top 25 rejected titles for my radio show
- Office: Submarine
- Mr. T's Be Somebody
- Alterior Motives
- Section 6
- No Patience
- Professor Zazzo's Mystery Discovery Hour presented by Post Toasties
- The New Woman
- The Guitar's Alive
- Learn to Drive Fool
- Perfect Timing!
- Mystery Hours
- Letter From an Occupant
- Natural's Not in It
- Deep 13
- Live From Deep 13
- City Limits
- Red Medicine
- Familiar to Dozens
- The Gizmonic Institute
- You Set the Scene
- The Story of Ricky
- The Avril Lavigne Fan Club
- Junk Bond Trader
- Idiot Wind
I was thinking of having you all guess where these names came from, but a few sprang from the not-quite-right minds of me and my friends.
1 & 2: references to Kids in the Hall corporations.
3: The video of this same name captivated me the first time I saw it this fall.
4: The name of the only movie my friends and I completed.
5: A playground in my neighborhood from the same movie. According to the sign, the park and its facilites were available for "Section 6 residents and guests only." My bit in that scene was to walk up to the police chief and say "Sir! You're not... Section 6!" Then I got stabbed.
6: From Jay-Z's "Big Pimpin'".
9 and 10: Both titles from early solo material by my good friend and ex-bandmate Sean Chandler.
11: The name of the game created and marketed by my old high school physics teacher.
12 & 13: New Pornographers song titles.
14: Gang of Four song title.
15, 16 & 20: From Mystery Science Theater 3000, the best television show ever. Ever.
17: A movie lampooned by MST3K, starring James Earl Jones, Rae Dawn Chong, and Robbie Benson.
18: Fugazi song title.
19. Modification of an Oasis album title.
21: Love song title.
22: Title of the most fantastically gory, and therefore the best, martial-arts movie I've ever seen.
24: Elliott Smith song title.
25: Bob Dylan song title.
7, 8, and 23 were my ideas.
Project A, my favorite Hong Kong Jackie Chan film, finally won out. But it was a tough choice.