Sunday, February 24, 2008

Changes

What if you woke up tomorrow and everything seemed the same but as you’re going about your dull repetitive day, you suddenly begin to notice some odd but distinct differences from the world you were in yesterday. You notice it on the flag across the street at the neighbor’s house.

What’s going on here? Shrugging it off, you proceed in to work but at the intersection, you notice another odd change

As you drive by the local theatre, another impossibly odd thing catches your eye.

How can this be? The first movie was abysmal! Academy awards? They NEVER give awards to super hero action films! Particularly bad ones.

The further you dig in, the more seemingly little insignificant variations crop up.

Donald Trump and Rosie O’Donnell engaged in New York!
Oprah bounty hunting with Dog down in Mexico!
Paris Hilton teaching Quantum Mechanics at Yale!
J.D. Salinger has a new book out and is doing book signings in Times Square!
There is a Chess Channel on cable!

Upon quick review your bank account is still at nearly zero. You haven’t miraculously lost that holiday weight, your job still sucks, the car doesn’t fill up itself, ice cream isn’t low fat. All the important things haven’t changed.

Would you simply accept the differences? What would you do?

15 comments:

RED MOJO said...

Why, did this happen to you recently?
I would do what I always do, drink until all makes sense.

Carla said...

I'd probably rub my eyes and go back to bed hoping for the best the next day...like some money in that bank account.

Serena Joy said...

I would figure that there was weirdness afoot in the Earth's atmosphere and that these were the results. I would simply assume that the job, bank account, and ice cream adjustments just take a little longer and will show up shortly.:D

HeyJoe said...

Everybody gets rich publishing a blog.

Uncivil said...

I would probably figure Hillary got the nod for the presidency and were all goin' to hell in a handbasket?

justacoolcat said...

Have sex. That's what reality teevee is all about, baby.

VE said...

red mojo - Nope, just thought I'd try something a little different

carla - That's always a good option

sj - Yes, that's the eternal optimist!

heyjoe - I'm for that!

uncivil - I didn't want to suggest it was THAT dismal...

justacoolcat - Perfect answer!

Kurt said...

Sign up for Paris's class.

Alan Smithee said...

Alan Smithee did not see Catwoman, but the reports were not good.

iamnot said...

She should have won the Oscar for that role.
"Best Use of Leather," needs to be a category.

VE said...

kurt - It's a good course...quantum mechanics don't make a lot of sense to most of us and neither does Paris.

alan - And you're the better man for it...

iamnot - I think that is what attracted the only people that did go to this.

Jeffrey Ellis said...

Holy shit, this sounds just like an episode of "Sliders" only without the cheesy melodramatic dialogue and one-dimensional characters. So I guess I'd just change the channel.

VE said...

jeffrey - Welcome. You know, if I want one-dimensional characters, I can always go to work!

Kelley said...

so what is wrong with the flag? Too many stars????

Help an Aussie chick out will ya?

*snigger*

VE said...

kelley - Good one. Everyone knows the stripes are horizontal, not vertical! Well, everyone in the USA...