Thursday, April 15, 2010

the editing song is stuck in my head today

It goes:

Chop, chop, choppity chop
Cut off the bottom and cut off the top
What you have left, you throw to the cop-
y editor
Chop, chop, choppity chop

Have you heard it before? CUZ I'M SINGING IT LOUD RIGHT NOW!!

29 comments:

JEM said...

To the tune of...?

Stephanie L. McGee said...

ROFL. I hadn't heard that one before. But now I'll be singing it all day too.

We can be a nationwide solo-member choir together. (That made no sense. Sorry.)

Word verification: clumily. I clumily made my way through this comment.

Hope you had a good laugh from my ramblings.

Christina said...

The one I sing goes like this:

I'm a kniiiiife
Knifin' arouuund
cutcutcutcutcutcutcutcut

With thanks to Space Ghost.

iasa said...

is that the theme song to the new freddie kruger movie where he works as a publisher? Cuz it's kinda scary.

Readerly Person said...

Ha! Hilarious. :)

Sherri said...

the "cop-
y editor" part cracked me up. No one was around to hear me laughing, which is good because then I don't look like a loon, but bad because it probably means I am one. @_@

DMBeucler said...

Ummm do you get Babybug? Lol that song (about carrots) was in one of their issues... I need to get out and have time with people out of diapers.

Maree Anderson said...

I like it! Beats the heck out of that other song I've had running 'round in my head lately.

And I kinda like this one, from Roger von Oech's Creative Whack Pack, too:

Editor: "I like your book except for the ending."
Author: "What's wrong with the ending?"
Editor: "It should be closer to the beginning."

(BTW, the card is entitled, "Simplify")

Jon Paul said...

Using the melody from the Lumberjack Song, no doubt.

Tawna Fenske said...

OMG, this cracked me up. I want to know the tune, however. You'll have to post an audio clip.

Tawna

Pamala Knight said...

Why NO, I hadn't heard that particular song. Is it a Jarvis Cocker tune? It's dead catchy though ;-).

Bethany Elizabeth said...

I've said it before; 90% of my editing process is cutting adverbs and adjectives. :)

Ebony McKenna. said...

Love it!

You crack me up, I can just imagine a little animated moon rat and a chorus line of dancing scissors singing this. no idea about the tune, but it still works.

Maree, that is brilliant. I'm going to paste that next to my monitor.

Melanie Avila said...

I heart you.

Charles Gramlich said...

I hear some heavy drums in the background.

Harry Markov said...

Ah, but it reminds me of my Stab Song, which starts with 'stab, stab, stabbity, stab. Stab the jerk and stab the brat...'

Whole different use for it, but I guess great minds think alike.

Mike Lindgren said...

Hmm… I like it!

Clara said...

Outstanding!
I´m going through this process right now.
Minus 6 thousand words later (for only 100 pages)and on going, it feels like I´m doing plastic surgery on my book. It´s painful, but hopefully, it will be more atractive. Oh boy...

Kate Evangelista said...

Okay, now that song is stuck in my head.

Lydia Sharp said...

Oh, that was you? Haha. Thought I was just hearing random voices in my head again. ;)

Lu said...

Nope, hadn't heard it before. Are there dance moves too?

Anonymous said...

Egad your song has the aspect of a slasher film...I can see the madness in your eyes as you wield your pen slinging red ink in wide swaths while you mouth the words in a garbled and maniacal aria.

writtenwyrdd said...

If you really want it to stick in my head, I need the tune. But I LOVE it.

jjdebenedictis said...

Some poor author somewhere will not be loving that tune as much as do, I'm thinkin'.

Corey Schwartz said...

Ha, ha. Hilarious.

Anonymous said...

hahaha! Babybug from, like, a year ago! There's a picture of a hedgehog chopping carrots along with the poem.

Whirlochre said...

Now you've got me singing it every time I'm cooking.

Glynis said...

Ouch! Happy Chopping.

T.J. Carson said...

I lOVE your blog. It is short and to the point :) and veryyyyy entertaining!