Demotivational Posters Round 46

 As always, please feel encouraged to leave comments, let me know you're there.


Demotivational Posters Round 44

     I'd like to take this opportunity to congratulate my friends Andrew and Laura, whose wedding in Chicago I was privileged to attend and who just had their second reception up in Canuckistan. Laura made me promise to give them a "shout-out" here, and so I dedicate this round of demotivators to the newlyweds. Huzzah!


I wrote this poem for my wife on the occasion of the death of her grandfather.


We are the sons victorious!
Though riven be once callow shields
that canopy stretched over us
against what barbs the Dragon fields
is proof, and rest and shade beside;
the wing of Him who stemm'd the tide!

We are the sons victorious!
Low-born, the King has fixed His crest
upon our brows, has branded us,
bequeathed our title, that confessed,
and for His sake, as He has willed
His quiver to be greatly filled!

We are the sons victorious
who gain the gates of fire unquenched
'neath crimson banner glorious,
with polished spikes of promise clenched
in nail-scarred hands, identified
as one with One who won and died!

We are the sons victorious!
On will depraved and thew debased
His hammer rings, uproarious,
and, tempered by that thund'ring grace,
nor silent ere the task complete,
are heirs from bastards made and meet!

We are the sons victorious!
Our hymn resplendent has been raised
wheree'er the call has taken us
to steal from stone-tongue chords of praise.
From peak to vale, to wood from sea,
we only tread from Thee to Thee!

We are the sons victorious,
an host of mouldy corpses, stark,
but one great Breath infuses us
to stir the clay and fan the spark
ere death in us drinks Death's own cup,
and Resurrection bears us up!

Christ is the King Victorious!
The Living God has purchased heirs
through shame and suff'ring dolorous;
Has wrought Him sons, that they might share,
and live, and wield, and taste, and see
His triumph, yea, His victory.


Demotivational Posters Round 43

I've gone the last couple of posts without saying anything. This is fine. I think it's okay to let my posters speak for themselves, in general. And, yet, I think sometimes it's good to hear a human voice behind the sterile cynicism of these demotivators, so I'm going to blather on here for a minute about inconsequential things.
First, be fairly warned: One or another post in this set will offend you or someone you know. As that was one of my stated purposes for the existence of this blog, I'm not apologizing for it. If anything, this means that I win! But you should be forewarned nonetheless. I hope it makes you think about what offends you and why. Few of these posters are as shallow as they first appear.
Secondly, I need to reiterate some points about the creation of these posters. Every one I post, unless specifically noted as a guest posting, is my own creative work. The artwork or photographs are not my work - I steal them wherever I can find them. The essence of what is said is rarely philosophically unique or novel. But these are my creations. The specific wording and pairing with an image is my handiwork alone. I do not aggregate posters that I find elsewhere on the internet, and if you see a poster from this blog elsewhere, then it is because it has been copied from here. That being said, if you want to steal posters from here and repost them, go ahead. If you want to print them out and hang them up, go ahead. If you want to have the print shop on the corner do up a full size job which you use to replace the boring, asinine motivational poster in your university's computer lab. . .well, you wouldn't be the first, but I still think it's a terrific idea. Just give me some credit if anyone asks.
Nextly, leave comments. They're fun to read, and they're always a big encouragement for me to keep doing these. Posts that get more comments from spam-bots than people are just depressing. I know it's more work than to 'like' something on facebook or re-tweet something, but that extra effort makes it so much more worthwhile, don't you think? Ah, who am I kidding? You haven't even read this far. . .
Otherly, congratulations to the Green Bay Packers, my team! That was a nail-biter game, but you pulled it out, and I'm so glad to be a fan of such a classy, hardworking team. Go, Pack, Go!
Tangentially, Google tells me that I have ten followers. I think that means I need two more for a complete set. /duck
Incidentally, including this set and counting all five "alcoholism" demotivators I did as separate posters, I've created nearly 200 original demotivational posters, and including guest posts I've published over 200. Maybe I'll do something special for #200 on my next post. Suggestions?
Lastly, I'm forgetting something. It's lurking around in the crevices of my skull, waiting for me to hit "post" before making itself plain to my memory. Oh well. I suppose I can always edit. Thanks for coming by, and I'll see you again soon.