8.22.2009

Self-promo

I have a HuffPo piece up -- "The Obama Administration: A Text-Based Adventure"

UPDATE: Now posted here since it's not on the front page anymore:


It is November 8, 2008. You are in a room with doors to the left and right.

TURN LEFT

You leave the room. It is January 2009. You enter a room containing a sick economy, a printing press, and a small number of Senate Republicans.

PRINT MONEY

How much money?

800 BILLION DOLLARS

The Republicans don't like it.

TALK TO REPUBLICANS

"We want some of this money to be tax cuts."

BAD STIMULUS

"We don't care"

PRINT MONEY

"How much money?"

500 BILLION DOLLARS

The economy takes the money and feels a little better. There are doors to the left and right.

TURN RIGHT

You are in a room marked "Financial System." There is another printing press and a bunch of bankers.

TALK TO BANKERS

"That wrecked economy you saw back there? Our bad. Can we have some money anyway?"

PRINT MONEY

What are you going to do with this money?

GIVE TO BANKERS

There are some strings in your Executive Backpack. Do you want to use them?

NO THAT'S FINE

You give the money to the bankers. They spend some of it on hookers and blow and return to the room where the economy is, laughing maniacally. There are two doors to the left and right.

TURN RIGHT

You enter a room marked "Detainees". There is a illegally detained prisoner, some torture implements, the Senate Republicans, and a writ of habeus corpus.

USE WRIT

The Republicans don't like it.

TALK TO REPUBLICANS

"It is un-American to use something that Americans fought for."

DROP WRIT

The room now has an illegally detained prisoner, some torture implements, and the Senate Republicans.

MOVE PRISONER TO U.S.

The Republicans don't like it.

TALK TO REPUBLICANS

"We are afraid."

KEEP PRISONER THERE

There are doors to the left and right.

TURN RIGHT

You are in a room marked "Health Care Reform." It has a number of policy options and the United States House of Representatives, and the Senate Republicans. Would you like to choose a policy option?

NO

Would you like someone else to choose the policy option?

YES

Who? The United States House of Representatives or the Senate Republicans?

YES

That's not a choice.

I KNOW

The House has chosen anyway. The Republicans aren't happy.

TALK TO REPUBLICANS

"You're a terrorist."

TALK TO REPUBLICANS

"You're worse than Hitler."

TALK TO REPUBLICANS

There are people with guns hanging out with the Republicans.

TALK TO REPUBLICANS

Who say you're not a legitmate President. They seem mad.

TALK TO REPUBLICANS

There are doors to the left and right. The United States House of Representatives would like you to use the one on the left.

TURN RIGHT

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

hahaha!!