It's not runes, it's just: Fun with Dictionaries

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THE DICTIONARY: Miriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Edition
THE WORD: red giant

Instead of boring you with a blurb about red giants (and assuring you that it'll be a long time before our sun becomes one), I thought I'd take a look back at the words selected this week, and try to assemble something from them--something ridiculous, in that it's random and hopefully a little fun. I've been trying to manufacture some theme out of the week's words, but if you want to help me take it one step further: if you had to come up with an idea for a TV show based on/incorporating these five words, what would it be?

Here, again, are the week's words: showmanship, loopy, consigliere, diaspora, red giant

I'm thinking a show that traces a band of zany and lovable lawyers (all named after red giants) as the only survivors of some natural disaster; they pilgrimage to other interstellar shores, which they soon find are populated and ruled by a class of wily consiglieres they are forced to join. Anybody else?

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November 2, 2007 - 5:21pm
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