45 thoughts on “Today’s Context-Free Bellow of Mad Scientist-Like Laughter

  1. Oh man, *now* you tell us.

    Um, on a totally unrelated subject, I need to go dig up what’s buried under the front porch and can you sell uranium on craigslist?

  2. There is something seriously wrong with the readers of this website when a post that says “Neener, neener, I’m not telling you anything” can spawn over a dozen comments in less than an hour.

    I mean, I love you guys and all, but that’s just wierd.

  3. This is a Web site that spawns dozens of comments when I say one of my toes hurt, so this isn’t actually surprising.

    I’m guessing that hurting your toe is not what this is about, else your post would have said something along the lines of “BWA HA HA HA HAH HA HA HAH… OW!”

    I think you’ve been approached by Mini to write a series of ads. Or to be their spokesperson. Or to attend a car show and writhe seductively on the hood of Countryman clad in barely transparent swimwear.

    Man, I hope it’s the writing gig.

  4. Dave H:

    Interestingly, not to long ago I was approached by BMW to do an advertisement for them. I declined because I was not a user of their product (MINI is a subsidiary of BMW but this was for their main line) and didn’t think it would be ethical to endorse without prior personal knowledge.

  5. Interestingly, not to long ago I was approached by BMW to do an advertisement for them. I declined because I was not a user of their product (MINI is a subsidiary of BMW but this was for their main line) and didn’t think it would be ethical to endorse without prior personal knowledge.

    John, John, John….

    “I don’t think I could endorse a car I’ve not driven. I’d need at least a year’s experience in all 4 seasons to be able to honestly endorse a BMW. If that could be arranged, I’d be happy to talk…”

  6. The folks at Curiosity (Science channel) called and want you to do a cameo about being held prisoner by hormone-amped mustelids?

  7. I sense a disturbance in the Force.

    Late at night, in the darkened hallways of SFWA Headquarters, laughter echoed in the night. Oh, poor Reno. We hardly knew ye.

  8. John, have your furry little overloads taken over the blog? Or are you just channeling your inner cat?

  9. johnny had too much couch syrup? meandered into a tangential universe where laughter doubled as code hmm, b-new line w-whatever a-0 h-1 thus, 0101010101101010110 the end is near

  10. I’d love to crack a joke right now, but I’m skeered to!!! My friend and I were walking into work and saw a gal jay walk to our side of the street. So my friend and I were joking around with her about how we’d help her up if she had fallen. All ha ha very funny until I tripped and fell two minutes later.

    SO no jokes about the evil, I know somethin you don’t know laugh.. *SIGH!**headdesk*

  11. And in this corner John “The Tease” Scalzi.
    Wait is this a failure mode post? Wait did I say that out loud?
    Rats

  12. He’s finally ready to announce the next book being published. AND he’s been tapped to write a sequel to Fuzzy Nation. AND Fuzzy Nation has been optioned for a movie. AND I have no imagination.

  13. “Yeah, but I just bought a new car!”

    John, John, John… What about Athena??

    Oh and I know your secret. You and Mary Robinette Kowal have succeeded in your foul experiments with locking a Fuzzy in the trunk. The hardships of that confinement have forced it to intelligence and it’s headed for Renovation where it will usurp both of you and take over SFWA as President For Life.

    Of course, this frees you and Mary to spend more time in the bar, hobnobbing, hence the laugh.

  14. I think he’s just taken a cat photo that Chang can’t possibly object to.

    Nahh, that couldn’t be it.

  15. I think if I were the person/persons who sent you a hipster man bag, I’d be very nervous right now…

  16. You’ve drunk your weight in Coke Zeros, and you cannot stop laughing maniacally (nor can you sleep). You have already scripted half a season of an Invader Zim/ The Tick revival crossover.

  17. Dammit, I came to the comments section to make a witty (not really) comment about badgers, only to find that it has already been done! Anyway, my second guess is a new short story, with much hilarity.

  18. John at 17: “Interestingly, not to long ago I was approached by BMW to do an advertisement for them.”

    Wait, what? “Do an advertisement” in the sense of being in one? Or write it?

  19. I ye of short attention span theatre. Does no one else remember this post? http://whatever.scalzi.com/2011/08/03/one-of-you-just-had-to-do-it-didnt-you/

    I fear for the poor schmuck who sent The Great and Powerful Scalzi the Manbag. Hipster bastardy ensued, and Retribution was promised: “you will get yours. Love, me.” Run – manbag sender. Run while you can!!!

    Remember, revenge is a dish best served cold, & The Hipster Bastardy Incident *was* two weeks ago.

    Just sayin’.

  20. The last few years, I have noticed laughter spelled with an initial “B”. The first time I noticed this, I thought it was a typo. But now it is common. Do people actually laugh with a “B” sound? I don’t recall ever hearing that.

    I wonder what brought about this new spelling.

  21. If it’s about the new book, the title of which totally wasn’t announced at a reading at Worldcon, then yes, I know absolutely nothing about why he’d be laughing. (throws sekrit hand gesture….)

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