Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Post that Ties Squirrels into Publishing

Every Wednesday, YA Highway asks their readership a simple question to answer on your blog. Once you answer, you link your blog in the comments for other readers to hop on board. This is Road Trip Wednesday.

Today's question: Assuming we make it through the 2012 apocalypse, what do you imagine the publishing world will look like 100 years from now? 

Holy hand grenades! The Lurkdom grew overnight*. So hello to all who are new to The Lurkdom.

Today is all about the future and what I predict. Given that when I was 6, I envisioned that by the year 2025 we would be living it up like The Jetsons... yeah.

So 2111, by the miracle of science, I'll still be 29** and the world will be run under a dictatorship of squirrels. Because of their lack of reading skills***, the publishing world is in a state of chaos. The only good thing is that all reading material gets beamed directly to the brain.

Coincidentally out of this chaos, we will finally stage a coup against our squirrely overlords. Then Amazon and Apple will have an epic battle to the death. The victor will then rule us all.


And this is why I don't post pre-coffee.

Do you think Apple and Amazon will have a fight to the death in 2111?

* That means only 15 more people need to join before the Race to 150 closes. Tell your friends and if they say you referred them, you get an extra entry. 
** Which means  I'll still be lying about my age or I'll really be 29.
*** Though how they managed to become dictators without reading comprehension still baffles the world after 50 years. Clearly they must be the superior race if we haven't figured out a way to beat a bunch of illiterate rodents.
_________ hit of the day: Beezelboss by Tenacious D


  1. Awesome. Thanks for giving me a much needed laugh this morning! :)

  2. lol Hilarious. Dictatorial squirrels. That's just priceless.

  3. Oh, I totally thought (hoped?!) we'd be living like the Jetsons by now too. Thanks for the morning laugh, Alicia! :)

  4. I'm not sure about the squirrals and internet battles, but going beyond print and ereaders to beamed directly to the brain...hmm...nice thought!

  5. Not the squirrels! Ha ha. Too funny.

  6. Hehe. Love the squirrels. At least our overlords will be cute!

  7. Totally, you will definately still be 29 in 2111.

  8. Ha! Squirrels...people really underestimate them in this day and age, but if your predictions hold true, my skills as a squirrel assassin will come in handy. I'll be making barrels in nuts. As for the beaming, I like it. Save me a whole lot of strenuous eye movements. I can combine two of my favorite things: sleeping and reading. Perfection.

  9. *flails* Noooo squirrels! :(

    I think Apple is going to take over the world, too. Along with the letter "i" iphone, ipod, ipass, ipad, imovie, itunes, i i i i i i!!!!

    We will lose this battle.

    You know those music animals? icat? idog? ifish?

    NEXT WILL BE THE isquirrel.. it's coming soon.

  10. Haha! Loved this! Thanks for the much needed laugh. I will be forever 29 too! And I grew up thinking we'd be in a Jetson age by now. Too funny.

  11. Awesome! My money's Amazon. :)

  12. Funny stuff- squirrels would make some pretty lax rulers :P

  13. Finally, recognition of the evil planning squirrels are taking part in RIGHT NOW, as we type. The squirrel conspiracy has been kept quiet for TOO LONG!

  14. I thought the squirrels in St James' Park were plotting something last time I was in London. I swear... they're evil. And yet furry and cute and soft at the same time. XD I don't think I'd mind being ruled over by squirrels. I loved this post... and I can definitely see Amazon and Apple battling it to the death.

  15. There's a band I love called We Were Promised Jetpacks. I like to think their name reflects the disappointment of our generation. Where is our Jetsons lifestyle?

    Thanks for the laugh, needed it!


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