What a year this is! Not only is it the Smurf’s 50th birthday . . . not only is it Paddington Bear’s 50th birthday (reminder to self: must make some marmalade! 🙂 ) . . . it is Mad Libs 50th birthday also.
If you’ve never played Mad Libs, your life has been missing something very important.
Silliness is what it has missed, in bucketfuls.
I discovered Mad Libs the year I was twelve. My best friend and I played it every day, inbetween practicing “Gibberish” (which is a language something like Pig Latin but even better!).
The idea came to me a while ago that Foodie Mad Libs would be a wonderful thing. Food and laughing are both very good things, so why not? There is no actual Foodie Mad Libs published (as of yet! hint hint to the Mad Libs guys) but I did find a site online where you can fill in some arbitrary words and end up with a story on food that (if you’ve done it right) will be hilarious.
Here’s the site. I played several of the stories today (Burp!; The Missing Food Mystery; Simply Delicious; and Super Salad), and loved it.
Here’s the original Mad Libs site (hey Indiana Jones you’re looking good!), with lots of information about one of the most wonderful additions to humor and pop culture that was ever invented (IMHO).
Have fun! And never forget to play with your food.