Here’s a Freebie

I don’t know if any of you out there are in the entertainment industry, but if you are, you might want to pay attention this. See, I was in the shower this morning when I came up with this brilliant idea for a Twilight Zone episode:

Okay, so the guy wakes up in the morning, goes through his normal routine, get in his car and heads off to work. Everything seems fine. Until he gets to the first traffic signal. Everyone is running the red light. Everyone! “What the fuck is going on?” he’s thinking, ya know? This old woman driving a big caddy honks at him. Ha, yeah, that would be good. Then the light turns green. Everybody stops. He hits the gas and almost gets into an accident. Just barely misses the cars, right? So, finally, after this happens about ten times, he figures it out. Red means go. Green means stop. I don’t know what yellow means, maybe it means you should get ready to go. But that’s all. Everything else is normal. Just the traffic lights are fucked up. Isn’t that just wild?

Anyhow, feel free to use that one. I don’t need any compensation. The pleasure I provide will be enough payment for me.

Comments 8

  1. Audra wrote:

    Ah, such brilliance. How do you live with yourself?!

    Posted 10 Nov 2004 at 1:27 pm
  2. annamatic wrote:

    Hm, sounds like the drivers I experienced while living in Detroit.

    Posted 10 Nov 2004 at 2:52 pm
  3. smivey wrote:

    Hm, indeed. Maybe you weren’t in Detroit, but in another dimension. A dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind. There’s a sign post up ahead, your next stop. . . or does that mean go? Damn it! WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON?

    Posted 10 Nov 2004 at 7:00 pm
  4. annamatic wrote:

    dee-dee dee-dee, dee-dee dee-dee…..

    Posted 11 Nov 2004 at 12:23 am
  5. boredhousewife wrote:

    either that or you’re colorblind and you never knew it.


    Posted 11 Nov 2004 at 5:14 am
  6. Lani wrote:

    One time I was thinking of starting a story where everyone was a dinner and instead of starting with dinner, they started with dessert. A nice pumkin pie with whip cream. And now for dinner. Steak!

    Yeah, so that was me.

    Posted 18 Nov 2004 at 10:25 pm
  7. Smivey wrote:

    Lani, you have pissed me off. I just finished my 120-page script with that very same concept. Damn it. Well, there goes 3 years of research.

    Posted 18 Nov 2004 at 10:46 pm
  8. Lani wrote:


    Posted 30 Nov 2004 at 9:59 pm

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