20 April, 2006

Motivational Posters

Yes, I am the space alien who likes them. I really do. I like the pretty pictures. I like the pithy sayings. I like the motivational content. On the other hand, I also like the demotivational posters, so I don't know what that says about me. Can't make up my mind I guess, but by now you already know that about me.

But even I get blown away from time to time by the rank stupidity of some people. What does this even mean?!

There is a way out of every dark mist, over a rainbow trail.

That makes it all the way to "offensive" in my book. If the ignorant louse that wrote that drivel found his way out of any dark mist life by dancing up a rainbow trail, I'll eat his poster.

17 comments:

Milly said...

Hi I’m Milly I like the posters. I first started by looking at them. I realized I was hooked when I found myself thinking of purchasing one. I call a support group and was able to stop myself. :-}

I like then too my daughters school has them everywhere It’s inspiring.

Now for the person who wrote this one- There is a way out of every dark mist, over a rainbow trail.
Stop smoke’n or sniff’n the ink. I can’t picture someone just a dancing down a rainbow from the mist. Except in a musical, a bad rendition of OZ.

However I do love to dance on glitter. Skittles could be fun gummy bears are wrong. :o?

DugALug said...

Codepoke,

Was this a demotivator or motivator poster?

If it was a motivar, I think its author may have licked a toad before work.

If it was a demotivator, then the author knew that rainbows can't really shine through dark mist. Hense it is a stupid statement.

Either way, it is stupid statement.

-doug

Danny Kaye said...

I LOVED those demotivational videos from that website. LOL That's precious stuff. I gotta bookmark that one. The one on "it could be worse" was hysterical!

Thanks for the laugh.

Regarding the phrase at hand. I do believe it is simply too artsy to be understood, thereby making it one of those classic phrases to be oft quoted for eons. We are obviously not nearly as cultured as the author. Poor, poor us.

DugALug said...

Codepoke,

Okay, it was all I could do not to fall out of my chair on those videos. They were hillarious.

-doug

codepoke said...

I had been telling my employees that they are beneath me, but he's right, where's the class in that? I bought my hand-disinfectant today. ;-)

Oh, and someone paid good money for the poster about rainbow dancing. The toad-licker accomplished the main goal of making his nickel for the day.

Rich said...

Are these any better?

There is a way out of every dark mist, a bottomless pit to the abyss.

There is a way out of every dark mist, but it's safer to stay in it. Outside, the mists may be even darker.

There is a way out of every dark mist. It's called birth.

There is a way out of every dark mist... or is there?

There is a way out of every dark mist, but it's the lighter gray shades of mist that you can never escape.

There is a way out of every dark mist, but don't take the rainbow trails. They lead to Hades.

Well, at least I'm trying.

Danny Kaye said...

Great Idea, Rich!

Let's see:

There is a way out of every dark mist, ok...that's not true.


There is a way out of every dark mist, well, all but one of them.

There is a way out of every dark mist, just bang a left where the ol' Smith Farm used to be an go straight.

There is a way out of every dark mist, but you can't get there from here.

There is a way out of every dark mist, but nobody knows it.

There is a way out of every dark mist, but it's so cool and refreshing, why leave?

There is a way out of every dark mist, but it's too dark to read the map.

There is a way out of every dark mist, bring your sunglases because it's bright out there.

There is a way out of every dark mist, however, you are past your checkout time and need to pay for another full day's stay.

There is a way out of every dark mist, but using a flashlight is cheating.

This is fun! Everybody join in!

DugALug said...

Okay Rich,

Here we go:

There is a way out of every dark mist, just watch where you are stepping.

There is a way out of every dark mist, but denying it exists is a lot easer.

There is a way out of every dark mist, but nukes aren't the answer to everything.

There is a way out of every dark mist, and there are plenty more ways to get beck into it.

There is a way out of every dark mist, but the way is usually taxed by the Feds.

There is a way out of every dark mist, but darkness is relative.

There is a way out of every dark mist, and management will never find it.

There is a way out of every dark mist, no wait there really isn't!

There is a way out of every dark mist, just bring lots of cash.

There is a way out of every dark mist, but its easier to make it darker.

-Doug

Milly said...

There is a way out of every dark mist, call your doctor if you experience blindness, dizzyness, or a compulsion to lick toads.

There is a way out of every dark mist, wear galoshes to keep your feet dry.

There is a way out of every dark mist, it might kill or disfigure you so please sign a waver. So that we are not libel for damage caused by our products.

There is a way out of every dark mist, you’ll need a nap after you leave it's a long dance down the rainbow trail.

There is a way out of every dark mist, please wipe your feet before you come into the light we here in the light like to keep thing clean.

There is a way out of every dark mist, however Donald Trump owns it.

There is a way out of every dark mist, It’s on Windows xp.

There is a way out of every dark mist, just dance over to prozac land and join us. Cool we have toads.

There is a way out of every dark mist, if you have On Star. You could try to google it if not.

There is a way out of every dark mist, on the plumbing isle.It's a shut off valve.

There is a way out of every dark mist, are ya sure ya want ta go. . . really? It's very colorful and bright here.

There is a way out of every dark mist, if I weren’t talking on my cell phone and hadn’t missed the exit.

There is a way out of every dark mist? Where the heck is it?! (Darn I just stepped on a toad.) *~*

Milly said...

There is a way out of every dark mist, It's sticky, it's icee shooting from my son's nose as I tell him some of these.

codepoke said...

WooooooT!

You guys are good!

I don't have any to come even close to these ...

BUT

I will share with you what happens when I post these under the actual poster. Think I won't...

Kansas Bob said...

Thanks codepoke. My wife and I howled at that first despair.com video ... the othrs were pretty good too. I used to have a demotivation calendar ... maybe I'll get another next year.

Rich said...

Danny Kaye, Milly & Doug,

You guys had me rolling. Thanks for the laughs! Some of those needed their own calendar.

japhy said...

There's a way out of every dark mist, but hundreds of ways into them.

There's a way out of every dark mist, but it just leads to another one.

There's a way out of every dark mist, and if you act now, we'll throw in an extra way out for NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE.

There's a way out of every dark mist; stick around after the commercial break to find out.

There's a way out of every dark mist, but where's the fun in telling you?!

Danny Kaye said...

There's a way out of every dark mist, but it only leads to heavy rain, and maybe some sleet.

There's a way out of every dark mist, it's called "The Bunny Trail" so hop along, now.

There's a way out of every dark mist, but it involves skydiving. (Are you afraid of heights?)

There's a way out of every dark mist, just click your heals together 3 times and say, "There's no place like home."

There's a way out of every dark mist, just remember you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.

There's a way out of every dark mist, but only if you have a username and password.

There's a way out of every dark mist, but woe to you if you be in a light one!

There's a way out of every dark mist, but if I told you I'd have to kill you.

There's a way out of every dark mist, Jesus is the way. (oops, that one's not a joke!)

There's a way out of every dark mist, let the rest of us know if you find it.

There's a way out of every dark mist, it's called "walking". Stop over-complicating things already!!

There's a way out of every dark mist, just flip the light switch on, ya' silly goof!

I just had to get that out of my system. Thanks.

codepoke said...

Top 10 signs your company is too large: #7

You decide to dis' a motivational poster, and cannot find its conference room. :-(

There are over 100 conference rooms in this tower, and I cannot find the one with this poster in it.

I will, though

Milly said...

You are such a <]:o){ (clown)

<@><@> keep looking!