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Because Saturday nights are for fun :-)

Tune: Whisky in the Jar (Thin Lizzy/Traditional)




I got a mail one morning from an editor's assistant
Though he thanked me for the story, his rejection was insistent:
"I didn't like your writing, and your plot was really boring
So please don't send another, 'cause the boss don't like me snoring."

So I started doing blogging. And I made a great endeavor
To write a lot of wisecracks on John Scalzi's blog 'Whatever'.
I figured fame would get me published, but the editor's assistant
Kept focusing on quality, and to threats he was resistant

I sent a thing that I doodled-a-da
Words for my daddy-o
Words for my daddy-o
This business is bizarre-o

As I struggled on to make it on the publication mountain
I came on Pub Amer'ca, and their money they was countin'.
I asked about their prices, and it was a pretty penny
I bought their service anyway, but it didn't help me any.

I sent them Ringworld of Dune-a-ma-da.
Words for my daddy-o
Words for my daddy-o
Cause this business is bizarre-o

At last I pitched some agents, and I took some writing classes
And an agent told me: "Easy! We'll sell this to the masses."
But the sales she lined up for me, made my eyes roll from their sockets.
Cause this agent did self-publishing, and the sales? They lined her pockets.

I sent them Ring from Mount Doom-a-ma-da.
Words for my daddy-o
Words for my daddy-o
This business is bizarre-o


This work by Jakob Drud is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.


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threeoutside
Aug. 27th, 2011 10:50 pm (UTC)
LOLOL! *Brilliant!

Only, now that tune's going to be going through my head forever...
jakobdrud
Aug. 28th, 2011 02:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I'm sorry about the tune in your head, and I solemnly promise never to write new lyrics for a Bee Gee's song.
threeoutside
Aug. 28th, 2011 02:19 pm (UTC)
You mean like...

YOU'RE THE ONE THAT I LOVE!! ANH! ANH! ANH!

YOU'RE THE ONE THAT I LOVE!! ANH! ANH! ANH!

Heh heh heh. Revenge is sweeeeet!
jakobdrud
Aug. 28th, 2011 02:23 pm (UTC)
Aaarggh! You got me...
bogwitch64
Aug. 27th, 2011 11:40 pm (UTC)
Hahahahaha! Love it!
jakobdrud
Aug. 28th, 2011 02:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Hope you're all right with Irene swooping by.
alaneer
Aug. 27th, 2011 11:49 pm (UTC)
Hilarious. Thanks for the laughs!
jakobdrud
Aug. 28th, 2011 02:21 pm (UTC)
You're welcome :) I do enjoy a bit of serious silliness.
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jakobdrud
Aug. 31st, 2011 07:30 am (UTC)
Glad to spread a little happiness. By the way, I love that icon. And it matches the original tune :-)
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