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Old 08-07-2019, 03:12 PM
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In the classic "Upsadaisium" story arc of Rocky and Bullwinkle, one of the villains is the tall and menacing Mr. Big, who is only shown by his looming shadow. Eventually, it's discovered that Mr. Big is shorter than Rocky, and uses a flashlight to create the shadow on the wall.
"If a person saying he was something was all there was to it, this country'd be full of rich men and good-looking women. Too bad it isn't that easy.... In short, when someone else says you're a writer, that's when you're a writer... not before."
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