I need a day-to-day life example of this proverb: All Work And No Play make Jack A Dull Boy.Thanks
Its meaning is that without time off from work, a person becomes bored and boring. In the movie Charlie Chan at the Olympics from 1937 Chan explains for his son, in his typical proverb fashion, that "All work and no play make Charlie Chan very dull policeman." The movie The Bridge on the River Kwai a 1957 Academy Award Best Picture film makes use of this phrase as the Japanese Commander tries to blackmail the English Officers into building the bridge at the schedule due date. The movie The Shining makes use of this phrase. There, Jack Torrance's wife looks over his typewriter to see what he has written, and finds the phrase repeated over and over on hundreds of sheets of paper in various layouts. This marks Jack's descent into insanity. In "Now You Smurf' Em, Now You Don't", episode 81 of Hanna-Barbera's TV adaption of The Smurfs, Papa Smurf says "All work and no play makes Papa a dull Smurf" after chastising the other Smurfs for playing and then engaging in some fun himself. The cynical version is “All work and no play makes jack. And plenty of it.” "Jack" here is used as a slang term for money. The phrase also appears as a list of writing that flashes across the screen in a 1997 episode of The Simpsons entitled "The Springfield Files" when Homer Simpson believes that he has encountered an alien. The Simpsons "Treehouse of Horror V" also contained a parody of the phrase when Marge discovers Homer wrote "Feelin' fine" on a typewriter only to see "No TV and no beer make Homer go crazy" written all over the walls. In the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "Gone", a recently invisible Buffy Summers decides to haunt a social worker threatening to take away her sister by filling her report with pages consisting entirely of repetitions of "All work and no play makes Doris a dull girl". In the Sam and Max: Freelance Police!!! (TV series) episode "The Trouble with Gary" there is a reference to this proverb on Gary`s blackboard: All work and no play makes Gary a bad boy. In the video game "Command & Conquer: Renegade", in the last mission, there is an announcement in the Temple of Nod that says "All work and no play, makes Jack a dull boy." In the Peter, Peter, Caviar Eater episode of Family Guy, season 2, Stewie says when meeting ghost girls: "Oh, all work and no play makes Stewie a dull boy". The first Mudvayne's single Dull Boy of the By the People, For the People album starts with words: "All work and no play makes me a dull boy". In the book Encyclopedia Horrifica, Investigator Joshua Gee writes down the phrase in his notes, as well as the variation "All work and no play makes Drac a dull boy." In the SBCG4AP episode 8-Bit is Enough, when Strong Bad's Gel-Arshie game crashes, the text "ALL WORK AND NO FRUIT MAKES GEL-ARSHIE A DULL BOY" fills the screen.