Blank is one of those words that can be a noun or adjective. Since I’m supposed to start this entry with a noun, I’ll start with blank, the noun. Because, let’s face it, I’m drawing one with this prompt.
Did you ever play Mad Libs? There are a bunch of books of them. In fact, I see where they’re celebrating their 50th anniversary, and they have a special edition to celebrate the occasion. It’s a great pastime if you’re stuck in the car for an extended period of time and the kids are in the back seat yelling “Are we almost there?”, “I’m bored!”, and my favorite, “I gotta go to the bathroom!” The idea is that you’re given a paragraph with a bunch of blanks in it, and you ask someone for words to fill in the blanks. Then when all the words are filled in, you read the paragraph aloud, and laugh like a loon at how funny the paragraph turns out. Then it’s the other person’s turn and the process repeats itself ad nauseum until you arrive at your destination or a fight breaks out or your mom or dad tells you to find something else to do.
There was a New Wave band from Chicago called Phil ‘n’ The Blanks.
Took a minute there to reply to a comment from someone who remembered a few great clubs in Chicago, and it reminded me of a band I used to go see a lot, The Bob Riedy Chicago Blues Band…
Nothing to do with blank, of course, but that’s par for the course.
Well, I’m drawing a blank again, so I’ll stop here.
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