Favorite

Twitter Explores the Stupid and Nonsensical Things We've Written down in the Middle of the Night

You wake up with this pressing feeling that you've just come up with the most genius thought. Maybe it's an idea for a screenplay or a song, and the only way to get it out of your head is to get it on paper. Then the next morning you find your masterpiece. And it just says "gorilla napkins." Weird thoughts just make perfect sense when you're asleep.Twitter knows.

Share
Tweet
Stumble
Pin It
Email
  • 1
    Text - Andrew Male Follow @Andr6wMale Woke up in middle of night to write down something pressing and important *checks notes "Some form of ancient mop"
    Pin It
    Via Twitter

  • 2
    Text - Richard Osman Follow @richardosman Replying to @AndrêwMale I once dreamt the PERFECT episode of 'The Bill', woke up at 3am, remembered the lot, whole story, big twist, spent ages writing the whole thing down. In the morning I excitedly reached for my pad, and it said "A man throws a brick through a window. But it is a DIFFERENT man."
    Pin It
    Via Twitter

  • 3
    Text - Catherine Russell Follow @catherinerusse2 Replying toerichardosman @Andr6wMale Had a writer chum who woke up in great excitement to check his notebook. He'd written, "something about monkeys."
    Pin It
    Via Twitter

  • 4
    Text - Tracy Thomas Wilson Follow @tracytwilson Replying to @catherinerusse2 @richardosman @AndrowMale I did that for awhile when I was younger. Once I had written, "Big army tent. Soccer balls."
    Pin It
    Via Twitter

  • Advertisement
  • 5
    Text - Mum's got a sharpie Follow @Mycatlola Replying torichardosman @AndrowMale My husband once sat up in bed, saying "I just found out who Jack the Ripper was, write it down!" I asked who. He said, "I don't know his name but he was definitely offside."
    Pin It
    Via Twitter

  • 6
    Text - traceyherdandlicorice @herd tracey Follow Replying to @Andr6wMale The secret of life revealed itself to me in a dream and I groggily scribbled it down. The next morning I found the words "night skirt"
    Pin It
    Via Twitter

  • 7
    Text - Phil Booth Follow @EinsteinsAttic Replying to @Andr6wMale Some years back, I woke with the realisation that I'd understood the meaning of life. Wrote it down and went back to sleep feeling incredibly peaceful In the morning I found: "It's all a matter of hemi demi semiquavers."
    Pin It
    Via Twitter

  • Advertisement
  • 8
    Text - bad kanji tattoo @futureidentity Follow Replying to@AndrowMale @mjohnharison Hey, at least it's words! My 3am jottings are more likely to look like this. Made pellucid sense at the time. minh r 61
    Pin It
    Via Twitter

  • 9
    Text - ABOLISH ICE (Barry Freed) Follow BarryFreedNYC Replying to @AndrêwMale "The banana is big, but its skin is even bigger.
    Pin It
    Via Twitter

  • 10
    Text - David Garrick Follow @DavidJRGarrick Replying to @Andr6wMale Once woke up in the middle of the night laughing and wrote down why. Checked in the morning: "pretend there's a door" it said.
    Pin It
    Via Twitter

  • Advertisement
  • 11
    Text - Rob G (blue tick pending) @shearersbuddy Follow Replying to @richardosman @Andr6wMale I had written down the perfect idea for a bond plot. Imagined submitting it to MGM/UA and Daniel Craig nodding approvingly. Next morning pad reads- Bond gets a dog.....that's also a gadget Fade.
    Pin It
    Via Twitter

  • 12
    Text - TARANTINA Follow @TARANTWINA Replying to@AndrowMale I woke up and used voice notes to record what I was sure was the greatest melodic idea I'd ever had. Listened back in the morning. It was 'Royals' by Lorde.
    Pin It
    Via Twitter

  • 13
    Text - agadon't Follow @LeonardEctric1 Replying to @richardosman @AndrowMale once dreamt my mum was a faceless stone statue who danced for the Nazis, and according to my notes, "wearing a dress which is BIGGER THAN IT ACTUALLY IS."
    Pin It
    Via Twitter

  • Advertisement
  • 14
    Text - Martin Koerner Follow @koernputer Replying to @AndrôwMale I once did the same and when I checked the piece of paper in the morning it said "Must write this down"...
    Pin It
    Via Twitter
  • -
  • Vote
  • -
Share
Tweet
Stumble
Pin It
Email
  • Reposted by
  • tarrant501's avatar
  • Rakoonator's avatar

Next on FAIL Blog

Important Tumblr Post About Love Being A Choice Or Emotion Will Nail You In The Feels
Comments - Click to show - Click to hide