Sunday, December 8, 2013

Cheersfest 2013 2.0, Susan Kaye Quinn and Third Daughter

Okay folks, here it is. Cheersfest 2013 2.0 hosted by Alex Cavanaugh, Mark Koopman, Morgan Shamy, David Powers King, and myself. Today’s recipient, sitting in a chair from and center stage for all to praise and heckle, is none other than Arlee Bird. So let’s get started!
 
Four Questions:
Why did Lee come up with the A-Z Challenge?
To get to the other side.
 
If someone dreams about being a juggler, what does it mean?
If you dream about juggling it means that you are an optimist, you will manage to face up to smaller or greater problems, because you are a balanced and calculated person, no matter how much of a scatterbrain you might seem to be.
 
Or you're having flashbacks.
 
Is a post by Mr. Bird worth two in the bush?
Depends if the bird is a swallow and the air-speed velocity if an unladen swallow is an African swallow or a European swallow (you get a bonus point if you know the what movie this references)
 
Who could play Lee in a documentary? (Living or dead.)
Mark Twain
 
100 Word Or Less Flash Fiction: Arlee Bird the juggler failed the swallow question challenge and he and his brown jacket were tossed (close enough) into a wormhole and ended up back in 1972.
 
Bonus Points: Caption for Lee’s Facebook picture. Ring ring. Who is it? It’s 1972 and it wants its jacket back.
 
And Now For A Few Juggling Jokes:
Q: What do you call a juggler without a girlfriend?
A: Homeless.
 
Q: Who is the toughest guy at the circus?
A: The juggler, of course, because he's got the most balls.
 
A man is driving home, when he's pulled over by a patrolman for a broken blinker. The cop looks into the guys' car and sees a collection of knives in the backseat.
 
"Sir," the cop says. "Why do you have all those knives?"
 
"They're for my juggling act," the man says.
 
"I don't believe you," says the cop. "Prove it."
 
So the man gets out of his car and begins juggling the knives.
 
At the same time, a car with two guys in it drives by. "Man," says the first guy. "I'm glad I quit drinking. These new sobriety tests are hard."
 
Q. How many jugglers does it take to change a light bulb?
* At least 10... Only 1 to change the bulb, and the rest to critique his form.
* 101. One to change the light-bulb, ninety-nine to say, "I can do that," and One to say, "Hey! He stole that from me!"
* Five; one to change the lightbulb, and four to say, 'I could do that if I practiced'.
* Two. One expert, to change the light bulb, and one beginner to say, "Yeah, but can you change two light bulbs."
Did you hear about the sick juggler? He couldn't stop throwing up!
 
And Finally: Hey Lee, is that a juggling pin in your pocket, or are you just happy to see us? (rim shot please)
 
Thank you all for participating in this year's Cheersfest. And thanks Lee for being such an awesome and supportive presence in the world of Blogdom!
 
Win It Before It Releases: Speculative Fiction Author Susan Kaye Quinn is releasing Third Daughter (The Dharian Affairs #1) a my steampunk fantasy romance Decemebr 13, 2013. She’s giving away 10 e-ARCs (Advanced Reader Copies) before the launch - ENTER HERE
 
This steampunk-goes-to-Bollywood romance takes place in an east-Indian-flavored alternate world filled with skyships, saber duels, and lots of royal intrigue. And, of course, kissing. Hmmmm … but are there wormholes?
It's not too late to sign up for and participate in Cheersfest 2013. C'mon, you know you want to roast Arlee.