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April 20, 2012

#1045: Constraints


[[A man sits at his computer desk, motioning toward the screen as a woman stands behind him.]]

Man: I don’t get why authors and comedians spend so much energy trying to be clever on Twitter. Couldn’t they put that creativity into more books and scripts? – Is there something they


about the 140-character format?

[[Same picture, only the man has his arm down.]]

Woman: Yeah. Writers working under tight restrictions produce novel material – like, for example, epigrams employing backward alphabetization.

[[The man remains at his computer desk. The woman is no longer in the frame.]]

Man: …whoa.