Just saw this webcomic today and it got me thinking, (1)
there are many tales of wishes turning against the wisher in surprising negative twists (like those in the short story, The Monkey's Paw
by W.W. Jacobs*) and (2)
there's always that three wishes only clause where one literally use one wish to get more wishes atop of the three wishes.
I would like to compile of as comprehensive a list of wishes one could make that could be wishful loopholes circumventing either or both of those seemingly unmovable wish obstacles.
This list could (in theory
) be a great resource for people to look at if they ever find a wish granting Monkey's paw or stumble onto a real life wish granting genie from a bottle.
*If you don't know it, read it here http://gaslight.mtroyal.ca/mnkyspaw.htm
. It's a classic short story everyone should know about. Or at least find a copy of The Simpson's Tree House of Horrors II
, season 3, episode 7 for the satirized version.