

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Bath, ME, USA on 5.21.08 at 5:25pm EST by Chris Lajoie

Cambridge, MA, USA on 5.1.08 at 8:31pm EST by Hannah J Barth

Portland, OR, USA on 4.30.08 at 6:23pm PST by Michael Buchino

Bath, ME, USA on 4.30.08 at 7:06pm EST by Chris Lajoie

Boston, MA, USA on 4.30.08 at 5:22pm EST by Jordan Harrison

Boston, MA, USA on 4.30.08 at 5:22pm EST by Jordan Harrison

Portland, ME, USA on 4.30.08 at 4:58pm EST by Matt Lajoie

Boston, MA, USA on 4.30.08 at 4:43pm by Caroline Lorenz

Palo Alto, CA, USA on 4.30.08 at 1:42pm PST by Naomi Chamblin

Washington DC, USA on 4.30.08 at 4:36pm EST by James Knuckles

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia by Todd Forsgren

Beverly, MA, USA on 4.30.08 at 2:55pm EST by Tung Trinh

Watertown, MA, USA on 4.30.08 at 1:33pm EST by Hannah J Barth

Portland, OR, USA on 4.30.08 at 8:17am PST by Michael Buchino

Norwood, MA, USA on 4.30.08 at 10:00am EST by Jordan Harrison

San Diego, CA, USA on 4.29.08 at 9:43pm PST by Steve Franklin

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

A Boy Named Sue

Everybody has an "I was almost named..." story. Please post your alternative baby name story along with a name remix (take the letters from that other name and rearrange them to make a new baby name).

Congratulations, C & S!

PS. Bonus points for combining your parents' first names and then last names to make hilarious baby names. Here's a bad example: Brangelina Joliett.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Mad Libs Mondays Sing Langston

In order to complete this mad lib, fill in the appropriate words in the spaces and click "Create Story." In some places, you will have to repeat the same word. For instance, you should put the same verb in every time you see "Verb 1." If blanks just say "Adjective," a different adjective should be used each time. Post your created story as a comment.

Scroll down to find the forms.

Idea 1
Verb 1
Room 1
Verb 2
Verb 1
Verb 3
Verb 1
Room 1
Past Tense Feeling
Idea 1

Friday, April 25, 2008

O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!

In the spirit of Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwocky," today we are going to collaboratively create an ongoing nonsense poem.

Here are the rules:
1. The rhyme scheme is ABAB / CDCD / EFEF / etc.
2. Each line must contain at least one word that is nonsensical.
3. Post one line at a time.

We will begin with the line from "Jabberwocky" that is the title of this post. Use it as a jumping off point to create characters and a story line and keep coming back to add on to the growing poem.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

A Question of Etiquette: Do I Give You the Ass or the Crotch?

In Fight Club, the narrator speaks of "single-serving friends," people that one meets in a situation where all food is served for a single person (usually in some sort of shrink wrap), such as on a plane, a train, or in a hospital.

Please describe (preferably in an artistic manner) the most memorable single-serving buddy you've encountered.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Rip-Off Wednesday #8: This ism, that ism...Googlism?

On Rip-Off Wednesdays, I steal someone else's idea and translate it into an ipost.

Today, we will kinda sorta rip off a certain marketing campaign that is infamous for its bracelets and pose the following question: WWGD? or What would Google do?

ipost | upost is not the first to pose this question (in fact, I just read about someone who is writing a book with that exact title), but we might be the first to solicit your thoughts on the subject.

Please post things that Google might be able to make easier for you, things they can improve upon, or just general thoughts about the company.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Who said that?

Please post any quote attributed to Anonymous and then attribute it to someone we might know. Click on the anonymous link, choose a page, scroll down, and go with the first quote you read.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Mad Libs Mondays Get Fired Up

Mad Libs Mondays are back with a vengeance, with a score to settle, and without any boxers under our skirts.

upost: What?
ipost: Do the madlib and you'll understand...maybe).

In order to complete this madlib, fill in the appropriate words in the spaces and click "Create Story." In some places, you will have to repeat the same word over and over. For instance, you should put the same verb in every time you see verb1, and a different verb every time you see verb2. Then post your created story as a comment.

Scroll down to find the forms.

Inspirational Person
Same Inspirational Person
Same Inspirational Person
Same Inspirational Person
Another Country's People
Plural Noun
Plural Noun
Same Inspirational Person
Plural Noun 1
Plural Noun 1
Plural Noun 1
Same Inspirational Person
Plural Noun

Friday, April 18, 2008

If they weren't dead, we'd kill Rosencrantz and Guildenstern

Today we are going to play a game of Questions. If you are not familiar with the rules, please click on the link to read them. We will leave out the hesitation rule because it doesn't apply, but otherwise, all rules are in effect.

Our game will be continuous, so if a player fouls, we will just continue from the last proper question. Refresh the page right before you post to make sure that you're looking at the most recent post.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Whoa! Easy, fella.

Make up names for the private parts of former lovers (real or imaginary). Maybe they then have a conversation with your naughty bits. Allow us to listen in.

Be brave on this one. It'll be fun.

PS. You can always post as Anon.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Rip-Off Wednesday #7: You're sitting on a goldmine, Trebek

On Rip-Off Wednesdays, I steal someone else's idea and translate it into an ipost.

Today, we will rip off the classic tv game show Jeopardy, in which the host supplies an answer and the contestants respond with the question.

Please post an answer and/or questions for other people's answers. Answers can have multiple questions, which should be as creative as possible.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

I struggle the most with the titles.

Please post something you have learned about yourself recently.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Mad Libs Mondays are on vacation...

but if they weren't on vacation for this week, it would have been a mad lib based on a lullaby. Instead, please post your own really disturbing lullaby.

Friday, April 11, 2008

I'm James Frey....Oh, and I'm Margaret B. Jones too.

Write a little note to the alumni magazine (of your high school/college/imaginary place you told your mom you were learning at) designed to maximize their embarrassment at having you as a student. It can be fictional or real.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

For sale: baby shoes, never worn.

Ernest Hemingway was once famously challenged: write a story in six words. The post's title was his response.

Pick a story we'll know well. A movie, book, poem, or song. Post your own six-word version. Don't tell us what it is. Others guess until they get it. Confirm if it's on the nose. Maybe help when we're completely lost?

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Rip-Off Wednesday #6: Classified Under "Strange"

On Rip-Off Wednesdays, I steal someone else's idea and translate it into an ipost.

Today we will rip-off Best of Craigslist by creating a ridiculous Craigslist ad (of any kind) and posting it as a comment, sort of like this one, created for April Fool's Day.

Mad bonus points for actually posting it on Craigslist.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Itsy Bitsy Zoo

If you could shrink any animal down to a fraction of its size to keep as a pet, what animal would it be and what would you rename it?

Thanks to TTT for the ipost.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Mad Libs Mondays Eat You Out of House and Home (blanks)

*New format for Mad Libs Mondays!*

Every Monday, ipost a mad libs list, but now, you no longer have to wait until tomorrow to post your completed Mad Lib. Yay!

When you are done writing your own words next to the numbers below, copy your list and click on the link below that says "previous ipost" in order to view the original mad lib. You can then complete the mad lib by substituting your words for the blanks. The number for each blank will help you substitute them correctly.

1. Past tense verb
2. Plural noun
3. Noun
4. Verb ending with "ing"
5. Daily event
6. Verb
7. Adjective
8. Adjective
9. Adjective

Mad Libs Mondays Eat You Out of House and Home

Post a comment to complete the mad lib by substituting your words for the blanks.

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This is Just to Say

I have [1]
the [2]
that were in
the [3]

and which
you were probably
for [5]

[6] me
they were [7]

so [8]
and so [9]

- Bill Carlos Bills

Friday, April 4, 2008

Poetry? Oh noetry!

Please post a Clerihew about a friend or someone well-known (see link for examples). Use the person's name to create the rhyme in the first couplet. If you post about friends, send them a link to show that you were thinking about them.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Q & A Sesh

Today, there will be a question and answer session in the comments section. Please post questions of any kind and/or responses to other people's questions.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Rip-Off Wednesday #5: Responds to "Xerxes"

On Rip-Off Wednesdays, I steal someone else's idea and translate it into an ipost.

Inspired by the piece of awesomeness below, please make your own pseudo lost & found poster* about how awesome your stuff is.

*If you want to include an image in your poster, you can email it to ipostupost (at) gmail (dot) com. In fact, you can send the whole poster and I will post it for you. Or you can just post a blurb about something of yours that is awesome (as usual).

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From Hannah:

Please don't take this cat. Although he's got giant bug-eyes to bat at you and enormous furry ears to listen to all your stories and woes, you really shouldn't take him. He has jagged claws that will rip your furniture and carpets apart. His eyes leak a sort of brown goo, which is very endearing, but gross when it gets on your shirt. His cry is piercing and although he'll cuddle with you at night, he'll howl in the morning until you feed him.

Okay? So, please don't take this cat when he escapes from my apartment. Just bring him back.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

¿looɟ ǝɥʇ s,oɥʍ?

¿looɟ ǝɥʇ sʍolloɟ oɥʍ ǝuo ǝɥʇ ɹo 'looɟ ǝɥʇ :looɟ ɹǝƃƃıq ǝɥʇ sı oɥʍ
:uoıʇsǝnb sıɥʇ ɹǝʍsuɐ oʇ ǝlqɐ ǝq ll,ǝʍ ǝqʎɐɯ

˙ǝsuodsǝɹ ɐ ʇsodı puɐ uoıʇsǝnb ɹo 'ǝƃuǝllɐɥɔ 'ʇsǝnbǝɹ ɐ ʇsodn 'ʎɐpoʇ

¡ʇsodı | ʇsodn oʇ ǝɯoɔlǝʍ

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If you would like to find the original story for yesterday's Mad Libs post, see Mad Libs Mondays dont punctuate (right(. Be sure to post your completed Mad Lib with all the substituted words in place in the comments section.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Mad Libs Mondays dont punctuate (right(

Every Monday, ipost a mad libs list. To play, upost a comment with all your own words next to the numbers below. Tomorrow, I will post the original and you can complete the mad lib by substituting your words for the blanks. The number for each blank will help you substitute them correctly. For this post, when you substitute your words, be sure to preserve the lack of spaces and strange punctuation. After all, it is not ee cummings.

1. Plural Noun
2. Verb
3. Time of Day
4. Noun
5. Verb
6. Verb
7. Different way of saying #3
8. Adjective
9. Adjective
10. Plural Noun

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if you like my [1] let them
[2] in the [3],a little behind you

then people will say
"Along this road i saw a [4] [5]
on her way to [6] her lover(it was
toward [7])with [8] and [9] [10]."

-not ee cummings

Friday, March 28, 2008

Happy! Happy! Joy! Joy!

Please post a picture that instantly makes you happier the moment you look at it.

There are 2 options for how to do this:

1) Simply post a comment that includes a link to an image, or
2) Send your image or a link for the image to ipostupost (at) gmail (dot) com and I will post it for you. Include your name (unless you would rather remain anon), photo credit (if necessary), and any writing you would like to accompany the image.

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From Kiki:

Kiki, photoshopped with Buster Keaton in a promotional picture for his 1921 film, The Goat. Nerd.

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From Kaitlyn:

That first one is for TTT, who loves cats more than anything in the whole wide world.

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From Jordan:

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From Ellie:

It makes me laugh out loud every time i see it! Like, even if I look away for a second and then look back at it!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

O, you acrostiverbalists, Part 2: Politics

Please post an acrostic poem using the letters of either BEIJING or OLYMPICS.

In your poem, please express your opinion as to whether the United States (or any country) should consider boycotting the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing due to alleged human rights violations enacted by China upon Tibet.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Rip-Off Wednesday #4: Make Like a Pogo

On Rip-Off Wednesdays, I steal someone else's idea and translate it into an ipost.

Today, I am borrowing the format of Boing Boing, which calls itself "a directory of wonderful things." Please post a blurb about the last thing you can remember that you saw, found, or experienced that you thought was worth sharing with everyone you know. Post a link if you can find your wonderful thing online.

Monday, March 24, 2008

If I was Peter Piper, I'd pick your peck.

Please post an alliterative pick-up line. Every word need not begin with the same letter, but should rely somewhat heavily on alliteration.

Thanks to AH for today's ipost.

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If you would like to find the original story for yesterday's Mad Libs post, see Mad Libs Mondays Get Apocalyptic. Feel free to post your completed Mad Lib with all the substituted words in place in the comments section.

Mad Libs Mondays Get Apocolyptic

Every Monday, ipost a mad libs list. If you still want to play, you can find the list of blanks for which you will supply words (see the special notes before you begin). Otherwise, below that you will find the original story and where your words should be substituted for the originals. The number for each blank will help you substitute them correctly.

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1. Noun*
2. Noun*, opposite of 1 would work well
3. Verb
4. Past Tense Verb
5. Noun*, rhymes with 1
6. Verb
7. Verb
8. Verb
9. Number of times 8 occurs, rhymes with 2
10. Verb
11. Noun*
12. Noun*
13. Adjective, rhymes with 11
14. Verb, rhymes with 2

*Special Notes: 1) All nouns in this mad lib are plural in that they can follow the word "some," as in "We will get some wind and some rain today." 2) Although following the rhyme scheme will make your mad lib even better, it's not absolutely necessary.

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"[1] and [2]" not by Robert Frost

Some say the world will [3] in [1],
Some say in [2].
From what I've [4] of [5]
I [6] with those who [7] [1].
But if it had to [8] [9],
I think I [10] enough of [11]
To say that for [12] [2]
Is also [13]
And would [14].

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Beautify this blog

Create a banner for ipost | upost and we may choose to display it for a week (the banner is the title at the top of the blog). Any kind of art is welcome (ie. oil paint, decoupage, bad, etc). The only rule is that it must say 'ipost upost' in some form. We recommend that banners be 900 pixels wide, less than 450 pixels high, and under 100KB. It's fun to break the rules, but sometimes it just doesn't look as good.

Please email banners or other images to ipostupost (at) gmail (dot) com.

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The Banner Museum

Please do not touch the art.

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