February Challenge -27: Story Spinner

By Rowland Jones

Jones spends his time writing & performing his songs, writing to the papers, doing illustrations for Zuiderlucht and browsing idly around the net for considerably longer than any adult should . . .

6 replies on “February Challenge -27: Story Spinner”

Thanks. To be shared definitely . . . there’s fine line between one-upping and being competitive- it’s like playing in a jam session -with some people it’s fun – everybody playing off each other- and everybody wins…. in other situations people just want to try and be the ‘best’ OR ‘the most imprressive’ . . . there’s no such thing really . . and there’s certainly no fun to be had like that. .

Point captured neatly by Gary Larson in one of his ‘Far Side’ cartoons. Two pirates sitting in a bar. One has a peg leg, the other has peg head. Peg Leg is saying “Well, that’s a pretty good story, but let me tell you about this . . .”

I’m a great fan of Larson. Particluar favourites? ‘Bummer of a birthmark, Hal!’ – ‘The real reason the dinosaurs died out.’ – and the standing cows shouting ‘Car coming!’

Thanks. Several people have commented on it . . . you’re absolutely right about Dr. Seuss . . . I though it had a sort of familiar look but I couldn’t put my paw on it . . .

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