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Pleasure Profile

"Thought is the labor of the intellect, reverie is its pleasure.” - Victor Hugo

X is work. Y is play. Z is keep your mouth shut.” - Albert Einstein

I heard someone tried the monkeys-on-typewriters bit trying for the plays of W. Shakespeare, but all they got was the collected works of Francis Bacon.” - Bill Hirst

Q: What's the difference between work and play?

A: Well, work is difficult and physically demanding.

Q: Just like mountain-climbing?

A: Well, that's not work, that's play.

Q: Again, what's the difference between work and play?

A: Work is something that you have to do.

Q: Like sleeping and eating?

A: No, but work has elements of labour, and a schedule.

Q: How about research, or programs, no heavy labour there?

A: You're right.

Q: What's the difference between work and play?

A: Work is boring.

Q: Who makes it boring?

A: It doesn't matter. It just is.

Q: Like camping out for a week?

A: No, dummy. Like stacking paper clips.

Q: What's the difference between work and play?

A: Work is a drag, they make you wear a coat and tie, get there on time.

Q: Like a dance or a wedding.

A: This is getting nowhere.

Q: You're right. Say, what is the difference between work and play?

A: I don't know, I've been trying to find out. I don't think there is any.

(from a pamphlet called "Positive Works, published by the Gov't of Alberta)


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