Sunday, May 17, 2009

This cracks me up...but it might not be as funny to you

28 comments:

Sarah said...

I think it's funny.

At first, I thought it was one of those despair.com posters- love those.

writermomof5 said...

LOL. And all of the needles are crying, "pick me! Pick me!"

LL said...

No aspiring writer wants to consider the heartfelt work of their head and hand "slush" but unfortunately that's the way it is.

Don Bolen said...

That is funny and I just made it my new screen saver!

jessjordan said...

Actually, I find it very funny, indeed. Of course, it would be funnier if I was the damn needle ...

Ann On and On... said...

LOL...thanks for sharing!

T. Anne said...

Hay, what's wrong with my needle?

Casey said...

That is perfectly hilarious!

McKoala said...

Nope, it's funny. In a tragic kind of a way.

B.E. Sanderson said...

This is especially funny after reading Jennifer Jackson's Friday post about writers who think they're entitled to feedback. But that might be me.

Thanks for the morning giggle. =o)

Marybeth said...

I don't think it sounds unreasonable ;)

pegasus358 said...

Sad but true! Thanks for the Monday morning chuckle!

--Beth M.

ChristaCarol said...

Hehe, it got a good chuckle out of me.

Kristy said...

I posted the same picture on my writers group blog a few days ago. I was explaining some of the finer points of publishing to new-be's.

Haste yee back ;-) said...

On the bright side... after all that hay is eaten, it becomes poop. Poop is fertilizer. So, poop is good. Poop is necessary. And one man's poop becomes another man's prize rose at the county fair.
See, there ain't no pot so crooked there ain't a lid to fit it!

Haste yee back ;-)

Susan Adrian said...

VERY funny!

Snarky Writer said...

This one is incredibly applicable, as well:
http://101reasonstostopwriting.com/uploads/2008/01/slushpiledemotivatormay07_n.jpg

inthewritemind said...

I think that's hilarious! :)

Melanie Avila said...

I love it!!

Paul Ă„ertker said...

Funny... unless you're the stalk. |:~)

Matt said...

And then having to be polite when some of the stalks suggest they several other needles to show you.

Julie Weathers said...

Well, it is hilarious in a tragic kind of way. Of course, me being me, I'm trying to figure out what kind of hay it is. Oat hay, I am guessing, in case anyone is wondering.

Back to the subject. I think it's a very good analogy, which is even more depressing from the needle standpoint.

Monika said...

I'm slowly losing my "stalk"er status and while I may never be a needle, I'm still grateful for the new knowledge. The neon sign above my head flashing "Yahoo" is slowly fading due to a new perception (and AWE) of how difficult ALL aspects of the publishing business are; from writing, reviewing, selling (to a publisher), re-writing, reviewing, editing, re-writing, re-editing to selling (to the public), promoting, marketing and repeating.
Do you pray nightly,"Lord save me from amateurs?"
Thank you for your willingness to share,

BuffySquirrel said...

Oh dear. Not to mention that when you finally set your hand on the needle, it's whisked away with a cry of "Sorry, sold it to someone else!".

A quicker searcher, no doubt.

Malanie said...

When I lived in the country I use to jump on those and pretend I was riding a horse! And of course I sang "Riding on the Chuckwagon, following my man...I wanna be a cowboy, and you can be my cowgirl." LOL Remember that song?

Mystery Robin said...

I've found comfort knowing that you can start out as hay, and turn into a needle with work.

S.D. said...

That is funny!

Vacuum Queen said...

Oh no. What if I really really really want my needle to be liked? And I can already visualize my needle entertaining people? The agony!