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Michael Shepherd Male, 86, United Kingdom (6/16/2005 12:34:00 PM)

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Aha, Kenneth! nice point. The surrealists, who thrived on non-sequiturs and the more bizarre the better, would have been happy with this last-word process. The old 19th century 'Consequences' played mostly in prose, required a complete last sentence. But this, if not broken with phrases rather than sentences, comes out as a series of one-liners. Maybe next time?

A variation suggests iself - tell everyone the last words of all the lines so far.That way, we could ruin Jefferson's day and make it all or partly rhyme...

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  • Rookie Michael Shepherd (6/16/2005 12:41:00 PM) Post reply
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    ... and further: telling people the whole previous line, rather than the last word or the last phrase, would give a pleasantly surrealist continuity of thought? It would allow ingenuity in taking the 'road seldom trod' at each fork? A bit like the nursery rhyme Hey Diddle Diddle?

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