LOL and create something

What do John the Baptist and Winnie the Pooh have in common?

They both have the same middle name.

What do you get when you combine the Godfather with a lawyer?

An offer you can’t understand.

Ok – while these may not be LOL material, it does show that you can connect things that are really dissimilar if you try. And, if you can manage to find something that makes you smile, or even laugh, it’s a great way to stimulate creativity. In his book A Whack on the Side of the Head, Roger von Oech asks “Do you feel more comfortable talking with someone who has just told you a joke, or someone who is deadly serious? Would you rather listen to a speaker who approaches his subject in a plodding straightforward manner or one who has just given you a humorous aside on the state of your business? Getting into a humorous frame of mind not only loosens you up, it enhances your creativity.”

 

PIC-OF-THE-WEEK

 Another one of those "I wish I was there" photos. I just can't remember where I took it. All I know is that it was a drive-by.