How do you explain creativity? In this excerpt from his fantastic 1991 (we think) lecture, John Cleese offers a recipe for creativity, delivered with his signature blend of cultural insight and comedic genius. Specifically, Cleese outlines “the 5 factors that you can arrange to make your lives more creative”.
Roller Derby is coming for you, from every corner of this fine globe. Blood and Thunder —the world’s premier roller derby magazine— is bringing the first ever Roller Derby World Cup to Toronto this December.
December 2nd to 4th will see 12 teams rolling in to compete for world roller derby domination. England, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, Finland, Sweden, France, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, and Argentina and of course lucky number team 13— Canada, jamming, blocking and hitting their way to the title bout. Being on hand to see some of this country’s elite already, this promises to be one heck of a weekend.
The above, however, not so much. But it’s an interesting topic that’s been on the creative mind forever and back. Is inspiration explainable? I’m not so sure. Sometim es we find it in the palm of our hand, sometimes we pull it out of the ether, sometimes other people pull it out of the ether, sometimes it’s collective, sometimes it’s retrospective, sometimes it takes footsteps, sometimes it takes mistakes. Sometimes…well, this could go on forever, and it probably will.