"The world's gone wrong," a young woman told me. We were sitting on an old bench at the side of a road, watching cars go by in both directions, when she said that. The sun was setting behind the hills, and the shadows had lengthened, darkening the asphalt and making our surroundings look like a movie set.
A couple of years before this, the world had gone right again; it had been a good time. But the world is not always right and sometimes it goes wrong. It has been going wrong now for about twenty years.
I'm not sure why. I don't think anyone knows. There may have been some kind of accident or something. Maybe it's all just part of the plan.
I sighed deeply, and began contemplating the scene around me. Suddenly, on the edge of these lengthening shadows, I saw a newspaper – it was crumpled up, but still legible. There was an article listing fifteen fun facts, starting with ...
Humphrey Bogart was the only one on set not to get dysentery.
You would be justified in shaming people for speaking “English” in Illinois.
The American Express Black Card was a myth before it was real.
The Wile E. Coyote and Roadrunner cartoons were a parody.
Prince snubbed Weird Al.
Wolverines are being trained to save avalanche survivors.
Popeye owns an interdimensional chimera as a pet.
When an Anime gets ahead of the source material, fights can go on for hours.
Some Barbie outfits came with a helpful weight loss manual.
Eric Clapton is kind of a knob.
Lyndon Johnson was the first Troll In Chief.
A young man died after a two-day gaming session.
The first jet plane was tested by a guy in a gorilla mask.
About 4 billion American chestnut trees once blanketed the east coast of the USA.
Owls have special feathers that allow them to fly silently.