Maybe sometimes you've asked yourself how really talented comedians get their ideas. Take Sacha Baron Cohen for instance. How could he have possibly come up with the crazy Kazakhstani character Borat? Sure it gave him a chance to social critic many of the prejudices many people still have, or only recently got rid of. Yet how could he have put that in such a colorful form? We may never really know, but possibly he laid eyes on soemthing like this, and perhaps while seriously stoned.
James Woods has said that he will probably never work in entertainment again. That's because he's been publicly critical of President Barack Obama. Now he wasn't really clear about whether the backlash would come from the President's Office, or from a liberal consensus among Obama supporters within the entertainment industry. What he is clear about is he feelings about the present administration - which he has reiterated in the following quote - courtesy of Independentnewsmedia.com
Children, if you dare to think Of the greatness, rareness, muchness Fewness of this precious only Endless world in which you say You live, you think of things like this: Blocks of slate enclosing dappled Red and green, enclosing tawny Yellow nets, enclosing white And black acres of dominoes, Where a neat brown paper parcel Tempts you to untie the string. In the parcel a small island, On the island a large tree, On the tree a husky fruit. Strip the husk and pare the rind off: In the kernel you will see Blocks of slate enclosed by dappled Red and green, enclosed by tawny Yellow nets, enclosed by white And black acres of dominoes, Where the same brown paper parcel - Children, leave the string alone! For who dares undo the parcel Finds himself at once inside it, On the island, in the fruit, Blocks of slate about his head, Finds himself enclosed by dappled Green and red, enclosed by yellow Tawny nets, enclosed by black And white acres of dominoes, With the same brown paper parcel Still untied upon his knee. And, if he then should dare to think Of the fewness, muchness, rareness, Greatness of this endless only Precious world in which he says he lives - he then unties the string.
George Orwell’s 6 Rules for Effective Writing
1. Never use a metaphor, simile, or other figure of speech which you are used to seeing in print.
2. Never use a long word where a short one will do.
3. If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out.
4. Never use the passive where you can use the active.
5. Never use a foreign phrase, a scientific word, or a jargon word if you can think of an everyday English equivalent.
6. Break any of these rules sooner than saying anything outright barbarous.