From One Big Happy: Nick and Rose, Ruthie's grandparents, are sitting on the couch watching TV. Nick asks, "What channel is this?"
"A & E, Arts and Entertainment."
Nick adjusts his glasses as if he can't believe what he is seeing. "For the past hour we've been watching a deranged woman living in a cluttered, rat-infested house."
Then he turns to Rose and asks, "So, is this art or entertainment?"
Of course she has no answer.
This one from Zits was cute: Jeremy is at school and at 10a.m. he has a history test. "Easy," he thinks.
At 1p.m. he has a calculus quiz which he considers "No sweat."
His 2:45 English test is a "Piece of cake."
At 4p.m. he meets his girlfriend, Sara, who has a "How well do you know your girlfriend quiz" for him to take.
|Think he enjoyed the jokes?|
"With sixty staring me in the face, I have developed inflammation of the sentence structure and definite hardening of the paragraphs." James Thurber
"The difference between the right word and almost the right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug." Mark Twain
"To be able to write a play a man must be sensitive, imaginative, naive, gullible, passionate; he must be something of an imbecile, something of a poet, something of a liar, something of a damn fool." Robert E. Sherwood
"A writer is congenitally unable to tell the truth and that is why we call what he writes fiction." William Faulkner
"I write to escape ... to escape poverty." Edgar Rice Burroughs
"If you can't annoy somebody, there's little point in writing." Kingsley Amis
Did any of these quotes resonate with you? I did like the last one, although I don't like to annoy as much as I like to challenge.
|Maryann Miller is a novelist, editor and sometimes actress. Her latest release is Stalking Season, the second book in the Seasons Series. The first book, Open Season, is available as an e-book for all devices. To check out her editing rates visit her website. When not working, Maryann likes to take her dog for a walk and work outside on her little ranch in East Texas. Sometimes she plays on stage, but she does avoid computer games as much as possible.|