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May 19, 2006

Why I Don't Get Hired to Write Motivational Posters

That about sums it up.

Oh, and look, I made another one:

(You can make your own "motivational poster" here.)

Posted by john at May 19, 2006 08:21 AM

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Paul | May 19, 2006 08:45 AM

The jpg file appears to be corrupt. Or it's in your mind, I don't know.

John Scalzi | May 19, 2006 08:48 AM

It looks fine from here.

Elaine | May 19, 2006 09:17 AM

Great poster.

Malcolm | May 19, 2006 09:40 AM

It's important not to play with that toy after a stressful week at work: This one I made a while back and was clearly not in the best mood at the time.

Tripp | May 19, 2006 10:29 AM

I blatantly ripped off a cynical poster saying for my signature line:

When you wish upon a falling star, your dreams can come true. Unless it's really a meteorite hurtling to the Earth which will destroy all life.
Then you're pretty much hosed no matter what you wish for. Unless it's death by meteor.

Whoever originally wrote that - I thank you. It has given me much pleasure and I have sold it to no one.

JClark | May 19, 2006 11:17 AM

That's a Despair, Inc. demotivational poster:


This has always been my favorite:


Jason Erik Lundberg | May 19, 2006 11:29 AM

LOL! Oh man, John, you crack me up.

Hope to see you at WisCon.

Dave C | May 19, 2006 03:08 PM

I think you could make some decent money selling copies of "Respect". I know some people that would love one. Especially, since I don't want to get beaten. Well, yeah, I do, but not with a baseball bat. :)

A.Ho | May 19, 2006 11:59 PM

Had to google "jonathan swift children". Creepy.

But a nice poster!

Kizz | May 20, 2006 11:58 AM

The more I read about your lovely wife the clearer it becomes that she is the woman I wish I'd grown up to be. Since that didn't work out I wish I could make this poster into greeting cards and send them out for the holidays.

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