Writing is easy!

Writing is easy! Just ask Ryan North. He should know. After all, he wrote To Be or Not To Be, a choose-your-own-path version of Hamlet. That had to be a breeze, right Ryan?

Update: We originally posted this on our food blog, From the Southern Table. It belongs here though, so we’re moving it. And speaking of moving, our brains are beginning to move once again. We plan to add content to both our blogs. We’re back, baby.

The Rorschach Technique

That’s the picture of the ham hock you showed me before. Hog jowls. Pork chops. Chitlins. ‘Possum shanks.

Jethro Bodine, The Beverly Hillbillies, Season 6, Episode 7, “The Army Game”

Heard a joke once. Man goes to doctor. Says he’s depressed. Says life seems harsh and cruel. Says he feels all alone in a threatening world where what lies ahead is vague and uncertain. Doctor says, ‘Treatment is simple. Great clown Pagliacci is in town tonight. Go and see him. That should pick you up.’ Man bursts into tears. Says ‘But Doctor… I am Pagliacci.’

Walter Kovacs/Rorschach, Watchmen, Alan Moore

Oo, oo, oo!

Arnold Horshack, Welcome Back, Kotter

First published in 1921, Hermann Rorschach’s Psychodiagnostik gave 10 famous inkblots to the world. Though what came to be called the Rorschach test did not immediately gain popularity, it was in vogue in psychiatric circles (and sit-coms) in the 1960s. It’s efficacy as a therapeutic tool has long been a matter of debate. There is no doubt that Rorschach’s inkblots have had a great impact on creativity.

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