Best Of…March – And the Winner Is…

Don’t call it a comeback…I’ve been here for years (sorry…thought I was LL Cool J there for a second…it happens a lot because we look so much a like).  In a come from behind victory, “Now Hiring – Ninja Assassins!”, my brilliant idea for a professional Ninja job placement service pulls out the win with 50% of the vote.   “Love At 20 MPH”, the sweet tale of an old man (me) flirting with a pretty 20 something (sunglass girl) while stuck in traffic on my way home from work, comes in second place with 38%.  “Love At 20 MPH” was in the lead…but I should have known that nothing beats a Ninja…that is why Ninjas are so awesome…they don’t lose.  Thanks to everyone who voted.

So I’m finding myself with a lot of time on my hands the last couple of days (and the next two weeks for that matter) and I have been thinking about ways to occupy my time.  Writing this post, something has come to me.  No it’s not brilliant, but most things on TV aren’t.  I could write a sitcom about a Ninja who goes to a job placement company looking for work.  Just think of all the crazy shenanigans Carl – The “Consultant” could get into.  Every week he would be placed with a different company by his hot recruiter (love interest) who likes him but has trouble finding him jobs…because he’s a Ninja.  Different guest stars every week…the only recurring characters would be Carl, the recruiter, and the crazy boss of the agency (a Craig Ferguson type…because he is funny).  I take it back, this really is brilliant! 

It’s not any crazier then putting a young David Hasselhoff with a talking car.  Or having David Spade in…well…anything.  You can keep laughing…but this is a good idea.  I’m going to bang out a pilot script in two weeks…just you wait…and it’s going to be awesome.  How do I know?  Because it will be about a Ninja…and anything with a Ninja is automatically all different kinds of awesome. 

“A sitcom about a Ninja in a job placement program is the best idea ever in the history of mankind!”

– Unknown (ok…it was me…but it really is an awesome idea) 

~ by coreysays on April 1, 2010.

One Response to “Best Of…March – And the Winner Is…”

  1. I still think that love at 20 mph is the awesomest, LL. Mostly because I’ve been thinking a lot about desire as the driver for all literature– you know, Eve reaching for the apple– right before she actually clutches it in her hand. Of course, eating the apple has disasterous consequences, and only leads to more desire. The reach itself is what makes the action erotic.

    My favorite poem, by Ezra Pound, “In a Station of the Metro,” is about seeing a beautiful face flash out of the crowd, then another, then another. It’s very short:

    A sudden apparition in the crowd;
    petals on a wet, black bough.

    That desire for a stranger who appears in your life for a moment or two is so powerful. for a minute, you’re not so lonely– you get a glimpse of what your life could be like if you were joined together.

    In my experience, comsumating that desire is never as satisfying as that moment of eros.

    And that’s why I liked that blog entry best.

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