Sunday, September 30, 2007

How bad punctuation ruins the theme to Gilligan's Island

"Just sit. "

"Right.... "

"Back?"

"And you'll hear a tale."

"A tale of?"

"A fateful trip."

"That started?"

"From this tropic port. "

"Aboard this tiny ship?"

(The mate was a mighty sailing man.)

"The skipper?"

"Brave and sure."

{Five passengers set sail.}

"That day?"
"For?"

"A three hour tour. "

"A three HOUR tour????" "The weather?"

{Started getting rough!}

"The tiny ship?"

"Was tossed!"

"If not for......??"

"The courage of the fearless crew, the minnow would be lost. "

"The minnow would be lost??"

{The ship set ground on the shore.}

"Of this uncharted desert isle?"

"With Gilligan?"

"The Skipper, too."

"The millionaire?"

"And his wife!"

"The movie star, the professor?"

"And Mary Ann!"

"Here on Gilligans Isle?"

"So this is the tale?"

"Of the castways."

"They're here?"

"For a long, long time! They'll have to make the best of things. It's an uphill climb. The first mate and the Skipper too, will do their very best."

"To make the others comfortable?"
"In the tropic island nest?"

"No phone?"
"No."

"Lights?"
"No."

"Motor cars?"

"Not a single luxury."

"Like Robinson Crusoe?"
"As primative as can be."

"So?"
"Join us!"

"Here?"

"Each week my friends! You're sure to get a smile."

"From seven stranded castways? Here?"

"On Gilligan's Isle."

9 comments:

cake said...

So? To sum! Up?:

I now have this goddamn song stuck in my head.

I hate you!

headhunter said...

On Gilligan's Isle?

gilligan said...

I'm Iranian, I swear!

skipper said...

Whatever you say, little buddy.

bacon ace said...

Did you just do this to ruffle the editorial gals' feathers?

cake said...

::smooths feathers down::

I'm fine...just fine. Doesn't bother me one iota. Nope.

I'm fine.

::twitches::

::takes out red pen, frantically starts marking up screen...::

Sparkle Plenty said...

Sir? I'm going to have to ask you to step out of your blog, sir. Have you been drinking today, sir? Have we maybe had a few pops to jump-start our blog entry? Or maybe to celebrate the Red Sox? Well, I'm sorry, sir, but you're endangering your readers by punctuating recklessly. This is a heavy blog, sir, and you could hurt someone as you weave in and out of sense. I'm going to have to take your keys to your blog. That's right. Just lie down and sleep this one off.

cake said...

::continues to scribble on the screen with the red pen, while sobbing pitifully::

concerned onlooker said...

Way to go, you broke Cake!