Just this week, Donald Trump came out with a new name for one of his opponents: “Crooked Hillary.” Now, I have my political opinions like everyone else, but this website happens to be politically neutral (negativity is the biggest enemy to creativity). So without getting into politics, let’s consider an opportunity, purely at face value. Good, old-fashioned capitalism. I’m sure Trump can appreciate that. 🙂
Whether you like him or not, you can’t deny that name-calling seems to be a pattern with Mr. Trump. Let’s review: we have “Low Energy Jeb,” “Little Marco,” and “Lyin’ Ted.” We could dig up a collection of them. I can’t help but wonder, isn’t this starting to sound like a game?
And wouldn’t you know it. Right on queue- my fairy-godinventor appears and sprinkles some dust on my frontal cerebral cortex.
What product can we make out of all these names? A card game perhaps? How about Old Maid? Yes, it’s coming together! Each set is one of Trump’s opponents and the game is called something stupid like “Trump Maid.” I’m telling you- sometimes the stupidest ideas are home runs. Tremendous. Yuuuge.
How easy would this be? Just design a complete set of cards with fun illustrations of each political candidate and give them names Trump has already given them. Make Trump the old maid, toss in a rule book and start selling them online, limited edition. I’m sure they’d fly off the shelves like hotcakes. In fact, I would bet you could get picked up in the news.
We can take it a step further by adding a twist from the traditional rules. For example, maybe you can “Fire” your opponents. Or score more points if you build a Trump tower out of your winnings.
Now, before you run out and start designing this, you should know that I have no idea if it’s even legal or not to use their names and faces, but I see lots of merchandise out there with candidates’ faces from both sides of the aisle and I’m sure they don’t all have law suites looming over them. Maybe it’s just a chance you take, I don’t know. Or maybe you just go until you get a cease and desist- I’m no attorney, I’m just the idea guy.
What ideas do you have to help make Old Maid great again? Comment below…