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And Then The Murders Began ... Opening Line Game

 
 
Reply Fri 24 Mar, 2017 09:46 am
Let's test this one out.

People Are Adding “And Then The Murders Began” To Famous Book Openings, And It’s Impossible Not To Laugh
https://i.imgur.com/Zrr67sU.jpg

Pick (just one book per post) an opening line or two from a book, movie, or song and add the following phrase to the end:
... and then the murders began...."

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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 24 Mar, 2017 09:54 am
I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked,
dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix,
angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night,

And then the murders began . . .

Howl, by Allen Ginsburg
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 24 Mar, 2017 11:15 am
@edgarblythe,
It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. And then the murders began . . .
—George Orwell, 1984
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jespah
 
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Reply Fri 24 Mar, 2017 11:21 am
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. And then the murders began ...

- Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 24 Mar, 2017 11:31 am
@jespah,
One fine day in May (the fifteenth, to be exact), Horton the elephant is taking a bath when he hears a little voice calling for help. And then the murders began ....

Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss
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Linkat
 
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Reply Fri 24 Mar, 2017 11:32 am
"Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents," grumbled Jo, lying on the rug. "...And then the murders began


Little Women

Yeah - it works..is this like the "in bed" you add to the end of fortune cookies
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Linkat
 
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Reply Fri 24 Mar, 2017 11:39 am
Since I am using the area of Concord MA - thought this would be really funny seeing what a pacifist this man is

"When I wrote the following pages, or rather the bulk of them, I lived alone, in the woods, a mile from any neighbor, in a house which I had built myself, on the shore of Walden Pond, in Concord, Massachusetts, and earned my living by the labor of my hands only. "...and then the murders began.

Walden by Thoreau (

(I be this is what was really going on in this man's head- always the loners)
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 24 Mar, 2017 11:45 am
@Linkat,
You turned Thoreau into the protoUnibomber. Laughing
Linkat
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Reply Fri 24 Mar, 2017 11:52 am
@tsarstepan,
Ha ha - this is fun.

Speaking of fun...

"Dick said, "Look, look.
Look up.
Look up, up, up."

And then the murders began.

---Fun with Dick and Jane
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 24 Mar, 2017 11:54 am
@Linkat,
We wish to suggest a structure for the salt of deoxyribose nucleic acid (DNA). And then the murders began.

James Watson and Francis Crick, "A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid", 1953.

Can't say I didn't try a change of pace here.
Krumple
 
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Reply Fri 24 Mar, 2017 12:43 pm
@tsarstepan,
"When I stepped out into the bright sunlight of the movie house, I had two things on my mind;"

And then the murders began..
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McGentrix
 
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Reply Fri 24 Mar, 2017 12:44 pm
@tsarstepan,
Call me Ishmael. And then the murders began..

If you don't know name and author, shame on you. -1851
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Linkat
 
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Reply Fri 24 Mar, 2017 01:03 pm
It says you can use movie/songs etc - so how about this one?

"It's a beautiful day in this neighborhood,
A beautiful day for a neighbor.
Would you be mine?
Could you be mine?..."

And then the murders began -

Mr. Rogers of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 24 Mar, 2017 01:55 pm
Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, `and what is the use of a book,' thought Alice `without pictures or conversation?'

And Then The Murders Began.

Alice and Wonderland
djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 24 Mar, 2017 01:57 pm
@djjd62,
One thing was certain, that the white kitten had had nothing to do with it:—it was the black kitten’s fault entirely.

And Then The Murders Began.

Alice Through the Looking Glass
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djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 24 Mar, 2017 01:59 pm
Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names
were--

Flopsy,
Mopsy,
Cotton-tail,
and Peter.

And Then The Murders Began.

The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Sturgis
 
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Reply Fri 24 Mar, 2017 02:03 pm
The sun did not shine, it was too wet to play, so we sat in the house,
all that cold cold wet day.

I sat there with Sally, we sat there we two,
and I said "how I wish, we had something to do."... and then the murders began.

The Cat In The Hat, Dr.Seuss
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 24 Mar, 2017 02:05 pm
@djjd62,
djjd62 wrote:

Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names
were--

Flopsy,
Mopsy,
Cotton-tail,
and Peter.

And Then The Murders Began.

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Quentin Tarantino better direct the frack out of this adaptation!
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djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 24 Mar, 2017 02:06 pm
The sun did not shine, it was too wet to play, so we sat in the house all that cold, cold wet day.

And Then The Murders Began.

The Cat in the Hat
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djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 24 Mar, 2017 02:09 pm
All children, except one, grow up.

And Then The Murders Began.

Peter Pan
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