You screwed up and you know it. Don't blame it on the star.

You screwed up and you know it. Don’t blame it on the star.

Today’s Writing 101 Challenge is: Write a post based on the contrast between two things — whether people, objects, emotions, places, or something else. Write it in dialog form.

“Oh no. What is this? Another documentary? Let me guess…it’s about some war or a dead president.”


“Give me the remote.”


“I’m not watching this.”

“You don’t even know what it’s about.”

“It’s a documentary. That’s all I need to know. Last night it was about one of the Roosevelts. The night before it was about another one of the Roosevelts. Need I go on?”

“Okay. But if there isn’t anything better on, we’re watching this. It’s about Mark Twain. For your information he’s not a dead president!”

“I know. Oh look! Dancing with the Stars!”

“You’ve got to be kidding me. Do you even care about how many brain cells you’re losing per minute when you watch crap like this?”

“What? It’s interesting to see all the dance moves and how each star improves from week to week. Plus a lot of them lose weight and get healthier. Dancing is great exercise for your body and mind.”

“Watching dancing isn’t such great exercise.”

“Shut up.”

“What happened to Drew Carey? He looks like an old man who needs Geritol to get through the day.”

“He lost a ton of weight dancing on this show. He looks healthy, not old.”

“I liked him better when he was fat. He doesn’t look as happy or as funny. Give me the remote. I can’t stand seeing these people flopping around.”

“No. I want to watch this.”

“Look it’s a commercial. I can’t stand all the commercials. At least PBS doesn’t have all these stupid commercials.”

“Well, I have to agree with you there.”

“You agree with me?”

“Yeah, I guess I did.”

“How about we take this agreement into the bedroom?”


Click (sound of TV turning off)