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I decided to organize a weekly creative writing exercise in the office to sharpen the skills of the writing pool. Everyone takes a turn inventing an exercise or a prompt.

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3.8.07
Exercise 31 - Superproduct

This week's exercise was provided by Guile.  His instructions below:

 

Writing copy for a flyer is tricky. You have to come up with something quick and snappy. That means you have to cram loads of information in one small piece of paper and still manage to keep it in interesting even though the product you're selling is pitifully boring. Well, what if you're given a chance to write copy for a SuperProduct that's infinitely more interesting than the usual products you have to sell? Kinda like this one:

 

 

TIRED OF PENCILS THAT GIVE UP ON YOU WHEN YOU'RE BRAINSTORMING?

 

Introducing the new MONGOL X SUPERPENCIL 2099 PROFESSIONAL EDITION*--the definitive pencil for the new millennium! Straight from the genius minds of the creators of the SuperEraser and SuperYellowPad comes this groundbreaking SuperPencil that will make you the Brainstorming King of your team! Check out these fancy features:

 

          Embedded AMD X44 MicroChip that records every character you wrote. Just press INSTANT REWRITE to, well, rewrite the last word you erased.

          MP3 Player (accessories are available upon request) - chill out with some music while you're brainstorming!

          Built-in Automatic Sharpener** - you won't need to sharpen your pencil anymore because it does it all by itself!

          Ultraviolet Lead - you might not see what you wrote in normal light but under UV illumination, your scribbles appear in full display!

          Licorice Eraser, which comes in different flavors like humba, paksiw, inun-unan and tabliya! Perfect for chewing when you're racking your brains for new ideas!

 

The new MONGOL X SUPERPENCIL 2099 PROFESSIONAL EDITION is available in different funky colors (blue, azure, beryl, cerulean, cobalt, indigo, navy, royal, sapphire, teal, turquoise and ultramarine) and if you decide to order 12 pieces before Friday, we'll give you a dozen! GET YOUR OWN MONGOL X SUPERPENCIL 2099 PROFESSIONAL EDITION NOW! Call 415-8200 to order (look for Thea)!

 

*Also available: MONGOL X SUPERPENCIL 2099 COLLEGE EDITION AND PRE-SCHOOL EDITION.

**9 Volt Battery not included.

 

 

This week's exercise is to come up with something like this. Just follow these steps: 1) You must base it on a real product (no laser pistols or stuff like that), 2) Endow that real product with Super Features (sky is the limit so use your imagination), and 3) Keep it under 300 words. Fire away. 

 

I decided to write a product based on my RayBan Aviator Sunglasses. 

 

RayBan Astronaut

The Starglasses for the final frontier.

 

In the legendary tradition of the classic RayBan Aviators of 1930s. 

The rebirth of cool for Space Travellers.

 

 

(Violator Box)

[Logo of NASA, with Jupiter Mission Astronauts]

 

Technology Perfected in Space. 

 

 

CUTTING EDGE JAPANESE NANOTECH WORKMANSHIP. 

      Made of space grade adamantium composites for maximum strength and near zero mass.  So light, youll forget you have them on even launch after launch.

      Rated for 7G and above accelerations.  Designed for the frequent space flyer of the new age.

      Certified by the NASA Space Tourism Commission.  Battle-tested, Civilian-safe.

 

EMBEDDED SPACE NAVIGATION FEATURES

      GPS (Galactic Positioning System) covering the 12 major space sectors.  Never again will you ever need to ask for directions from alien space stragglers.

      72 Zegabyte memory with hard-coded Universal Library of all known Bio-Organisms.  Is that ectoplasm virulent or just bioluminescent?  Wonder no more!

      Universal emergency beacon compatible with the Milky Way Inter-System Protocols.  Never be marooned again, space tows are within femto-seconds away.  Guaranteed!

 

ENHANCED BIO-SUPPORT

      Grade 7 Radiation Meter and Combat Grade Deflectors.  Ultraviolets, Gammas and Zulu Rays Resistant.  SPF 94 Starblock Lotions made obsolete.  Get the perfect tan all the time.

      BioCircuitry for Biometric Monitoring.  Never worry about getting exotic or extra-terrestrial diseases anymore.  Recognized by Spaceport authorities so you save time at spaceport processing.

      Extra-Muscular Stimulator.  Sonically links with your neuropathways to allow you to stimulate muscles for physical exercise simulations.  Beats space atrophy, and if you want, you can even build abs while you sleep!

 

 

(Endorsement Box)

[Photo of Michael Jackson]

 

I finally found the perfect shades to replace my aviators that didnt survive my cryo-regeneration.  This one will definitely last me through my next lifetime!  Now Ive got equipment I can use for my real moonwalks this time.

- Michael Jackson

 

 

uww.rayban.com/earth


Posted at 10:23 am by bisoy

 

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