Tuesday, June 14, 2011
iReport Mad Libs challenge delivers LOLs

Last Friday, we asked the iReport community to take part in our first-ever Mad Libs challenge in honor of its creator, Leonard B. Stern, who died on June 7.

 

The game, for the uninitiated, is simple: Players give nouns, verbs, adjectives and other words to the writer when prompted, and those words are used to fill in the blanks in a passage. The end result is often unexpected and hilarious.

 

We received nearly 80 creative and unique responses to our Mad Libs challenge. Fittingly, we used a passage straight from our About iReport page:

 

iReport invites you to (verb) the news with CNN. Your (noun) together with other iReporters, can help shape what CNN covers and how.

 

At CNN we believe that looking at the news from different angles gives us a/an (adjective) understanding of what's going on. We also know that the world is a/an (adjective) place filled with interesting (plural noun) doing fascinating things that don't always make the news.

 

That's why iReport is full of (plural noun) built to share stories that are happening where you are and (verb) the issues that are important to you. Everything you see on iReport starts with a/an (noun) in the CNN audience. The (plural noun) here are not edited, fact-checked or (verb ending in -ed) before they post. A CNN (occupation) will check out some of the most compelling, important and (adjective) iReports and, once they're cleared for CNN, make them a part of CNN's (noun) coverage.

 

Together, CNN and iReport can paint a more (adjective) picture of the news. We'd love for you to join us. Jump on in, tell your (noun) and see how it connects with someone on the other side of the world.

 

Not surprisingly, reading through the responses was a giggle-a-thon! Without further ado, here's what we considered one of the more amusing entries, written by kerrylee679:

 

iReport invites you to bedazzle the news with CNN. Your convicted felon, together with other iReporters, can help shape what CNN covers and how.

 

At CNN we believe that looking at the news from different angles gives us a really shiny understanding of what's going on. We also know that the world is an omnipotent place filled with interesting coup d'etats doing fascinating things that don't always make the news.

 

That's why iReport is full of boats built to share stories that are happening where you are and rescue the issues that are important to you. Everything you see on iReport starts with a masterpiece in the CNN audience. The piranhas here are not edited, fact-checked or cuddled before they post. A CNN psychic will check out some of the most compelling, important and veggie burger iReports and, once they're cleared for CNN, make them a part of CNN's boy band coverage.

 

Together, CNN and iReport can paint a more orphaned picture of the news. We'd love for you to join us. Jump on in, tell your cellist and see how it connects with someone on the other side of the world.

 

Another entry that struck LOL gold did so by focusing on the Anthony Weiner sexting scandal. Kudos to you, Brandon12345:

 

iReport invites you to read the news with CNN. Your Anthony Weiner, together with other iReporters, can help shape what CNN covers and how.

 

At CNN we believe that looking at the news from different angles gives us a funny understanding of what's going on. We also know that the world is a embarrassing place filled with interesting scandals doing fascinating things that don't always make the news.

 

That's why iReport is full of politicians built to share stories that are happening where you are and tweet the issues that are important to you. Everything you see on iReport starts with a picture in the CNN audience. The congressmen here are not edited, fact-checked or Googled before they post. A CNN reporter will check out some of the most compelling, important and guilty iReports and, once they're cleared for CNN, make them a part of CNN's nudity coverage.

 

Together, CNN and iReport can paint a more inappropriate picture of the news. We'd love for you to join us. Jump on in, tell your ethics violation and see how it connects with someone on the other side of the world.

 

Lastly, timmyb84's list of words was somewhat bland out of context but once inserted into the passage, its genius was obvious:

 

iReport invites you to run the news with CNN. Your dog, together with other iReporters, can help shape what CNN covers and how.

 

At CNN we believe that looking at the news from different angles gives us a boring understanding of what's going on. We also know that the world is a boring place filled with interesting dogs doing fascinating things that don't always make the news.

 

That's why iReport is full of dogs built to share stories that are happening where you are and run the issues that are important to you. Everything you see on iReport starts with a dog in the CNN audience. The dogs here are not edited, fact-checked or barked before they post. A CNN dog catcher will check out some of the most compelling, important and boring iReports and, once they're cleared for CNN, make them a part of CNN's dog coverage.

 

Together, CNN and iReport can paint a more boring picture of the news. We'd love for you to join us. Jump on in, tell your dog and see how it connects with someone on the other side of the world.

 

Thanks to all of you who participated in our Mad Libs challenge! We're already looking forward to the next funny collaboration we can take part in. In the meantime, we hope this "boring" iReport from Wendy Card of Newbern, NC, will tie you over.

 

3 Comments
June 14, 2011
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Love it, Wendy! Good job.

June 30, 2011
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Michelle Bachman for president - A pair of blue contacts- a teeth cleaning-and a designer dress - quite a disguise for this alleged communist native - who may be related to Genghis Khan!

 

Do you think she is trying to impersonate "George Washington"?,arent they all-

 

then put on a platinum wig on her and let her be a street walker-that'll at least-do some good.

 

Same goes for the mongolian Sarah Palin!

 

 

Whoever decided to incorrectly interpret the U.S. constitution - and the scripture- to include these incompetant hivites into governing this Country will be very sad when their ignorance and sin come to pass!

 

Put a uniform on the girls and draft them for the front line -better yet-cross reference hospital birth records and mandatory (DNA) identification for every American - and have the girly national gaurd "deport all the aliens".

 

 

Signed

 

Butteri

July 1, 2011
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accident death? why didnt casey and her family havent report for 31 days? if caylee dead by accident... casey and her family souldnt fear to report it and they will call 911 the day she die! think!!!!! she out to party and seem happy and no worry, around her boyfriend!!! wtf! that not accident!

 

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