Greatly Reduced Expectations
The downside to not sharing my entries in hashtag sprees within a day or so of them being a thing on Twitter, whether as part of a "Twitticisms" post or in a Top X list like the one that follows, is, I've come to realize, that anyone interested in heading over to Twitter to see the full range of contributions will turn up zilch.
Maybe a hashtag comes back into fashion or someone joins in late or a totally different group of people hit on the same idea, maybe, but those earlier entries are gone. Twits seem to leave Twitter's institutional memory pretty quickly, unless there are tricks to its search function I don't know about (which is very, very possible). You can at least head to my own Favorites on Twitter, scroll down a bit, and see a heaping handful of others' offerings that I found amusing enough to save. It's not at all the same, though, as being in the thick of it — and this one, #unpromisingsequels, was a good one; I was immensely grateful to have a clear, quick-thinking head for as long as I did.
Here, in roughly the order I posted them, save for the favorite that I've moved to the end, are my...
Top Thirty (Yes, Thirty!) Unpromising Sequels
30. The Day After the Day After
29. Hastily-Dressed Lunch
28. Reincarnation of a Salesman
27. Acquaintances on a Train
26. Love in the Time of Cholera Vaccines
25. The Executive Producers
24. Fiddler at the Window: Allegro!
23. Sgt. Pepper's Well-Adjusted, Engagingly Social Hearts Club Band
22. Evaporation Man
21. The Well-Scrubbed Dozen
20. Admiral EO
19. Monday in the Park without George
18. Gödel, Escher, Bachman-Turner Overdrive
17. Now We Are Sixty
16. To Have or... No, No, I Decided, To Have, Yeah.
15. Lawnmower Boy: The Adventures of Lawnmower Man When He Was a Boy
14. Partial Recall; or, We Can Try to Remember It for You Retail
12. Mrs. Saigon-Goldfarb
11. Joseph and the Mildly Diverting Kodachrome Dreamvest
10. Are You There, Jesus? It's Me, Margaret, and Your Dad's, Like, Totally Zoned Out or Something
9. Charlie and the Carob Factory
8. Where the Sidewalk Picks Up Again
7. Atlas Regained His Balance
6. Tommy II: Cochlear Implant
5. Mary PopoZão
4. Damn Mets
3. The Lamb Lies Down One Street Over From Broadway
2. Bohemian Spotify
And My Number One Unpromising Sequel...
1. Oh Look, Alice Moved Back In