Friday, December 21, 2007
The prize for Most Appropriate goes to spark_force on LJ for Family curses never die, they just devolve.
It's the only one I like more than "mutate," because it goes to the heart of what I was trying to get across--changing, with some deterioration, but not sounding weak (like my original version, "get watered down"). "Devolve" is often used with "chaos," as in "The universe is devolving from order into chaos." Sounds negative, but in a mysterious as opposed to depressing way.
The prize for Funniest was a lot tougher, and I've decided to call a three-way tie, because they're funny in different ways:
First there's kehazen from FFF with, Family curses never die, they just mutate; growing a duckbill, beaver tail, poisonous barbs on their feet, and gaining the ability to lay eggs despite being mammalian. Oh, wait...that's a platypus, never mind. Man, evolution's a bitch.
Then janni from FFF offered, Family curses never die, they just move into assisted living.
Finally, Dave S. from Blogger gave us, "Family curses never die, they just--" I recall my uncle saying on his deathbed.
This week's ARC winner will be drawn from commenters across the three blogs. All you have to do is tell me your favorite pop/rock Christmas carol(s). Here are mine, in no particular order (and probably with a glaring omission or two that I'll run back and add later):
Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth - David Bowie & Bing Crosby
Please Come Home for Christmas - The Eagles
Father Christmas - The Kinks
Santa Claus is Back in Town - Elvis Presley
2000 Miles - The Pretenders
Deadline is noon EST next Thursday, December 27. Have a great weekend!
Now playing: Louis Armstrong (Holiday) - Winter Wonderland