Friday, January 26, 2007

Random stuff I found on the Internet...

I almost never click on that "next blog" thing. But maybe I should do it more -- you can find the randomest stuff that way!!!

Here I found an entertaining redone Matt Groening cartoon about questions poets don't like to get asked:



Hehe!!!

So the next time I start thinking it's hard to promote a novel, I'll just look at this cartoon and say: "Could be worse..."

17 comments:

Rebecca said...

Hey, I will TOTALLY promote your novel on my blog. All my readers (you, and my dad) will know where to find it. Have you tried skywriting? Or having your kids pee a tagline the snow?

C.L. Hanson said...

Thanks Rebecca!!!

I should suggest that to my kids -- a win-win strategy since they improve their hand-eye coordination in the process!!! ;-)

I don't mean to come off as complaining here. The blogging community has been fabulous!!! It's just those non-blog people who buy their books in bookstores and stuff that are the problem... ;-)

Sideon said...

HYSTERICAL! :)

**grin** Thanks for the chuckle, this lovely Friday morning.

C.L. Hanson said...

No problem!!!

But don't thank me -- thank this poor, tragic poet... ;-)

Sister Mary Lisa said...

Good one. I could apply those same captions from the cartoon to my art...sigh.

C.L. Hanson said...

Hey SML!!!

All of us different types of artists can commiserate!!!

It's nice to be appreciated and/or paid ;-) but creating something that means something to you is already valuable.

In a sense it's like the cliché "It's better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all..."

p.s. cute avatar!!!

Kalvin said...

Haha, that is really funny. I really liked your eulogy as well. Maybe that's why I don't even try to promote my blog.

C.L. Hanson said...

Hey Kalvin!!!

That's a good attitude to take...

Cynthia E. Bagley said...

Dang!... one of the many reasons I quit getting my poetry published LOL

The all... are you really a writer if you don't get paid? question

C.L. Hanson said...

Hey Cynthia!!!

I want to say "yes, of course you are!!!!" but I'm a tad biased on the subject... ;-)

Cynthia E. Bagley said...

Me too...

But I really have had several people ask me how much I get paid as a writer. It shut me up for a moment, but I think I turned red ARG!!!

Cynthia E. Bagley said...

Oh and the answer to that one is $15.00.

C.L. Hanson said...

Yeah, but as nice as it would be to be able to live off writing, it's really not about the money...

Just one of many said...

C.L., I was heading back to surgery when the nurse told me his last name was Groening...I said, "As in the Simpsons?" He said yes, it is my relative! I laughed hysterically...got to love the preoperative drugs! :)

C.L. Hanson said...

Hey Joom!!!

Brushes with fame -- what fun!!! Hope your surgery went well.

Holly said...

Since I've been trying to publish a book of poems for, well, a long time, I can only say, Yep.

Holly

C.L. Hanson said...

Hey Holly!!!

That's why I don't write poetry.

Well, actually it's because I suck at writing poetry, but this sort of thing makes me not regret sucking at writing poetry...