Misc:
•Do you think there is too much fighting on t.v. Why or why not?
•Do you think it is necessary to have alcohol at a party in order to have a good time?
•Does it bother you to be around someone who has bad manners?
•Should there be a dress code in places such as school, restaurants, and places of business? Why or why not?
•Should animals be used for medical research?
•Should the Canadian Government financially support Olympic teams?
•Should people be prohibited from smoking in certain places?
•Families are important because…
•Would you like to be famous? Why or why not? What would you like to be famous for?
•Who or what has had a strong influence in your life?
•Where would you prefer to be right now–mountains, desert, beach–and why?
•Should you have to do chores around the house? Why or why not?
•Should you be required to wear a bike helmet? Why or why not?
•Should skateboards be allowed on sidewalks?
•Where do you think we should go on our class fieldtrip this year? Why?
•Should you have to take tests in school?
•Should cellphones be allowed in school?
•Can television (or videogames) influence your behaviour? How?
•Should schools be year-round?
•Should junk food be banned from schools?
•Should students be required to learn a second language?

Science Fiction:
•Alien invasion, abduction, and first contact
•Apocalypses, worldwide disasters, and environmental collapse
•Changing ages, bodies, size, sex, and species
•Cloning, genetic engineering, mutations, and evolution
•Faster than light space travel, wormholes, and warp drives
•Androids, artificial intelligence, and other human-like machines
•Universal translators, nanotechnology, floating cities, and other fantastic inventions
•Artificial planets, terraforming, living planets, and other ways to live in space
•Memory editing, mind uploading and virtual worlds, and cybernetics
•Zombies, werewolves, vampires, and other monsters
•Utopias, dystopias, galactic empires, anarchy, and other political ideas
•Precognition, telepathy, mind control, and other psychic abilities
•Sex, sexuality, reproduction, and gender roles
•Sleeper ships, generation ships, and other slower than light space travel
•Flight, super strength, shape shifting, and other super powers
•Time travel, alternate dimensions, alternate history, and steampunk
•The creation and destruction of the universe
•A depressed office secretary begins having strange dreams where she is floating over the surface of a planet. She waves oceans into existence, and creates mountains with a thought. She spends her days trapped behind a desk, and at night, she is a goddess.
•A writer discovers an ancient quill pen alleged to have been used by a cult of devil worshippers to write their unholy scriptures. When he begins to write with the pen, he discovers that the pen has the ability to reshape creation.
•A powerful, ancient alien falls in love with a human and, in an attempt to win her affections, creates a new universe, just for her.
•After a head injury, a man has an unusual problem: every time he falls asleep, he wakes up ten years in the past.
•A child discovers a time machine and uses it to get revenge on her abusive stepfather.
•A hypnotist discovers that time is only in the mind, causality just a matter of perspective.
•A non-religious woman sprouts wings like an angel.

Your computer is so old:
•Your computer is so old,it has a rotary modem.
•The ISP is Pony Express.
•The hard drive doesn’t work without Viagra.
•I wanted to install more memory, but I didn’t have another papyrus scroll.
•The virus scanner just found the black plague.
•It burned a DVD at the stake.
•If you want to reboot, you have to take it to a cobbler.
•The monitor is a granite slab with the word “AOL” engraved on it.
•The webcam is Vincent van Gogh.
•The email app is a guy who can yell really loud.

Play with other children:
•Let’s play. Have a play date lately? Do people you need to play with other children?
•Follow the leader. This topic could be useful to help members get in line. Alternatively, this can be used to show how to be different.
•Are you a bully? In the social media connected world, this is important.
•How to avoid being the bully. This can a gentle way to discuss the challenges of online problems.
•Do you play well with the other children? This is a good topic for pointing out organizational dysfunction.
•Why you can’t play for our team? This is a great business topic where you can talk about being a team player. It’s also good for talking about when you shouldn’t be a follower.
•Being a team player. Useful for a wide variety of business topics. It’s particularly important for discussing how to build cross-organizational relationships.
•Be the leader of your own gang. What it takes to lead. Everyone wants to be a member of the C-suite. (For more information on this topic, check out Lisa Petrilli’s great blog.)
•Choosing sides. A great title for posts about how to avoid various pitfalls in business. It can also be useful for discussing the pros and cons of a specific topic.
•Bet you can’t keep a secret! Everyone has secrets. It adds to the allure. Do you know anything special about your blog topic that you can share?
•Does ___ need a time out? Think the new approach to discipline. This is a great way to talk about challenges in the workplace. Alternatively, this topic can be used to discuss any issue where a cooling off period is needed.

The games children play:
•Chutes and Ladders of life. This children’s game is about how easily you can go up and down.
•Monopoly, the game. A family classic that has lots of angles to it. Pass go and collect $200.
•Go Fish. This card game can give you a hook for discussing, “What to do when you need ___?”
•Chess moves. Useful for discussing strategy across a wide variety of topics. Also, good for thinking about competitors.
•How do you Twister? This game shows kids how to maneuver out of a bad position. What does this mean for your business?
•Building blocks. Use this idea to teach the basics as an alternative to a 101.
•Can you Jenga? Be careful how you build things. Support is everything?
•Are you a Legomaniac? Legos must be put together piece by piece, following the instructions. Even better, use Lego pieces to spell out your points. (Anyone have kids available to help them?)
•Do you collect Pokemon cards? These collectible cards are variations on existing animals. How can you leverage these symbols in your business?
•What collecting baseball cards taught me. This can apply to any other types of collection. Other popular pastimes include stamps and coins.
•Lessons from Barbie. What playing with dolls taught me or, alternatively, how to break the mold.
•Bob the Builder. How do you put something together?
•Puzzles. Did you like putting puzzles together? How does this apply to your blog topic?

Get creative:
•Color inside the lines. You can talk about how to conform. Of course, you can also talk about coloring outside of the lines!
•Paint my world. Talk about creativity as it relates to a specific topic or to the world in general.
•Color my world. Useful way to discuss color. This can be applied to a wide range of topics such as fashion.
•Don’t leave a mess. Anyone for Cleanup? Great way to talk about organization.
•Sing along Raffi. Use a song to have fun. This is one way to add an audio or video to your blog.
•Build me a sand castle. What do you want to construct?

Let’s go to the playground:
•Recess: Do you need a break from ___? How vacations and breaks can get you back on track.
•Do you play well with other children? Use this hook to discuss an issue where people aren’t getting along.
•Lessons from the playground. Another spin on getting along.
•Swings. Use the image of a swing for discussing changes such as management or direction. Or alternatively, do you need a push to get going?
•See-saw. Discuss the ups and downs of a topic and how to take them with grace.
•Monkey bars. How to climb to the top of a specific topic.
•Hide and seek. What don’t you see that’s right in front of you?
•Tag! You’re it. What to do when you get the job no one wants?
•King of castle. Who’s really the top dog and why?
•Learning to ride a bicycle. What memories does this bring home? It’s the classic father-child activity.
•Do you need training wheels? Supply your readers with help on a topic.