Odyssey articles are hard to come up with a topic for week after week. Being consistently clever is hard work. Everyone wants to find that idea that's going to get them good feedback. That could be hard-hitting news, commentary on society, funny stuff, or weird things that you've witnessed. Let's be real, though: Sometimes you're just not feeling the news and/or pop culture trends. And who wants to put words down for the sake of showing your opinion on something you aren't all that passionate about?
So, I've come up with a list of things to write about if you've got writer's block.
1. Name Beyonce's Twins
Queen Bey announced (in the most liked Instagram picture of all time) that she is pregnant with twins this week. Just FYI. If we're keeping with the trend set by her daughter Blue Ivy, these will probably be named Green Moss and Purple Kudzu. This could be a fun article.
2. Guess Where the Next Idiotic Protest Will Happen
LOL @ UC Berkeley. Another one is bound to happen, but where? Who will be the speaker? How many snowflakes will be arrested? The possibilities are endless.
3. Challenge the "Muslim Ban"
I couldn't find a gif of Donald Trump saying he was going to ban all Muslims forever. Or that this Executive Order blocked all majority Muslim countries, not just 7 of them. Huh? Funny. Guess it isn't a "Muslim Ban" after all.
4. Predict the Super Bowl
Even if it's the middle of the year, do it. Make a completely arbitrary pick, I don't care. If you accurately predict the Super Bowl in June, it'll have to go on your resume.
5. Rank the Halftime Shows
Maybe the game isn't you thing. But the Halftime Show may be. So rank them. Show us flopped and who mopped the floor with who.
LEFT SHARK FOR THE WIN!
6. Name Your Supreme Court Pick
I've got mine. I think we all agree it's about time Judge Judy got the recognition she deserves.
7. Write Down Everything You Eat
That's something people probably don't care about, which makes it the perfect article. Also, pics or it didn't happen.
8. Give Your Oscar Picks
Anybody think Isabelle Huppert (Who?) is going to win for Elle (What?)? What about Viggo Mortenson (Ooh, I know that one.) for Captain Fantastic (Wait, what?)? Yeah, neither do I. Pick them!
9. Pretend a Movie Not Nominated for an Oscar Is
Aren't you guys so excited for Doctor Strange's nomination for Best Picture! I bet it's going to win!
10. Write a List of Things to Write About When You Don't Know What to Write
See what I did there?