Tuesday, August 2, 2005


Microsoft man wins Worlds Worst Writer award

The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction contest challenges the competitors to write the worst possible opening sentence to novels. Dan McKay, a 43-year-old quantitative analyst for Microsoft Great Plains, won this years competition with this entry:

As he stared at her ample bosom, he daydreamed of the dual Stromberg carburetors in his vintage Triumph Spitfire, highly functional yet pleasingly formed, perched prominently on top of the intake manifold, aching for experienced hands, the small knurled caps of the oil dampeners begging to be inspected and adjusted as described in chapter seven of the shop manual.

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