All writers are vain, selfish, and lazy, and at the very bottom of their motives...– George Orwell (via this great review of Orwell’s Why I Write)
Advice for creatives
Never let the raw materials be worth more than whatever you create with them.
Democracy: A form of government based on the theory that four people cannot possibly be right about something if they disagree with six others. (The Devil’s Dictionary)
LIST OF PARAPHILIAS -- Sexual deviances listed for...
Abasiophilia: love of (or sexual attraction to) people who use leg braces or other orthopaedic appliances Acousticophilia: sexual arousal from certain sounds Acrotomophilia: love of (or sexual attraction to) amputees Agalmatophilia: sexual attraction to statues or mannequins or immobility Algolagnia: sexual pleasure from pain Amaurophilia: sexual arousal by a partner whom one is unable to see due...
Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote Rules →
The Road Runner cannot harm the Coyote except by going “meep, meep.” No outside force can harm the Coyote — only his own ineptitude or the failure of Acme products. Trains and trucks were the exception from time to time. The Coyote could stop anytime — if he were not a fanatic. No dialogue ever, except “meep, meep” and yowling in pain. The Road Runner must stay on the road — for no other...