Today we are celebrating the genius of the man who brought you the A to Z Challenge, and Tossing It Out, as well as five other intriguing blogs, Arlee "Lee" Bird. Thanks to Mark Koopmans, Morgan Shamy, David Powers King, Stephen Tremp, and 2012 CheersFest recipient Alex J. Cavanaugh, for creating this good spirited roast.
Without further ado, here are the questions that our hosts compiled:
Why did Lee come up with the A-Z Challenge?
He wanted to share his love of blogging with people from all over the world; inspiring creativity while forming friendships.
If someone dreams about being a juggler, what does it mean?
It means they have perfect hand-eye coordination, and lots of nervous energy.
Is a post by Mr. Bird worth two in the bush?
Absolutely, and so are his comments. Once I wrote something that completely misfired, and Lee swooped in to my defense.
· Who could play Lee in a documentary? (Living or dead.)
Why Bruce Willis of course.
In +/- 100 words, (excluding the title) write flash fiction using all these (bold) prompts:
The Fearless Juggler
The juggler twirled his dapper mustache,
Before slipping into his brown prom jacket.
He grew it to cover an upper lip rash,
From tossing some old tennis rackets.
His act was in full swing on stage,
When a heckler flipped him the bird.
He used his wits rather than rage,
Without even uttering a word.
He added flaming daggers to the mix,
Lee's rise to the challenge was sky high.
He risked it all with his dangerous tricks.
When he stopped abruptly to zip up his fly.
"I've told you a million times, I didn't play a doctor in that Linda Lovelace movie. I'm not that kind of performer."
Thanks for all that you do, Lee. I will always be grateful to you, and I hope that you enjoy this special day in your honor.
Hi Julie - how very clever . that's wonderful - well done. Lee deserves many accolades especially for the A-Z .. he's always so supportive. I have to laugh at the mini scenarios you've created here ..we could do some film clips out of these .. just wonderful to think about .. cheers HilaryReplyDelete
You're hilarious, Julie. I got a kick out of the poem, especially the heckler giving the bird, and Lee zipping his fly.ReplyDelete
It WOULD be great to see his reaction. Good thing Lee has a sense of humor.
Hilary - Lee does do so much for the blogging community, and you are right that he deserves many accolades! Thanks so much Hilary, and I hope that you join in the fun!ReplyDelete
Robyn - It's funny how we both decided to write poems instead. Your roast was hilarious too, and we're both lucky that Lee is a good sport! Thanks Robyn!
Bruce Willis! Best choice yet. He really does look like him.ReplyDelete
Thanks for participating in CheersFest.
I love your Flash and Bruce Willis so suits our favorite Bird! Great job Julie~ReplyDelete
The poem is clever and funny. It made me chuckle.ReplyDelete
A nice tribute to Lee. Thanks
LOL. Mixing flaming daggers and unzipped flies is most courageous. And good choice on Bruce Willis. :)ReplyDelete
Loved your poem AND your caption.ReplyDelete
Bruce Willis as a juggler... would he juggle guns? fireballs? :)ReplyDelete
Such a fine tribute for a true blogging friend! Bruce Willis…most definitely a possibility!ReplyDelete
Hilarious. I will always be grateful to Arlee for introducing me to so many lovely bloggers, like yourself, through taking part in the A to Z.ReplyDelete
LOL LOL love your flash piece, as I knew I would. And Bruce Willis is a great choice!ReplyDelete
Alex - Thanks for co-hosting this fun fest! I knew there was a resemblance, but I really lucked out when I found the photo with the hat and sunglasses!ReplyDelete
Ella - Thanks and I look forward to reading your roast!
Yvonne - Lee was the perfect choice, as he's helped so many bloggers! Thanks Yvonne!
Luanne - It needed to be action packed for a guy who's a blogging superhero! Thanks Luanne!
Wendy - I really had fun with it! Thanks Wendy!
Bish - Anything he could get his hands on! Both Lee and Bruce are fearless!
MJ - Lee really is a true blogging friend! Glad that you could see the resemblance too! Thanks MJ!
Rosalind - I'm so glad that I met you through A to Z too, Rosalind! I owe Lee a great deal! Thanks Rosalind!
Julie - Have you had any sleep at all? Thanks for always being there Julie!
This roast was such a cute idea and you did a great job on your post! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh... that poem was FABULOUS. I loved it! Such a wonderful tribute, Julie. And I loved what you shared about Lee coming to your defense. It's totally the type of person he is.ReplyDelete
Sylvia - Thank you so much, and I also think that roasting Lee was a great idea!ReplyDelete
Morgan - It was hard describing Lee in 200 words or less, but we all know that Lee loves a challenge! Thanks for co-hosting this fun fest Morgan, and for your kind words!
Your poem was hilarious! You've inspired me --ReplyDelete
I really enjoyed your post,
of Lee Bird's roast.
He's now the toast,
of blogworld coast to coast!
This is awesome! I especially LOVE the flash fiction poem!ReplyDelete
Lexa - Wonderful poem for Lee! Maybe there's still time to enter CheersFest Lexa! I had such a great time at your blog-hop too! Thanks Lexa!ReplyDelete
Kimberly - Lee really deserves this special day! Thanks so much Kimberly!
Great poem! With all of our bird puns, we didn't even think of flipping the bird. Very funny and very well done!ReplyDelete
Now we know what kind of movies you've been watching. The doctor in Deep Throat? Really?ReplyDelete
The poem captured the spirit of me. Well done. And thanks for the nice words.
An A to Z Co-Host
Tossing It Out
These were great, Julie! I LOVED your poem- such a creative way to get all the pompts in. And rhyming, too!ReplyDelete
And what a great pick for Bruce Willis- I can totally see the similarities in that pic!
I'm trying to imagine Lee with that hat that Bruce Willis is wearing, Hmm. Will he have the Willis swagger?ReplyDelete
A Beer For The Shower - I think that you were pretty busy creating those amazing cartoons to worry about "flipping the bird!" Thanks B and B!ReplyDelete
Beverly - I really enjoyed your creative post too! Thanks Beverly!
Lee - I was just teasing you about your 70's mustache! I only saw about five minutes of the movie, and that was more than I could tolerate. Since you're such a good sport, I didn't think you'd mind. Thanks for all you do Lee, and I really meant the good things!
DG - Absolutely, there is no end to BlogMan's talent!
I bet you can't guess why I got rid of the mustache. Maybe I'll reveal that in some later post.Delete
An A to Z Co-Host
Tossing It Out
Lee - Great idea! We would all love to know! Hopefully, you'll tell us before you sprout a new one. I've noticed more men wearing mustaches lately. Thanks BlogMan!Delete
While reading the answer to the questions, I thought, ahhh how nice and then I got to your poem. Hilarious!ReplyDelete
What's happening? Okay, a roasted Bird. Excellent! You juggled some prose. For those who knows. Very good and I knew it would be as it should be.
And thus, a dropped zip, an amusing quip. Looking like someone is a B grade porn flick, complete with the d**k, um bowling pin....
Nicely done, Julie. The alphabet Bird is getting roasted. And keep Bruce Willis posted.
Farawayeyes - I always like the unexpected, and this was a roast after all! Thanks Farawayeyes!ReplyDelete
Gary - The size of a bowling pin?! OUCH!!! Loved your poem! Thanks Gary!
I think these Facebook tag lines are the best. Nicely done. Although I'm not sure if that would really be Lee's response. At least if he were a single man.ReplyDelete
Stephen - I just let Lee's mustache do the talking for him! Thanks for co-hosting CheersFest Stephen!Delete
Brilliant poem. Thanks for the laughs. Bruce Willis is a great choice.ReplyDelete
This is such a sweet post!!!ReplyDelete
I thought "two in the bush" meant you were being a juggler at the urinal.ReplyDelete
NOTE: This is a "cross-over" comment (Like 'Thor' is a crossover with 'The Avengers' which is a crossover with 'Iron Man' which is not a crossover with 'The Notebook.') . Look at Robyn Engels' blog to possibly make more sense.
Rhonda - I really got a kick out of him wearing the hat and sunglasses! Thanks Rhonda!ReplyDelete
Valerie - Lee deserved to see a little of my sweet side! Thanks Valerie!
Al - I went back to Robyn's to see the "crossover event." It was very nice, but I thought a crossover was when The Fonz went from Happy Days to guest star on Laverne and Shirley. I'm so confused!
And a spin-off was when Mork starred on Happy Days and then met Mindy.Delete
Or was that when Joanie loved Chachi?
Now I'M confused.
Al - Well Mindy left Mork to marry Mark (Harmon). Chachi became "Charles In Charge," and quite the ladies man. Joanie snuggled up with her refrigerator. Mork went on to win many awards, and married his nanny. Laverne divorced Meathead, and they both became successful directors. They all excelled at juggling career and family which brings us back to Arllee Bird. Now what was the question?Delete
Hi, Julie. Bruce Willis sounds like a good choice. : )ReplyDelete
Susanne - Now we just have to find out if Lee plays the harmonica! Thanks Susanne!Delete
Yippee ki-yay, Bruce Willis is a great choice. He could juggle actresses. Okay, not cool... maybe assault rifles and hand grenades?ReplyDelete
Great roast post, Julie! Here's to Lee, the man of the day... Salut!
Susan - I think I'll have to watch Bruce's next performance via satellite. I'd much rather join you in a toast to Lee instead. Thanks Susan!Delete
Cheers to Arlee! :)ReplyDelete
Margo - I couldn't agree more! Hope you had a great Friday the 13th!Delete
Love the tribute!ReplyDelete
Thank you JJ!Delete
Banned complain !! Complaining only causes life and mind become more severe. Enjoy the rhythm of the problems faced. No matter ga life, not a problem not learn, so enjoy it :)ReplyDelete
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