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.

archived iposts