Wednesday, May 11, 2005

You do mess around with Jim

Proposal for a bad science fiction novel: Messin' around with Jim: An experiment gone awry at Brookhaven National Laboratory's Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider creates a singularity, and a tiny quantum event in the space-time continuum ripples through time and results in Jim Croce's miraculous survival of a 1973 plane crash. However, by some unknowable law of universal conservation, this self-same fluke results in the 1973 death of James Taylor by heroin overdose. Aside from this, our two universes are virtually identical, except from the effects that ripple out from this: fads such as 30-something men shaving their heads well before losing their hair mutate into 30-something men with toupees that resemble black curly shag carpets . Super Mario becomes the video game pop icon of the new millennium.

Possible title: SwarthyWorld.
Yes, it's abominable. This is why I blog, and will never write a novel.
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