Friday, December 24, 2010

Overexplaining Underappreciated Tweets #2

Twitter User:

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

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.


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 :)