[A breakfast table in America. TOM and JANE are eating breakfast and drinking coffee. JANE is reading the news on her tablet while TOM works on a crossword puzzle.] JANE: [Sips coffee, sighs] Another mass shooting. TOM: [Not looking up] Mmm, yeah. Des Moines.
I like this format. Please publish more of them. Perhaps I'll create a video version of one of them being that I'm an actor and work with a crew to create my short videos for my Douyin and Kuaishou channels. I have over 1 million followers.
Love the satire! Trouble is, it's too realistic...
The story of an ordinary breakfast such as there must be thousands (millions) of them in the homes of our "collective West". Alas!
This is absolutely brilliant!
Fish poison factory? Fukushima? Caitlin, Americans don't eat breakfast together anymore. Very few do crosswords (most can't read). Scrabble sales are down. "Mass shootings" have been beaten into the ground by the media in the USA. That's all about "gun control" (confiscation). Australia led the way on that, and masks, and vax mandates, and lockdowns, and...
In Australia at breakfast the husband watches sports highlights and the wife eats grapefruit while reading gossip articles about celebrities.
News flash...Another 2,000 people murdered by big pharma prescribed drugs today, and yesterday and tomorrow...like clockwork. These numbers are increasing and there are no guns involved except for perhaps your doctor holding one to your head if you do not accept his poison drugs.
What's the worst tragedy? Mass murder is mass murder...only the causes and number of dead are different and perhaps how much out in the open they are.
I am triggered by this post!
"launching 'em outta catapults" ... sigh
I approve of more comedy articles like this. Spot on, the insanity is plain to see for an outside observer, but not for Tom & Jane!
Thank you Caitlin. Fact with a dose of fiction : ( People are thinking someone will save us as we live in delusion. Tipping points for sale, get your tipping point, buy now in the next 10 mins, free shipping.
My all-time favorite quote definitely applies here ...
Former government employee Phil Schneider supposedly had first-hand knowledge of the military's use of alien technology and also claimed to have direct interactions with aliens ...
When asked what aliens think of human beings he said: " ... they view us as being less than morons"!
It was hard to tell the difference between this and a normal day in the United States. There have been times where I have woken up to several mass shootings reported during a single day. The aspect of companies downsizing for no real reasons is also realistic, you know profit. There is no need for the fish poison though, we polute our waters with PCBs, mercury, and garbage. We kill the fish without a second thought. Hell, you really can't give a man a fish anymore, they are too poisonous to eat! ;)
Oh goodness ain’t that the truth.
This dropped into my mailbox as I was finishing some corrections to my own post of two days ago.
It will take me a while to get away from my subject, as everything reminds me of it.
Like this post. How can anybody believe that AI can be creative? That it can ever 'understand' the subtleties in a simple, short piece like this one?
The delusion is strong in some....
Writing plays is fun, right? I've probably written at least 100 short plays, most of which I don't even remember. There's something about creating dialogue on paper (or screen) that's very satisfying. We already know you're gifted at essays, poems, paintings and tweets, so it's exciting to add yet another medium to the Caity arsenal. Thumbs up.