For those poor souls who may be uninformed, Towel Day is in homage to the late Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and many other satirical novels. I LOVE Adams. The Terrible Poetry Contest was inspired, in part, by his reference to Vogons and bad poetry, and my blog was originally named A Wife, My Verse, and Every Little Thing.
In reference to Adams and Towel Day and to commemorate my last weekly contest before taking a break (more on that later), here are the specifics:
- Write the very worst poem you possibly can. Bonus points will be given for references to Adams-esque topics like Vogons, towels, missing the ground, Krikkit, a bowl of petunias, and things that are Mostly Harmless.
- Length is great for laughs, but I’m short on time. Let’s keep the poem to fewer than 250 words.
- Just make us laugh. Make all the Earth collapse in an improbable accident involving a rubber band, a liquid lunch, and a stitch in the side from chuckling all day long.
You have till 8:00 a.m. MDT next Friday (May 29) to enter.
Use the form below if you want. For a more social experience, include your entry or a link to it in the comments. Please let me know if your pingback or entry do not show up within a day.
Go on, you hoopin’ frood! Make us laugh!