The Verse or Worse electorate, back from contemplating sneaker cologne a few weeks ago, moved quickly to decide which of the entries in the competition for a headline about stolen cemetery flowers took the roses, so to speak. Read more…
Your genial host was pleased to see that Verse or Worseifiers didn’t find especially distasteful the challenge he issued last week: to write an amusing headline for the story about people stealing flowers from graves — and sometimes putting them on
The Verse or Worse electorate, no doubt charmed by the aroma suggested by his entry in the competition for entities unlikely to market perfume and the name of the perfume they wouldn’t market, has voted to honor Russell Swinburne Romine by awarding
Last week your genial host was embarrassed by the lack of an embarrassment of entries in that week’s competition (imagining fragrances from sources as unlikely as the one that first stunned him — sneaker-maker Adidas).
Ordinarily this would be the week, in the inexorable, changeless changing of the Verse or Worse cycle, in which your genial host presents the five best entries in the previous week’s competition and asks you, the vast Verse or Worse public, to vote
Verse or Worse readers who love (or hate) Tom Swifties lined up to vote Cathleen Cotter’s entry the best of the five presented — not that there was anything wrong with the others, your genial host announced forthrightly. Read more…
Verse or Worsifiers hit their stride in this week’s competition, in which they were asked to produce Tom Swifties — on any fairly recent event. Read more… By Al Sicherman
Once more the voice of the vast Verse or Worse crowd spoke last week, this time to choose the top bit wrought with words of just one sound. (I’ll stop that now.) Read more… By Al Sicherman
The current competition, in which Verse or Worsifiers were called upon to discuss the dismissal of TV weatherman Paul Douglas in words of one syllable, produced rather an odd assortment. Read more… By Al Sicherman
The Verse or Worse public has spoken once again, and has left little doubt as to the winner of the extended competition for unusually constituted squads of cheerleaders.By the largest margin in Verse or Worse history, Tom Olson walks away with the s
Well, it appears that wheedling and whining works (or that begging is beneficial, or that entreating is efficacious).
Your genial Verse or Worse host must make an embarrassing admission: Last week’s competition produced only two entries. Two!
As happens every two weeks, the Voice of the Verse or Worse Public has been heard in the land.
The current Verse or Worse competition, a call to suggest names for the furnishers of the appalling apparel favored on weekends by men of a certain age, produced what your genial host feels was an even nicer collection of possibilities than usual.
The vast MinnPost public has spoken, and has anointed Jill Field the winner in the Verse or Worse country-and-its-car competition. By Al Sicherman
As usual, entries in the current Verse or Worse competition varied considerably in form. Each was to be a make of car manufactured in and named for a country, with an amusingly descriptive model name. Read more… By Al Sicherman
Pam Ridgway is the hands-down victor in the Verse or Worse singer-and-song competition.
As almost always, your genial host yet again had difficulty singling out five entries to set before the vast MinnPost community for the selection of the one shining example that will receive the particularly resplendent MinnPost T-shirt.
The winner of the competition for the Broadway musical based on the short-lived Garrison Keillor lawsuit (about a neighbor’s addition blocking his house’s access to light and air) is Tonya DePriest, for her touching, bittersweet “No Fiddling With t
Your genial host thought he might have been stepping out of the figurative Verse or Worse comfort zone in issuing the current challenge, which involved Garrison Keillor’s aborted lawsuit.