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We Pay _____(adjective) Homage to Leonard Stern

By Eddy Portnoy

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Leonard Stern, creator of the __________ (adjective) popular fill-in-the-blank word game, “Mad Libs,” _________ (verb) this week at the age of 88. An Emmy award winning comedy _______ (noun) whose work appeared in “The Honeymooners” and “The ________ (name) Silvers Show,” Stern happened upon the unusual __________ (noun) after asking fellow “Honeymooners” writer, Roger Price, for an ___________ (noun). The two writers developed the idea, coming up with _________ (adjective) stories in which blanks filled in by game players provided absurd, raucous and often __________ (adjective) humor. May his _________ (noun) be a ________(noun).

Eli Valley, the Forward’s __________ (adjective) artist in residence for 2011-2012 wrote this satirical piece about contemporary Jewish hipsters for the __________ (adjective) website Jewcy in 2008.


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