I have a few buddies (I know it's hard to believe, but yes, I have friends) who seem to be quite adept at finding weird and funny things on the internet.
One of those funny things is an hilarious list found at www.eviloverlord.com/lists/overlord.html . I call it an online school for learning to be The Evil One.
Funny, but it can also be something of great value to the writer. If you have any of these contrivances going on between your protagonist and antogonist, there had better be a very good reason.