You remember these from grade school. Pick three numbers between 1 and 25 (yes, they can repeat.) Take the corresponding phrase from each of the three lists below. You will be left with a storyline that flows like this: “The story of (list 1) who (list 2) and his (list 3)“. There are over 15,000 combinations. It’s either a great brainstorming tool or a fantastic way to waste time. Maybe it’s both.
LIST 1: “The story of. . .”
1.) a dislexic pastry chef
2.) five idiot brothers
3.) an angry princess turned mercenary
4.) a toad and his fly concubine
5.) a small mountain village forgotten by time
6.) the only gay Transformer
7.) a 30-something mutant samurai armadillo
8.) a hateful DNA strand
9.) a space duck
10.) a religious zealot and two atheists
11.) a midget with two heads and five arms
12.) a group of disgruntled orthodontists
13.) four rabid chipmunks
14.) a VW Beetle that speaks Olde English and his hypochondriac Japanese driver
15.) a Titanic “survivor” trapped on the ocean floor
16.) a drunk and abusive donkey
17.) a giant locust with bright pink graffiti
18.) four teens with hopeless acne
19.) a mob boss with a bedeviled teddy bear
20.) a band of high-performance garbage collectors
21.) a super-intelligent radioactive bean burrito
22.) a manic-depressive talking tree
23.) a “Girl’s Gone Wild” alumnus
24.) a super tricked-out rental van
25.) an elite force of living G.I. Joe action figures
LIST 2: “Who/that. . .”
1.) can see 38 seconds in to the future
2.) remain(s) alive only by eating kittens
3.) become(s) trapped in a 16th century witch trial
4.) can transform into any non-speaking Disney character
5.) must alter its own temperature 15 degrees every hour or explode
6.) sell(s) unicorns on an intergalactic black market
7.) travel(s) 7,000 years into the future
8.) is/are obsessed with playing dominos in space
9.) traded everything for two “magic” beans that were really just beans.
10.) bio-engineered a new race of angry mini monkeys
11.) live(s) on a New York City garbage barge
12.) accidentally stole the U.S. nuclear launch codes
13.) remain(s) in a walking hibernative state all but three days a year
14.) is/are elected chancellor of an unpopulated island
15.) unknowingly ingested a colony of micro scientists
16.) fight(s) city hall even when they agree
17.) hire(s) out a break dancing monkey for extra cash
18.) can sing the secret lyrics to “Chopsticks” in any language
19.) trip(s) the life fantastic
20.) lack(s) depth perception, hearing, faith and common sense
21.) can breathe fire, strong wind and severe garlic
22.) is/are determined to suppress goose migration
23.) is/are mistakenly awarded two advanced Ivy League degrees
24.) has/have not been exposed to society since 1933.
25.) has/have only 4 hours to live
LIST 3: “and his/her/its/their. . .”
1.) quest to find a better meat pie
2.) ridiculous attire in every situation
3.) constant difficulties reaching an operator
4.) search to find a cure for the common cold
5.) passion to revitalize the local chess club
6.) passive-aggressive, bed-wetting mother-in-law.
7.) mission to Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
8.) search for more Cheese Whiz
9.) ambition to join a high school pom pom team.
10.) hope to reunite the Doors.
11.) ambitious desire to populate the North Pole.
12.) magic harpsicord
13.) adventure into a vacuum nozzle
14.) desire for more soft serve ice cream machines
15.) trek across space for better nachos
16.) deep sea adventures
17.) adventures in a low security prison
18.) last chance to visit New Mexico.
19.) search for a chasm. Any old chasm.
20.) traveling carnival of outcast fleas and field mice
21.) arrogant opinions on quantum theory.
22.) experiments in search of meaning.
23.) feuding family members.
24.) holiday on an extremely fragile 1920s dirigible.
25.) experimental roadside fireworks demonstrations.
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