Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Disclaimer Shame

While blog-browsing today, I came across this nifty disclaimer. I found it curious that she felt called to post this because she was markedly, well, normal and completely boring.  As I grazed through her work where no revolutionary subjects were discussed or Polaroid's of Big-foot caught water skiing, my first thought was "Who does she think she is?" But, it got me thinking. Maybe you don't have to have to be Bill Shakespeare to warrant this disclaimer. And frankly, posting this makes me feel very official and authorishy. 

So, yeah, everyone take note: 

"Unless otherwise noted all images and writing on this blog were created by me and as such are my property. Please ask for permission to use any images or to quote writing."

The next time you desire to plagiarize my fine literary works and call them your own, remember, I would be delighted, err, I mean, you need to ask my permission.  And you probably need to seek better council, honestly.  Why?  A statistical analysis would find that 78% of this blog pertains to animals (67% of those references are of deceased animals whose post-mortem plans include their osteoporotic bones being fashioned into wind-chimes), 24% is of complete and utter tomfoolery, 13% is about personal reflections that you may care to read about, and the remaining 2% is spent placing human emotions on vehicles.  For those who counted up those percentages and got 117% as well as a confused mind, I salute you.  You, Sir or Madam, would never need to plagiarize my words. You are bright enough to realize that some things are better left up to the professionals. 


  1. Shepard, last night, shared with me this joke. There are three kinds of people in this world: those who can count, and those who can't.

    I know that, perhaps, "Dear Bonsey" isn't open for business right now, but when she is, perhaps she can help me with this. 'Cuz it's taking me awhile to get it.

  2. Oh, "Dear Bonsey" is always open for submissions! Stay tuned! I may have to use that joke on a co-worker or two today. Thank you Shep!

  3. I'd like to place an order for a set of osteoporotic bone wind chimes please. -It's Megs