Saturday, April 19, 2008

Abandoned Ideas

I keep a tickler file on my computer for things I eventually want to write about. The list has been growing for a long while and there are topics that I’m either too lazy to research fully, or it sounded like a good idea when I thought of it, but no longer appeals to me. Since I don’t want to toss the topics all together I figured I’d blog about all of them so I can clear my tickler.

My tickler file also has an open Sick Day post where I put ideas for future sick days, and it has an open Death Pool file where I put names of people who come to mind who may be on the list for next year.

So here you get to see some of my blog process and what I won’t be working on in the near future or perhaps ever. Some day I may have an entire post of photos that I hoped to use but probably never will.

So I present you ninteen ideas that are being removed from the back burner and placed into cold storage.

Home Made Corn Flakes: Not worth the effort
Religion and History: Why both are often wrong
Art and Artists: So many artists, so little art, but lots of goofy hats
Fuzzy Laws: Why are some laws still up for interpretation?
Hoagy Carmichael and Johnny Mercer: Musical Dream Team
Justice and Punishment and Un-Just Punishment
Ample Women with Wenchly Behaviors
Man Boobs and Bowling Shirts.
Rufus Wainwright
Manson, Hitler and Bush, A Comparison
Making Paper
Horse Slaughter and No-Kill Shelters
Shatner’s Music Request from Auntie L
Sex in Outer Space
The 60s Happened in the 70s
Shel Silverstien
Yukio Misima Enters Eternity for Reasons of Vanity


Blogger Beth said...

Some of those ideas sound wonderful. Don't abandon them! I'd love to read about "Ample Women and Wenchly Behaviors," "Man Boobs and Bowling Shirts" and "Sex in Outer Space."
My choices sort of indicate my mind is in the gutter so I'll add to the list - "The 60s Happened in the 70s."

5:55 AM  
Anonymous denise said...

"Manson, Hitler and Bush, A Comparison" That would be hilarious. And Now I'm curious about your thoughts on Shel Silverstein, He's my fav.

6:53 AM  
Blogger Hahn at Home said...

Too bad. Maybe I'll steal a couple of those.

6:57 AM  
Blogger Auntie said...

Thanks for remembering the Shatner. Shit, that was well over a year or more ago....

7:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I vote for Manson, Hitler Bush/Cheney being saved from cold storage.

Heck, could be a best seller book!

8:44 AM  
Blogger Chantel said...

"Manson, Hitler and Bush, A Comparison" This could also go in that death file of yours.

But I would like to see a post about it.

9:10 AM  
Blogger Jaggy said...

OH MAN! I wanna hear all about man boobs and bowling shirts. You should include "Guys who wear tan shorts with black dress shoes" to that ~shudder~

Ok, ok, I really do want to hear what you have to say about Shel Silverstein, fuzzy laws, and making paper. Because those are good, blog-worthy topics. And you're an awesome blogger!

9:51 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

OK you guys, I'll dust some of them off in the up-coming weeks.

Beth, I never would have suspected you wanting to read about space sex. Are you blushing now?

Denise whats political stuff...

Feel free Lori.

L, I never forget, I just ignore.

Anon, OK, I'll do it.

Chantel, It's always a pleasure hearing from you, even if it is five times in a row. Fall asleep on your send button? ; )

OK Jaggy, but only if you behave yourself.

3:19 PM  
Blogger Rich said...

I think you should combine all of these ideas into one story written in the style of Silverstein. Call it Moobs from Outer Space or something like that.

5:40 PM  
Blogger weese said...

The 70's were my 60's.

As for sex in outspace - the anti gravity thing is rather alluring, but the space suits seem a bit of an obstacle.

9:14 AM  
Blogger LeLo in NoPo said...

I'm curious as to your Rufus Wainwright topic. Love him? Hate him? Other?

2:04 PM  

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