Friday, September 12, 2008

reflections on the rat roast

Yesterday, at the Book Roast, I got roasted. Well, honestly, I got to tell you guys, you're not the greatest of roasters--I don't think anyone said anything except the nicest things all day long. Not that I'm complaining!!

Thanks to everyone who participated. You've all given me fodder for about fifteen blog posts, which hopefully I will eventually find the time to write.

Anyway, Chris had the clever idea of a t-shirt slogan contest. The results were so awesome I had to print some of the finalists here. (Sorry I was too lazy to link to everyone... It's terribly negligent of me, but you know. Check out the actual posters here.)

kiersten: [front] QUERRIBLE! [back] QUERRIFIC!

Ello: Got Moonrat?

[also] Full Moonie

[also] Every time a book goes unread, a kitten dies.

[also] If you can read this, you're too close to my tatas.

[Ello was on a roll]

Whirlochre: Psychopaths Anonymous Straightjacket Eating Champion 1978

mlh: Shoot for the Moon, baby! [mouse's butt on the back]

Jaye Wells: Writers do it with a climax

Charles Gramlich: Reading: it's not just for the bathroom anymore

Janet Reid: When the Cat in the Hat needs an editor: Moonrat!

Cindy: the OTHER mrs. michael chabon

Chumplet: Smile! Right now, someone at the gym is pulling a hamstring.

[also] [front] Agents and authors, in answer to your query... [back] No.

[Chumplet was also on a roll] May contain traces of nuts

Bernita: Buy a book or I'll Moon you

Precie: [front] got into some mischief [back: list of the Editorial Mischief]

Susan Adrian: Be careful, or you'll end up in my novel

Brian Jay Jones: Karaoke. One American Can't Be Wrong.

Thanks, everybody. It was a good time.


Charles Gramlich said...

I have a hard time being mean. I just love too much. Except for the Princesses on the highway in front of me. lol.

The Anti-Wife said...

We were supposed to be mean? Oops!

cindy said...

it was fun!

i tried to get people to say what recipe they'd use on the moonrat but no one would play! =D

moonie stir fry! hee!

ChrisEldin said...

Thank you sooo much for spending so much time with us!!!

I hope to be wearing one of those t-shirts!!

Kiersten said...

Crock pot all the way, Cindy. Maybe with a nice BBQ sauce and some onions.

And thanks for playing, Moonie! It was great to discover you ; )

Julie Weathers said...


None of my entries made the cut.

We had fun, Moonie. I'm glad you did also.

Whirlochre said...

Hurrah the Moonrat.

moonrat said...

No, Julie, I'm sorry!! I was drafting this post last night on my home computer with no memory, and I got concerned about what cutting and pasting images on my hard drive would do!! I loved your slogans!! Yours were the only ones complete with kittens!

writtenwyrdd said...

Those are all great! But I have to break it to you: Careful or you'll wind up in my novel has been around a long time. I've had that shirt for almost 2 years.

Chumplet said...

I was about to comment on the lack of roasting on the thread, but got distracted by another t-shirt idea.

Ello said...

Who can be mean to a Moonie? Although I was soooooooo close to posting up a link of a big fat ass with a tattoo of a rat on its lard - I mean large cheek. But I didn't want everyone to barf all over their keyboards. And yes I found one. It was nasty.

Kim Kasch said...

As usual, I was late to the party :(

Julie Weathers said...

Moonie, I was just ragging on you.

It was so much fun to put those together for you. I was three minutes late to work, because I couldn't stop playing. Well worth it.

You are a doll to put up with all of us.

Bernita said...

Dear One, we'd have killed , with a thousand poisoned pens, anyone who tried to be mean to you!

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

Those are brilliant - and Ello was definitely on a roll!