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“Broke my toe watching American Idol.“—The Best Six Words of the Week

Friday, May 21st, 2010

By Larry Smith

Each week, we bow our heads humbly as you share brilliant Six-Word Memoirs. Here are six (seven, actually) we love from the week ending May 21. Click on each author’s name to check out more memoirs.

Didn’t See That Sixth Word Coming: “Fantasize running naked in snow. (Menopause.)” -thebeachisgud
We Read the Six Today, Oh Boy: “Back from Afghanistan with sluggish liver.” -Dibyendu337
Oddest Narrative Arc: “Euthanizing bunny later. No mascara today.” —Litsa Dremousis
Most Bittersweet Image: “We only held hands in pictures.” - Somethingnew (picture, above)
Most Spirited: “Exorcism didn’t take. Still a romantic.” -MsLoriJ
Don’t Try These Six at Home: “Broke my toe watching American Idol.” -Lion29
Bonus #7:
Best Slogan for Dogs in Post-911 NYC: “If you poop something, scoop something.” -Larry Smith (see backstory)

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