Been watching some interviews and talks from John Cleese. Yes, he's right about humour, this 'political correctness' has gone too far. Soon, no one will be able to make a joke about anything. Humour is based on teasing. Humour is critical. Without a joke, you're living in '1984'. Other than this, Cleese seems to be living on quotes from experts and reminiscing about the past. Rather like Billy Connolly.
Nice video from Cleese about political correctness and humour...
And here's the Iron Writer Weekend Quickie 165
Here it is on the website...all of a sudden...lol...
And here is my take of this week's elements...
WQ165 - turmoil, implications, a tipping point
Baptism of Fire
"Alas, poor Yorick, I knew him...shit,
that's not him," said Francis, dropping the skull and searching the
exhumed remains for others.
"Francis, please, enough," said Richard, Francis' companion.
time is ripe at 14:43 on this Thursday afternoon while the sun moves
over the land and warms the yearning earth beneath our feet covered with
brown leather shoes and tartan patterned socks with yellow smiley
faces." He stopped in his tracks. "Ah-ha! I am at the tipping point of a
"Please keep it to yourself, Francis. Your
over-descriptive information dumps disguised as dialogue is bringing me
great confusion and turmoil within my already tortured soul," said his
"But can't you see the implications of all this,
Richard, my dear friend of 12 years, 4 months and 13 days who has a
gammy leg and a hankering for egg and bacon rolls served on a silver
platter with a cold beer in the morning while his slippers have been
warmed on the radiator for an hour before dawn and the radio set to play
Class FM's 3 hour rotating tape with Taylor Swift singing "Shake it
"I don't feel well, all of a sudden," moaned Richard.