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Saturday, 4 December 2010

Very Honest Motivation

Remember those motivational posters that were so popular in the 1990s? Didn't they get really sickening after a while, with scene after scene captioned by some trite axiom or phrase? Its not surprising that the backlash came with Very Demotivational Posters

I wish that a motivational poster came out with the following caption, "I'll Show You Motherf*cker!"- possibly the motivation (but not inspiration) behind many historical moments:

Various Macedonian Army Officers: "You can't conquer the world!"
Alexander the Great: "I'll show you mallacas!"

Ancient Chinese court officials: "You can't build a wall to keep the Mongol invaders out!"
Emperor Shuang Zhi : "I'll show you real great *wall*, motherf*ckers!"

Pope Julius II: "I bet you can't paint something on this ceiling."
Michelangelo: (to himself) "I'll show you, you motherf*cking eminence!"

Various members of Congress: "You can't abolish slavery!"
Abraham Lincoln: "I'll show all of you four score and seven maternal fornicators!"

Various US inventors and patent holders: "Stop trying to invent the lightbulb!"
Thomas Edison: "I'll show you where to shove it, motherf*ckers!"

Friend/writing tutor/ relative/ agent/: "You'll never make it as a writer!"
(Insert your name here) : "I'll show all of you motherf*ckers!"


Jennifer Lane said...

I LOVE the demotivational posters! Very clever.

Amos Keppler said...

And extremely enjoyable to boot.
Yes, the low-burning flame inside is often a far greater motivator than anything else.

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