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Thursday, May 31, 2012

A Giggle and Thursday's Three

The Crysis 2 ad on Steam says "Aliens are decimating New York..."  Prescriptivists the world over will not be playing this game because no matter what they do, 90% of New York is going to remain intact, and that just doesn't seem like high enough stakes for a video game.


Sound of Door Opening


Voice 1:  Uh...I'm in the middle of Thursday's Three, gentlemen.  It's poignant and tender day here at Writing About Writing, so all my quotes are guaranteed to get people misty eyed.  Plus I was just sharing a zinger I came across this morning about the word decimate that's always good for-

Voice 2:  We need to talk to you about these temporal fluctuations.  You realize that the last pulse pulled an entry from a week ago all the way back to yesterday.

Voice 1: Well thank you for mentioning that right in the middle of my segment.  We were going to simply switch out the entries and hope no one noticed.  You do realize we currently don't even have triple digit readership.  The chances of anyone noticing were not going to be very high.  Except that you mentioned it to the entire blogoshpere.

Voice 2: It's clear the Octorians are trying to bring even more of their army into our time/space continuum, and that Writing About Writing is the event horizon for the invasion--probably due to the fact that they're mostly interested in destroying the source of such bad writing.

Voice 3: That would be you, Mr. Brecheen.

Voice 1: Yeah, I got that.  Look I'm really sorry about the genocidal cephalopod army.  I really am.  It must really suck to be you guys right now.  But number one, I am not calling them the Octorians.  I mean really?   Really?  Octorians.  And number two, I need to get this segment done a little early.  I'm having lunch with someone who isn't completely opposed to the idea of threesomes.

Voice 2: Mr. Brecheen, your threesomes are not more important than...  I'm talking about the decimation of all life on Earth here!

Voice 1: (snickers)

Voice 2: Oh you think that's funny, do you?

Voice 1: No.  It's just when you say "decimate"...

Voice 2: This isn't a goddamned joke.

Voice 3: Wait.  Did you say this was going out to the whole blogosphereaverse?

Voice 1: Yeah, with the convention and stuff, I'm still not out ahead of myself.  All my segments are still going out live.

Voice 2: Jesus tittyfucking Christ......

Sound of Gunshots.


Static....




Hello.  I'm the SciGuy.  I uh....I help Lt. Lambaste with her segment.  I just happened to be wandering up the hall and I found...

What?   You want me to do three quotes?  Quotes from what?

But I don't know anything about writing.  I'm just a scientist.  I built the Pretentitron.

Three quotes that have anything even remotely to do with any aspect of art, creativity, inspiration, or writing? Or cheese?  Okay....I guess I can do that.  I know a lot of Einstein quotes.  Would that be okay?

Okay....



‎Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Albert Einstein

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.

Albert Einstein

Imagination is more important than knowledge

Albert Einstein


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