In order to hold myself to a more productive standard, I've decided to give myself a regular date to post puzzles. I've decided on the 19th and 5th of each month (that seems like a reasonable rate to churn out puzzles that are fit for the public eye), and so what better way to start this new era than by posting an un-testsolved puzzle with just a few minutes to go before midnight!
This is a (mildly reworked) theme puzzle that the NYT rejected for being too broad. But some of the entries still make me chuckle, and I put a decent bit of effort into finding phrases that fit the theme. So I hope you enjoy!