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Poster:threw_a_spark
Date:2007-02-06 19:24
Subject:Papers Said I'm a Killer - Papers Lie
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What if...

Instead of shelving true crime books by the author's last name, or by the killer's name, we shelved it by the last name of the first victim? Not counting any small pets that were maybe mutilated in early years.

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Poster:threw_a_spark
Date:2006-08-17 23:00
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We were reading through one of those terrible catalogs the other day, and it was chocked full and some of utterly useless crap that makes you realize why people hate Americans, and one of the pages featured a candle warmer. You plugged it in, and it melted your candle for you without the burden of, you know, flame.  And so we suddenly realized the value of the electrical cord. Take anything, add a plug, and presto! What a timesaver!

Like flashlights! And teddy bears! And towels.

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Poster:threw_a_spark
Date:2005-12-21 14:52
Subject:Skirting: The Issue
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I think, for cold winter days, there should be slips for girls made out of, at the very least, blanket material, but at the very most, the most ideal, they should be fur side in, so under your skirt it is all warmth instead of harsh cold wind. When you sit down, you sit down with a lap blanket already. Soesn't that sound swell?

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Poster:alissarobot
Date:2005-10-29 01:21
Subject:glowworms
Security:Public

if i ever feel the need to get a credit card i decided it must be a glow in the dark one. why don't they make those? it's not like it would be difficult and then more people (er, kids) would want one.

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Poster:alissarobot
Date:2005-09-10 12:37
Subject:what if brian wilson was in your band?
Security:Public

so i've been listening to a lot of the beach boys this week and it's influencing my thoughts on everything else i'm listening to. so i was listening to seve vs. evan's song "little red and wolfie b." and thinking, "what if evan sang some falsetto brian wilson vocals for little red and seve sang the wolf part?" then inspiration struck again. (if anyone wants to donate an entire cable access station to me i've got the ideas to make the shows. i'm not into reality tv...or tv in general - but this is way better than anything i've heard about.) the WIBWWIYB? show would revolve around the portland music scene, filming some of the bands, then interviewing them after the show. the interview would ask them how their band could be better with brian wilson. his amazing falsetto, simple arrangments that sound so big, and sheesh, he was in the beach boys - he's brian wilson - who wouldn't want to go see their band? then brian wilson himself would appear from behind an emerald curtain and offer his suggestions. maybe even play with the band and help them write an amazing song.

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Poster:akktri
Date:2005-07-14 15:07
Subject:Remedy to Cel Phone Yell?
Security:Public

I heard about how certain people talk really loudly into their cel phones, to the annoyance of people standing next to them.
They can't really hear how loud they are because it's their voice.
Would it help to put a little volume meter on the phone to show them how loudly they are talking?

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Poster:alissarobot
Date:2005-06-17 13:09
Subject:
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awesome idea dot - topigraphical puzzles for the blind. way cooler than people who can see doing puzzles upside down. & blind people doing normal puzzles - i guess that would be a little too difficult, eh?

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Poster:alissarobot
Date:2005-06-05 21:21
Subject:band aid or microphone?
Security:Public
Mood:space cadet

a couple days ago i had a band aide on my pinky finger and was so bored/overworked in my cubicle that i was singing into it. what if spies used microphone band aides to communicate with their hq or record the bad guys? a modified bugged band aid would do the trick.

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Poster:threw_a_spark
Date:2005-05-30 16:13
Subject:Tweet Tweet!
Security:Public
Mood:Slightly Cruel, Unusual

You know how there's those invisible fences for dogs? Right, we all know that.

Now, what if you had tiny collars for birds, and a great big invisible fence that surrounded your house like a bubble? So all sorts of birds could fly in and out of your residential airspace, but your own personal birds would be trapped! Trapped like rats in a poolhouse. They'd grow used to you, and would fly up to you on the porch and perch on your shoulder. Wouldn't that be absolutely twee and adorable? Yes, yes it would be. A set of sparrows that always lived on your property. You could make them a little heated birdhouse, set out seed especially for them in the winter months.

I love this idea, even if it seems inhumane.

And remember to spay and neuter your pets. Except for the birds, because then you wouldn't get to see little chicklings grow up with their tiny expanding collars.

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Poster:alissarobot
Date:2005-05-24 12:44
Subject:a new way to learn language
Security:Public
Mood:french

or i should say the only way to learn a language. listening. we will subconsiously learn a new lanugage by listening to popular music in that language. lesson one: french language. mix includes sixty minutes of music by popular artists such as stereolab, april march, mellow and air.
track listing:
april march - temps de l'amour
frehel - si tu n'etais pas la
stereolab - cybele's reverie
air - alpha beta gaga
claude francois - ce soir je vais boire
mellow - dragonfly car chase
blonde redhead - slogan
air - les professionnels
mellow - absolutely free
yann tiersen - pas si simple
air - caramel prisoner
mellow/pascale deleau - airplane
april march - martine
stereolab - munich madness
blonde redhead - en particulier
april march - garcon glacon
stereolab - overnight
mellow - a vision

although many songs are instrumental...

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Poster:threw_a_spark
Date:2005-05-16 22:49
Subject:
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I think, that in churches, when mass groups are singing songs, all singular personal pronouns such as "I" or "Me" or "Mine" or "My" used to indicate a personal action or possession (e.g., "I will worship my Lord all of my life" or somesuch") should be replaced with plurals such as "We", "Us", "Ours" and "Our" in order to include the group together in the moment, instead of still retaining that individuality.

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Poster:alissarobot
Date:2005-05-09 19:18
Subject:submit to the force
Security:Public
Mood:docile

if you make me small i surrender then become invincible. you will learn this from the non-official video game philosophy guide. (for pre 1998 games only)

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Poster:threw_a_spark
Date:2005-05-07 14:03
Subject:Mister Mister.
Security:Public
Mood:Post-Dehydration

Misters. That's my idea. Misters.

Standing at the show last night, bodies sharing close space and everybody's skin rubbing hot against someone else's, all I could do between sets was look up at the ceiling of the Crystal Ballroom and wish for misters. Like in the supermarket's produce aisle. And they would let their sweet cold breath fall on all the panting concertgoers. If the space didn't allow for it, perhaps portable ones could be implemented, hoses connected to pipes that reached out over the throng and let out a gentle spray.

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Poster:threw_a_spark
Date:2005-05-06 11:20
Subject:
Security:Public
Mood:aggravating

So I have these brilliant fleeting ideas and I swear to myself every time that I *will* post them here but then they flicker away into the dark synapses of my mind, the little dead ends that I can never seem to find again. I've been trying to turn them into cul-de-sacs, where they provide enough space for a u-turn and a loop to keep the dreams alive, you know?

So I'm going to just pop in for a moment and say that I had a really great one I've forgotten, but the not-so-great one that I'll post for postings sake (and to also set the bar incredibly low for all the rest) revolves around a poppy little all girl band that only plays Elliot Smith covers. It's heretical, but I think there'd be an almost redemption to emerge, where the mellow sad-sackness of it all would be lifted into something light and airy and bubble-gum.

"You're just somebody that I used to know" with synths...for example.

My word. That's an awful idea.

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Poster:alissarobot
Date:2005-04-14 15:36
Subject:speechless
Security:Public

dot did fabulous work writing my user profile. and it's all true. (i didn't know you had seen fooly cooly - isn't it great?) since the inception of the community that begun my involvement with this i'm at a loss for ideas. the origianal chindogu that brought upon the 'idea' for the community was a device to be fitted into VCRs that would stop the rewinding of a video at the beginning of the movie so you wouldn't have to fast forward the previews each time you watch it.
directly unrelated - deerhoof is playing here tonight!

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Poster:threw_a_spark
Date:2005-04-04 21:53
Subject:What if....
Security:Public
Mood:quixotic

So what if there was a Livejournal community? And instead of focusing on things like breaking up with people and poetry, it served as a melting pot for the fondue of ideas springing from the heads of people such as us?

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