There are certain jobs where it helps to think like a five year old. As the movie Big taught us, being an 8 year old trapped in a toy designer's body give you an unfair advantage, and as every Robin Williams movie taught us, being a kid trapped in a gorilla's body makes you the best dad ever.
Most online ads seem to be designed by con-men from the 1920s. They assume such profound gullibility on the part of the people they're trying to lure in, that you have to wonder how these hypothetical customers found out about the internet in the first place.
Advertisers have been able to sell some pretty terrible stuff. Emphasizing the positives, and downplaying the fact that it kills you goes a long way. We asked you to show us what it might look like if they had to sell stuff that sucks so hard, even the most cynical corporations haven't thought of tricking you into buying it.
The elderly spent their better days fighting for our freedom, only to have the rug pulled out from under them by the rapid advance of technology. We have nothing but sympathy for them, but all their complaining does make you wonder just what it is they think we're up to with our damned gadgetry, and new-fangled hip-bop music.
Everyone's the hero of their own narrative, walking around with the theme from <em>Rocky</em> ringing in their heads. It doesn't matter if their day involves holding a toddler hostage. We asked you to show us what some great movies looked like inside the bad guy's head.
Christmas cards are usually designed to spread Christmas cheer, while subtly bragging about how well you and the family are doing. We asked you to show us the cards that would ruin Christmas for someone involved in that transaction.
They say timing is everything in comedy, which is a subtle way for actors to insult comedy writers. But timing truly is everything when you're nailing a leap from one roof to another during a dramatic footrace with the kidnappers who have your daughter.
When you're cropping the naked human pyramid out of a picture you're about to post to Facebook, do you ever wonder if maybe this sort of addition by subtraction has been going on for years? We asked you to show us the context we've been missing outside the borders of famous pictures from history.
Biopics for Ray Charles and Johnny Cash seemed to pop up the week after they died. And why not? Both of the guys who played them got nominated for Oscars. We asked you to show us how the lives of modern public figures will be used to try to win Oscars years from now.
We never see action heroes watching other action movies, but they all seem to agree that there are certain completely non-intuitive ways to behave around an explosion. We asked you to show us the instructional signs that must be posted just off screen in some of our favorite movies.
Adorable mascots are tricky. Car insurance companies and NFL teams are supposed to have them, but if the Merrill Lynch bull started talking in a pip-squeaky voice, or a prize fighter entered the ring behind a pirate with a giant foam head, they'd be laughed at. We asked you to show us some adorable mascots that would be even worse ideas than that.