Saturday, 26 May 2012

Trumpet Sucking

Trumpet Sucking is the opposite of blowing one's own trumpet.

Not all writers are capable of Trumpet Sucking. Twonkies and Too Soon Gurus, among others, tend to insist that they have never written anything bad in their lives. This is flapdoodle. Only three writers in history have never written a dud and those three authors are: Homer, Wu Cheng'en and Glibtone Facetitious.

It takes far more guts to suck your own trumpet than to blow it. To blow your own trumpet just takes a certain aptitude in Tactical Twatism. But to suck your own trumpet takes nobility, strength of spirit and honour. To sacrifice your own ego on the altar of entertainment by disparaging your own work... Greater love hath no other author!