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The listed rules come from Jones autobiography, Chuck Amuck: The Life and Times of an Animated Cartoonist, which was published in 1999. The rules have circulated around in various tweets and articles.
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Every imaginary universe, be it sci-fi, fantasy or a novel, needs consistent rules that make sense in that context. Part of the charm of cartoons like Loonie Toons is the consistency of the worlds on top of which a healthy dose of unexpected twists and turns are sprikled. And that's how you get g...
Rule 7: All materials, tools, weapons or mechanical conveniences must be obtained from the ACME corporation.
Rule 8: Whenever possible, make gravity the coyote’s greatest enemy
Rule 9: The coyote is always more humiliated than harme...
Rule 4: No dialogue ever, except “Beep-Beep!”
Rule 5: The Road Runner must stay on the road – Otherwise, logically, he would not be called a road runner.
Rule 6: All action must be confined to the natural environment of the two char...
Rule 1: The Road Runner cannot harm the coyote except by going “Beep-Beep.”
Rule 2: No outside force can harm the coyote – only his own ineptitude or the failure of the ACME products.
Rule 3: The coyote could stop anytime – If he we...
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Back in 1919, an aspiring young cartoonist was fired from his job at a Kansas City newspaper. His editor told him he wasn’t creative enough and should look into work elsewhere. Had the cartoonist listened to his boss and given in to negative thinking, we wouldn’t have the work of Walt Disney.
Psychology Professor Jordan Peterson's self-help book 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos provides some out-of-the-box ways of living life, borrowing from the works of Nietzsche, Freud, Jung, and Dostoevsky, which are unconventional sources for this kind of work.
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