Monday, December 14, 2009

Ideas that make me laugh but I can't sell

Here's three examples that really made me chuckle when I came up with them, but as the title to this post states as plainly as Spainly, I couldn't sell. Strange as it may seem, the ideas that I KNOW will sell, the sure-fire winners, don't make me laugh. Or more rarely at any rate. It's these kind of quirky ones that I enjoy writing the most. The ones with a silly or surreal idea, but which are not sort of fully rounded gags. I really hoped to sell these ones, but it never happened. I'll shove 'em in a book at some point for nobody to buy.


5 comments:

Bren Romans said...

I love the pesto one, it's very funny! It also makes me think of the soup dragon.

procrustes said...

Duvus - brilliant! Are there any more gods in this particular pantheon?

Alexander said...

I should open it up to the world to suggest. I feel a tweet coming on

Alexander said...

Stickes-God of small yellow pieces of paper, including digital ones.

procrustes said...

Only just picked up your response so here're my (lame) attempts (Sorry - don't do twitter)...

Plastes - The god that must be overpowered when opening sandwich bags?

Vortesia - The wind/dust sprite summoned by banging a vacuum cleaner filter on the sides of a wheelie bin?

Mystamusles - A benign god invoked when cleaning ovens?