Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Forget The Spit And Xerox It!

Now we are on to a big one, that seems to hit many under the sun. The copy cat. They want to xerox that. Yep, xerox is the word of the day as X in the a to z comes to play.

That looks great.
Gets no hate.
I want it too.
It's mine, it's true.

Never xeroxed it.
It is my hit.
I never copied at all.
Plagiarism is so last fall.

Artistic license is what it is.
Hey, we are all in the same biz.
I changed the names around.
A few new words are found.

That makes it mine.
Just give the peace sign.
Peace and love my friends.
Trust the hippie dippie life trends.

I reposted a post.
Fine by this host.
I borrowed it from another.
You going to cry to your mother?

Wait! I mean it was mine.
They stole it down the line.
I just back dated it.
See, was my first hit.

Everything is the same.
Forget the xerox claim.
That is my original work.
Hmmm a conundrum seems to lurk?

Original yet the same?
That is my claim.
It is original to each name.
Other than that it is the same.

Pfft I'm not digging a hole.
Come and pay the toll.
Read, play, watch my work.
Xeroxing is such a perk.

It didn't take much time.
Forget that it's a crime.
It is original with my name anyway.
Come and give me your pay.

Ever been xeroxed at your sea? My stuff is rather crazy, so I doubt it here. But other spots maybe from my little rhyming rear. If it is online they will trespass and could easily make me a xeroxed little rhyming ass.

Experience spring, have a fling.

117 comments:

  1. HELLO CAT!
    Who is number one on your mat?
    Hank the Tank
    Or Blue the Grumpy Goo?
    Who is quick as a flash
    And still no cash?
    Well, I'm keeping this one short
    Ready to abort

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    1. Congrats Blue
      Over to you!

      Hank

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    2. Except on Fridays when I'm on the road
      Getting stuck in traffic like a blue toad
      Heck, you may be quicker tomorrow and Thursday too
      As I tend to snore a bit more dreaming of a blue suede shoe

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    3. That copy and paste
      Didn't go to waste
      On in from snore land
      With #1 in hand

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    4. From coast to coast!
      How about a wiener roast?

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    5. Yippeee
      For me

      No thanks
      Rather rob banks

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  2. My students think they're so smart
    Think I'm just an old fart
    And I wouldn't notice their copy and paste
    Unaware they're dealing with the master of haste
    They always get caught at my bay
    Meaning no straight A

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    1. Think they'd get more tricky
      After they find you so picky lol

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    2. That's what you'd think
      As their minds shrink

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    3. Brains are out the door
      As they kills cells more and more

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  3. It doesn't pay to copy and paste someone else's work. Not funny to copy.
    Unless you're a Minion on the Xerox, copying your butt...

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    1. Nope, not at all
      Of course the minion one is fine at any hall

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  4. What about plagiarism is the highest form of flattery? Does anyone really believe that?

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    1. The people who plagiarize at least pretend to
      Flush them all down the loo

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  5. "a big one, that seems to hit many under the sun"
    Xeroxing it, fast episode and they do it on the run
    Was done mainly on the sly
    Gleefully laughing on every try
    None to it they thought plagiarism is one such fun

    Hank

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    1. One the fly and think they'll win
      But it usually does them in

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  6. I have a picture of my daughter holding her brother up to xerox his face. They were making holiday cards, lolol

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    1. lmao a xeroxed face
      Is a fun holiday embrace

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    2. they're goofy kids. they get that from their dad. hehehe

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    3. lol should I nod and agree
      And pretend along with thee

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  7. I remember hating copy cats as a kid!

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    1. Now it is fun to do
      To kids for me at my zoo

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  8. 'Copying is just flattery' -
    That might end up with battery.
    If I wanted to 'copy' so I'd say-
    But copy I won't, at your bay!

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    1. A copy and a whack
      Could give one a heart attack

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  9. What the heck is going on
    Copy, copy, with a frown
    Who has ideas so new and bright
    Will lightning strike my flying kite
    Plagiarism may be so out of style
    Like the huge perch swimming down the River Nile

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    1. If they don't copy down the nile
      The remake goes the extra mile
      Is copying one's self worse?
      Enough to make one curse

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  10. Not been Xeroxed here
    in any form
    I think if it had happened
    I would cause a storm

    betty

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    1. The cat would get them too
      Here at his zoo

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  11. Very cleverly written Pat.
    Yvonne.

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  12. YOU are an original and I'm glad to know you. AND "Plagiarism is so last fall".

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    1. Original as can be
      And a touch crazy

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  13. I have never been xeroxed. The only xeroxing I've done is at the library with recipes, art crafts, or research I don't want to kill my hand by writing it all down.

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    1. Yeah, my hand would not like that
      Thankfully computers were invented by for the cat

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  14. Wellllllllllllllll....I have copied my hand way back when. My sis thought it would be fun to do her feet and compare them to her birth certificate, lol. Then we had the brilliant idea of creating Xerox art. Putting things together and creating a picture in black and white. Actually, that was fun.

    Sia McKye Over Coffee

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    1. lol I've done my face a time or two
      Xerox art though is a first for my zoo

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  15. I have never been Xeroxed either, but I do copy and paste every once in a while!

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    1. A copy and paste works when need be
      Explaining things to thee

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  16. ugh - it sucks if people copy things...

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  17. Nor been done to me
    over at my sea
    would see red and
    whack them in the head.

    One of my fellow painters had a pic of one of his mini's copied. Now the truly shitty thing about it was that it was a major miniature manufacturer that did it. They used it on their online store without crediting or paying him.

    I will paint for manufacturers but I get free mini's as payment. None have ever been stolen to my knowledge as I regularly google my images.

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    1. Damn, that sucks a ton
      He should go on a suing run
      Hmmm you'd have to post too
      For anyone to steal anything new lol

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    2. I won't be posting regularly until July I think. I'm doing my best to stop in, read people and comment.

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    3. 6 month break at your sea
      As you paint and renovate with glee

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  18. Now you can Fax and email by Xerox machine
    It's kinda weird and kinda keen
    Next thing you know it'll serve
    Coffee with whipped cream
    And do other stuff
    That's rather obscene.

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    1. A combo like nothing else out there
      Martha would like it at her lair

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  19. A Xerox is not a bad thing
    it can make a person's heart sing
    if they find an exciting thing
    to help them have a fling
    and make the wedding bells ring!

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    1. lol well a fling isn't bad
      Wedding bells can cost more than a tad

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  20. Great minds think alike? And weak minds just rip something off?

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    1. That is about it
      Great minds can relate a bit

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  21. I've done Xerox in past times at school
    it can be colorful too
    many art/crafts though
    based on the copy principle...

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  22. Great word for the letter X! You are in the A-Z home stretch, go Pat go!! ♥

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  23. Great word for the letter X! You are in the A-Z home stretch, go Pat go!! ♥

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  24. Spill on your job app?
    Why, that looks sloppy.
    Remedy's a snap!
    Just make a copy.

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    1. One without a spill
      As a copied spill may not fit the bill

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  25. ha, copy cats are the worst kind of cats~

    I found my pictures on two sites before, that's really all that's happened to me online. But it was annoying. :)

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    1. Annoying I bet it can be
      I try to only "borrow" from wikicommons at my sea lol

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  26. I had someone copy one of my recipes onto their blog once.
    No changes to it that I could see.
    Oh well.

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    1. Spread the recipe around I suppose
      As long as it causes no woes

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  27. It has been eons (technologically) since last I used a photo copier. I don't think I've ever used the term 'Xerox' as a verb to connote photo-copying. It's nice that your posts rhyme, but I have no intention of having a Spring Fling being a mostly happily married man.

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    1. The cat can twist any word at his sea
      I copied the other day at work and killed a tree
      But you can still have a fling
      Just with your wife at your wing

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  28. If anyone tried Xeroxing cat's stuff, it would be easily recognizable!

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    1. Yeah, they'd get caught
      With their copy plot

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  29. It's tough enough to make a living as a writer without people stealing your stuff. And copy machines are getting so good that soon they'll figure out how to make phony money look perfect.

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    1. Phony money they can do pretty good now
      Sure they'll stop it though some how

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  30. Xerox is a copier international
    It is well - known, and not irrational.
    Our Chief Executive one day
    Put a notice on it to, make it pay
    Saying we on paper should economise
    If we turn it over and use both sides
    This gave me a great idea
    So I copied notice and without fear
    Attached the notice to the ladies' loo door
    And watched as they read it as each one saw
    They were all in absolute hysterics
    And they knew it was me and none of the clerics.
    The Chief Executive laughed so darned hard
    He asked me to write him a funny birthday card . . . lol

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    1. Meant to say but somehow omitted
      To say copying is a crime committed
      It is not right to pinch one's stuff
      And cause us to huff and puff
      It is so hard even with copyright
      To sue a thief without a legal fight . . .

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    2. lol can see why that went over well
      As you raised a little hell
      All to save a tree
      On an economizing spree
      Even serving the loo
      All thanks to you haha

      Yeah, hard indeed to sure a thief
      They just cause grief
      Especially if 2 continents away
      Then it's just "have a nice day"

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  31. I've had a couple of my articles copied and posted on other sites. I sent them a take down request and for the most part most everyone will. There was this one guy who posted one of my rat care articles on his pest control company website * O.o I know right?* and I had a hard time getting him to take it down, but after two months he finally did.

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    1. Pest control from the rat article you say?
      Hmm he took that a whole other way
      2 months is a long arse time
      Using your stuff to try and make a dime

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  32. I copy things like recipes and such
    Nothing bad in that in as much
    I am not taking away from someone
    but paying homage to a job well done.
    Now taking someone else's work
    and calling it your it your own deserves a smack!

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    1. recipes you need to copy to do
      Or else kind of screwed at ones zoo
      A smack upside the head
      They deserve for causing copy cat dread

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  33. I recently came across a pretty large website that stole one of my recipes and damn near copied the photo that I took. Their post went up a week after mine, so I'm pretty sure it wasn't a coincidence. I've found some bloggers that have copied some of my crafts, and a few are decent enough to link back to my site as the original inspiration, but not all. Pretty sad when people can't come up with their own content!

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    1. Yeah, very sad indeed
      As they copy away at their feed
      At least a link back is good
      But still sad at their hood

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  34. I've often heard it said
    Copying is flattery fed
    If that was really true
    Why would the scraper crew
    Author credit intentionally skew
    Just for clicks at their queue
    I don't believe it for a minute
    Thieves are thieves, and that's it

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    1. Yep a thief is a thief
      Out o cause everyone grief

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  35. Download it to my printer.
    Make copies like s printer
    Some for spring,
    But most for Winter!

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  36. I had a blogger steal one of my photographs and use it on her own. I said something to her but she didn't reply. Not in our circles, though.

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    1. Trying to ignore
      Bet she stole from every shore

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  37. orlin N cassie

    we think it wood be kinda fun ta sit on a copee masheen N copee R azz ez bout 500 times....

    course we wood knead shadez coz oh de lite ...

    then again it wood make a nice snoozin place, coz oh de heet....

    then again...again... if we could stand de brite ness oh de lite...it wood be fun ta copee R selves groomin R azz ez ♥♥♥

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    1. lol copying an azz one by one
      Does sound like some fun

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  38. it's the most sincere form of flattery

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  39. Flat out word for word shows how little of a mind they have

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    1. That it will
      Took their stupid pill

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  40. Most young ones where I worked
    Had no idea what "Xerox" meant
    Then finally they'd clue in to "photocopy"
    I felt like I was old and bent

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    1. lol thankfully I know
      Or X may have been my foe

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  41. Another good one. Love your new headers.

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    1. Glad it was fun
      And headers came out well done

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  42. Xerox is old school but you are a rhymin' fool. I haven't had my work stolen as far as I know. That really would be a total shit show. I've heard it happens on Constant Content a lot. Those plagiarists can go rot!

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    1. Rot they should
      And be hit by a big piece of wood

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  43. I haven't got xeroxed yet that I'm aware of

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  44. I prefer the old ditto sheets. We'd sniff them after getting them from our teacher.

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    1. A sniff you say
      Was it a good whiff at your bay

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  45. I don't know if anyone's ever copied me but I doubt it. It does happen though.

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  46. Hola Pat, no one can plagiarize the fun that is here -

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  47. So I guess this means next year I can't use your A to Z posts from this year. But I worked so hard copying and pasting. Dang.

    I like your new pictures. I haven't tried to copy them yet. I'll get back to you about that.

    Ha Ha

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    1. lol wasted all that time copying away
      And now can't use them at your bay

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  48. Do you remember that woman that sat on the xerox machine and got caught in the office building many years ago. Now that was funny.

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    1. Don't think I saw that one
      Bu bet it was fun

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