In order to prevent staleness, I propose this method of computer magic (it's all magic to me, honestly):
Pull up the Peristaltic* Idea Generator, or PIG, and enter in the titles of all of the ideas in a particular category. Then, enter in the number of ideas. This program then performs a series
of basic functions:
-Calculates the average number of characters in each idea title,
-Breaks down the titles into a collection of letters,
-Randomly selects a number of letters equal to the average number of letters per idea, and
-Attempts to form words by anagrams
You then select, from that pool of potential words, a few words that you believe you can string into an idea that fits into that original category. To simplify the process, ideas would not have to be used that were perfect anagrams, just those that used some of the words generated by the letters.
I looked at the ideas in "Car:"
-Aerial of Thorns
-Variable Cycle Hybrid Electric Generator
-Car speed mandator
I randomly selected the following 17 letters:
And I could, in theory, do an idea based on the words "dragged," "load," and "elders."
*called it peristalsis because it breaks down the input and turns it into poo.