1. Turned my initial mind-map into 6 or 7 mind-maps, each centred on a different subject
2. Scoured each sub-mind-map for links
3. Made each subject link visible (to me and to you) with a blue letter in a blue circle
4. Put initial thought into comedy ideas from developing the links
5. Written provisional joke ideas in red
6. Put the sub-mindmaps into some sort of order for me to unleash them on, you.
Our 2nd sub-mindmap follows. Please bear in mind that at this stage we're not trying to shoe-horn every link into the subject of baldness. This was just a starting point and besides we'll be spending quite some time in tweaking our content before it is 'stage-ready'
M: music, Hry: hairy, and OV: overcompensating for baldness.
Yes, music and rocking chairs have very little to do with baldness. This doesn't matter, not in the slightest.
I should also explain that The Green Man is a folk-character who is covered with foliage from head to toe, and is about the continuity of nature. There will be a link to him on a later mind-map.
Any issues of non-continuity over the next few blogs i.e. if you can't see where I'm drawing something from will be down to a link to another, later mind-map. Bear with me, and wait until we get to the last one and all will become clear.
The following are the ideas:
My first visit to the fairground was a disaster. I was sick on the Little Wheel. I should have known better after my first time on my Gran's rocking chair. This was last week.
Motion sickness, that's always been one of my bug-bears. I've decided on an approach to tackle it : I'm going to stop moving.. I mean, when did you ever hear of a three-toed sloth being sick on a piece of juvenile fairground equipment? I rest my case.
My friend Barry was a bit blasé about becoming a granddad. He said it was good to see the cycle of life continuing. I said he'd be able to get that more cost-effectively by looking in a pond.
That's all for now, more later. By the way, I'm not going to carry forward our gag ideas any more at the end of each post. I'll bring them in later as a clump to work into a final routine. My feeling is that by the time we get to the end of the mind-mapping process we'll have far more material than we need. But that's fine.
Until next time, took after yourself.