Took a shower; had an idea, with inspiration from The Daily Shoot and recent class ponderings about pop culture.
Here's a proposal: Quotes. A word, a sentence; they represent an idea, personify a theme, a memory. In turn, quotes referencing pop culture have the ability to resonate with a large group of like-minded people, to take you down memory lane or to identify yourself as a member of some particular group.
So what am I proposing? Simple:
- Think of a quote (a line, a meme; any memorable text) that is somehow related to or derived from pop culture
- Go to Twitter
- Tweet your quote, adding the hashtag "#1qad", and today's date
Anyone looking at 1qad Tweets will theoretically see a list of quotes, hopefully with some that they know and can identify with. If you think you know where a quote is from, Tweet the person back to see if you're right.
Here's an example:
I Tweet: #1qad "By your powers combined..." 21/09/11
The Captain is in.
Someone searching "#1qad" sees my quote and sends me a message: Captain Planet, or alternatively completes the quote with, "...I am Captain Planet."
Both parties can then rest easy in the knowledge that they aren't the only ones who used to watch a blue man in red tights and green hair wax lyrical about being eco-friendly.
How's that? I'm currently planning to start the project after getting 4 co-conspirators, so if you think you like Project 1QAD (1 Quote A Day, for those of you who haven't figured it out yet) and want in, send me a comment after this post!