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Six word memoirs: too short for
posted by dersins (160 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
I spend too much time online.
posted by dersins at 11:11 AM on February 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


I hope that your protagonist wins.
posted by Afroblanco at 11:13 AM on February 6, 2008


Your favorite six word memoir sucks.
posted by notmydesk at 11:14 AM on February 6, 2008 [9 favorites]


Simultaneously depressing and uplifting. How lovely.
posted by piratebowling at 11:18 AM on February 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


(Re: my life and this post)
posted by piratebowling at 11:19 AM on February 6, 2008


Always had to be a goddamn iconoclast.
posted by L. Fitzgerald Sjoberg at 11:19 AM on February 6, 2008 [4 favorites]


Joke getting old. Back to haiku.
posted by DU at 11:20 AM on February 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


Six words? I don't get it.
posted by dirtdirt at 11:22 AM on February 6, 2008


We had a similar post before.
posted by team lowkey at 11:22 AM on February 6, 2008


Never quite able to finish his
posted by shmegegge at 11:22 AM on February 6, 2008


That request came from his wife.
posted by Jay Reimenschneider at 11:24 AM on February 6, 2008


Freakonomics Contest via New York Times
posted by jaronson at 11:24 AM on February 6, 2008


life, better than the alternative.

someone else can have the extra word, didn't need it...
posted by HuronBob at 11:26 AM on February 6, 2008


There isn't there any more. Ever.
posted by unSane at 11:29 AM on February 6, 2008


six words? where to start? Ah f---!
posted by mrzer0 at 11:30 AM on February 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


There he sat, all broken hearted...
posted by shmegegge at 11:31 AM on February 6, 2008


At least they aren't all limericks.
posted by googly at 11:33 AM on February 6, 2008


Short of words, long on life.
posted by Balisong at 11:33 AM on February 6, 2008


Life wasted on internet.

Two words donated to whoever needs them.
posted by never used baby shoes at 11:34 AM on February 6, 2008 [3 favorites]


I don't think I'm doing it right.
posted by Rhaomi at 11:36 AM on February 6, 2008 [4 favorites]


pick myself up, dust myself off.
posted by LN at 11:36 AM on February 6, 2008


Hillary won't be our next president.
posted by Balisong at 11:39 AM on February 6, 2008


Too much wasted time. For real.
posted by splice at 11:40 AM on February 6, 2008


Nothing ends, Adrian. Nothing ever ends.
posted by googly at 11:40 AM on February 6, 2008


tight pussy, loose shoes, warm bathroom

posted by PeterMcDermott at 11:41 AM on February 6, 2008


Rhymes for no good reason. Season.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 11:41 AM on February 6, 2008 [3 favorites]


distracted by noise i never noticed
posted by zeoslap at 11:42 AM on February 6, 2008


I should have previewed before posting.
posted by pineapple at 11:43 AM on February 6, 2008


Still dancing. (Who needs all six?)
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 11:48 AM on February 6, 2008


Too laid back fat diabetes 2
posted by doctorschlock at 11:50 AM on February 6, 2008


Many of the 6-word memoirs sound like epitaphs, like they could be carved on a tombstone.

The best ones don't, however. The best ones seem close to being like Hemingway's 6-word story--they make you wonder about "how" a person's lifestory happened, and not so much about "what" happened.
posted by subatomiczoo at 11:52 AM on February 6, 2008


It rhymes like tractor and pillow.
posted by Afroblanco at 11:53 AM on February 6, 2008


No! Mad nomad. Om. No mad.
posted by nickyskye at 11:54 AM on February 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


I don't get it.
posted by Elmore at 11:56 AM on February 6, 2008 [2 favorites]


This thread will not end well.
posted by Xurando at 11:56 AM on February 6, 2008


I didn't even click the link.
posted by Sys Rq at 11:58 AM on February 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


Beer was good. Poetry? Not so.
posted by generichuman at 11:59 AM on February 6, 2008


It put lotion in the basket.
posted by shmegegge at 12:02 PM on February 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


It’s mostly been meh until recently.
posted by bondcliff at 12:02 PM on February 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


Some burn. Some bury. I eat.
posted by effwerd at 12:03 PM on February 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


Still not an expert at anything.
posted by butterstick at 12:04 PM on February 6, 2008


Hillary WILL be our next president!
posted by Cranberry at 12:05 PM on February 6, 2008


Is this gun loaded lets see.
posted by doctorschlock at 12:05 PM on February 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


Really, you had to be there.
posted by not_on_display at 12:06 PM on February 6, 2008 [2 favorites]


No MetaTalk for twenty four hours.
posted by Mister_A at 12:07 PM on February 6, 2008


One two thirteen sixty-four. (Life's quick.)
posted by kittyprecious at 12:07 PM on February 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


Life is good. How about you?
posted by Lynsey at 12:08 PM on February 6, 2008


We're gonna need a bigger boat!
posted by doctorschlock at 12:09 PM on February 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


Had fun. Sorry about the mess.
posted by ZaphodB at 12:11 PM on February 6, 2008 [6 favorites]


Slowly I turn,step by step.
posted by doctorschlock at 12:12 PM on February 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


can't escape. think. catch dog...
posted by zeoslap at 12:13 PM on February 6, 2008


The next thing I knew...Bam!
posted by doctorschlock at 12:14 PM on February 6, 2008


Hey! This could take all day!
posted by doctorschlock at 12:14 PM on February 6, 2008


It burns! Please take it out!
posted by doctorschlock at 12:16 PM on February 6, 2008


Is this where I post limericks?
posted by rtha at 12:16 PM on February 6, 2008


So long, thanks for the fish.
posted by sfts2 at 12:17 PM on February 6, 2008


We were no longer little women.
posted by doctorschlock at 12:17 PM on February 6, 2008


Debutante runaway explores four cornered circle.
posted by nickyskye at 12:17 PM on February 6, 2008


Eat food. Not much. Mostly vegetables.
posted by stbalbach at 12:18 PM on February 6, 2008 [3 favorites]


This won't hurt you a bit.
posted by doctorschlock at 12:19 PM on February 6, 2008


For the love of God, Montressor MetaFilter.
posted by The Bellman at 12:21 PM on February 6, 2008 [2 favorites]


Can I ask you a question?
posted by doctorschlock at 12:22 PM on February 6, 2008


Shake, what ya mama gave ya!
posted by doctorschlock at 12:23 PM on February 6, 2008


dig dig dig dig dig stop
posted by Rumple at 12:24 PM on February 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


Uh-0h! Here comes the boss!
posted by doctorschlock at 12:24 PM on February 6, 2008


Pack your bags! You are fired!
posted by doctorschlock at 12:26 PM on February 6, 2008


I told you I was hardcore.
posted by bondcliff at 12:27 PM on February 6, 2008 [3 favorites]


You are the weakest link. Goodbye!
posted by katillathehun at 12:27 PM on February 6, 2008


Was it good for you? No!?
posted by doctorschlock at 12:29 PM on February 6, 2008


Mass has ended. Go in peace.
posted by doctorschlock at 12:32 PM on February 6, 2008


I think you've covered it, doctorschlock.
posted by shmegegge at 12:36 PM on February 6, 2008


Sober, then drunk, now sober again.
posted by WPW at 12:39 PM on February 6, 2008


Flag it and move on, ok?
posted by localhuman at 12:47 PM on February 6, 2008


Turns out it was the destination.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 12:48 PM on February 6, 2008 [3 favorites]


But baby, I'm not finished yet.
posted by doctorschlock at 12:48 PM on February 6, 2008


How long will it last, forever!?
posted by doctorschlock at 12:51 PM on February 6, 2008


Didn't we just pass a castle?
posted by doctorschlock at 12:52 PM on February 6, 2008


Heard outside the master bedroom. "Rosebud!"
posted by doctorschlock at 12:54 PM on February 6, 2008


If you listen closely, you can hear the tiny plink! of this thread being removed from Recent Activity pages all across MeFi...
posted by katillathehun at 12:55 PM on February 6, 2008 [2 favorites]


Gin. Vermouth. Ice. Shake well.
posted by jivadravya at 12:58 PM on February 6, 2008


Check back in 60 years (hopefully)
posted by WPW at 1:00 PM on February 6, 2008


What's so special about six words?
posted by Kadin2048 at 1:00 PM on February 6, 2008


One two three four five six.
posted by item at 1:00 PM on February 6, 2008


I can't believe I'm still alive.
posted by kozad at 1:08 PM on February 6, 2008


Cliff Burton: Birth, School, Metallica, Death.
posted by jtron at 1:09 PM on February 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


This Song's Just Six Words Long? [/weird al]
posted by jtron at 1:11 PM on February 6, 2008


Don't know what/how to do
posted by barrakuda at 1:12 PM on February 6, 2008


Hey Man! This guy is good.
posted by doctorschlock at 1:13 PM on February 6, 2008


I can't believe it's not butter!
posted by doctorschlock at 1:14 PM on February 6, 2008


Met Candlejack. The
posted by brownpau at 1:15 PM on February 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


I've got a million of them.
posted by doctorschlock at 1:15 PM on February 6, 2008


I'll be here all week long.
posted by doctorschlock at 1:16 PM on February 6, 2008


Birth school work school work death.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 1:24 PM on February 6, 2008


As for me, though, I won't.
posted by not_on_display at 1:26 PM on February 6, 2008


This sentence has cabbage six words.
posted by The Bellman at 1:27 PM on February 6, 2008


Oh shit, I get it now.
posted by sleepy pete at 1:29 PM on February 6, 2008


Unlocked door. Nudie magazine. Mama screams!
posted by doctorschlock at 1:31 PM on February 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


evanescent splendour's raptorously decadent glasscrazing curlicues
posted by felix at 1:32 PM on February 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


NoooOoooOOOooo! Urgh... What's Petcos number again?
posted by zeoslap at 1:32 PM on February 6, 2008


doctorschlock, please, stop trolling this thread.
posted by nickyskye at 1:36 PM on February 6, 2008


This was better left on Fark.
posted by LordSludge at 1:47 PM on February 6, 2008


Something in the way she moves.
posted by maxwelton at 1:51 PM on February 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


Hemingway could write, others not so.
posted by ersatz at 1:52 PM on February 6, 2008


Why am I not that surprised?
posted by lunit at 2:07 PM on February 6, 2008


Why only six words? Why not seven?
posted by tspae at 2:19 PM on February 6, 2008


Champagne and dick jokes kill, love.
posted by bunnytricks at 2:30 PM on February 6, 2008


Is this gun loaded lets see.
posted by doctorschlock


Hey! Look you guys, watch this!
posted by wafaa at 2:36 PM on February 6, 2008


All I do is talk talk.
posted by DiscourseMarker at 2:37 PM on February 6, 2008


I should have previewed before posting.

doctorschlock, please, stop trolling this thread.

'nuff said. I am so not cool.
posted by wafaa at 2:40 PM on February 6, 2008


Hey Ma! Top of the world!
posted by doctorschlock at 2:43 PM on February 6, 2008


never used baby shoes doubly eponysterical
posted by Navelgazer at 2:44 PM on February 6, 2008


And if the devil is six...
posted by progosk at 2:51 PM on February 6, 2008



Fucked it up, got it right.
posted by quietalittlewild at 3:00 PM on February 6, 2008


There once was a man from -
posted by UbuRoivas at 3:34 PM on February 6, 2008


(taken away in his prime, unexpectedly)
posted by UbuRoivas at 3:35 PM on February 6, 2008


doctor schlock needs a fuckin' noogie.
posted by wafaa at 3:37 PM on February 6, 2008


So many people counting to six.
posted by aftermarketradio at 3:40 PM on February 6, 2008


Was bad at math, but was happy.
posted by aftermarketradio at 3:40 PM on February 6, 2008


We came, we saw, we conquered.
posted by louche mustachio at 3:42 PM on February 6, 2008


Underachiever.


There, that should cover all my joke bases.
posted by aftermarketradio at 3:42 PM on February 6, 2008


Put the "cunt" back in "country."
posted by louche mustachio at 3:45 PM on February 6, 2008


United highbrow and lowbrow; made unibrow.
posted by louche mustachio at 3:49 PM on February 6, 2008


Me? I'm king of the dipshits.
posted by louche mustachio at 3:52 PM on February 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


traveller. I was the first time
posted by lalochezia at 4:01 PM on February 6, 2008


No one will read this anyway.
posted by swift at 4:08 PM on February 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


BTW:

500

ROOT CAUSE:
coldfusion.runtime.RequestTimedOutException: The
posted by swift at 4:10 PM on February 6, 2008


Six words describing my life story.
posted by snoktruix at 4:26 PM on February 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


punk grind jazz bach birds silence
posted by milquetoast at 4:34 PM on February 6, 2008 [2 favorites]


traveller. I was the first time

I never wrote my own material.
posted by eyeballkid at 5:14 PM on February 6, 2008


Drunken traipse down flight of stairs.
posted by PHINC at 5:49 PM on February 6, 2008


life, better than the alternative.

often not sure about that statement.

or

you're lucky, friend. not for me.

or

sez you, jackass! bring me hemlock!

or

suicide is my path to eudaimonia

or

rassum frassum, my meds don't work.
posted by CitizenD at 5:51 PM on February 6, 2008


Conceived in war. Lucky with ladies.
posted by tkchrist at 6:39 PM on February 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


my god I am so drunk.
posted by jonmc at 6:40 PM on February 6, 2008


I don't know what to say.
posted by inconsequentialist at 6:42 PM on February 6, 2008


the second mouse gets the cheese
posted by Rumple at 7:13 PM on February 6, 2008


Draaaaainage!
posted by naju at 7:14 PM on February 6, 2008


my life : shoes, books and panties.
posted by liza at 7:40 PM on February 6, 2008


Never thought it'd happen to me.
posted by GrammarMoses at 7:52 PM on February 6, 2008


Woah. I have been here before.
posted by loquacious at 8:13 PM on February 6, 2008


red. read. meet meat. bred, dead.
posted by exlotuseater at 9:14 PM on February 6, 2008


I feel better than James Brown.
posted by Meatbomb at 9:31 PM on February 6, 2008


Born 1968; seen any good movies?
posted by thomcatspike at 12:41 AM on February 7, 2008


Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer
posted by the_very_hungry_caterpillar at 1:17 AM on February 7, 2008


I cannot count very well
posted by the_very_hungry_caterpillar at 1:18 AM on February 7, 2008


i actually knew less and less
posted by loiseau at 1:22 AM on February 7, 2008


Travelled much, but I didn't move.
posted by the cydonian at 2:10 AM on February 7, 2008


six words just not enough
posted by tawny at 3:09 AM on February 7, 2008


Take a chance on life, romance.
posted by mono blanco at 4:45 AM on February 7, 2008


Born 1968; seen any good movies?

Bourne Identity, Bourne Supremacy, Bourne Ultimatum!
posted by the_very_hungry_caterpillar at 4:56 AM on February 7, 2008


Moderation in all things, particularly moderation.
posted by mygothlaundry at 6:27 AM on February 7, 2008


Then, then, then, now, soon, period.
posted by surfdad at 7:15 AM on February 7, 2008


I was born, lived, then died.
posted by BozoBurgerBonanza at 9:27 AM on February 7, 2008


Virtually immortal (by fruit fly standards)
posted by GrammarMoses at 11:01 AM on February 7, 2008


Despite bustle in hedgerow, remained calm.
posted by GrammarMoses at 11:02 AM on February 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


Danced like no one was watching.
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 11:13 AM on February 7, 2008


FOUR WORDS ARE LOUDER
posted by tehloki at 6:36 PM on February 7, 2008


YOU COULD NOT BE MORE WRONG!!!!!!!!!
posted by Sys Rq at 7:49 PM on February 7, 2008


Birth, death, disease and old age.
posted by 31d1 at 8:59 PM on February 7, 2008


MetaFilter: YOU COULD NOT BE MORE WRONG!!!!!!!!!
posted by UbuRoivas at 2:53 AM on February 8, 2008


I lived. I hoped. I died.
posted by pax digita at 3:00 AM on February 14, 2008


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