Imprimis, a confession: each Twitter Play assignment is really just my attempt to tap into the zeitgeist. Clinical trials reflect that I’m pretty good at doing this with politics. The cultural zeitgeist? Maybe not so much. Perhaps my estimation that throngs were watching the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary episode this week was miscalculated. Or perhaps there were throngs, and the NY Neo-Futurist Twitter followers are exactly not those people, the way a strikeout king, right before he connects with the ball, performs an agile half-arc around a moving object before following through (man, those guys don’t get nearly enough credit). This is not an apology for anything other than the low turnout of plays this week. So if you were looking forward to sitting on the subway or the el or the BART or whatever it is you have in South Korea (I just assume that, by now, you’ve worked out teleportation over there) with a nice long anthology of this week’s entries, then I hope you have a short commute (I won’t assume how long teleportation actually takes). That’s all that requires apology, because there were entries that had nothing to do with Doctor Who. To sum up (and to quote the thoughts of my dog when he steals food from the table right before running to his punishment house), I regret nothing!
Of course, some did reference Doctor Who. And though we may not have the Doctor Who throngs following us, we do have @timelord89 who, for obvious reasons walks away with this week’s prize for Outstanding Use of Stage Directions. And does @timelord89 seize the opportunity to fuse a vast understanding of the Doctor Who universe with this assignment perfectly tailored to the knowledge set of a Doctor Who afficionado?
Nope. Gloryhole joke.
…because what else is the TARDIS good for if not anonymous oral sex?
An award for Outstanding Use of Pun makes sense on Twitter. But I think I made a mistake in encouraging such things. Still, there it is, and out it goes. Well done, @lawyerly_sawyer, for your “achievement:”
as always with @elizajulia’s Tweets, they are unembeddable. So excuse the formatting divergence. And enjoy this:
(A in a blue telephone booth. Hundreds surround - they need to make a call, too.) A: Who? No, Im not a Dr! I need to call my mother! #tp233
And taking us home is this gem - of no relation to the television show, but incredible in its incorporation of a trope:
Thank you, all, for putting up with my perennial geekiness. Thank you, perennial geeks, for putting up with our performance art. As always, you can add additional plays to the comments here, or just stay tuned until next week.