Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Anticlimactic Twilight Zone Episodes

[Featured at McSweeney's]

The Monsters are Due on Oak Street

After sighting an unusual meteor overhead, suburban residents become increasingly paranoid when their electric power suddenly fails to function. As the tension mounts, the neighbors begin to suspect one another of being disguised aliens that caused the mysterious outage, making wild accusations and attacking each other. Then one man hears on his radio that the blackout was caused by a Texas-based energy company that manipulated the power grid. The residents become outraged over this for a few days and then fixate on property taxes.

[And there are plenty more at McSweeney's]

1 comment:

Chandira said...

Kind of like The Crucible, except crap.. lol

People (en masse) are so supicious and paranoid at heart. I love human nature..