Monday, February 21, 2011


It seems that the flux currently wracking the Upper Midwest is not limited only to the political and meteorological domains; metaphysical happenings are afoot in the city of Chicago, which is set to elect a new mayor on Tuesday.

I've been closely following the race through presumptive mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel's doppelganger twitter feed, and it seems that the first Twitter novella may have finally come to an end--in spectacular fashion.

MayorEmanuel realized tonight that his reality--a twitter feed--is not the only reality. The Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics dictates that the election tomorrow will collapse the Rahm Emanuel wavefunction, thus necessitating the end of a brilliant and motherfucking heartfelt story.

Although I'm sorry to lose such a creative modern fable, the real Rahm will probably have more causal linkages to systems that really matter; jobs, economics, public policy, etc. If there can only be one, best it be the real one. If you'd like to learn more about the science that postulates multiple or parallel realities, check out The Hidden Reality by physicist Brian Greene. Or, for a more literary take, read Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder. I'm generally bullish on the stability of the space-time continuum, but after tonight I'm a bit antsy. Is my consciousness just a high-tech twitter feed created by some bored teenager? Oh well, cogito ergo sum motherfuckers.

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