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.


  1. I didn't even know Lee juggled. Well done Stephen

  2. Stephen, I thought the same thing about the jacket!! Wait until you see my caption tomorrow.

  3. You are so funny, Stephen! Totally laughing at your jokes and answers to the questions. I hope Lee enjoys this... I know I had fun! :)

  4. You should do stand up, Stephen. Lee is a great guy. I'm looking forward to reading about him all day Monday.

  5. That was a laugh riot! As my father would say if he were still with us, "Stephen, you should go on the leaves in ten minutes."

    I am puzzled about the reference to 1972. Have I mentioned that before? It is a very significant year for me.

    Thanks for the fun post. If this is a sampling of others to come my sides will be split by tomorrow night.

    An A to Z Co-Host
    Tossing It Out

  6. Jo, glad you enjoyed the post!

    Alex, I', looking forward to it.

    Morgan, I'm sure Lee will.

    Susan, you and me both!

    Lee, I'm just the warm up act. Just wait and see what tomorrow holds.

  7. Hahaha! I loved these, especially the sobriety test! Congrats to Susan on her new book. Steampunk in India? Is there anything Susan can't write? ;)

  8. Thanks for co-hosting this fun fest Stephen! Though they were all good, I also thought your sobriety test joke was the best! Congrats to Susan!


  9. Hi Stephen .. great juggling anecdotes .. and yes .. I think you should join Lee on the stage .. the light bulb jokes are such fun - I never think of things like that .. loved reading your post .. cheers Hilary

  10. You deserve a lot of extra credit points for the silly jokes. My favorite party of this post, though, is the caption.

    Be well, Stephen.


  11. Yes, Stephen, by virtue of the co-hosting committee, you do indeed win 3,259 extra bonus points.

    I loved the jokes, but my favorite was the A-Z chicken joke :)

    Sweet and simple :)

    Cheers for all your help and I'm glad Lee is having fun :)

  12. Awwww poor Mr Juggler!!! LOL!! He's lost his balls. Ahem!! Take care

  13. I love that Lee is back in 1972-nice Flash! Great juggling jokes-Lee will love yours~ Thank you for co-hosting! Can't wait to discover what movie you are talking about?!

  14. Busting a gut over here! Too funny with all those juggling jokes!

  15. You and Lee could be a duo. He juggles while you tell jokes.

  16. Okay, yours is the funniest yet! I love that Lee got time warped back to the 70s!

  17. The jacket captions are too much and well worth the price of admission. Lee could do a spot on the Tonight Show with these jokes alone.

  18. Monty Python and the Holy Grail!

    Your juggling jokes were funny.

  19. I love Monty Python, I've watched the Holy Grail more times than I can count. And those jokes are priceless, Stephen! I agree with Bish- this has been the funniest thus far. Thanks for hosting!

  20. Hi Stephen,
    Indeed Arlee is really roasted!!!
    I am sure he enjoyed this well!
    You did a tremendous job here.
    I too posted one in a humble way
    Keep inform

  21. His flamboyant side is shown by his sense of fashion. . .the dashing hat and etc.

  22. I'm still laughing about your Mark Twain post.

  23. I am totally swiping that joke and using it.

  24. Maybe Lee can donate hos jacket and the winner of each year's roast will have to pose and take their picture wearing it.

  25. 'Did you hear about the sick juggler?' ROTFLMAO

  26. oops! Forgot to say, thank you for hosting this fun event.

  27. OMGosh, I loved this so much! This was so great, I was totally cracking up. :)

  28. "To get to the other side." Best answer for that one. haha.

  29. Roasting Lee - what a great idea! He's given so much to the blogging and writing community.

  30. Hi, Stephen. What a fun post to roast Arlee. : )

  31. Such a fun roast post!
    I really enjoyed your flash fiction. And thanks for the "juggling" jokes!
    Thank you for co-hosting the blogfest, Stephen.
    Writer In Transit

  32. Great Arlee roast, I was tickled silly. Lets high five!