Tag Archives: surprise

How to be Funny

How to Get a RISE Out of Your Audience In Four Key Elements of Humor, we learned that a funny story begins with a crisis. Now we’ll talk about how to build on that crisis so your story will RISE … Continue reading

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Unpredictable Moments

Is the universe laughing behind our backs, or does it simply have a different agenda? Sometimes life is beautiful, sometimes it’s weird, mostly it’s just unpredictable. Which is pretty cool. Most of the time. (Click on any image to enlarge … Continue reading

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Astonishing Sculptures

This collection of sculptures (I got carried away, I confess!) surprises us: with scale (immense, tiny), with unexpected locations, with uncanny realism, with skewed perceptions…or with sheer unclassifiability! (Click on any image to enlarge it, or to begin slideshow)

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Camouflage!

Many creatures possess a remarkable ability to blend in. Sometimes intentionally, sometimes not. (Click on any picture to enlarge it or to start slide show)

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A (Brief) Winter’s Tail

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
“My whiskers, what a catastrophe that nearly was!” After cleverly outwitting the dangerous intruder, Reggie McMouse returned to his favorite chair. He was particularly pleased with his plush new rug. ~The End~

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The Unseen

Marine biology isn’t exactly a magnet for government financing, especially from the military-industrial complex. But Harcrest’s signature CBE (crude-but-effective) presentation style had secured full funding for the Bio-Invisibility Project. “We’re not talking the usual cloaking device foreplay here,” Harcrest had … Continue reading

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Look Closer

Be kind to your washing machine. I had one of these when I was a kid. Ah, I remember when I first visited am going to visit here. The ravages of smoking. This couple is in their 20s. Who wouldn’t … Continue reading

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