Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Sneak Preview: Skor's Upcoming Novel

Being the astute reader that you are, you have no doubt taken notice that Skor not only possesses a stunning abundance of humility, but that he also exhibits a delightfully unique writing style that is witty, poignant, and entertaining. As such, you might be wondering just why it is that Skor doesn't quit his "real" job and take up some form of writing full time, or at least write a book or something.

Well dear reader, today is your lucky day. Skor indeed is working on a novel!* And just for stopping by this blog and asking that question, Skor is going to give you a sneak peek at the novel-in-progress. Of course, it would be terrible if Skor's competitors got wind of this stunning development, which is why the sneak peek is hidden inside the expanded post link below. So click away (as long as you're not a spy from Smooth Glee, Skor Grimm's arch nemesis) and enjoy this WORLDWIDE SUPER-COOL EXCLUSIVE.

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Gripes and the Griping Gripers Who Voice Them
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Introduction
Do you know what the absolutely easiest thing to do when you've got problems is? Whatever arena of life your problems are in—politics, religion, family relations, corporate policy, or even in the natural world—the easiest thing to do is to gripe. Griping requires absolutely zero effort, comes almost as second nature to many people, and also contributes absolutely zero toward solving one's problems.

Of course, the second easiest thing to do when confronted with problems is to make light of them. While mockery accomplishes almost as little as griping, at least people get to laugh, so it isn't a complete waste. I'm all in favor of mockery when and where it is appropriate, and that is probably why people that grip just plain tick me off so much: they can't even be bothered to put forth the tiny sliver of effort that it takes to make fun of their problems.

On the opposite end of the scale, the toughest thing you can do when confronted with problems is to lead the charge and take an active role in bringing about real, tangible solutions. This is of course also the path of greatest reward, and also the path that very few people are willing to take. Why act when you can gripe? Griping is easy, it feels good, and it's your right!

When you think about it, it's actually probably a good thing that most gripers aren't actively working to bring about change instead of sitting on their duff firing off whiny blog posts, because there are an awful lot of gripers out there that I really don't agree with. If those gripers set out to change the world, the world would be in danger of becoming even more frightening a place than it already is.

So, think of this book as a guide. A guide to all the gripers in the world who spend their days sitting there griping away and accomplishing absolutely nothing. We'll discuss ways to avoid them, ways to discourage them from action (if they disagree with me), and ways to motivate them to action (if they agree with me). Read on, and be enlightened, disgusted, amused, aggravated, agitated, and unappreciated.

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Hopefully you enjoyed that exclusive sneak peek at what is certain to be next year's #1 book in some category or another. Remember to keep reading right here at Skor Grimm's blog for more high profile exclusives.

*Skor is in fact doing no such thing.
Categories: Personal, Internet

4 Comments:

Blogger Kiddo said...

I'm thoroughly impressed. You know I want a signed copy, right?

Oh, FYI. You really need to change my link. It's now: http://blogs.metnal.com/cydney

Thankye

10:04 PM, November 09, 2005  
Blogger DaButtminster said...

I think I know where you could publish this someday . . .

8:12 AM, November 10, 2005  
Blogger Father Cory said...

Woah.


I'd buy it.

8:37 AM, November 10, 2005  
Blogger dufflehead said...

does writing a book constitute doing something or is this simply griping about gripers?

10:59 PM, November 16, 2005  

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