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Life takes us many places. It's a box of chocolates and a Hansel and Gretal trail of candy wrappers. I have filmed as an actor in The Happening, Invincible, The Lovely Bones, The Bounty Hunter, The Greek American, Bazookas, Limitless, TV's Its Always Sunny in Philly, Outlaw, New York, The Warrior, The Nail, Game Change, Cold Case, & commercial work includes The Philadelphia Eagles, Septa, Coors, Turbo Tax & Carnival Cruises. Freudian Slips spotlights irony in short story format.

December 28, 2006

2006 Freudian Slips Irony Oscar

The end of each year gives a blog writer pause to ceremonial recognize the best postings for the year. The esteemed members of the Freudian Slips board met the day after Christmas to select this year’s nominees. In careful study of the writing field, delegates poured through over 100 short stories in table talk banter. Honorable Mention went to Dear Great Grandchildren short story of 1-6-06. An anonymous trustee petitioned the magnanimous board to include this visionary story of life in a perpetual changing world. Although the board ultimately denied the request for an Irony Oscar on lack of coincidental folly, it lauded Dear Great Grandchildren as the best posting of the year in terms of quality writing. While the Board considered about a dozen worthy postings in total, I am pleased to announce the first ballot deserving nominees for the Third Annual Freudian Slips Irony Oscar:
Double Swallow of Hard Candy on August 13, 2006. An author’s blind attempt to write a fictional novel that he only later serendipitously discovered contained more elements of truth in an actual published non-fiction memoir called Hard Candy by an accomplished writer. The uncanny ironies proved more than hack writer Joe Tornatore could swallow.
Slim Pickings on August 10, 2006. A writer struggling with writer’s block becomes privy to bizarre dialogue in a doctor’s office with his stalled pen in hand. Board members lauded this incalculable ironic art of the moment in Joe Tornatore’s life crafted in a superlative story that could not have been better scripted with any more irony. The author’s rare medical condition comically juxtaposes the confused man trying in vain using vine to rid himself of poison ivy's pestilence in the backdrop of a doctor’s office.
The Empty Cupboard
posted on 9-26-06 portrays a handicapped couple’s unrecognized dream of raising children verses their parental incompetence to accomplish the same. Heartfelt and moving story interlaced with irony topped only by a twist ending.
Bazookas Joe on 12-1-06 describes the ironic story of how Joe Tornatore starring as a two-bit background actor ended up landing a speaking role in a motion picture. A Seinfeld sitcom- like must read within an eventual must see silverscreen act.
Bang your own drum roll please. The picked winner of the 2006 Freudian Slips Irony Oscar by a slim margin goes to Slim Pickings. As scribe Joe Tornatore hoisted the meager grey silicone statue over his big head, he reminded fans that not every great story falls easily from the vine but he promised faithful readers that there will be no rash of similar stories in the upcoming year.

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9 Comments:

Blogger PaxRomano said...

What a wonderful awards ceremony that was...wow, not since Ben Hur have I been so moved by the splendor and the pomp.

Happy New Year!

8:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't remember much after my second martini!

6:28 PM  
Blogger Joe Tornatore said...

Pax,
Former emcees are so kind.

Zelda,
Didn't the line from Jerry Maguire go, "You had me at the first martini."

7:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was Dorothy Parker who said," I like a martini or two at the most. After three I am under my host."

8:53 PM  
Blogger Joe Tornatore said...

Zelda,
This close to New Yeras Eve, a host might just throw a party and invite Dorothy.

10:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

happy new year joe! looks like the red x's are gone.

lovely ceremony. i like the contents of the swag bag. the mary kay self-contained compact makeup kit is a nice touch.

4:57 PM  
Blogger Joe Tornatore said...

rose,
thanks to your genius the blog is back up and running.

8:06 PM  
Blogger eatmisery said...

I hope your 2007 is a wonderful one! Happy New Year!

9:14 PM  
Blogger Joe Tornatore said...

Eatmisery,
Mega dittos. Eat, drink, and be merry not misery.

9:45 AM  

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