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The Long-Awaited Diversion Diversion

By Tater Barley Banks | Comment Diversions | January 23, 2010 |

By Tater Barley Banks | Comment Diversions | January 23, 2010 |

Remember the Pajiba Suggestion Box? Couple months ago TPTB here at everyone’s favorite webhome asked for your ideas about how to make the site a better place. The only suggestion I can remember off that thread was this one, which I’m kind of amazed hasn’t been used yet. Since I’ve run low on ideas for wild and wonderful places to take the weekend crew that we haven’t already been to, I’m claiming it.

So it’s your turn. Give me 52 good ones and I won’t have to ask again until next year.

Meantime, to tide us over, the lovely, witty and obviously intelligent Jennifer K. sends along this request:


I frequent Pajiba quite a bit, though I’ve only started commenting recently. I’m also participating in the Cannonball Read, and I just finished reading The Eyre Affair which gave me an idea for a possible comment diversion. One of the characters creates a machine in the novel that allows people to step into their favorite books/poems etc. Now you’d think I would want to ask which narrative everyone else would like to join if given the chance, but I guess that’s just not morbid enough for me. One of the other characters uses this machine as way to blackmail the public and threatens to kill characters from novels. So my question is, what character in what book/movie annoyed you so much that you would kill him/her given the chance (and thus make for a much better plot without them or possibly prevent the piece from even existing for more than a chapter and sparing us all some misery)? There are quite a few characters that have annoyed me a lot, especially in classic novels, but I’m leaning towards Raskolnikov from Crime and Punishment.

See? I told you she was smart.

So Jennifer K. has thrown down. You can run with her diversion, give me an idea for one, or even both! Win-win!

Show me what ya got.

TATER BARLEY BANKS is not to be trusted. He probably makes up everything he writes about himself, especially the stuff about living in West Virginia. Don’t be fooled. In truth, he lives in Pajibaland, where he speaks gibberish as , (TCFKAB), spends his time sitting on a park bench, eyeing little girls with bad intent, and is developing a 25-letter alphabet, now that his key doesn’t work. He has no blog, no Facebook page and no MySpace page, so don’t try to find him. If you’re so inclined, you can email Tater.

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