Friday, December 24, 2010

Overexplaining Underappreciated Tweets #2

Twitter User:
ysplotchy

Tweet:
"Reap, those little slices of death; Oh how I loaf them." -- Edgar Allan Poe, Baker
(link to original tweet)


Overexplanation:
What went wrong here? I made Edgar Allan Poe a baker, and turned one of his most famous quotes into something a baker might say. How is that not funny?

Original quote: Sleep, those little slices of death; Oh how I loathe them.

Okay, okay, I think using "Reap" instead of "Sleep" was weak. Are there types of bread that rhyme with sleep? That would have been much, much better. I tried thinking of a better rhyme, but was unsuccessful. Reap was the best thing I could think of.

Still... I kept slices of death, and changed loathe to loaf. That was funny, wasn't it? Yeah, it was. It was indeed.

4 comments:

Flannery Alden said...

It was totally funny!

But what if you changed sleep to knead? And death to bread?

Knead, those little slices of bread; oh how I loaf them.

Or is that too obvious?

Splotchy said...

I like yours better! It most certainly would have been an adequately appreciated tweet.

Flannery Alden said...

Then I give mine to you. Merry Christmas, Splotchy!

Ricky Shambles said...

Very funny! Oh, and now I'm following you on Twitter :)