idea barrages

by littlefallsmets

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March 07, 2024


I love the idea in fantasy fiction of a character who is accidentally strong against true-name magic because they don’t know their own true name. So out of tune with the mystic that they’re res...

March 04, 2024

march 6

Tennessee Williams was interesting but I bet Florida Williams’ plays would be BONKERS. The information overload on the teevee and computer can make society, can make reality itself, seem like...

March 03, 2024

march 4

A Scottish cheese shop called Loch Ness Munster. Yeah, I’m into fitness. Fittin’ ‘is body back under the covers. I’m honestly surprised not one brought back The Harlem Shake for The Grimac...

March 01, 2024

march 2

Cynicism is a joke. Literally it’s a joke. And it can be a quite funny joke, a brief amusing subversion of the truth, a laugh that can allow us to relieve the pressure of life. But for God’s sa...

February 28, 2024


Self exploration is not decadence, it is the natural state of being alive. The fact that it hasn’t been beneficial to the ruling classes in recent societies doesn’t make it decadence. It is ...

February 26, 2024


A retro computer gaming store that exploits our nostalgia for the past. An Emotional Babbages, if you will. “Pearl necklace” is so crude when you could say “boobricant”. Not a mid life cris...

February 24, 2024


People think I’m either being too humble or performatively insincerely humble on a fairly regular basis. Thing is, there’s a sliver of me, the worst part of me, that could be the most arrogant ...

February 22, 2024


The best name for a country-western drag queen has just been right there, all along, “Tanya Tucker”. Wordsmith, wordsmyth, words, myth. You know that cliche where they’re shocked how banged...

February 20, 2024


The horn solo in Neil Young’s “After The Gold Rush” is the most Canadian thing to ever exist, and I mean that in a good way. We Americans would be too afraid of coming off too nostalgic and mau...

February 18, 2024


An alternate universe where Frankie Avalon attempted to revive his career as a trapeze artist and tragically died because he attempted to work without Annette. A sign on a parking space outsi...

February 16, 2024


Shallow hopefulness isn’t my bag. It seems like it but, rest assured, it’s a hard-earned hopefulness. A grasping pleading hopefulness. Good things are exceedingly difficult to find and harder t...

February 14, 2024


We need a word for a cultural product that one has zero interest in but feels like they should have interest in, for purposes of cultural momentum and nostalgic pressure. I would say “Lucasfilm...

February 12, 2024


The secret to intergalactic travel will be in having paint thinner and paint fattener annihilate each other, generating pure energy. We’re just waiting for someone to invent paint fattener. O...

February 10, 2024


We are now calling Q-Anon people “Flagcels”. That is all. One thing to do is pretend that you think saline solution is called “sailing solution” “you know, because the ocean is salty”. That’s...

February 08, 2024


Have I previously mentioned on social media how my brain always mashes up “Sex & Candy” with “Closing Time” whenever I hear either song? It seems like something I’d note but I don’t remembe...

February 06, 2024


Y’know what was fun? Watching the 3-D teevee fad die, like every other grasping gimmick in media history. Y’know what’ll be fun? Watching every attempt at making augmented or virtual reality ma...

February 04, 2024


If it wasn’t the name of a deadly insect borne illness, “malaria” would be a great name for a flower. “Oh, you know it’s June when you see the malarias in bloom.” Anxiety is a culture, a cult...

February 02, 2024


It’s not so much that I take ibuprofen “as needed”, at the level of my chronic back and hip pain, it’s more like part of the recipe of my life. It’s a seasoning of my neural system. I take ibup...

January 31, 2024


Imagine a situation where you are morally obligated to cheer for Mark Zuckerberg because the other guy is even worse. I had to let myself become absent-minded to an extent, scatterbrained to ...

January 29, 2024


The arrogance and presumptuousness of the wealthy create a stupidity far more dangerous than any mere ignorance could ever hope to birth. As a couple, they decided that a vasectomy would be f...

January 27, 2024


Maybe The Weeknd is missing that E because Vampire Weekend bit him and sucked it out and before they were Vampir Weekend. Werner Herzog as Gargamel in a Smurfs movie. That’s it. That’s the tw...

January 25, 2024

jan 26

Thing is, we all deserve happiness but no one deserves happiness at anyone else’s expense. We all deserve love but no one particular person owes us love. All we can do is try to treat others we...

January 23, 2024

jan 24

You are wandering through a desert, dying of thirst, aimlessly trying to find water, you will be dead soon. But at least you can use that “long time, no sea” joke you’ve been saving up. It almo...

January 21, 2024


I don’t know what it’d look like exactly, but the first person to come up with a viable pitch to Food Network that uses the title FOOD COURT is probably in for a decent paycheck. Now, if Degr...

January 19, 2024


If DAVE AND BUSTERS turned out to be founded by Dave Matthews and Buster Poindexter, would you be more or less likely to go to their Grown-Up Chuck E Cheese Without The Cool Robots? Just decl...

Book Description

originally, I went to college to be a comedy writer
the urge to still generate short form ideas remains
I collect, once or twice a day, my one-liner jokes
and my germs of ideas that I litter on social media
into little collections I call “barrages”
and then I put them here