Category Archives: Just for Fun

World’s Largest Jigsaw Puzzle Breaks – Bad Luck + Bad Nursery Rhyme References

It’s not everyday I hear a story that inspires an extended nursery rhyme reference. Or one that makes the morning commute on the 405N seem a little more bearable. But miraculously enough, this story I heard on NPR one morning … Continue reading

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Cards Against Humanity – A Party Game for Horrible People

Cards Against Humanity is a card game. As its website explains, “Unlike most of the party games you’ve played before, Cards Against Humanity is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends.” The game is actually quite simple. There … Continue reading

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The Whole 9 Yards – Etymology of English Idioms + Puns

When word sleuths go digging for the origin of our favorite puns, idioms and catchphrases, literature is usually a good starting point. (Joseph Heller coined Catch-22 in a novel of the same name; “absence makes the heart grow fonder” was … Continue reading

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What We’re Thankful For – Marc Johns, Rainbows, Typography and More

This Thanksgiving, Write In Color is thankful for: rainbows, words of wisdom, National Public Radio, typography, colored sharpies, vintage everything, Justin Timberlake (the musician), Marc Johns, creative streaks, curing writer’s block, ampersands, Whole Foods corn bread, magenta, bibliophiles, vanilla bean … Continue reading

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15 Minutes of Fun To Spark Your Creative Brain

I’m not sure why or how it happened, but somewhere along the way, fun shifted from being a spontaneous, daily, experience to one relegated to Thursday nights and weekends. Unfortunately, with fun designated to an ambiguous point in the future, … Continue reading

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How to Start a Twitter Trend #BrandedInUtero

Every creative person I know is starting to wonder, “What’s the deal with twitter?” Of course, many early adopters have known the answer for a long time: twitter = access. Seeing how Charlie Sheen managed to rant and rave his … Continue reading

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Why You Should Date A Girl Who Reads

“Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes. She has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants … Continue reading

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Moving In? How to Marry Your Book Collections

The time comes in every relationship to take a leap of faith and bind yourselves together in a way that cannot be undone without tremendous difficulty. No, I’m not talking about marriage and divorce. I’m talking about combining your book … Continue reading

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Urban Dictionary

Tired of the regular words and definitions you can find in a standard dictionary?  Browse urban dictionary and add some comic relief to your word hunt.* My favorite definition from Urban Dictionary: Write: (Verb) The art of manipulating ink to … Continue reading

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