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Writing is jumping...the shark.
December 6, 2010 4:15 PM   Subscribe

From Mefi's own him, How to write badly well: Live on Stage.

(Previously)
posted by Taft (15 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
brilliant. would love to see the next part.
posted by mrballistic at 4:39 PM on December 6, 2010


"And there's a drop shadow on the shark as well..."

Nice.
posted by doublehappy at 5:34 PM on December 6, 2010


YES.
posted by danb at 6:04 PM on December 6, 2010


i was all ready to go down shit creek with a shit paddle in a boat made of shit covered head to toe in shit, but then it was over. can we try this post again when there is moar contents?
posted by mexican at 6:13 PM on December 6, 2010


Yes, good stuff, but I need the ending!
posted by freecellwizard at 6:45 PM on December 6, 2010


I'm sure it ends badly as all great works must, lest we mistake them for trivia.
posted by philip-random at 7:12 PM on December 6, 2010


I just read through about half of the blog's archive. Hilarious stuff.

Years ago, in maybe eighth or ninth grade, I had to write an intentionally bad poem for a creative writing class. I still consider this stanza to be one of my finest moments:
his blood red blood
bled a bloody red
onto the blood red carpet
covered with blood
like a flood of bloody blood
I also came up with this gem of a couplet, so, you know, up yours, Shakespeare:
his pain was like that of losing a child
or like that of a fingernail too closely filed
Obviously, I got a 100.
posted by danb at 7:22 PM on December 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


What?! That's the end?! This is like Arrested Development all over again.
posted by scottreynen at 7:22 PM on December 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


Hi all. I’ll be putting up part two later today, and hopefully a new part every day until the whole show’s available. I promise I’m not being coy – I just haven’t got time to do the editing all in one go. As it is, I was on iMovie last night after my wife was asleep.
posted by him at 11:00 PM on December 6, 2010


Part 2...
posted by him at 5:33 AM on December 7, 2010


Dammit. Let’s try again. Part 2...
posted by him at 5:35 AM on December 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


Thanks be to him.
posted by beelzbubba at 9:06 AM on December 7, 2010


Part 3...

(and so on and so on)
posted by him at 4:47 AM on December 8, 2010


Just in case anyone’s still reading this thread – all 6 parts are now up, so you can watch the entire show. Enjoy!
posted by him at 2:45 AM on December 12, 2010


Glad to see there's someone else who pronounces acronyms as words (LOL, probounced Loll; ROFLMAO, pronounced Rofflemow; LGBT, pronounced Legbutt).
posted by Grangousier at 3:10 AM on December 12, 2010


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