Friday, August 14, 2009

Something to fill the time

Production on the new podcast is a liiiiitle bit behind. New one is coming soon. Until then, you might enjoy this.

Today on Twitter, agent Chris Richman tweeted about a funny Onion story having to do with writing. This sent me tripping down memory lane, thinking about all the great Onion stories they've done concerning writers, litearture, and the sometimes painful collision of the two. So here's a small round-up of some of my faves. (Um, for those unfamiliar with the Onion, I'll just offer a small warning that they're not always PC, they often use blue language, but it's always done for humor. Still, those with tender dispositions might want to turn away now.)

Sci-Fi Writer Attributes Everything Mysterious To 'Quantum Flux'

My Novel Addresses Universal Themes Of Humanity And Has Fucking

Someday, I Will Copyedit The Great American Novel

Author Too Much Of A Pussy To Kill Off Characters

Heroic Computer Dies To Save World From Master's Thesis

Third-Person Limited Omniscient Narrator Blown Away By Surprise Ending

Maya Angelou Honored For Courage, Blackness

Scholars Discover 23 Blank Pages That May As Well Be Lost Samuel Beckett Play

Author To Use Water As Metaphor

Books Don't Take You Anywhere

Nation's Teens Disappointed By Banned Books

There Are So Many Experiences I Want To Write About Having Had

Area Woman Fulfills Dream Of Becoming Writer By Getting Job At Bookstore

Masters In Writing Fails To Create Master Of Writing

Author Wishes She Hadn't Blown Personal Tragedy On First Book

Self-Help Book Believes It Can Be A Bestseller Someday

Nation Afraid To Admit 9-Year-Old Disabled Poet Really Bad

Area Man Well-Versed In First Thirds Of Great Literature

My Short Fiction Will Restore America's Romantic Spirit

Monster At End Of Book Claims Life Of TV's Grover

It's Funny How What You're Saying Relates To My Novel

Novelist Thinks People Shrug 10 Times More Than They Actually Do

First-Time Novelist Constantly Asking Wife What It's Like To Be A Woman

Novelists Strike Fails To Affect Nation Whatsoever