The word for palindrome should itself be a palindrome. Palinilap? Dromemord? Mordedrom? The first would be most in keeping with the Greek root "palin", meaning "again". But I'm partial to "dromemord" myself. Whatever the preferred option might be, we can certainly do better than what we've got.
Perhaps a workable element of a sci-fi story, but something that would be pretty cool in real life, too. Elevators that go up and down through buildings, as usual, but that also settle into trams that travel horizontally from building to building. Basically, a combination elevator and subway -- though the trams could be at … Continue reading Mobile Elevators
The Solution to Loans and Interest
The real issue with any kind of loan -- from payday loans to home loans to student loans to credit cards -- is the unending accumulation of interest.People have no problem with the obligation to pay back money they borrow. And most understand and accept that interest is, ultimately, just the fee you pay to … Continue reading The Solution to Loans and Interest
Reality Show Idea: House Swap
I feel like this must have been done in some way already, but I don't think it has been done like this. Swap comparable homes of two families who live in racially or religiously or politically different neighborhoods. Move the families completely out of their homes, and into each other's. Follow them as they settle … Continue reading Reality Show Idea: House Swap
Terminator vs. Predator
After watching the excellent new Predator movie "Prey", and seeing some online discussion about the best way to continue the Terminator franchise, it occurred to me that there is a viable way to do "Terminator vs. Predator" right: A non-Arnold, original-mission Terminator is sent back in time to kill Sarah Connor's mother while pregnant with … Continue reading Terminator vs. Predator
Mac n Cheese Cones
Bread or cracker-like cones made with various savory flavors and textures: pita-like or crispy with various cheese, garlic, herb, veggie, bacon, or other mac n cheese-complementing flavors. Fill the cone with one or more custom flavors of mac n cheese made with different cheese and noodle combinations. Mix in and or top with sprinkles of … Continue reading Mac n Cheese Cones
Have two bands who admire each other's work each do a cover of their favorite song by the other group. The more different the genres or unique the individual groups' sounds, the better.
I know there are people who have done a version of this already, but let's make it a big deal. A national contest for college and other developers to create algorithms/apps that generate fair and sensible voting districts. $10 million dollar reward for the winning team/individual. Implement the winning solution nationwide to end gerrymandering.
PlastiCloth from Woven Plastic Bags
Use plastic shopping bags as "threads" or "fibers" in weaving PlastiCloth. Twist them, weave them, and create a durable, colorful, recycled new "cloth" for use in handbags, accessories, clothing, art, and as insulation in warm clothes, quilts, and blankets.
“Gone This Year” Music Collections
A yearly music collection of the best songs by all the famous musicians who died that year. They would generate unique, cross-genre collections that exposed new generations to great music and musicians of all kinds. This would work (in one incarnation or another) for TV shows, movies, books, and other media, as well.