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Category: funnies

Friday Funnies

STATUS: Even though it’s Friday, I’ll probably be a little late in getting out of here tonight.

What’s playing on the XM or iPod right now? THE GREEN ROOM by Wayne Gratz

Although this isn’t a “funny” per se, it’s more like a cool item. One of NLA’s Australian clients, Cheryl Hingley, had her novel LA CREOLE adapted into a musical.

Here are excerpts from the performance at the Comedy Theater, Melbourne, Australia.

We are also happy to report that Cheryl’s application for a grant from the New Musicals Australia was accepted. How cool is that? Now the musical will go through workshops and a 40-minute fully-funded performance in Sydney this March 2011.

If you live Down Under (and I know I have plenty of readers in that country), you might want to check it out.

2 For 1 Friday Funnies!

STATUS: Today’s funnies totally lightened the mood!

What’s playing on the XM or iPod right now? WINTER WONDERLAND by Dave Brubeck

I think my favorite line might be, “are you ready to have agents hunt you down with pitchforks and stakes?”


And I definitely should have this paying on the iPod: Snark! The Haggard Agents Sing. Brilliant!

TGIF! I’m out to consume more eggnog chai.

Friday Funnies

STATUS: Lots of editors are taking Monday and Tuesday off so I expect that it will be a little quiet in the office.

What’s playing on the XM or iPod right now? THE OPENING OF DOORS by Will Ackerman

This story may be the best one yet.

From the police blotter of Hudson Hub Times, Man reports delivery of suspicious package!

Click on link. You won’t be disappointed!

Friday Funnies

STATUS: Sun popped out. Yay. I was worried it was going to rain.

What’s playing on the iPod right now? QUANDO, QUANDO, QUANDO by Michael Buble

This article totally cracked me up. Stop the New York Times Presses. Huge news flash.

New York City agent moves from Manhattan to….


And can still do his job as a literary agent!

I’m still chortling.

Friday Funnies

STATUS: It’s 78 degrees here. Must leave right now so Chutney and I can enjoy it.

What’s playing on the XM or iPod right now? THE FAIRY QUEEN by Clannad

Next Tuesday is election day! Just a reminder to get out there and vote. So many Americans don’t take the time, which drives me crazy. Yes, it’s an inalienable right but there are so many other places in the world where this is not true; we should never take it for granted.

But I have a hilarious story to relate. My husband and I always vote by mail-in ballot so we voted last week.

Little did we know what would be the last initiative on the ballot. I busted out laughing as I hadn’t heard a peep about this one. It was completely unexpected. How could the media not be discussing this?

The last initiative on the ballot was the Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission.

“Shall the voters for the City and County of Denver adopt an Initiated Ordinance to require the creation of an extraterrestrial affairs commission to help ensure the health, safety, and cultural awareness of Denver residents and visitors in relation to potential encounters or interactions with extraterrestrial intelligent beings or their vehicles, and fund such commission from grants, gifts, and donations?”


And if I hadn’t looked at the ballot and voted, I would never have had the pleasure of contemplating this last initiative…

Happy Friday Everyone!

Taking Some Time Off

STATUS: For the last three days, it’s literally been Dorchester 24/7.

What’s playing on the XM or iPod right now? CAT’S IN THE CRADLE by Harry Chapin

I have to ‘fess up. Yesterday, we here at NLA skipped out early to take in a Rockies game at Coors field last night.

So here’s the gang doing anything but reading submissions. Don’t worry, we got back on the ball today.

From left: Anita’s friend Alex, Anita, Me, Sara

How cotton candy is meant to be enjoyed!

The Megibow fam!

From left: My hubby, Sara’s hubby, and their son clearly demonstrates the other way to enjoy the game!

Friday Funnies!

STATUS: I took a rather inadvertent blog holiday this week. August is supposed to be the “slow” time in publishing. This week definitely did not reflect that!

What’s playing on the XM or iPod right now? DRIVER’S SEAT by Sniff ‘N’ The Tears

And what better way to end a week of non-blogging then to present the latest literary icon mash up?

It’s a truth universally acknowledged…

Jane Austen Fight Club anyone? Enjoy!

Friday Funnies

STATUS: It’s supposed to be 100 degrees here in Denver tomorrow. Say what?

What’s playing on the XM or iPod right now? BLUE BOSSA by Joe Henderson

To counter balance any perceived insensitivity from yesterday, today’s “funny” is more serious but I like it all the same. I always respond to clever.

Enjoy and have a nice cool weekend…

Better Left Unsaid?

STATUS: The day started with a laugh, it’s going to be great.

What’s playing on the XM or iPod right now? SMILE by Lonnie Plaxico Group

I know I’m going to get lambasted for posting this link and by mentioning that in reading these blog posts, I snorted my iced chai this morning but I’m going to share it anyway.

Some days, this is exactly what we agents are thinking when we read some of the odd query letters we receive.

And yes, I know, not all writers are as savvy as my blog readers and we really shouldn’t think it funny but trust me, if we didn’t have a sense of humor some days, we’d go nuts…

The July 13 entry might be my fav.