One thing led to another…

SpecialSaturday #5

At dinner, I was telling my brother about this bit in a stand-up show by Brian Regan that is one of my favourites. It’s this bit about writers using the phrase ‘and one thing led to another’. Brian is saying how that phrase is just lazy writing. It is the writer’s job to tell the reader how this led to that.
He gives a genius example:
Adolf Hitler was rejected as a young man in his application to art school
one thing led to another…
and the United states dropped two atomic bombs on the sovereign nation of Japan.

You can see the clip here:

My brother being the genius that he is came up with his own example:
Harry woke up in the closet under the stairs
one thing led to another…
and Harry killed Voldemort.

So I decided to come up with some examples myself.

God created the heaven and the earth
one thing led to another…
and Jesus died.

Bill Clinton did have sexual relations with that woman
one thing led to another…
and Trump became president.

Bilbo went on an adventure
one thing led to another…
and Frodo destroyed the ring.

Once upon a time there was a princess
one thing led to another…
and they lived happily ever after.

Gutenberg discovered the printing press
one thing led to another…
and fifty shades of grey was published.

A monkey walked on two legs
one thing led to another…
and I am writing this post on my computer.

I hope you enjoyed this post. If you come up with some ‘one thing led to another’ examples write them in the comments.

Have a nice Saturday.

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Sweet Revenge

SpecialSaturday #4

1 Week of preparation, 800 post it notes, 4 hours of sleep and unwavering determination. This is all you need to pull an April Fool’s Day prank.

Target: my mom
Alarm: 3:00 AM
Goal: Sweet Revenge

After waking up at 3:00 AM and silently going downstairs in Ninja-mode it was time to get started. 4 Hours and 48 minutes later this was the result:

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You might be wondering why? Well, you can read all about it here:
Why I decided to prank my mom for April Fool’s Day

I planned out everything beforehand. I even created an Excel-sheet for the colour combinations.

 

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Let this be a warning! Do not mess with me. 😀

I hope you all have an amazing Saturday!

SpecialSaturday #3

A world beyond ignorance
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Ignorance: a lack of knowledge, understanding, or information about something

It somehow sounds like ignorance is a condition that we are unaware of. It’s accidental. Being ignorant is no one’s fault.

I say bullshit.

Ignorance isn’t bliss, it is dangerous. You see, ignorance isn’t passive, it isn’t something that just happens to you. Ignorance comes from the verb to ignore: to intentionally not listen or give attention.

Intentionally!

Ignorance is intentionally choosing not to want knowledge, understanding, or information about something. Ignorance is looking the other way because something doesn’t fit into your worldview. Ignorance is dangerous because it turns people into liars. Ignorance breeds people that believe in alternative facts. Ignorance makes it okay to build a wall to keep others out. Ignorance supports the Muslim ban.

I’m just so tired of people defending ignorance.

Ignorance should no longer be ignored.

SpecialSaturday #2

A Last Goodbye 
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Goodbye
We say the word without thinking
Without meaning
The word still lingers in the air
It still flutters for a listening ear
Without hope
It is stuck
If only I had stopped to listen
To fully experience the feeling
Of this fleeting word
Maybe then I would have known
This would be the last time
This word would never be spoken
Never more
We never expect goodbye to last forever
It somehow always finds its way home
But one day
When we least expect it
The word gets lost

Have a nice Saturday.

SpecialSaturday #1

Last New Year’s I wrote a little something especially for you.

Read more here: FictionFriday #18

I thought this year I would continue the tradition.

For You II

I hope it will be a year of unconditional kindness
I hope it will be a year of unwavering strength
I hope it will be a year of crazy adventure
Just so you can feel alive again

I hope it will be a year of unbreakable friendship
I hope it will be a year of continuous change
I hope it will be a year of extraordinary dreaming
Even when you are awake

But one hope is stronger than all the others
This hope is only for you!
I hope it will be your year
I hope that in the year 2017 all your wishes will come true
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I wish all of you a Happy New Year!
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(BTW, I recently joined Twitter.)