8FOLD: Mighty Medley # 5, May 2014, by Brenton, Perron, Russell, and Russell

Andrew Perron pwerdna at gmail.com
Wed May 7 20:37:55 PDT 2014

On Wed, 7 May 2014 00:45:20 +0000 (UTC), Tom Russell wrote:

> On Monday, May 5, 2014 10:15:07 PM UTC-4, Andrew Perron wrote:
>> On Thu, 1 May 2014 23:23:04 +0000 (UTC), Tom Russell wrote:

>>> "The Bergeron Run", by Tom Russell
>>> In which Darkhorse enters a race, and is asked to take on a handicap.
>>> The consequences thereof.
>> Reading forward, thankfully this didn't have to do with any of the parts of
>> Harrison Bergeron that are... let's say problematic
> It's been a long while since I read Vonnegut's story-- I actually prefer
> the television movie adaptation starring Sean Astin. Could you please
> expound a little on said problematic aspects?

Huh, I didn't even know there *was* a TV movie.

Well, considering that it is, in the main, a dystopia where everybody is
made "equal" by pulling special people down so that they're at the same
level as the stupid, or the ugly, or y'know *the disabled*... >.>;;; I
mean, I'm pretty sure Vonnegut was not intentionally implying that creating
accomodations for people who need them will lead to a hellish parody of
society. But, werll...

>>>    Just before he went to prison, Brian Clipper once told her
>> Wait what
> Part of the fun of doing a story that's set in 2014 and makes passing
> reference to characters who, in the pages of JOLT CITY, are still neck-deep
> in 2008, is I get to do little things like this. I did something similar
> with the Dr.-Fay-is-going-to-win-a-Nobel thing.

Oh yes. But this is definitely more unexpected than that. o.ov

> Regarding Brian, he obviously wasn't in jail when he retired in 2008 (JOLT
> CITY # 21), nor was he in jail in the autumn of 2010 (JOURNEY INTO # 15).
> So *something* happened between then and now. But what? :-D

Nyeesh. But he's so happy and fun ;.;

Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, ;.;

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