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OneUpMe.com is a community of creative thinkers who come together every day to play wordplay games. Every weekday, new topics are posted in a variety of games and players attempt to "one-up" each other in the cleverness of their responses. To get to know the site a bit more, check out the Archive to see some of the past games. Then check out the Forum to see the latest conversations.
I met a Scottish Elvis impersonator in an Irish bar in Mallorca several years ago. After his show we hung out at the bar drinking. We met some English girls and ended up going for a late night swim in the Mediterranean Sea. Such a fun night.
I looooove Elvis Presley songs! Come on everyone .... play hybrids today. I could use a good laugh!
I'd say 95% of the hybrids today aren't liquors but alcohol in general or cocktails. Interpreting the category a little loosely today people?
dead posts: Athletes and American Cities
San Jose Canseco
Santa Anna Kournikova
Corpus Christi Evert
St. Pete Sampras
Weapons for Women
It was a close battle for first place yesterday
Angel's "Booberang" jiggled its way to the top. Congrats! And congrats on the big analogy win!
David D.'s "Brazooka" took the silver cup
Amy's "Fluzi" sounded like one easy weapon to handle
Conor, with only 12 votes, received 4 comments for "Blamethrower". I don't know what that...See more
I don't think xenophobia and racism are the same thing. I don't imagine most racists actually have a genuine fear of "aliens", nor xenophobes hate the existence of aliens. I have a fear of heights but I don't hate them.
Congratulations to Martha Manning for her cheesy winning post, "Edamiami". Well done!
Hilary tied with "Avocabo San Lucas" Losing on ties is just the pits, isn't it?
Holly put me in the mood for pie with "Rhubarbados", maybe my favorite post of the day.
Jack's "Tofuji" was right up there for me too, but nothing puts me in...See more
Utensils for Undertakers
Hooray for me! "Corpsescrew" took the win yesterday. Let's all hope that utensil is never invented.
Patricia's "Coffin Grinder" tied for first, but since I was lazy and posted later I got credited with the win.
Lots of other great ones yesterday!
Some of my faves:
Jack's "Spooneral Parlor"
Jim Bell's "Plotted spoon"
Really great hybrids today folks!
Television for Teachers
Patricia had us all tuned in to "Magnum, P.E." Congrats on the win!
Lyn wasn't too far behind with "Homeroom Improvement"
Donna had a few things to teach us with "Sex Ed and the City"
I don't know if I missed Karl's post yesterday or what, but I think "Flunk'd" is great.
Michael's "Joanie Loves Chalkie" was pretty funny too.
Songs for Sherpas
I was worried it might be difficult to sing to a Sherpa, but you guys were awesome.
Donna came out on top with the important life lesson, "Nepal You Need is Love"
H3G was on the other side of the mountain screaming "We Are Never Everest Getting Back Together "
Congrats to both!
I loved Holly's "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yeti"
I'll fill in for Chris today on the recap.
Restaurants and Rodeos
It took less than 8 seconds into June for David Diefendorf to start pummeling us all with a rodeo post with "Taco Bull."
Angel tied but had the earlier post with "Red Lobsteer" proving both our leaders today were dealing with some bullsh*t.
Ski posted a great one with "Cracker...See more
This week is going to be busier than usual for me. So unfortunately I won't be playing or giving my hybrid recaps, but I'm sure I'll still pop in to vote. Good luck everyone!
Pharmaceuticals for Politicians
The votes are in, and Marillyn Hersh-Greenberg's candidate, "Percodan Quayle" was elected top potatoe! Congrats!
Dave Brown and his running mate, "Ronald Rogaine" were right up there too, but lost by just a hair (actually a tie)
Patricia Richards made me chuckle with "Ruffie Giuliani"
Ronan was pretty clever with...See more
Congratulations to Dina Rosenberg Deuidicibus for her winning hybrid post yesterday, "Angela Sloan Officer" Great hybrid!
Jerry Scher proved he was the real dill, and he tied for first with "Donna Gurkin pickle packer"
I enjoy OUM hybrids, and this one didn't fail to disappoint for me.
My favorite of the day had to have been Conor's...See more
Mysteries of Mexico
Either this was a really tough hybrid, or voting was just way down on Friday.
In any case, congratulations to Karl Hester for his winning post, "Tequila mockingbird"
John Clark and Angel Hope Eddlemon also tied for first, but there can be only uno!
I really liked Jim Wood's "The Big Siesta" as well as Jill Maguire's "Who's...See more
Tomorrows Hybrid topic.......Ha!
Nursery Rhymes for the Navy
It was all hands on deck for hybrids yesterday. It was good to see more posts and votes than we had on Monday.
David Diefendorf blew us out of the water with "Rub-a-dub-dub, three men in a sub"
Brian Popp stayed afloat in second place with "Little Bouy Blue"
A few others I personally enjoyed:
Elizabeth Afshar's "Wee...See more
Tequila Mockingbird is a brilliant hybrid in some space, however, I don't get how this is a mystery? Can someone explain? In fact, I'm not sure how half the posts yesterday were mysteries.
Dead Posts for Mysteries of Mexico:
Which came first, the Chichen Itza or the egg?
Lyrics for the Laundry
I'm out of town and haven't had time to congratulate Jerry Scher for Friday's winning hybrid post, "And now the end is near and so I face the final cycle"
I'd love to send out a few more shout outs but I'm at the airport and it's been a long day. Happy Memorial Day everyone!
Dead Posts: Lyrics for the Laundry ...
Great Topic! Lots of great posts. I actually misread it as Song Titles for the Laundry, but since most songs include the title somewhere in the lyrics, my ideas still worked.
"Tide is on my side" did well. Here are the others I came up with
Killers and Keggers
David Diefendorf shot to the top yesterday with his killer post, "Son of Sam Adams".
Elizabeth Afshar wasn't too bloody far behind with "Guinness Khan"
I thought yesterday was a pretty good day for hybrids.
Amy Austin's "David Berkoschlitz" was probably my personal favorite. So good!
I also got a kick out of Adam Clayman's "Leopold...See more
Elizabeth Afshar should really toot her own horn for coming up with yesterday's winning hybrid, "John Coltraining". Very nice!
Patricia Richards played second chair with "Miles Davis Cup"
Unfortunately I didn't see Donna's post, "Al Jarreauing machine", but I think it's hilarious. Sorry I missed it, Donna!
Another nice one from yesterday, in my opinion,...See more
Congrats to Dave Brown! His post, "Basshopper" sprung to victory yesterday.
David Diefendorf was creeping and crawling close behind with his great post, "Antchovy"
A couple others I really liked from yesterday:
Holly Ziegler's "Halibutterfly"
Jeremy Hall's "Mosqueelto" (although apparently I was the only one. D'oh!)
23 votes and several hours ago, Ski brought forth a big win with "Abrahamster Lincoln". My top hat is off to you.
Dave Brown and "Rabbit E. Lee" led the rebellion, but history repeated itself here on the OUM battlefield.
I loved yesterday's posts, there were so many good ones out there, even if the herbivore/omnivore lines were a little blurred. ...See more
I dropped two, got two back but stalled. I think this is better than 2. Late voters? Are you there?
Dead Posts Society - Historical Herbivores
I had a bunch and went with Benito Mooselini. Here are the others:
Friday's hybrid was a tough one, and I don't think there was as much voting going on as usual in any of the games.
Congrats to Elizabeth Afshar! She dug deep and came up with "Fools Marigold".
Marillyn Hersh-Greenberg's post, "Flower Bedrock" took the silver medal. Nice post!
Things didn't pan out too well for the rest of us, but there were a...See more
So many fun hybrids today!
Dead Post: "Food for Felines"
Because I like cats and food.
Yesterday was another one of those days where I liked so many of the hybrid posts. I'm a bit of a crazy cat guy though, so it's not that surprising.
Holly Ziegler smoked the rest of us with her "Sausage Lynx". Well done!
Brian Popp was actually a close second with his great post, "Shish kabobcat"
And of course how could I not mention Angel's "Mew...See more
I don't know about you guys, but I had a hard time coming up with a hybrid today. Who's hosting this game anyway?
There were so many good hybrid posts yesterday it would take too long to list all the ones I really liked. You guys were on a roll, but none more so than David Roll who won with his awesome post, "Budapessimistic".
David Diefendorf proved it's lonely at the top with his second place post, "Barcelonely".
Hmm, in fact I just noticed that the top 11...See more
Maybe it's the cat lover in me, but I'm loving all the Hybrid posts today!