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    History repeats itself.

    Discussion in 'Writing Prompts' started by Pliny, May 14, 2009.

    A game I've just come up with.

    Post (fake) news bulletins of history repeating itself in the future.

    Example: "This just in: A lunar colonist claims the Jupiter landing was staged."
     
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    'Update - the mutant strain of Pink bat flu that is transmissable to humans has killed almost 30 people worldwide - experts predict as much as half the human population could be wiped out.'

    does that count?
     
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    "Breaking news: George Bush tracked down and trialed for crimes against humanity. America is refusing to extradite the prisoner."
     
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    And finally this story from France where townspeople uncovered a well-hidden jar with a label that reads, "GTE - The Grow Taller Elixar!" French authorities are now admitting that supporting documentation confirms that twice a day Napoleon rubbed the creamy lotion on the top of his head and on the soles of his feet. According to the label the product as a "100% money back guarantee! If you do not grow at least 3 inches in 3 months - just return any unused portion and your 3 francs will be promptly returned!" As a footnote, the company is still in business and when presented the artifact did refund the 3 francs - but only after collecting 48,031 Euros in postage and handling fees.

    Sorry - I just reread the directions - I guess I projected the present onto history. Better next time.

    Doug J.
     
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    And yet more expenses scandals from the galactic supreme senate tonight with Senator Canthru claiming for payments on a second moon base that didn't even exist.
     
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    Jan, 12,2010 - President Obama out laws snowboarding, because he thinks it is a colder versions of water boarding.
     
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    Newsflash - Eating banned for health and safety reasons in 8 London boroughs, with plans to extend the scheme across the country. From tomorrow onwards, nourishment will be provided 24/7 in the form of a portable drip attached to the person's forearm. The practice has been established in America for 3 months, after at least 2 instances of 'choking-or-obesity-related-deaths' in the past decade, deemed 'unacceptable' by health commentators.

    Council spokepeople stated last night 'It has been long known that people simply don't have the mental faculties necessary to self-impose a healthy, regulated and body-convenient diet. As a preventative measure against the 98% obesity epidemic, and significant choking risk of food, around 50000 people have been fitted with personal nourish-drips. This will significantly reduce death rates related to traditional consumption methods. Health and safety surveys show that eating is simply too unsafe to be allowed to continue.'
     
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    :rolleyes:
     
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    Our top story tonight concerns the outbreak of the Snipe Flu pandemic that has put a halt on the Olympics, mass transit and riding elevators. All listeners are warned to not go out at night to hunt Snipe, and if they hear a Snipe, which will sound an awful lot like your Uncle George cupping his hand and yelping like a hawk trying out for American Idol - to not go into the woods, or attempt to touch anything that looks like it has feathers, a beak or three toes at the end of spindely yellow legs.
     

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