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In honor of Leonard Stern, a Marketplace Mad Lib

Tess Vigeland Jun 9, 2011

And this final note. A farewell to one of the creators of an activity that got us through many a roadtrip as kids. Writer and producer Leonard Stern died on Tuesday. Mr. Stern’s credits include the “Honeymooners” and “Get Smart.”

He was also a co-creator of Mad Libs. To date, more than 110 million volumes of the fill-in-the-blank game have been sold. And so in his honor, from the first-ever book of Mad Libs by Leonard Stern and Roger Price, and the minds of our Marketplace colleagues, our own Mad Lib…

Listen to the audio here:

A good wine served [painfully] can make any meal a truly [juicy] occasion. The red wines have a [futsy] flavor that blends with boiled [balloons] or smoked [donkeys.] White wines range in flavor from [green] to [bewildered.] The best wines are made by peasants in [Indiana] from the juice of ripe [totebags] by putting them in vats and squashing them with their [delicious] feet. This is what gives wine that [peripatetic] aroma.

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