We Like to Steal Ideas!
Hey guys, Tim here, I’ll be filling in for Adam B. because he was feeling too lazy to write the Sunday post this week. More on that later. For now, I present to you a numbered list. Why? Because I’m in charge today and I like numbered lists, that’s why!
1. Stealing Ideas Part the First – Punishments. Quick background: so there are these guys who call themselves the Vlogbrothers. Their names are John and Hank Green, they’re brothers, and they’re pretty great people. Anyway, they take turns making videos three times a week in a system not entirely unlike our blogging schedule here, and if one of them misses their assigned day to make a video, they must undergo a punishment decided upon by their viewers. Adam B. and I thought it would be fun to implement a similar system at Singular Spectrum (we didn’t ask Swensen, mostly because he already missed the deadline on a post and I was hoping to retroactively slam him, but Adam B. vetoed my evil schemes). The idea is simple: if one of us hasn’t posted our scheduled post by 11:59 PM official blog time, we’ll let you guys know that it’s time for a punishment, and you give us your ideas. It can be anything as crazy or wacky as you want as long as it isn’t terribly expensive (we’re all poor college students) and it doesn’t require sustaining injuries. Have fun with it!
2. Stealing Ideas Part the Second – Spectrum Perspectives. As stated in the title of this post, we like to take other people’s ideas and use them to keep our blog running (Adam B. prefers the term “adapting” but that’s just semantics). One way that such idea adapting can help make this blog better is Spectrum Perspectives, where you readers offer topics for the Adams and I to briefly address in a collaborative post on Sundays. Unfortunately, we can’t take any ideas to fuel Spectrum Perspectives if you don’t give us any. That’s where you come in: please leave a comment on one of our Twitter or Facebook profiles or on any of our Sunday posts letting us know what topic you’d like us to discuss and we will snap it up eagerly and discuss away. Seriously, folks, we would really love to get some topics. Adam B. might even cry.
3. I just really like lists to have multiples of three or five, so I had to add another point.
Let’s see, time to double check my checklist to see if the post is finished… Write intro, check. Make numbered list, check. Announce punishments, check. Announce our dire need for SP topics, check. Add third point to avoid OCD flareup, check. Doublecheck checklist, check. Done and done. Time to turn things back over to the Adams. See you guys on Wednesday!
– Tim N.
EDIT: Ah! I forgot to mention Adam’s laziness a second time! How was that not on my checklist? How did I not notice when I was doublechecking my checklist? Without that, the whole post falls apart! Of all the terrible things that could happen this is THE. WORST. POSSIBLE. THING! Okay, yeah, I’m done making blatant references to yesterday’s episode of MLP:FiM now. Goodnight, all!