Monday, January 17, 2005

- What do you mean, the Earth is gone?
- It's stopped projecting. There are no more emanations. No blue blip on the radar. It isn't there.
- Maybe they've annihilated themselves. Were we monitoring at the time?
- Constantly. We're analyzing the final data in hopes of an answer.
- Such a waste, right in the middle of a ratings drive, too. If we don't get the Earth back we'll never find out what happens on all those soap operas.
- I think we have it now. The final photograph intercepted via electromagnetic projection.
- Ah, I see the problem.
- Why do they have to do that?
- I don't know. Maybe we should take down the "no camera" signs. Everytime someone photographs one the paradox causes reality to implode.
- How do we fix it?
- Just hit the reset button. Earth will be up and running in five minutes.

Story #133


The Mushroom said...

Teching Earth is a lot like teching Windows ME: you might get it to work for awhile if you reboot, but generally speaking it was broken during the installation so it's gonna have some quirks to work around.

sk8rn said...

Thanks for the laughs!

Anonymous said...

Perhaps there will be a time to come when the Earth's existence will be sort of blurred by any other planet system. I don't know... But .. coming to think of it, aren't we acting like destroyers right now?? Hopefully those five mins without any sort of awareness of the Earth's existence won't take forever! M.P.

The Mushroom said...

Ahh, leave it down for a few more minutes and let the vacuum tubes cool down.