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but they'll always be there, and they'll always have influence as long as Fox is willing to source from breitbart and infowars and all of their buddies. 

Wait. Fox gets their information from somewhere? It isn't internally generated?

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: Yesterday at 06:47:50 am »
*Ghostly phenomena and hauntings are actually the result of interactions between the parallel universes predicted by the many worlds theory of quantum physics. Specifically interactions with worlds in which that particular person isn't dead. This is why ghosts don't seem to realize that they're dead, they aren't.

*Comedy Skit: Cleve Backster, the crackpot former CIA polygraph specialist who thought that his office plants were reading his mind, is a Billy Mays-esque seller of pseudoscientific interrogation devices.

*An armed robbery is described as if it was a commercial transaction in an lead-backed metallic currency (" a high speed transaction in which the lead pellets are given to the shopkeeper in exchange for his goods...")

Another idea:

*Comedy skit: A political debate in which one candidate is the devil and the other candidate is a space alien who wants to harvest the population's brains or drain the Earth's oceans or some cliche sci-fi plot like that

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: October 19, 2016, 05:46:53 am »
Combination of myth of the hunting of the teumessian fox with the plot of the song Ghost Riders in the Sky. Zeus does not intervene as in the canon myth and thus the hunting of the uncatchable fox by the inescapable hound becomes a non-terminating supertask that goes on forever.

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: October 18, 2016, 05:58:46 am »
*A Willy Wonka expy uses chocolate to fight werewolves

*A guy gets stuck in a groundhog day loop. The only way to break it is to misbehave so badly that the universal principle of bad luck will move time forward so that he can be incarcerated.

*A guy in prison isn't sure whether he's stuck in a time loop or if each day is simply much like the last and he's starting to crack.

*Morbid microcosmic spoof of Dune wherein microscopic mites wrangle worms on a dead body

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: October 15, 2016, 07:08:45 am »
More ideas:

*Double-entendre filled ad for a fake b-movie horror film called "The Stiffening" (possibly in combination with the earlier idea about a demon that enters the body through the urethra)

*A skit in which it is unclear whether what is occurring is a revival meeting or a witch trial ("Testify!" "I saw Sarah Good with the devil!")

Another Idea:

Cinderella, but set on Cybertron.

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: October 14, 2016, 03:17:16 pm »
*A dystopian scifi about a gameshow where teams answer trivia questions in the first round to gain advantages in a second round where the two teams fight each other, possibly with live-ammo weapons. (I recently heard someone mentione those old GI Joe PSAs and it got me thinking about what if knowing really was half the battle.)

*Last night the thought randomly popped into my head that "candiru" and "kandarian" kind of sound alike, so how about a movie about a possessing spirit that enters the body through the penis hole

Or Kill Me / Re: can we talk about rappers for a second?
« on: October 11, 2016, 02:05:01 pm »
Death is really just radical change. You're alive, and then you're dead, you're never both.

Well what if they put you in a sealed box with a vial of poison gas rigged to a detector designed to determine if a radioactive isotope has or hasn't decayed at a particular time?

In fairness I must say that there is a part of me that likes dark humor and a part of me that likes mean-spirited practical jokes and both of these parts are urging me to vote for trump (though I won't because of my instinct for self-preservation is stronger). I think that's where a lot of his support may come from. Electing Donald Trump would make starting the Trojan War seem like chickenfeed.

On a different note, does anyone else think that the Republican propaganda actually does more to make Hillary look good than to make her look bad? It's hard to believe that her track record could be so clean that a single instance of negligence four years ago and one instance of standard politician shiftiness are apparently the only things they can find to attack her on.

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: October 11, 2016, 05:50:20 am »
*A biopic about Doctor Pemberton set to the music of Buckcherry

*A direct sequel to the original version of The Blob where the blob is revived by climate change. Seriously, that last line about "as long as the arctic stays cold" takes on a sinister character nowadays

*A parody of Hitchcock's The Birds focusing on unusual birds like ostriches, penguins, and flamingoes

*A mashup of Hitchcock's The Birds and a Roadrunner cartoon.

*A rework of the movie Avatar with a Stanislaw Lem-esque focus on the incomprehensibility of alien beings, and in particularly drawing focus onto what a spectacularly big cockup it was that the protagonists' anthrocentric worldview caused them to misidentify the Na'vi as the dominant form of life on Pandora.

*Story of the Trump campaign as a Printer's Devil/Tale of the Dream Machine/Rewriting Reality type horror story afflicting Ivan Stang. Seriously, doesn't Trump remind anybody else of Bob Dobbs? He's rich, he's stupid, he's charismatic, he stands a good chance of destroying the entire planet...

There is this to be said about the possiblity of a Donald Trump presidency, which is that anyone who votes for a Donald Trump presidency probably deserves a Donald Trump presidency. The only real issue is that I don't wanna have to come along for a ride (and America reaches so far that there's nowhere I can go where I won't have to sit through part of it); this is the kind of thing that is only funny when it happens to someone else (has anybody else here noticed that Caligula is hilarious in retrospect?).

There's also the troubling issue of Trump being exactly what half of us have been joking about this whole time. Give him a pipe and he's "BOB" Dobbs. He's a stupid rich man who gets richer every time he does something stupid. He has slack; he says and does whatever the hell he wants to seemingly without consequences. And, of course, his advent heralds the arrival of the end of days.

THIS is why I can't understand Trump supporters.  Even if all of his ideas on running the country were perfect, which they are far from, the man himself is batshit crazy and as president could do ANYTHING.  I do not want an American Kim Jung Un as president.  Clinton sucks but at least her motivations are clear.  Money, power, elite connections.  She will shit on us.  Trump, on the other hand, is all ego and ignorance and can literally get us all killed.

This is the impression I've gotten as well

Hating Clinton, I totally understand.  Thinking a deranged racist failed-businessman clown-god would do better, I do not understand.

I don't think you are stupid, "Ron_Paul", but I definitely don't understand at all where you are coming from here.

Im not a Trump voter, Im voting for Jill Stein, Im a Trump SUPPORTER. I support him because he is going to win.

Dude, come on. You''re smarter than this.

A vote for Jill Stein is an indirect vote for Trump. And if there are enough protest votes it will help her build a base for the next election and hopefully be on the major ticket before she passes prime-GILF years.

 :lulz:  :lulz:

You know, reading that again IS funny. Mostly in a "dunnit to himself" kinda way.

You RP are disqualified from further hiding behind who you're "voting for" as a defense of your anything. Like really...

I'm thinking you pretended to eat "The Red Pillz" just to be accepted. I think you're quite intelligent, but if that side of the fringe seems ok to you I must assume that you know as much about the depths as you do about economics.
Go home.


If there are enough votes for Trump [actual or protest] then I would not be putting any bets on there ever being another election.

This is my impression as well. A Trump presidency could spell the end of America and possibly even the end of the world.

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: October 08, 2016, 06:05:53 am »
A long sequence of framing sequences, starting off long and complex before getting increasingly tiny, so that by the half-way point we're only four framing stories in but the remaining ten or fifteen happen in the last half. Each framing device sets up the immediate next framing device, but has nothing to do with the following. The ending is the typical exit from a framing story (like, waking up from a nightmare), but the person who wakes up is a character we've never seen. This character then slowly turns to the camera, and blood begins to flow from her eyes and mouth as white noise steadily increases in volume.

A very good concept, provided that it doesn't lose the thread halfway through or backtrack like 1001 Arabian Nights does

A haunted house story, wherein the house is haunted only by its own shitty design. The architect's abnormally poor taste and lack of common sense drives tenants slowly to madness, as a house that to an outside observer looks only tacky reorganizes the minds of anyone spending too much time inside of it along the lines of the warped logic created by its thrown-together design.

This I would watch/read

The one with the triple agent sounds good too

A Trump presidency is frightening because the guy is a blustering moron who is almost guaranteed to alienate our allies in some serious ways. A Trump presidency is frightening because the economic plan he has put forward would cause serious damage to our fragile economy. A Trump presidency is frightening in the ways that it parallels the Brexit vote, in that his campaign has already stirred up some crazy racist, xenophobic bullshit that is resulting in innocent people being harassed and injured. A Trump presidency is frightening because he chose "funerals for fetuses" Pence as his running mate.

As a former fetus I can support that last point. I still cannot support Trump though because, in addition to your other points, he's a shill for Russia, because everything he has ever been in charge of has gone bankrupt, because he's a reality tv pseudocelebrity and an embarrassment, and because I believe that a Donald Trump presidency has the chance to bring about the actual end of the world if we set up this hothead with his finger on the button (and if not the end of the world than at least 1000 years of darkness). And these are just the flaws that are plainly obvious.

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: October 07, 2016, 02:50:07 pm »
In recognition of "wtf? Why is there christmas stuff out already? It's still time for halloween!":

A madman builds a monster out of stolen exhumed body parts and brings him to life by putting a magic hat on his head. Later they go to the arctic so that the cold temperatures will stop the monster from rotting.

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