Monday, October 30, 2006

Quotomorphia, The Sequel

Several posts ago, before my Gaelic pilgrimage, I created and declared full ownership of Quotomorphia, a game, or bit of wordplay, consisting of altering or tweaking a well-known, or even not-so-well-known, quotation. The Laughorist received a smattering of witticisms in response. And then this delightful deluge.

Brilliant.

They're from the multitalented Glamourpuss. And you people had her typecast and stereotyped as a mere terpsichorean tease. Seamus on you (or her, if he's her type).

She was a bit shy (it's that U.K. thang) about posting them (though one might surmise she's not entirely shy of post-like objets d'art). So I took the liberty. Always taking liberties. (I love Liberty of London ties.)

Enjoy.

Thatcher: 'If you want something said, ask a man. If you want
something done, ask a woman.'
Puss: 'If you want something said, ask a woman. If you want
something done, ask a woman.'

Chanel: 'Look for the woman in the dress. If there is no woman,
there is no dress.'
Puss: 'Look for the woman in the dress. If there is no woman, there
is a man with gender issues.'

Chanel: 'Nature gives you the face you have at twenty. Life shapes
the face you have at thirty. But at fifty you get the face you
deserve.'
Puss: 'Nature gives you the face you have at twenty. Life shapes
the face you have at thirty. But at fifty you get the face you can
afford.'

Goethe: 'Anecdotes and maxim are rich treasures to the man of the
world, for he knows how to introduce the former at fit place in
conversation.'
Puss: 'Anecdotes and maxims are rich treasures to the man of the
world, for he knows how to blog the former at fit place to raise
his stats.'

Shakespeare: 'Brevity is the soul of wit.'
Puss: '...'

Shakespeare: 'Let me not to the marriage of true minds / Admit
impediments: love is not love / Which alters when it alteration
finds.'
Puss: 'Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit pre-nups:
love is not love which alters when it assets finds.'

Donne: 'Never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for
thee.'
Puss: 'Never send to know for whom the bell tolls; remember you
changed your ringtone and answer your mobile.'

Wilde: 'One should always be a little improbable.'
Puss: 'One should always be: a little improbable?'

Laugh. Or ....

Else.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

The best thing I ever heard about thacther was a jok by eddie Izzard

"God forgot to give Mrs thachter a heart, thats ok a stone will do"

Anonymous said...

"Brilliant"... you never cease to amaze! ~M

mist1 said...

I am pretty sure that Puss is a genius.

Anonymous said...

Hilarious, especially the nature & pre-nup ones.

Anonymous said...

Very, very good!! I'll have to try and play along.

Glamourpuss said...

Golly, am embarrassed now, and flattered. But yes, I am a genius - I did this online test thing, only cost £149.99, they gave me a certificate and everything.

Puss

Anonymous said...

Haha, fantastic! You and Puss make a great team. I love the take on the marriage of true minds--it's my favorite Shakespearean sonnet.

azgoddess said...

love it - if you want something done - ask a woman..

you guys work very well together...