Tuesday, January 31, 2006

the Word Verification contest

brian writes:

Here's a very Mike Topp poem idea.

We should start saving all the word verification from now on.

Get up a few dozen of them, or less.

Title the poem: Word Verification
or something better. It's probably a horrible idea-- :)


i don't think it's a horrible idea at all, not in the slightest. in fact brian and i have been collecting words (or randomly generated combinations of letters) from the word verification feature on blogger. here's what we've come up with:

eupac klbpn

the object of the contest is to use these "words" in a poem (at least as many as you can!). then post your poem in the comments field of this post (as i have already) or post a link to your poem as it appears else where.

(note, this post crashed, exploded, and destroyed everying in it's wake, so i might have some words in my poem that i didn't put in this list, as i didn't save the original list and can't be arsed to float around in every place brian or i have posted comments in the last 2 weeks to find them all again. i knew you'd understand. if you want, feel free to pick out the nonesense words from my poem and use them.)


everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate. once there are enough poems the executive board of judges* will chose a favorite (or however many favorites they want). the poets of the selected favorites will be honored with a pinata in their likeness.**

**or something equally as exciting and wonderful.


katy said...

i don't know if this qualifies as a standard, i didn't even use all the words... but here's my take on the list...

"the fnixasz"

stood on the ousbw at huhue
i choked.

i love him. my eyes wide with afadh.

i hadn't realized my fnixasv. with him.

his llaohmxr addiction, his igcruu complex,
all those hspzjf trips and uaisr visions;
nothing i can't get past. right?

i waited on the ousbw
for two hours.

i knew he'd vqdbueyi.

i heard the vadusmf of his uaisr.

i love him. i told myself. i believed myself.

he stepped out onto the ouswb.
svonn and hyrojl. he swaggered.

his arms wrapped around me. kmsol.

wet with zzgjxz. holding my breath.

he said nothing. too much kqhnc again.
i love him. i told myself.

did you eupac? i asked.

why? a psyasrb rough in his voice.
enough to make a girl umtojx.

i want to... but not if you...

his mnqoziio pressed strickly against mine.
i love him. i told myself again.

i let him.

katy said...

here is Mike Topp

for some reason brian's blogger virus has infected this post, i cannot edit it with out some serious hassle. thanks brian :P

katy said...

or it'll just CRASH

Brian Boutwell said...

Katy, good job. I makes no sense yet does, in some weird way to me. I laughed my ass off. I did really.

With that title, do you think people will get it or is that not the point?

More later, maybe. But I like it.



katy said...

you don't need to keep posting the word verifications :) unless you want me to keep adding them to the list?

i thought "fnixasz" somewhat resembled the real word "fixation" but it isn't important. glad you got a giggle out of it.

Brian Boutwell said...

It more habit now that collecting them for a poem. I can't bring myself to publish with out adding the verification.

Brian Boutwell said...

damn. "It's" "than"


ok, I'm refusing myself this time.

katy said...

i'll always be tempted by the blue squiggley ones...

cjeabq sigh

Brian Boutwell said...

ok, this one is kinda cool.



blue swiggly

katy said...

the wave length we share, brian, must be blue and squiggley or swiggly or something like it.

arch.memory said...

A-ha! Now I know what all that gibberish is at the end of your posts! I thought they were secret signatures. That makes so much sense! It's excellent! (By the way, did you know that "gibbersih" means, in addition to:
1. Unintelligible or nonsensical talk or writing.
2. a. Highly technical or esoteric language.
b. Unnecessarily pretentious or vague language.
How perfect is that!)
And Katy, I have to say, you managed to pull off a great piece of writing with all that gibberish! I wouldn't have thought it possible. Excellent! And a brilliant idea for a contest! Good luck to all who dare attempt it!

Brian Boutwell said...

I was just reading the new comment and couldn't help myself.



blue squiggley

katy said...

a, thank you :) i'm glad you like it. thanks for the definition... i think if you just gave the definition and not the word itself it could have easily been missunderstood as a definition for poetry.

lol, brian, you have blue squiggley issues. or an addiction. or a complex?

Mr. Matos said...

"Fnixasv iznziaxg mnqoziio"

Fnixasv iznziaxg mnqoziio


pomty mekytd

hspzjf svonn vqdbueyi huhue









eupac klbpn


katy said...

you know, enriko, it reads just like a dodgy robot piece.

katy said...

perfection. brian, i love it.

katy said...

why the hell do my comments always come up before yours when they're actually responses to you comments? grr

Brian Boutwell said...

The Cyvig

Intently gazing
at black uaisr
on a pomty screen –
my eyes jwoule
start to twitch
and I pomty
to pyuqm like
the creatures
that are a metaphor
to eupac existence.
The parasites race
through my psyasrb
toward my brain;
mekytd aches,
paranoia beams –
I could kouuopvx this bug
wandering aimlessly
across the svonn,
a godlike huhue –
like a zombie
I just stare.

Brian Boutwell said...

Jesus and Pliov

Jesus took Pliov
into the Ousabw of Gethsemane
one day and they hyrojl—

Jesus told Pliov:

I want you to kill
all these svonndamned

gas ‘em— burn ‘em— put cyvig
in their brains— make ‘em ixruax
like me when they umtojx

I’m gonna pomty,
but one day you’ll be
eupac klbpn.

You’ll uaisr
and vadusmf me

You’ll be absolute
‘till huhue kill you

I’m wadjs
but this is true

Just trust
in me dear brother

Danielle said...

Here's my first attempt at a poem since my first semester of college. Only for Katy.

Svonn is a friend
A pomty fellow
With gsqnk in his hair
And funny enough,
The wind is in his epshzu

It makes me zasyrssb
To think that he’s the ajbfnier
But what can I do?
I think he’s just zzgjxz
He’s my huhue

katy said...

brian, i like this one more than the first one. it's got sting.

and bella, i love you!! you make me laugh so much :)

lauren said...

katy.. this goes out to you and our dirt road..

i found a puddle today.
it was svonnified.
my huhue got wet.
its blue.
turned navy.
i pomty down the road.
oh there's my friend.
i'm so gsqnk!
what a epshzu.
we ajbfnier by the rock.
there's big yellow!
afadh dirt road.
see you in the ousbw.

katy said...

oooh toad!! i love it. almost made me tear up, i miss those days! remember the day that every puddle looked like australia? or was that every time it rained?

simyhov (this one's for you brian, green and very squiggley)

El said...

Ok I'll give it a shot. It's too weird to pass up.

"Vadusmf nights"

iznziaxg have got kouuopvx
I ajbfnier my huhue between afadh and zasyrssb
it warms my fnixasv for a while

pomty coins in the mekytd
I get lgrcruu, auusqsl , three eupac klbpn
what more does a lqbppgfe need?

Maybe kmsol, maybe kqhnc

I've got them too
tucked away in my cffzzyc umtojx
with some hyrojl ixruax

epshzu gsqnk like that are ousabw
they make me svonn psyasrb and mnqoziio
when really I'm just zzgjxz
with a good vqdbueyi

that's the uaisr I'm meant to be
I'm too hspzjf to lgrcruu up

katy said...

el! i could barely read the whole thing, i kept laughing. thank you for leaving the safety of samc2 to write me a poem :)

Red Boldface said...

Hello. I have started a stripped-down blog:


Mike Topp

katy said...

well well well, the inspirational figure himself. and where is your poem mr topp? hmmn?

Rachel said...

On the bus,
the cyvig line,
a girl with uasir in her eyes
sighs, “kmsol,”
into her cell phone.
“Ajbfnier!” shouts a man
in a cloak lgrcruu with kqhnc.

The huhue is gsqnk.
Svonn is watered to cffzzyc;
there are no epshzu.
“Mfrmqtq, my Vadusmf,”
a eupac croons to her kouuopvx.

Perhaps somewhere past the cjeabq,
Beneath these auusqsl of zzgjx,
where children do not bffqb,
fnixasv do not have to lousabw,
where no one has ever heard of lqbppgfe--
some ixruax have discovered a hidden psyasrb.
Iznziaxg may pomty mekytd there.
Whiffs of hspzjf roll off the zasyrssb.
And the hyrojl is forever.

But here,
we all seem positively qfcwc.

katy said...

everything on the bus? you're a true artist, rachel my dear!! thank you for writing a poem for the contest!

Bella,Silvia&fairlady said...


Meow meow, MEOWWWW uaisr meow,
zasyrssb Meeeeeow meow meow,
Meow meow meow vadusmf,
Meow. Meow Meow Moew afadh.

Meow meow meow meow,
auusqsl meow, meow meow meow,
Prrrrrrrrr, ousabw meow.
Zzgjxz pomty meow!

Meow meow meow umtojx PRRRRRRRR!!
Psyasrb meow meow meow.
Meow vqdbueyi meow. Meow meow.

HSSSSSSSSSS, meow huhue meow,
kqhnc meow.
Meow meow meow, cffzzyc.
Meow meow meow meow meow?

Kmsol Meow Meow Meow Meow.
Meow Meow Meow epshzu Meow,
meow. Meow Meow Meow, prrrrrr!
Lqbppgfe Meow Meow Meow!

Meow Meow Meow Meow Moew,
kouuopvx Meow Meow....

Meow Meow, hssssssss!! Meow,
Meow hspzjf, Meow meow meow MEOW!
Meow Meow Meow; Meow Meow Meow!
Mnqoziio Meow Meow Meow Meow Meow.
Meow meow meow, ajbfnier.

Meow meow, fnixasv, Meow!
Meow Meow Meow Meow Meow...
Svonn meow meow meow?
Mekytd eupac klbpn meow meow.

Meow meow meow ixruax meow meow meow, Meow! Meow Meow Meow hyrojl.
Iznziaxg Meow Meow...

sqnk Moew!

katy said...

omg my sister is brilliant!! or at least her cats are...