Sunday, June 28, 2009

Writing Quotes From E.B. White And Screaming Lord Byron

"Be obscure clearly."
– E.B. White

"If I don't write to empty my mind, I go mad."
– Lord Byron

"Please pass the ketchup, I think it's going to rain."
-Cormac Brown

The first two are from the Creative Screenwriting Weekly Newsletter and the third is obviously not an original.

BTW, Blogger? Get it together! This is the third scheduled post that did not post at the posted time, Postmaster Gerbils!


John Donald Carlucci said...

One of mine did not post today as scheduled also.
Twitter unfollow and block not working right.



My word verif is "surra". I'm feeling surra this morning.

Gifted Typist said...

love those first two quotes and if the third is universally applicable like the first two, I shall drink a glass of ketchup for breaky

Corey Wilde said...

Byron said it all. Among all of it:
"I only go out to get me a fresh appetite for being alone."

SkylersDad said...

I believe the third quote is better than the first two, but that's the way my mind works.

David Cranmer said...

Postmaster Gerbils are the worst! And the quote from C. Brown is far more entertaining then the first two.

lakeviewer said...

It's a free service; what do you expect?

Pyzahn said...

I want blogger to get my profile visits correct...the tally hasn't changed in four months.

Did you know that the world tallest ketchup bottle is in the flatlands?

Cormac Brown said...

Editor JDC,

That blows with a mighty wind. I'm glad I don't Twitter or that would drive me nuts. The local TV said they've been c*b*r-j*ck*d last week, I wonder if that was the problem.

"I'm feeling surra this morning."

You're a shooting guard?




As a fellow misanthropist, I concur with Lord Byron's quote wholeheartedly.

Sky Dad,

"but that's the way my mind works."

Then Stupor Duck is for you. Though I could've sworn that the original lyrics were from "The Merry-Go-Round Goes 'Round."


"Postmaster Gerbils are the worst!"

Absolutely and refer to the above for one of the sources of the quote.


True, but we used to make that same argument back in '06/07 when Blogger forced "Beta" on us. There was nothing wrong with scheduled publishing until recently and Google/Blogger makes a pretty penny off of me with the search engine and other services. I don't want to switch to Wordpress and it's probably a couple of lines of code that went awry and they could fix it in a jiffy.


They do a weird thing where they try to round off the "profile visits." It might take a week, but the thing will eventually increase and in the case of this blog, it took ninety days on one occasion.

"Did you know that the world tallest ketchup bottle is in the flatlands?"

I have to see that bottle!