The Peeshwank and I settled in for a night of mindless entertainment, otherwise known as watching television. We had seen promos for NBC’s “Revolution” and thought it would be right up our alley as it may have some valuable insight that maybe we hadn’t gleaned in our never-ending zombie apocalypse preparations.
Several minutes into the show, Joe entered the room and the following exchange happened:
Joe: Is this the show with no power?
Joe: So it all just went out?
Me: Yeah. No electricity. No batteries.
Joe: They could use steam engines.
Me: Not that I’ve seen.
Joe: So, their premise is that electricity and chemical reactions ceased to function.
Joe: Yet they’re all alive. Clearly the electricity and chemical reactions that run the human body still work. Oh, and look, fire!
Me: Yep. They’re thinking, “oh we’re just showing this to Americans, they won’t question our science.”
Joe: Well, at least they don’t have to worry about getting shot.
Me: Oh no, their guns work just fine.
Joe: Wait, if the guns work, then…
Me: Internal combustion engines work too. Yeah. They didn’t think of that either. I guess they’re REALLY hoping America will willingly suspend their disbelief enough to buy it all.
We watch in silent disbelief for a few more minutes.
Joe: (gets up to leave) I can’t with this anymore…
He comes back in when it’s over and asks how the rest of the hour went.
Me: Well, this chick went into a closet with a bunch of old machinery and turned on a necklace gave her electricity and internet access. I guess it’s a wi-fi hotspot necklace or something. I should probably get one of those for when P-dog and I are out and about.
He shook his head in disbelief.
Me: No worries. “Castle” is back on next Monday and I’ll be back to my regularly scheduled swooning over Captain Mal.
One necklace to power them all…