The Random Word Generator Diaries: Mist

*Every week (for the most part) Rick uses a random word generator to pick a topic, and rambles on about it using related stories, thoughts, and questionable facts he thought he heard somewhere.  Once finished he’ll look up the actual definition and see if he was in the ballpark.

random word: Mist

Oh what a pleasure it is to be back, and this weeks word is Mist.  Mist is like a fog or something, it’s definitely creepy.  Also it is my least favorite setting on a spray bottle.  Gotta fill some space here so I think I will write reviews of or blurbs about things that I may or may not have seen that use the word Mist.

Stephen King’s The Mist

Stephen King Movie (probably book too for smarter people.)  Probably not his best work.  Tom Jane plays a scientist who isn’t wet enough, so he invents a spritzer to mist him every 15 seconds.  He used a haunted valve that regulates too much water to pass through the device and his utility bills skyrocket.  

Play Misty for Me

Clint Eastwood stars in the story of a man, standing at the counter of a video store (it was a period piece) who desperately wants to watch Stephen King’s the Mist, but he cannot remember the title of it. 
“What is it, the one about the spritzer…   Mistish?…   Misting?…   Misty?  Yes!  I think that’s it!  Play Misty for me!” 
“We don’t have a listing for a ‘Misty,’ sir.”
“How about the Wetness?”

Gorillas in the Mist

Dian Fossey’s riveting documentary about the simian creatures that were used in the making of Stephen King’s The Mist.  (They mostly worked craft services.)
Well that was enough silliness…


A cloud of tiny water droplets suspended in the atmosphere at or near the earth’s surface.
Cover or become covered with mist.
Clearly in my absence I have decided to no longer give a shit about my format (that I created.)  It doesn’t have to make sense, folks.  The important thing is that I have fun here.  See you in a week! 

Rick Canavan is a stand up comedian. You can see him host a pretty fun show every Friday night at the Comedy Studio in Harvard Square.

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