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November 11, 2005

Artists have to take risks. At some point in his or her career almost every artist will make a major shift away from their usual style and do something completely different, potentially alienating most or all of their audience. I’m not an artist. But I am risking an almost certain lawsuit over copyright infringement for bringing you the first ever Mad Libs(tm) Freethinkers Anonymous. That’s right: you and a friend (or you can play by yourself) can fill in the blanks to create your own Freethinkers Anonymous edition. Have fun!

So last (day of the week) I had to go to the dentist. Even though my dentist has hot (beverage) and a big jar of chocolate-chip (plural noun) in the waiting room, which is a perfect way to guarantee (adjective) business, I still dread going there. Sooner or later the dentist is going to (verb) me with a 27-inch (noun), and I knew it was coming because this time I had to have a (noun) filled. I sat back in the chair which, in spite of looking like an overstuffed (noun) still feels like a medieval torture (noun). At least they gave me nitrous oxide, which now comes in flavors. You can choose (flower), or (ice cream flavor), or (brand name of an industrial solvent). And they let me watch (television show) while I was (verb ending in -ing) gas, so after a few minutes not only was a feeling no (noun), I was living in the world of (cartoon character). Then the dentist came to (verb) my tooth. "Open wide," he said, from about three million (units of distance) away. At this point I was so full of (noun) I thought I was on the other side of the (noun) wondering what my dentist was doing to that poor (Yiddish expression) in the chair. Then I said, "Hey, that’s me!" Then I could swear he said, "Open wider. We’re going to try an cram (say ‘that scoop thing jai alai players use’–that’ll be hilarious) in your mouth." Why do dentists always (intransitive verb) and (comma splice)(dangling participle) with (run on sentence)?. But I (verb). After he stopped doing what felt like deep-sea (verb ending in -ing) in my (noun), he took the gas mask off my (noun) and left me to take a (noun) in the chair. It was finally (preposition)! So I went out and celebrated with cotton candy and (beverage), even though my face was still (adjective) for hours.

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