Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Look at this...

Ok, so you've heard of those motivational posters, right? They've got a little phrase and a picture that are supposed to be inspiring, and they show up all over corporate America. My work is not exempt. We've got more than a couple on our walls... Here's an example of one.


I can't really tell what it says there, but you get the idea... Nice little picture, inspirational quote. Not really that impressive, but covers the walls and makes management feel a little better. So there's another website that makes fun of these types of posters. They use the nice little picture, but the supposed "inspirational quote" is really kind of mocking at the original idea of what these sort of posters should do. Case in point:


Well, thanks to the interwebs, we get all sorts of these, not just the classy kind of mocking posters like the one above. Now people make them just to make fun of goofy pictures or just dumb people. Observe:


I'm getting to a point here...

So with these sort of images running all over the place, and because I work in corporate America, I get various email forwards with bunches of all types of these pictures. The only real constant is the black background/frame, then a word or words in a large font, followed by words in a smaller font. Some are funny, some are not.

Today I got a forward with one of these types of images... I'm not proud of it, but I couldn't stop laughing. It's not that it's dirty or anything, it just really may not be that funny to anyone else. But I seriously could NOT stop laughing. Every time I thought or said the words "look at it," I would lose control. I even started crying, I was laughing so hard. Other people were laughing at it with me, but mostly, I think they were laughing at me and how crazy I was to think it so funny! Even after work when I was telling Hayley about the image, I started laughing uncontrollably. She also laughed; again, I think because I'm a dork more than because she thinks it's funny...

With my pride on the line, and the knowledge that you'll all think I'm a big, giant dork, here is the image that I think is so dang funny.


Isn't that hysterical?!!! Even when I went to upload the image just now, reviewing it made me laugh. I mean, it's a giraffe, right? It looks like he's pointing at that duck. Look at it. hahahaha!! LOOK AT IT!!

Ok, let the name calling begin.

12 comments:

Hayley said...

i can't even begin to explain to people how hard you've laughed at this tonight. all night. wow. you're getting away with it because it is almost your birthday. and i love you. look at it.

garrett said...

You said "look at it" in your comment!! hahahahahahah!!!!!

Haley said...

And now I'm sitting on my bed in my jammies with my laptop, giggling to the point of tears. Love it. Now I can't wait to get to work to show my coworkers...

TheFirstWard said...

I looked at it . . . and thought it was funny too!

P.S. Have a happy Birthday!

Beth said...

Classicaly "Garrett" funny! Made me laugh...thanks for making Wed morning just that much better! Happy B-day!

em said...

I was laughing before I read the poster just thinking of you, and then when I read the words I totally lost it, even still I'm having a hard time typing because I keep laughing, so if this doesn't make sense I'm sorry.

Happy Birthday!

Bonny said...

yes! funny!

Heather said...

HA HA, I must admit that it's pretty funny!!!

TheFirstWard said...

I's latter in the day and I have to say, any time I have thought about your post today, it brings a smile to my lips and a chuckle to my sole.

P.S.
We have never thought of you as "dork", rather as one of the happiest, joyful people we have ever known!

Don't ever stop being you.

Tiffanie said...

It must be some odd "Ward family" sense of humor. I LOVE it!! It is now my desktop wallpaper at work.
Thanks for sharing.

Kristen said...

Made me laugh! (But apparently not as much as you!)

musicgirljen said...

I looked at it - and giggled - and looked at it - and giggled some more.