Discarded Opening Lines for the Flash Sale Ad

Blue Hughes had to write an ad. It took some time. Here are the discarded opening lines of the flash sale ad for Hardware Supply, Co, Ltd, Inc. We're having a flash sale, peasant. Come flash sale away with me Ohio! Ready. Aim. Flash sale! My parents are disappointed in me. Breaking news: cheap stuff … Continue reading Discarded Opening Lines for the Flash Sale Ad

Archives: Carter and the Will

I drove for six hours today. My wife was in and out of sleep in the passenger seat of the car. The kids were asleep for two hours, talked for thirty minutes, and then went to play on their tablets because staring at the splendor of the countryside of Wyoming is awe-inspiring for a good … Continue reading Archives: Carter and the Will

Weird Signs – A Review

Hello world.  Tonight's installment of your favorite weird sign review series, we meet this wonder of interpretation. A few points to start. The red arrow is very helpful. The sign's border is well designed. The font is splendid. The hand-painted feel is charming and the murder basement this lives in is a better place due … Continue reading Weird Signs – A Review

Movie Trailers – RomComs Re-imagined

Setting - couple stands face to face in a courtyard on a sunny day. Prison officials look on. Romeo: It's only three years. I have like 90 of those. I can give a few to the family and the Illinois department of corrections. This Fall, see a love story that sees through the bars. See … Continue reading Movie Trailers – RomComs Re-imagined

Modern Medieval Names

You know how people used to be called Bob the Brave or Tisha the Terrible?*  I like that idea and feel it should make a comeback.  These are not just nicknames, these are identifiers and titles that tell the story of a person in one simple word.  Bob the Brave once fought off a swarm … Continue reading Modern Medieval Names

A Plan to Rule the World (Reliant Upon Time Travel)

Follow me on this one. Shark movies are all the rage right now. The Meg, the brilliant Sharknado series, Shark Tale, Avalanche Sharks, Shark Week, sharks are hip. They're ocean zombies, offering plenty of room to be villains, plot devices, or plain old obstacles. Also popular? Retro. Vintage is hip. I saw a guy ask for … Continue reading A Plan to Rule the World (Reliant Upon Time Travel)

Must Haves: Dinner Parties

I only have like five friends. Three I'm being honest. This group of friends has dinner together often and I adore our set ups.  Food, chatter, laughs, plotting; all the good stuff. I am mildly fearful that one day soon my wife and I will have to partake in dinner parties that do not involve … Continue reading Must Haves: Dinner Parties