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1. A man walks into a bar and asks for a drink of water. The bartender gives the man a drink of water, but the man says the water is no good.
A paraprosdokian is a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the reader or listener to re-frame or re-interpret the first part. It is frequently used for humorous or dramatic effect. For this reason, it is extremely popular among comedians and satirists. I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn't work that way.
UPDATED: 00:07 GMT, 10 January 2012 It seems as though Hollywood really is running out of ideas, as another remake of a classic movie is 'moving along' according to reports. Stephen King's classic novel Carrie was originally adapted for the big screen in 1976 by Brian De Palma and last year it was announced that a remake was on the cards. Now Deadline.com is reporting that the project is going ahead and Kimberly Peirce, acclaimed for her 1999 direction of Boys Don't Cry, may direct the new version. Horror remake: A new version of 1976 classic Carrie is in the pipeline The U.S. site also notes that the new script, written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, is said to be more faithful to King's novel.
A new featurette has been released for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. The latest video contains some scenes from the film we haven’t seen yet, which continue to amaze, but more interestingly, we get some bits of interview with the film’s creators, including writer Seth Grahme-Smith and Tim Burton, in which they discuss how they see the film, and what they get out of the story. I particularly like the comparison to Batman, it allows the whole thing to make more sense in my head. Before I was just taking it at face-value, and thinking that it was kind of a silly concept which was simply being given very nice special effects, but perhaps there is not so little cultural precedent for this kind of story than I was thinking. In retrospect, I wonder why I didn’t see the comparison myself: A prominent public figure has a secret life as a battler of evil due to a traumatic secret from his childhood which makes him seethe inside.