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The Shining- Stephen King ver2 by Hampa The Shining- Stephen King ver2 by Hampa
This is version 2. Here you can check out version one:

When I was making this pic I didnt knew if I should stick to my original concept and make it into a tribute about The Shining movie or if i should made it into a pic about Jack The Ripper. I stuck with orginal concept that I had.

The first plase i heard this phrase was in the movie "The Shining". At first I thougt it was a phrase made
up for this movie, or the book. But When I saw "The Bridge On the River Kwai" the same phrase was used.
Wher does it come from and what is the original meaning of thes phrase ?

It means that Jack needs a vacation or some free time once in a while to expand his horizons and feel
better about himself and the world around him.
I have no idea where this came from and I am sure someone will post the origination.

ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY - "The sentiment expressed by this proverb was
first recorded thousands of years ago by the Egyptian sage Ptahhoptep, who wrote in c. 2400 B.C., '
One that reckoneth accounts all the day passeth not a happy moment. One that gladdeneth his heart all
the day provideth not for his house. The bowman hitteth the mark, as the steersman reacheth land, by
diversity of aim.' The more familiar modern saying appeared first in James Howell's 'roverbs in
English, Italian, French and Spanish' (1659), and was included in later collections of proverbs.
Some writers have added a second part to the proverb, as in 'Harry and Lucy Concluded' (1825) by
the Irish novelist Maria Edgeworth: 'All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy/ All play and no
work makes Jack a mere toy'." From "Wise Words and Wives' Tales: The Origins, Meanings and Time-Honored
Wisdom of Proverbs and Folk Sayings Olde and New" by Stuart Flexner and Doris Flexner (Avon Books, New York, 1993).

The cynical businessman version is "All work and no play makes jack. And plenty of it."
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1NF3RNU5 Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This poster is nice, but I think it's a better idea to use the axe instead of the knife.
Queen-of-Disturbia Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
I haven't seen the film but loved the book.
Great idea and design.
BlazeheartWarrior Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So what are u waiting for???? See it!! LoL
....for hampa... your work is beautiful, great! :D
sofjadelly Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009  Professional General Artist
an axe will be better dont you think?
KnaveofSpades Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
cool, good job. i think the font for "the shining" could have been picked better, but overall it's pretty cool looking.
manfishinc Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007  Professional General Artist
ah man, awesome job. and this movie rox my sox
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