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Sunday, December 16, 2007
See Spock Run
I've come up with some awesome ideas in the past, but nothing cheers me like knowing I've come up with an original idea that no one has thought of. "Spontaneously" coming up with something and then finding out a bajillion other people already thought of it is a bit disheartening.
For example, a few years ago I came up with the idea of a gangsta rap album called "Right to Remain Violent". Turns out that somebody else (actually, quite a few "somebody elses") came up with it first.
But today Google can't quench my spirits, for the idea I came up with at 1:00 this morning is truly mine. Earlier, lying in my bed, the phrase "see Spock run" popped into my fuzzy little brain. A little Google-ing has validated my originality. Nothing but a few out-of-context blog posts.
It's a children's book with Dick & Jane-style illustrations. Here are the words for the first couple of stories:
See Spock Run
Oh, see Spock.
See Spock run.
Run, Spock, run.
Oh, see Spock run!
Funny, funny Spock!
Run from the illogic that pervades human society.
Kirk is Mad
Kirk is mad.
Kirk is a mad, mad captain.
Why is Kirk mad?
"Khan is a big jerk", says Kirk.
Oh oh oh.
Khan is no good.
No good at all.
Getting the smart/stupid syntax just right is difficult, but this could go on for volumes.
I mean, as a webcomic. Trademarks and copyrighted characters hardly apply on the internet anyway. Look at Chad Vader, for crying out loud.