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Monday, October 7, 2013

It's Rhyme Time with Pat Hatt - Challenge Participant Feature!

Today we have a special Challenge participant – Pat Hatt from It’s Rhyme Time! Pat is the author of over twenty books and a rhyming genius who has posted every day for two years straight. The cats keep him straight at his zoo, so no need to stage a coup.

Your Challenge theme was poetry, which is the focus of your blog. Was it any different following the alphabet and did anything tie the letters together?

I consider myself about as much of a poet as the cat. He is probably even better at it than Pat. So for theme I'd go with rhyming nut. That works better for my hut. Difference you ask? Well I guess it was more on task. Most never know what is going to show. At least with the A to Z they knew what letter would be posted at my sea. I wanted to tie them together but such a thing I could not weather. The cat ate the string I was going to use. So I just went with whatever was brought on by my muse.

Since you already post daily, was there anything challenging about participating in the A to Z?

I always joke the A to Z is a break because a little less random I have to be at my lake. So for posting wise easier is true. Grab a letter and post what comes due. What is challenging though is getting daily to every other blog high and low. Going to 100 a day is fine for me thanks to being able to do it at work like thee. But when it's like 100-200 every single day even on a Saturday, it can get a bit rough. But my OCD is tough. And I find a way to read and have my say.

What letter was your favorite?

I had fun with most at my coast. But U with Unite was probably my favorite one that took flight. A bit crass and even made a video come to pass. Can't beat that. Those kind of posts are much enjoyed by the cat.

What is Whoopdi Friggin Doo?

Whoopdi Friggin Doo kind of randomly came into view. It was just a saying that was used. Some felt abused others amused. Then some were confused. Basically means who gives a "you know" when something comes that curls a toe. Unless it is another toe curling act, then whoopdi friggin doo you might want to retract. Anyway, then came a new voice in my head on display. So Robbie Raisin was born. Hey, it beats zombie porn. And he hosts the show singling out commenters from a previous post who stopped and gave a comment below.

Who is Tarsier Man?

This nut annoys the cat at his hut. He thinks he is great and being the next Superman should be his fate. Damn thing can pop out his eyeballs to look around. He can even burrow into the ground, make his ears stretch like that Stretch Armstrong guy and now he can go all Dumbo with his ears and fly. Fighting off The Mailman, The Astronaut and the likes of The Weiner Man must be so rough. Boy, his life must be tough. The loon even has a theme song. The cat will scratch you if you sing along.

Oh and just so you know, if you call and want him to beat your foe, long distance charges still apply, even if doesn't get there in time and you die.

What is floccinaucinihilipilification?

I may tell you but first can you say it? I bet you'll say more than Whoopdi Friggin Doo as out comes the spit. Floccinaucinihilipilification is basically the foul word that rhymes with spit, or at least a bit. It means utter worthless crap. Like a Mars map. An empty litterbox? Holy socks? The end of a toilet paper roll? Just let your brain take a worthless crap stroll.

Did it bother the cat that R was about Rats? (Hey, I rhymed!)

Nah, the cat was not bothered at all. He can suck it up with no matter what appears on his wall. Reading the commentators get grossed out by the sight of all the rats was enough for him. See, you can rhyme. Just don't rhyme and sing or things may get grim.

If you participate in the Challenge next year, will you have a theme or wing it?

Oh the cat will be there and by the end of January I'll have A to Z done at my lair. Staying three months ahead is the way to be because then posting everyday is easy. If I can think of a theme that isn't too confining I may go with one. Otherwise just wing it and have some fun.

Now after that ninja wannabe you should be able to rhyme up a storm at your sea. No excuses allowed but like a mime you may draw a crowd. Is that good? is that bad? Maybe if you're understood it won't be so sad. Finally my interview has come to pass now I'll go bother someone else with my little rhyming ass.

But I am a Ninja…!!!

Thanks, Pat!

Co-host Ninja Captain Alex is the author of CassaStar, CassaFire, and CassaStorm, and his blog can be found HERE


Anonymous said...

Anyone who loves cats is a friend of mine, great interview Alex. Wonderful post.


Unknown said...

It was interesting to see the Cat do the A-Z Challenge because for him, it is no challenge at all. He does this, and with ease, 365 days a year.

Whoopdi Friggin Doo is my all time favourite Cat catch-phrase!

Pat Hatt said...

Yvonne: A friend you say, the cat does so much at my bay

Anne: Whoopdi Friggin doo has sure changed over the years, from a saying to things that can bring fears. Like viking woman rears lol

Manzanita said...

I often think of Pat as the man on the flying trapeze. His rhyming comes with such ease. It's difficult to rhyme and carry a point across but Pat does it so well.

Thank you Alex and Pat for the interesting interview.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Pat, thanks again for answering questions.

Pat Hatt said...

Manzi - as long as there is a net to catch me, I'm good flying away

Alex - no problem at all

T. Powell Coltrin said...

Great questions, guys. Rhyming is difficult. Pat you do an awesome job with the cat.

Betsy Brock said...

That's my Pat!
He's where it's at!

Arlee Bird said...

Pat's posts were a lot of fun and the comments he leaves are equally so.

Tossing It Out

Tina said...

Your ability to rhyme never ceases to amaze me! I enjoy reading your comments all over the place, and always in rhyme. I'm going to break ranks here and NOT rhyme in my comment...just don't have the brain power today.
Tina @ Life is Good

VR Barkowski said...

An impressive interview at the A to Z sea,
Thank you Pat and Alex C.!

VR Barkowski

Truedessa said...

Great interview with Pat
he is the rhyming king
along with his magic cat
bringing it everyday with zing
rhyming anything from A to Z
always interesting at his shore

Pat Hatt said...

Teresa - can be difficult I suppose, but not when it flows out the cat's little rhyming umm nose

Betsy - yippee for little old me

Arlee - try to be fun under my sun

Tina - I rhyme away at many a bay. But sometimes I just leave normal comments too at another's zoo

VR - glad we can impress that I will confess

Truedessa - Fun to have the zing there at my wing

Brian Miller said...

i am still trying to figure out what foul word rhymes with spit, its causing me fits

Pat Hatt said...

Wow you are off your game, or far too tame lol

Grace said...

Thank you for featuring Pat ~ I don't know how he has the energy to write and visit everyday but his blog is fun & hilarious to visit ~ See you Pat ~

Pat Hatt said...

Glad it is fun under my sun and away I go, where it comes from, don't know

Anonymous said...

This was way too much fun! Nice interview, Alex. Wonderful responses, Pat. Oh, the A - Z...without it, where would we be?

Pat Hatt said...

Glad it was fun and yeah without a to z would not have found some at my sea

Sandy said...

I'm impressed you made it to that many blogs daily to read, and comment. Well done. I do like cats, but am happily pet free and fancy free. Had cats before, so feel like my cards punched on that one. Been awhile since I've blog walked, so today is catching up by visiting my blog log.

sandy and Stanley

MunirGhiasuddin said...

May be this time I will stay a tleast a month ahead, if not more.

Susan Kane said...

Pat, I feel that I know you so much more. We could be neighbors. Or not.