Wednesday, August 23, 2006

It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

A couple of ideas for today:

We randomly select twelve gardeners who are to plant nothing but zucchini and forbid anyone else from planting it. The output from those dozen plots will satisfy the actual demand for the squash across the country for the year.

Steve D suggested years ago that for states that enact smoking bans in bars, someone ought to brew beer with nicotine in it. Put it in bottles with a black label and simply call it "death" with the bottles' warning labels double the usual size.

A colleague once told me that to write a bestseller, put one of the following words in the title: "diet," "sex," or "Einstein." The next book I am considering writing...Einstein's Sex Diet: Lose Weight the Smart and Fun Way.

Any good ideas today?