Friday, 1 January 2016

Dads Army - probably resonated because it combined the Sacred and the Profane - here's some more #ScriptChat



Dad's Army

Old people (sacred) as fighting soldiers (profane)

Meeting in a Church (sacred) to battle the Nazis (profane)

In a sleepy seaside town (sacred) during World War II (profane)


Following the theory that combining the Sacred with the Profane leads to ideas which are even more funny, powerful, compelling and impactful...

Every Friday through 2015, I tried coming up with 10 sacreds and profanes.

I've still got many many more profanities than things which are sacred.
Even though they fall into groups which are similar, so for example all things in nature are sacred.
All machines and forms of technology are profane.

And I'm starting to list out things from these big groups...

So this is probably my penultimate list of "sacreds" for combining with "profanes":



Baby food
Fabric
Fluffy
Caress
Pattern
Brother/Sister
Tradition
Pastel
Beauty
Geyser


Shootout
Nazi
Contraception
Matt
Supersize
Power station
Filth
Warrior
Consumer Goods
Disorder


The (nearly complete) big fat list of Sacred and Profanes is here

I'm REALLY running low on Sacreds... can you think of any?

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