Tuesday, September 2, 2008
I am sorry if any of you, my billions of loyal readers, thought that I had run out of ideas, or that something terrible had happened to me.
Have no fear. I was just taking a little Labor Day break to revel in the Frankenstein's Feelings breakthrough.
I am back with a great idea for any of you aspiring documentary filmmakers or reality TV bandits.
The idea: Cart Cowboys, a documentary/reality show about the men that lay their lives on the line to keep shopping carts in the parking lot of your local super market.
Many of you may not be familiar with the wandering shopping cart, but in my neighborhood they are all over the place, and stray carts have been multiplying in number as gas prices rise.
Sometimes they are befriended and taken care of by homeless people, but many time they are just left abandoned by the side of the road.
Luckily there are men out there, cowboys in their own right, who ride our streets and bring the stray carts back to the fold.
They are cowboys alright, cart cowboys, and I want to hear their story, so get out there and make a riveting documentary or a tacky Cops style reality show about these brave men.
FUN FACT: Shopping carts cost around $150.00 retail.
If someone can make a documentary entirely about a font, I am sure you can make a compelling and interesting documentary about Mexican guys who drive around in beat up trucks collecting shopping carts, fighting homeless, and dealing with the new technologies of an ever changing world (i.e. magnetic cart break anti-theft systems).
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