The annual Lyttle Lytton contest challenges writers to come up with the worst possible opening line to a novel — a challenge which generally results in tons of run-on sentences being submitted. This year, the sponsors decided to limit entries to 25 words or less — preferably less. The 2004 winners have been posted. The winner, however:
This is the story of your mom’s life.
Was, in my opinion, not nearly as funny as the example given in the contest rules:
Jennifer stood there, quietly ovulating.
A line which quite literally caused me to spew milk and cereal from the nose this morning.