Monday, May 16, 2011

Laughing It Up Writer!! Blogfest!!




Today, we celebrate all that makes a writer silly. I'm supposed to post a quote, story, joke, or anything in said 'silly-writer-realm' to encourage, move, and yes, even amaze you.


One just to make you ponder why we write: ** There was once a young man who, in his youth, professed his desire to become a great writer. When asked to define great, he said, "I want to write stuff that the whole world will read, stuff that people will react to on a truly emotional level, stuff that will make them scream, cry, howl in pain and anger!"

He now works for Microsoft writing error messages.


This one should move you to cheering on our focus as writers: ** A screenwriter comes home to a burned down house. His sobbing and slightly-singed wife is standing outside. “What happened, honey?” the man asks.

“Oh, John, it was terrible,” she weeps. “I was cooking, the phone rang. It was your agent. Because I was on the phone, I didn’t notice the stove was on fire. It went up in second. Everything is gone. I nearly didn’t make it out of the house. Poor Fluffy is--”

“Wait, wait. Back up a minute,” The man says. “My agent called?”



Yeah, and finally we see a REAL outlined draft: ** How many screenwriters does it take to change a light bulb? Answer:  Ten


1st draft.   Hero changes light bulb.
2nd draft.  Villain changes light bulb.
3rd draft.  Hero stops villain from changing light bulb. Villain falls to death.
4th draft.  Lose the light bulb.
5th draft.  Light bulb back in.  Fluorescent instead of  tungsten.
6th draft.  Villain breaks bulb, uses it to kill hero's  mentor.
7th draft.  Fluorescent not working.  Back to tungsten.
8th draft.  Hero forces villain to eat light bulb.
9th draft.  Hero laments loss of light bulb. Doesn't change it.
10th draft.  Hero changes light bulb.

RELATE ANY??? :)

NEED MORE LAUGHTER?? Take a PEEK at the other participants. What better day to laugh about all it takes to be us than Monday??

Do you have something writerly related and silly to share???

38 comments:

  1. These were funny! Thanks for giving me a smile on Monday morning -- I needed it! (And thanks to the person with enough foresight to know that a Laugh-it-Up blogfest NEEDED to be on a Monday!)

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  2. Those are awesome! For some reason (and this reveals way too much about me), I completely lost it and almost spit my coffee on the screen at "Hero forces villain to eat light bulb."

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  3. These were incredible! Very funny. Love the Microsoft guy.

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  4. Thanks for the giggle! Loved the light bulb drafts!

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  5. Those are so funny! "My agent called?" Classic. Today will be a good day.

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  6. Boy, blogging is going to be a blast today. :D

    The Microsoft one is the best (unless it happens to you.)

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  7. I need laughter and this is great. Thanks.

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  8. Very funny. Thanks for sharing. And hope you are feeling better and resting.

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  9. Fun. Love the Microsoft joke. (I found you as I am doing the blogfest too.)

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  10. I think these are some of the only actual writing jokes I've seen in the running! LOL- these were great and this blogfest has given me quite a few laughs this morning!

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  11. LOL! #2 was my personal fave. :D Thanks for the smiles!

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  12. I had no idea there were so many good writer jokes! That screenwriter had me ROTFLMAO!

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  13. I love writerly jokes! Thanks for sharing ;)

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  14. Yay Im a 'peep with style' now!

    HAHAHAHA Lawd I hope I'm not like that when I get an agent! Thanks for the morning laugh!

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  15. OMG Those were brilliant!! <33 Love it! Thanks for the smiles. I'll go tweet...

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  16. Those are great! Thanks for the laugh.

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  17. My favorite was the error message one. Hey, we all gotta make a living, am I right?
    Thanks for bringin' the funny :)

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  18. "Wait, wait. My agent called?" Oh my gosh, I'm laughing so hard right now. TOTALLY relate to this, wuahahahahaha! Thanks for the snort-worthies! :D

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  19. HEE! I'm sending that last one to my screenwriting friend!

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  20. Love the microsoft guy and also the agent one.

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  21. Great writerly jokes. :D Thanks for the chuckles.

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  22. Ha! I especially liked the multi-draft one. It is easy to try a dozen different plots, only to have the original work best.

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  23. ha ha, I like the light bulb bit :)

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  24. LOL! The agent one is soooo funny :)

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  25. Oh my goodness, I so feel like that last one is where I am right now! Ugh!

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  26. Haha the last one is definitely my favorite! Love, love, loveddd these.

    ~TRA

    http://xtheredangelx.blogspot.com

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  27. Hey, I saw that Microsoft one elsewhere... or was it here?? I left a comment though :P

    Love the screenwriter one. hehehe

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  28. BAH!!! "My agent called???" Totally can relate right now. Also, love the screenwriter one.

    LOL!

    Thanks for playing!!!

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  29. LOVED the Agent joke. :) My mind would stop there too. LOL

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  30. The agent joke was the best. That is so true!

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  31. Great funnies! Especially the agent called!

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  32. He, he. I love the screenwriter one. I contemplated using that one in my post. :) Thanks for the giggles.

    ~Melissa

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  33. Oh gosh, these were great. i love it. Nothing like some writerly humor.

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