give yourself an accident

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Every creative effort could use an accident. 

ChainSaw_whiteCartoonist Gary Larson, of the Far Side, tells this story on himself: One day a newspaper in Dayton Ohio accidently swapped the captions of The Far Side and Dennis the Menace. The most embarrasing part, said Larson, was how much both cartoons were improved.

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If you’re feeling stuck, give yourself an accident. Go into the kitchen and pull two things out of your junk drawer. Maybe it’s a stapler and a rubber band. Put them into your next project. Or go to Wikipedia, close your eyes and point to a word. Use it in your next sentence.

Accidentally on purpose — at Tooth+Nail we help top media brands express their personality.

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One Response to “give yourself an accident”

  1. » EmoDist Exegesis (Year One) Emotional Distance Says:

    […] making Dennis the Menace’s mouth-full-of-food sentence to his co-sandwich-chomping-bro Joey, “Oh, brother! . . . Not hamsters again!” (I would read that kind of Dennis the Menace every […]

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