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My Rejected Scripts #2: Undercover Magic Cops

Dearest Studio Executives,

How are you? I hope all is well and that you are not too overwhelmed with work, although I imagine you are quite busy as you have not yet responded to my previous letter, regarding my proposal for a romantic comedy adaptation of The Metamorphosis, nor have you accepted my friend request on Facebook. Anyway, I wanted to get back to you because I have another idea for a script that I am tentatively calling Undercover Magic Cops.

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Quiz Time! Can You Pick Out the Real Indie Rock Bands?

Maybe it’s kind of gimmicky, but coming up with a weird band name can be key to drawing in new fans. Or drawing in me, anyway. I guess I can’t speak for the general population of music listeners, but when I’m aimlessly wandering through music blogs, I’m much more likely to click on a song by a band called something like Killer Japanese Peace Lily than I am to click on a song by a band called Laundry Detergent. (Actually, scratch that. I would totally be intrigued by a band called Laundry Detergent. Just insert a more mundane band name back there instead.) Anyway, some of the strangely-named bands floating around have inspired this quiz: Can you pick out which of the following 12 names are real bands? (And no, I’m not going to help you out by clarifying the ratio of real to fake bands.)

  1. Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head
  2. Irreverent Praying Mantis
  3. Too Obscure for the Internet
  4. We Were Promised Jetpacks
  5. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
  6. Ahoy-hoy
  7. Stay Off My Lawn, You Kids!
  8. Mord Fustang
  9. The F***ing Invincible Teenagers
  10. The We Shared Milk
  11. Freak Gasoline Fight
  12. WHY?

Answers after the break.

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