Thursday, January 27, 2022

The Button

You know the story "Button, Button." It was a Richard Matheson short story published in 1970, a radio play in 1974, became the script of a classic Twilight Zone episode in 1986, and then a feature film in 2009 called The Box. Well, this isn't that at all.   

See, the horror in the original story comes from the ethical dilemma that was set up and the unseen consequences of one's decision. Even back in 1986, my friends and I joked about all the folks we knew who wouldn't have a dilemma because they have no ethics. Funny or Die just illustrated what we all know. (via TYWKIWDBI)   


xoxoxoBruce said...

But but but the stranger who dies might be a bad person, might be a kitten/puppy kicker, or an axe murderer, or the next Hitler.

Bicycle Bill said...

It might also have been the person who would have finally brokered peace in the Middle East, or an inventor who finally solved the problem of clean energy, or the researcher who was T̲H̲I̲S̲ ̲C̲L̲O̲S̲E̲ to coming up with a vaccine that would have been 110% percent effective against all forms of the coronavirus, including any possible mutations.

On the other hand, Trump's still alive.  Keep pushing!!


Jim said...

Funny or Die? Just die already.