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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: Today at 05:39:40 pm »
A team of superheroes fight uptight and/or wingnut supervillains such as The Puritan, The Teatotaler, The Rednecromancer (who is trying to reanimate the confederate army), and Officer Buzzkill of the DEA (who attacks medical weed dispensaries)

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: March 21, 2017, 05:33:05 am »
Modernization of Macbeth about an overambitious pro baseballer who wants to be the leagues #1 star player and is willing to kill anyone who gets favored over him by companies making endorsement deals. The witches are three crooked umpires; "fair is foul and foul is fair". Or possibly they are concession stand workers. There is a scene that implies that eye of newt and so forth are the ingredients that go into hotdogs; possibly in the brew scene we see them made into hotdogs, or else the famous rhtme of disgusting ingredients is replaced by simply "hotdogs hotdogs; hotdogs hotdogs; hotdogs hotdogs; hotdogs hotdogs"

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: March 20, 2017, 10:32:27 pm »
Skit: Ronald McDonald, Col Sanders, and the Burger King are the weird sisters making their potion.
"What makest thou?" "a meat without a name"

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: March 18, 2017, 05:33:23 pm »
A young man encounters logistical problems related to the fact that, everywhere he goes, large numbers of crows congregate. In his childhood he didn't realize the scope of the problem because, attached to a military family, he rarely stayed in the same town for more than a year. However, after getting his own apartment and a job, he found that many structures in his home town cannot handle the weight of thousands of crows perching on them. The stench of crow corpses (caused by so many crows perching upon other crows that they are crushed) is also a problem. The crows, despite their interest, maintain a respectful distance from him, but coworkers and friends are not safe from building collapses caused by abnormal crow congregations, and nearby ecosystems are disrupted as all local crows migrate to a small area, ceasing to eat (or do much of anything, other than watch).

Could the theme song be They Long To Be Close to You ("Why do birds suddenly appear every time you are near...")?

After a batch of a popular soft drink is recalled because of a production mistake causing it to have poisonously high levels of strychnine, some of the resulting deaths have unexpected consequences: the drink was extremely popular among a clique associated with a private bittorrent tracker, who have become revenants, their bloated corpses no longer paying rent but still using superhuman strength to defend their hoard of pirated movies from anyone who gets too close to their building.

In the sequel they could get into open conflict with the commercial film and record industries, which in many ways are themselves undead

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: March 18, 2017, 05:25:28 pm »
I just had an idea for a transgressive art film. The specifics of the plot don't really matter, a bog standard hollywood action or suspense or romance plot would work, but the gimmick is that the entire cast and production staff are all either felons or accused felons. I'm thinking Bill Cosby and OJ Simpson as the stars and Roman Polanski as director.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: March 12, 2017, 08:20:41 am »
The train-going-through-a-tunnel-as-a-metaphor-for-sex trope expanded into an entire documentary about railroads that is really a documentary about sex told through allegory

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Another idea:

they say children are a gift from god so how about a comedy skit about god giving people various badly thought out and/or passive-aggressive gifts

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Another idea:
A superhero cartoon about a guy who works at a stadium concession stand wih two anthropomorphic toon animals until a bizarre stadium food accident grants them stadium food related powers turning them into the stadium food related super heroes Hot Dog, Taco Cat, and the hoagie themed Sub Human

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Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: March 08, 2017, 02:00:57 am »
Allegorical fluffy pony abuse story with a dumb orange smarty friend representing trump and humans representing putin and bannon who manipulate him into mistreating his herd

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: March 07, 2017, 11:29:16 pm »
Who else is waiting for Trump's response to the CIA leak?  I'm on the edge of my seat.

Incidentally, look at that timing!

Explain like I'm five, is it the signing of the new travel order or something else?

Wikileaks dumps a bunch of stuff that makes the CIA look incompetent and like bad guys, while the pressure is going up on Trump about his administrations links to Russian intelligence.  Could just be coincidence...
Yikes, that makes sense, and because of the 24 hour news cycle attention span the Russian links could well be forgotten for a long time now.

We all need to do our part to make sure that the takeaway people get from this is "when the CIA talks about hacking, they know what they're talking about"

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: March 05, 2017, 03:33:07 pm »
Trump seems to think that the President can order wiretaps, and that Obama ordered wiretaps on him.  Of course, Comey did in fact obtain a court order allowing surveillance on Trump's communications, but last I checked, Comey is not Obama.

Not only that, his tone is increasingly shrill and hysterical.  At this point, I think it's 50/50 whether a special prosecutor gets him or a heart attack does.

So then Pence, who is absolutely incapable of leadership.

Yes.  It doesn't seem like Pence is "in the loop" on Russia, given how Flynn and Trump gave him the runaround.  I could be wrong, but that's the impression I get.

But then if Pence goes, it's Ryan, so I'm not seeing any good options here.

At this point, I would be pretty OK with anyone who is an actual politician with an actual policy or law background and some experience in governance. People who understand what laws are, and have an inkling of how foreign policy works.

ANYONE who is not totally insane would make me feel, at the very least, less like the US is being pushed rapidly into total destabilization.

I agree.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: WHERE'S YOUR GODWIN, NOW?
« on: March 04, 2017, 06:54:47 pm »
Guys, guys, you're ignoring a major distinction between Trump and Hitler. Hitler was elected.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: March 03, 2017, 05:20:23 pm »
https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/mar/01/mcdonalds-fight-for-15-memphis-police-lawsuit

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The suit alleges that a campaign of harassment began after Memphis workers participated in a nationwide day of protest on 4 September 2014. Since then, police officers have repeatedly threatened workers with arrest during protests, at one point telling them they had “authorization from the president of McDonald’s to make arrests”. On “multiple occasions” officers “seemed to take direction from McDonald’s”, the complaint charges.

Last November, police officers stepped behind the counter of a fast-food restaurant to prevent workers from signing petitions calling for better working conditions, the protesters’ lawyers claim. They also allege that officers have enforced local permit laws on the predominantly black workers in the Fight for $15, while allowing protests by mostly white crowds to continue unabated.

At least they're not taking orders from the president of the united states

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Or Kill Me / Re: My Hate - Part 2 - Privacy, Secrecy and such.
« on: March 02, 2017, 01:58:16 am »
Unfortunate as it is and though it pains me to say this, I think the discovery of the Russian connection actually justifies some of this. Whatever they need to do to make this stick on Trump.

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Or Kill Me / Re: Sinners in the Hands of an Indifferent Universe
« on: March 02, 2017, 01:51:57 am »
Iä Iä

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