Daily Prompt: Snark bombs, Away! – The story of the dying prompts

Try your hand at parody or satire — take an article, film, blog post, or song you find misguided, and use humor to show us how. 

Cake of the day

“That’s not funny.”

“Got a better idea.”

“Two pieces of cake and a Mickey Mouse figure is just not funny. You have to improve on it.”

“I don’t feel funny, amusing or even satirical. I have just crawled out of my bed, after my golden oldie midday sleep. Being funny develops and not at the command of a daily prompt attack.”

“Where is your humour?”

“As I said, humour does not just happen, it develops, although I just found something in Facebook.”

“You are always finding stuff in Facebook.”

“Of course I am, it is full of parody and satire because you cannot take anything serious that is there, not even believe it.

There was a lady on a cruise ship all on her own. One of the passengers thought she perhaps owned the shipping line, but the only information he got was from a waiter that said she had been on the ship for the last four cruises. The guy picked up his courage and asked the lady why. The answer: because it’s cheaper than in a care home.”

“And so?”

“I immediately phoned up the local tourist agent. The cheapest he could find was a Black Sea Cruise.”

“But that’s Ukraine, and Russia. It could get risky.”

“That was why it was cheap, no great interest. There are other countries around the Black Sea like Turkey for example.”

“But they are having an uprising, something political. Try a River boat cruise along the River Thames.”

“You think that is safer? They might have a strike and then all my plans will fall into water. That was a joke.”

“But not satirical, just corny. And Turkey is also not safe, you could get killed or thrown into prison.”

“With food and login.  if the worst comes to worst I get a sea burial and the captain of the ship says a few words.”

“In Russian or Turkish?”

“I won’t notice. There is an extra plus of course. I can tell everyone about it on Facebook, even on WordPress and then I will become famous.”

“But you might be dead.”

“OK, then I will join WordPress.”

“Are you sure they will have you.”

“Of course, they will put me in charge of the dead daily prompt society, just another brick in the grid.”

Daily Prompt: Snark bombs, Away! – The story of the dying prompts

9 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Snark bombs, Away! – The story of the dying prompts

  1. I didn’t feel funny either. I still don’t. All I can feel is annoyed with the world and WordPress. Maybe I’ll feel funnier later. Right now, though, I think I’ll just sip coffee and think dark thoughts. Hugs to you, my morning ray of light!

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    • Glad to be of assistance. It is 4 in the afternoon here, but the sun is shining. I really felt miserable when I saw this prompt. I am glad it didn’t arrive for breakfast, it would have spoilt my entire day. I always think dark thoughts, like let’s kill a daily prompt, bury it and forget where we put it. That is what keeps me going.

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    • If I don’t follow the prompt theme, someone somewhere finds it silly, if I follow them I find it silly, you can never win, so I just do them again for the second time to keep eveyone happy.

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  2. When everyone seems to be annoyed with daily prompts someone is constantly giving us a reason to smile and laugh, that’s incredible. Stay alive please to give us a daily dose of laughter…..let wordy board that cruise daily prompts are already dead…

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    • I first impression when I wake from my gold oldie sleep is shock. When I recover I decide to look on the bright side of whatever it is that might be bright. Yes, there is nothing like a daily prompt to brighten up your computer screen, full of surprises every day.

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  3. I hate the word “snarky.” Once I had written on a syllabus, ‘If you’re late for class, just come in quietly, slink to the back and take your seat.’ I was told to take the line out because it came across as ‘snarky’ to the child who was evaluating syllabi. This child had probably not dealt with 30+ years of students straggling in and couldn’t recognize that the ‘snarkiness’ was a light touch. I did not want to do the math such children are willing to do such as ‘you lose ten points if you come in late’. For children a late student is insulting the teacher. For a mature teacher a late student is insulting himself. My take was “If you’re going to be late, be late. Just don’t bother other people.” Ever since then I’ve viewed the word with mistrust and disdain. Sorry about ending up in a teaching rant, but it happens…

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    • The word “snark” was not in my vocabulary, which prompted me to decide to read The Hunting of the Snark by Lewis Carroll, otherwise I just sort of felt my way through this. I never viewed coming late from a teacher’s point of view. I think we just got dished out an order mark in our book, which was the weakest of the three. The report mark was when you did something you should not, and the conduct mark was the one that sent you to the headmisstress. Of course you could get a commendation, but that was almost combined with becoming a saint.

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      • It wasn’t in mine, either. I had to look it up in the Urban Dictionary and it is snide + sarcasm which is redundant in my opinion. Interestingly, yesterday I found myself in a situation in which I was inspired to write many snarky comments but my better self triumphed. For that I got a small commendation, “Nicely handled” 🙂

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