Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Social Tip #217 - Become a Cliche

Last night someone asked me "How's it going?"

And I responded, "Not so bad it hurts, not so good it pays."

And there it was: an instant classic.

No one ever wonders where these lines come from, but they come from me. They come from people like me. And I'm worried that this great thing I said will be lost to the masses so, for the record, I said it first.

I know it is petty to lay claim like this, but I am petty. I have to be, I don't have anything. I don't even have friends that I like. Credit is all I am going to get.

The only other alternative I have is using the line in real life and then quoting myself afterward:

"Not so bad it hurts, not so good it pays. -- Myka Fox"

It is no worse than what Twitter is -- a copyright center for egomaniacs.

Follow me: http://twitter.com/MykaFox

8 comments:

ouini said...

This is the kind of je ne sais quoi that gives Myka the potential to be the next Janeane Garofalo, in terms of undeserved likeability.

Myka Fox said...

Thank you. What makes you think I'm likable?

Amy said...

I appreciate your PO very much the picture with the article. Continues to refuel!!

BrianAlt said...

I guess that's better than deserved hatred.

decent@everything said...

I'm gonna start saying that shit. And I don't even work.

Rob Schiffmann said...

I wrote that. That's my saying and I plan on claiming it everywhere I go.

Myka Fox said...

Nooooo!!!! -- Myka Fox

ouini said...

"What makes you think I'm likable?"

See, that's hilarious. Someone tells you "she has an inexplicable quality," and you ask them what that quality is.

God, analyzing recursive humor is great, and not at all a waste of time! And thanks for the saying, Rob.