explode < Lat. explodere meaning "to drive out by clapping."
What an odd form of exile!
(Medieval court, rural Europe. JUDGE, cloaked in black robes stands to deliver his verdict; a rather meek and filthy BEGGAR hunches before him obediently,)
JUDGE: Do you have anything to say for yourself, sir?
BEGGAR: Please Your...
JUDGE: Silence! (pause) Well then, due to the heinousness of your crime, the Court hereby and forthwith sentences you to... explodere!
BEGGAR: No Your Honor, Please not that!
JUDGE: (forcefully) Exlodere! Bring in the Band of Clappers!
(Enter several men and women, all expressionless, clapping, who walk up to the BEGGAR, forcing him from the courtroom and out into the street.)
"a horror picture really should have moments where you kind of rest up and laugh, even it's a nervous laugh, and then go on to another horror."
-Samuel Z. Arkoff (B-movie monster mogul)
A poem really should have moments where you kind of rest up and laugh, even if it's a nervous laugh, and then go on to another horror. This probably could be said of any work of art. It is the thing that keeps the work from "flat-lining."
In the same way that all horror all the time at some point ceases to be horrible, if it's all beautiful, then none of it's beautiful. Or: if it's all this, then it isn't this at all