Mutt and Jeff: the big guy and the little one. Anachronisms: Merlin uses 20th Century geek slang and the Arthurian Knight speaks in rap. Your date searches her purse, pulling out a hairbrush, a battery cable, two geese and a quart of kosher pickles. The famous chef has a secret weakness for Cheez-Wiz.
I'm using this as a rather broad category for all the odd combinations that raise a chuckle.
One characteristic of creativity is to make connections between things that are not normally connected. One of the elements of comic genius is to create original mis-matchings
Try It OutYour mission, should you choose to accept it:
- Write a short anecdote with one to three unusual combinations of people or objects.
Guidelines for Critique:
- Was this funny, or strained?
Anitra L. Freeman
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StreetWrites Workshop Exercises