Fun Fridays – August 18, 2017

A hilarious confrontation between an Elephant and a Goose. (It gets rather creative at the 30 second mark.) There has to be a metaphor somewhere in this video. Which one to do think is most appropriate?

Publisher and Agent? (Which one is which?)

A writers conference meeting in the hallway between a writer and an editor?

Little Brother vs. Big Brother in Grandma’s backyard?

Come up with your own!

16 Responses to Fun Fridays – August 18, 2017

  1. John de Sousa August 18, 2017 at 4:08 am #

    THAT was classic! Great video. Sooo, I’m thinking maybe, Donald Trump and the media? (No offense intended toward either side.)

    • Catherine Follestad August 18, 2017 at 10:00 am #

      This is one determined goose! Shows courage and persistence for sure. The elephant was not having any of it and was being territorial. Get out of my yard, you don’t belong here! I think he is frustrated with this little thorn in the flesh!

  2. Susan Stitch August 18, 2017 at 5:25 am #

    A 10 year old girl who likes a 10 year old boy?
    A superstar and Paparazzi?

    So fun!

    • Damon J. Gray August 18, 2017 at 5:32 am #

      Oh, Susan!! That is exactly where my mind went (except not 10 years old – that’s SO much better!). It struck me as a persistent suitor who was being rather strenuously rejected by his “prey.”

  3. Rebekah Love Dorris August 18, 2017 at 5:43 am #


    Those are great! Also, a ref and a heckling fan. Or a benched pitcher and a loud-mouthed opposing fan.

  4. LK Simonds August 18, 2017 at 6:04 am #

    So fun! I look forward to what you’ll come up with each Friday. That goose is pretty persistent and definitely outgunned, so maybe it’s the writer? You probably feel like it’s the agent. And the publishers probably feel like it’s the editor. Guess everybody’s in the same boat.

  5. Bob Boeck August 18, 2017 at 6:18 am #

    It’s an agent throwing cold water on a manuscript idea from a wanna be writer.

    • Betty August 18, 2017 at 11:12 am #

      I like that . AND the writer must not give up, regardless of what happens. Keep trying new revisions, methods, etc. When finally you see no hope then do like the goose and go back and sit on the original rock. Square one. Betty

  6. Carol Ashby August 18, 2017 at 6:50 am #

    The goose is the writer who follows an agent into the restroom at a conference and offers the manuscript under the stall wall.

  7. Sheri Dean Parmelee August 18, 2017 at 10:43 am #

    The goose is definitely the writer……the elephant is the publisher who just wants him or her to go away and leave him or her in peace…….

  8. Karen Saari August 18, 2017 at 11:38 am #

    Carol Ashby, that’s funny – under the stall wall. Gosh, I wonder if that’s happened? Probably!

    I think the goose could be a writer, or an agent, or the editor – depends on who wants the attention. As for me – the writer – I probably would have given up after the first volley. (I’m not real aggressive.)

    Too funny!

  9. Chawna August 18, 2017 at 2:29 pm #

    How a writer (the elephant) should deal with self-doubt (goose).

  10. Melissa Henderson August 18, 2017 at 4:15 pm #

    I think the elephant is saying, “You are in my spot.”

  11. Carol August 18, 2017 at 8:11 pm #

    Delightful chuckle for the day. Thanks! Princess Diana and the paparazzi?

  12. Linda Riggs Mayfield August 20, 2017 at 7:44 pm #

    Siblings who share a room–or the back seat on a trip.
    “I don’t want you in here. If you ARE here, I’m going to pester you,” (Elephant).
    “Have at it. It’s my room, too.” (Goose)
    “I really mean it! Stay out of my space!” (Elephant, who finally turns his/her back.)
    “Nah-nah-nah-nah-NAH-nah. I’m gonna sit on you!” (Goose, who does.)
    “Get OUT of here!” (Elephant)
    Etc. etc., etc.
    Finally–“I’m going to sit here and watch every move you make, and if you cross this line, I’m going to bop you!” (Elephant)
    “Nah-nah-nah-nah-NAH-nah.”(Goose, who immediately crosses line.)
    “I mean it! Here I come!” (Elephant, who bops, as threatened.)
    This has no ending until a third party intervenes. I have four children and nine grandchildren and I know of what I speak. 😀

  13. Patricia Schmitt August 22, 2017 at 1:39 pm #

    I am the duck and Mr. Laube you are the elephant…
    I know you don’t care for email book submissions, but unfortunately I had to send you mine by email. Monday, August 21. Would you please read it, huh, huh, would you please? I promise not attack if you don’t though. ?

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