All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy

by Jake Quinn

Head over to Absolute Genius to check out the Salient and Friends crew’s spoilt smacking referendum voting papers as there are a number of them on display. This one is my favorite and is by ‘Mikey the sub editor’, who clearly is motivated by The Shining.  Listening to a readers and writers talk on Radio NZ the other day I learned that Stanley Kubrick personally wrote out “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” many hundreds of times into Jack Torrance’s manuscript (rather than having somebody else copy it for him) as ‘a comment on writer’s block’, lol.  The things we learn on public radio.

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