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Brainstorming help needed: Funny national treasures/monuments

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jwarrend
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I'm working on a tongue-in-cheek game in which players, among other things, attempt to steal and destroy items of national significance to their rival nations, and to protect their own national treasures. Because the game is supposed to be fairly absurd, it would be good to have silly-sounding titles for the national monuments and relics, as opposed to "serious" stuff like "the Declaration of Independence" or "the Washington Monument" -- think instead of stuff like "the secret recipe for Kentucky Fried Chicken" or "the world's largest twine ball" or "the statue of the founder's cat, Snookums", etc (although these aren't really very funny).

If anyone has any ideas for silly monuments, treasures, artifacts, etc, I'd love to hear them! I think the game will be wacky fun but I'm not funny enough to pull it off by myself -- your help is greatly welcomed and appreciated!

Rick-Holzgrafe
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I know, I know -- I'll keep my day job

(None of the following are typos. If they don't make sense, look again. If they still don't make sense, move along. My alleged sense of humor can be kind of obscure sometimes.)

Sconehenge (Cheesehenge, Spandexhenge, Spoonhenge, Toasthenge, etc. ad nauseum)
The Manga Carta
El Camino Unreal
The Statue of Limberness
The Bollywood Sign
Machu Pikachu
Carlsbad Taverns
The Mona Lizard
Angkor What?
The Great Mall of China
The Hopeless Diamond
The Eerie Canal
Old Faithful Geezer
The Hanging Garters of Babylon
The Leaning Tower of Pizza
Chicken Itza
Fort Noxious

...meh, enough. If you're not laughing by now (and I'll bet you're not), more won't help!

CloudBuster
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HA!

These are great, actually! Well done! (and yes...I'm laughing...)

I'll attempt a few more:

The Great Wall of Flatware
The Taj Warhol
The Louver
The Grand Torino
Custard's Last Stand
Jellostone National Park
Gran Poupon National Park

Meh.

jwarrend
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Thanks guys, those are a

Thanks guys, those are a great start!

Just as a note, the monuments/relics don't necessarily have to be parodies or satires of real-world counterparts. Outlandish or absurd stuff like "Exalted Leader's Golden Toupee" or "The National Museum of Lint" are good as well.

Thanks again!

Rick-Holzgrafe
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I warn you, I can keep this up all day

jwarrend wrote:
Thanks guys, those are a great start!

Just as a note, the monuments/relics don't necessarily have to be parodies or satires of real-world counterparts. Outlandish or absurd stuff like "Exalted Leader's Golden Toupee" or "The National Museum of Lint" are good as well.

Thanks again!

Okay... how about:

The Monocle of Monaco
The Golden Spleen
The Secret Graveyard of Missing Socks
The World's Silliest Hat
Teddy Roosevelt's Moustache
Little Red's Riding Hood
The 99th Bottle of Beer on the Wall
The Sacred Spoon
The World's Most Tangled Yo-yo String
The MacGuffin
The Missing Link
Bigfoot
Littlefoot
The Emperor's New Clothes

Nikke
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resources

You should check out www.seventhsanctum.com: it allows you to generate random names for virtually any game!

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