For the last few weeks I’ve been enjoying another nerdly game. Yes, I’m still playing KenKen, but there’s a new game in town. And this one is challenging and often hilarious. It requires people from around the globe, and demands a lot of imagination. For lack of a better name, the game is called Twitter Hash Tag Boogie. Okay, I totally just made that up, but I’m going to go with it in the hopes that it sticks.
What exactly is Twitter Hash Tag Boogie? It’s probably easier to demonstrate then explain. And to do that, I’ll call out two people who contribute to this game on a daily basis; @MyVogonPoetry, and @Expatina (if you have a Twitter account, I suggest you follow them. You won’t be disappointed).
At some point today, @MyVogonPoetry had posted a tweet containing the following hashtag:
Seeing this, one might think what the what? But it’s not as complicated as it looks. It’s sort of like a clue and a direction all in one. A cluerection? That so doesn’t sound right. I digress.
Anyway, in response I tweeted the following:
- The Hunt for Red Octoberfest Sausage
- To Sirloin with Love
- Lord of the Onion Rings
- I Gnocchi This Much Is True
- The Hunchbackbacon of Notre Dame
- Mary Shelley‘s Franks ‘N Beans
- Blood Pudding Diamonds
- A Clockwork Orangejuice
- Gone With the Wine
- Hot Dog Soldiers
- Blood Orange Meridian
- Young Goodman Brown Rice
- A Million Little Reeses Pieces
- The Highwaymanwich
Get it? I’ve listed titles of books but have modified them to include something edible. It’s an exceptionally simple concept, but you’d be amazed how difficult it can be to get started. The problem is that the minute ‘books’ is selected, every book title leaves your brain. Of course, once you get going, the ideas fly and it’s almost difficult to keep up. Additionally, you can watch all the other people out there coming up with some pretty amazing responses. I enjoyed The Scarlet Cheddar, Rosemary’s Baby Back Ribs, Sex and the Twinkie, Cacciatore-22, and Alice in Wonderbread to name a few.
Earlier today, I also joined in on @expatina’s #CorporateSongs Twitter Hash Tag Boogie, by adding the following to the list of tweets
- All Along the Water Cooler
- Saturday Night’s Alright For Faxing
Clearly, I didn’t do so well with that particular game. Of course, I was in the middle of an analysis and writing up my NSERC grant, so maybe my mind was focussed on other things. Sure, we’ll go with that.
Anyway, if you think of any good responses to either #EdibleBooks or #CorporateSongs, please leave them in the comments. Or better yet, jump on Twitter and join in the fun.