4.01.2007

Miss Snark is here to help you

I'm always looking for more cost effective ways to manage my agency.
Steaming stamps off SASEs is a long established practice of course.
Making sure all novels are under 100,000 words and printed in a small font saves paper.
Corraling interns to read the incoming mail; always a plus.

My ISP bills have always been a problem though. Thank goodness Google is now offering FREE ISP service. The details are here.

28 comments:

Arjay said...

Looks like Google has re-invented the crapometer with a direct line to the municipal sewage plant. Hey, what about us poor soaks that have a septic?

The Anti-Wife said...

Poisson d'avril!

kitty said...

This reminds me of a joke ad I did five years ago, just for fun, for a local porta-potty business called Ed's Heads. I posted it on the bathroom door where I worked. Everyone who saw it loved it and thought I should send it to Ed's Heads. So I did. I even told them they were free to use it, but I never heard back from them. It probably didn't sit quite right with them.

Anonymous said...

Nice to know that even Google knows what date it is.

whitemouse said...

Happy April 1st to you too. :-)

Katmarine said...

The French have an expression for such forms of communication: "poisson d'avril" (excuse my French). I wouldn't advise keeping such fish in the cistern, they might get flushed down the great information superhighway.

Anonymous said...

Dare I say it? I am FLUSH with joy!

Christina said...

Thank you. You saved me from an April 1 without an April Fools post.

Geek In The Shadows said...

That is so sweet. Now I can email out my query letter and flush my dreams down the toilet at the same time. It's a time saver, really!

;-)

Dave said...

I'm not connected to a sewage system. I own my own. What a shitty development!

Miss Snark said...

Dave owns his own shit.
I swear, I learn the most amazing things on this blog!

Elektra said...

I admit it--I fell for the paper archive joke. Drat you, Google!

C M Chandler said...

Google is so very helpful. Once they get you settled in with tISP, Gmail can help with your networking through this.

Chumplet said...

I was afraid to click on that, but my husband made me do it. They put lots of thought into those diagrams!

M. G. Tarquini said...

I totally didn't get the paper archive thing, Elektra. So I'll join in the clueless bucket. I actually sat around trying to figure out why the hell Google would do something like that.

dan said...

That took me a few sentences too many to figure out.

Anonymous said...

Every April 1st, Google has something that's hilarious. I think I was laughing so hard that my neighbors could hear me through the closed windows and more than 60 ft. between houses buffeted by trees. I also got an email from Geeks.com that suckered me in. You can see the contents of the email here: http://www.geeks.com/asimo.html?cm_mmc=geekmail-_-daily_html-_-01APR07_ASIMOSignup-_-ASIMOSignupmain

I mean, who wouldn't want to sign up? Also, follow the links to Honda, Asimo is really impressive.

Christopher M. Park said...

Oh, that's great! But this isn't the first time Google has done an April Fool's joke press release. The first one I ever saw, and still my favorite, is Pigeon Rank. The little chart with the label "wing span vs. beak speed" just cracks me up every time.

Chris

Kate said...

I live in a dorm! I can't do this with the communal bathrooms! Agggghhhh!

I saw this first thing in the morning and had a good laugh at it.

Tammy said...

Funny!

I liked my prank though. I had hundreds of Karen Marie Moning fans momentarily convinced she was retiring after the finish of her Fever series. (I run her official FanSpace)

I was called evil and blamed for several near ER trips!

Evil eh? Maybe I'm hanging out at Miss Snark's blog too much. LOL

I'm still snickering over the messages I got. I'm thinking about saving them in a special folder, just to look back upon when I need a giggle.

Okay maybe that is a little evil.

Anonymous said...

Christopher M. Park said...
Oh, that's great! But this isn't the first time Google has done an April Fool's joke press release. The first one I ever saw, and still my favorite, is Pigeon Rank. The little chart with the label "wing span vs. beak speed" just cracks me up every time.


I think my favorite is the poop to pixel conversion.

McKoala said...

Miss Snark/Dave owning his own shit. ROTFLMAO!

Kim Stagliano said...

God bless Google. The whole Palm Sunday = April Fools day had me conflicted though. But did you check out the Gawker posts on the giant dark chocolate Jesus? Funniest comment trails EVER. "What would Jesus fondu" and "Will we celebrate a Pezurrection" had be blaspheming all over myself. Messy indeed. Happy Passover and early Easter Snarklings and Miss Snark.

Shannon said...

Everything flows easier if you have a big pipe.

elf said...

Hope this isn't way off topic but I'm new.
An agent from the agency I want to represent my work requested the first 100 pages. I sent them. She confirmed that she has received it & it uploaded just fine, & that she'll be back in touch with me in a month or so.
Am I a complete fool for not querying anybody else during this time? I don't want to take a chance on messing this up and I know for a fact that this agency has a relationship with the company I hope will publish my book. Thanks.

Dave said...

"What, volume two! Off with his head!"

Some crazy woman dressed up as the Queen of Hearts.

Computer Commuter said...

If I clog the toilet, will it slow down my connection?

wonderer said...

elf - Miss Snark has posted about this in the past. If you didn't promise what is known as an "exclusive" (and you shouldn't have, especially on a partial), then you are free to query other agents, and you should. Also, don't set your hopes on one "dream agent". You may know the agent's sales record, but you don't know whether her style of working meshes with yours.

That said, good luck!