Insanity Definition Debunked!

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Montreal, QC – Incredible as it may seem, a Montreal woman has disproved Einstein’s Definition of Insanity. The premise is that insanity is defined by repeating actions over and over again and expecting different results.

The woman, known only as Nicky Eff, was able to demonstrate undeniably that doing something over and over again while knowing full-well what the outcome would be is just as crazy as expecting different results.

Eff, a long-time blogger and writing challenge co-host, was quoted as saying, “Every time we host one of these monstrosities, I know without a doubt that I won’t prepare in advance, I will experience a creative coma, I’ll be stressed out and I will get drunk approximately 30 minutes before my first post is scheduled to publish.”

This reporter can attest to the strong stench of alcohol emanating from Eff during the interview. Her left eye twitches uncontrollably and hysterical bursts of laughter escape from her at random moments.

“I always say I won’t do it again and then I do and I know exactly how it will be and I still do it and I just can’t seem to stop even though I know it will be Hell and why can’t I just say no, I’m not doing it this time? What’s wrong with me?” She continues in this same vein for several minutes while rocking back and forth.

It should be noted that, while this is the third writing challenge Eff has co-hosted, she has also participated in a couple of photo challenges as well. All attempts to contact other challenge participants for comments went unanswered, with the exception of ‘Cheesy’ Mike Kay, Eff’s co-blogger and co-host. He could be heard openly sobbing into the phone.


Welcome to Day 3 of the Second Third Annual 30 Minus 2 Days of Writing. Today’s prompt was Temporary Insanity and it was brought to you by the wonderfully talented Lauren, who is obviously a veteran of this challenge not to mention kindred soul. Please click on the links below to visit the other extremely crazy people participating in this challenge. Just walk and talk softly. They may not have taken their meds yet.

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  • Oh, Nicky, you’re one sick puppy. And you’ve dragged the rest of us along on this insane ride. *His left eye twitches uncontrollably and hysterical bursts of laughter escape from him at random moments.*

  • I wasn’t just sobbing into the phone. I’ve also been spotted sobbing at work, on the subway, while having breakfast, and also while shaving.

  • It’s not so bad…really it’s not. [twitch]

  • I’m afraid that I fail to see the problem

  • Rob Bear

    I always understood that insanity is hereditary — that one gets it from one’s children. But I could be wrong about that.

    If you wonder how I got here, I clicked on something at the Reforming Geek’s place. I think it was a trap set up by Evil Twin.

    I love the picture of yourself that you’ve posted near the top of the side bar. Very fetching.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

  • frankleemeidere

    I like that newspaper. You can use it to swat at those pink elephants you might see as the month goes by and the vodka case gets emptier.

    My problem with Einstein’s definition of insanity, however, is that in my experience, when you do the same thing over and over again you ALWAYS get different results. You boil an egg for three minutes and sometimes it turns out to be soft-boiled, sometimes it turns out to be hard-boiled and sometimes it turns out to be marble (although that time, I admit, I may have accidentally thrown in one of those decorative eggs).

  • MalisaHargrove

    Oh, shit and shinola, you made me laugh! The newspaper was creative genius! And you didn’t even have to think up fictional words. It was all true! What a woman. I truly enjoyed.

  • “He could be heard openly sobbing into the phone” – BAHAHAHA!!!!! Today’s theme was clearly necessary. I was also going to point out that Day #5’s (The Empty Bottle) theme is also quite necessary.

  • That photo is so cool. Clearly, you’re an “effing” genius!

  • HOW DID YOU DO THAT! That is SO FREAKING COOL and the best idea EVER! How in the world did you come up with that genius! I guess cause you are a genius!!!

  • Cadeaux

    I would have answered the phone. I love talking. 🙂

  • I don’t know what you’re talking about, mon ami.
    *giggle… giggle… cackle… cackle*

  • Really? I’d hate to see what would happen if you wrote MORE THAN ONE POST!!!!!

  • Of course not, we just like to exaggerate.

  • Me neither. But that could be because I’m drunk.

  • Welcome RB! Any friend of Reffie’s is a friend of Reffie’s!
    Yes, that is definitely where I got my insanity from – my children. I swear, I was quite sane before they came along.
    Oh, and that’s not a picture of me. It’s my co-blogger Mike. It’s an older photo of him, mind. He doesn’t wear that Sailor Moon outfit anymore, thank goodness.

  • So what I’ve taken away from your comment, Frank, is that I’m hungry and could go for some scrambled eggs.

  • Nope, didn’t have to make anything up for this one. Glad you liked it, Malisa!

  • While it sounds really funny, Margaret, in reality, it’s actually pretty freakin’ hysterical to hear Mike cry like that. And I’ve been working on Day 5’s theme since Day 1. Okay, since before Day 1. Whatever.

  • Wish I could take the credit, but it wasn’t my handiwork. We can still call me a genius, though. 🙂

  • Just Google ‘newspaper generator’ Katherine. And then have fun! 🙂

  • Reporters! They rarely seem to take the time to investigate properly any more. 😉

  • Rob Bear

    I’m really confused by this response. Maybe Reffie can interpret it for me.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

  • Sorry, I was just being silly. I should know better than to try to respond to comments first thing in the morning! 🙂

    Let me try again:

    Welcome Rob, it’s a pleasure to meet you! My kids have indeed made me crazy and thank you for the compliment but I believe the picture you are referring to is an advertisement. I wish I looked that good! Do you have a blog? I would love to return the visit if you do.

  • Rob Bear

    I know you were being silly. I was being silly too!

    Bear can be found in a number of blog places, most likely at http://bears-noting. Once you find that, you’ll have a link to my under-used poetry blog.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

  • I love how you did the newspaper article. Seriously cool! AND funny…


    I am flipping out over the news article! You are so freaking creative!

    Also – this line made me howl with laughter:

    “The woman, known only as Nicky Eff, was able to demonstrate undeniably
    that doing something over and over again while knowing full-well what
    the outcome would be is just as crazy as expecting different results.”

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  • KZ

    “Creative coma” is an apt description for what happens to you when you participate in this kind of challenge for too long. You’re positively certifiable, Nicky. 🙂

  • I love this! I’ve been in a creative coma. I’m running two days late. Thank you for the mention. I just got fed up with the Internet after my blog webmail got hacked. BlueHost shut down my comment reply and didn’t tell me. My IT guy figured it out. I needed a break from the Internet.

  • I have to say, this reporter seems very judgemental. Also, they seem to be lying through their teeth, because no one tried to contact me. I’m almost certain of it. I would go check, but I destroyed my phone, laptop, and tablet so no one could pester me about participating in the challenge.

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  • Pffft. Insanity will never be debunked. EVER. Deal with it. 🙂


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