Stock Market Analogy II - scribbles and lies
Apr. 11th, 2008
10:07 pm - Stock Market Analogy II
I have a gun, a revolver, it holds six bullets, it has one or maybe two rounds in it, not sure, don't know for sure, can't really tell, I'm in a room, millions of other people, all of them have guns, maybe some of them have more bullets than me, jesus we've all got guns, all pointing at each others' heads and it'll be okay, if nobody pulls their trigger we'll all be fine, OH FUCK I HEARD A CLICK, click click click, oh man, that was close, spin the cylinder, got to shoot them before they shoot me, they're gonna fire sooner or later and when someone fires everyone will start firing, it'll be a bloodbath, even the Big Guy says so, and Big Guy never lies, I just gotta be sure I start firing first, if I go first I'll be safe, millions of us, millions of guns and as long CLICK OH JESUS SOMEBODY PULLED THE TRIGGER click click click... Oh God, that was a close one, I think some guns went off somewhere, I think I heard some, but not right here, we should just put the pistols down, and get real jobs, that make real money not play money, but this is easier and the money just comes from somewhere as long as everyone stays calm and nobody starts firing, spin the cylinder, point at someone new, wait to hear the morning news, okay things sound okay, must not fire, must not start the panic, must not panic, must not panic, must not CLICK oh god click click click BANG *BANG BANG BANGBANGBANGBANG*, fuck, look at all the bodies, jesus, LOOK AT ALL THE FREE GUNS, get guns, gotta get guns and bullets from all the dead people, yeah, quick, get the guns, stand back up, somebody new standing over the old dead guy, point my new gun at his head, smile, stay calm everyone, just stay calm.
For consideration: originally written for talk.bizarre in Sept. 1998; stumbled across some old files looking for something else, think I'll repost some old stuff