This Is Just a Test

There is nothing wrong with your computer screen.

Do not attempt to adjust the pixels. We are controlling transmission. If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume.

If we wish to make it softer, we will tune it to a whisper. We will control the horizontal.

We will control the vertical. We can roll the image, make it flutter.

We can change the focus to a soft blur,

or sharpen it to crystal clarity.

We can even create the dreaded Blue Screen of Death.

For the next hour, sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear. We repeat: there is nothing wrong with your computer screen. You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to The Outer Limits

N.B. The above text is the into-script from the original Outer Limits TV program, which was jocularly updated here for fitting into the twentieth first century.

Actually, I wanted to see if this posting shows up on my Facebook page:

About Mike Slickster

As an early retiree with an honorary doctorate degree from the proverbial "School of Hard Knocks," this upcoming author with a lot of free time on his hands utilizes his expansive repertoire for humorous yet tragic, wildly creative writing that contains years of imaginative fantasy, pure nonsense, classic slapstick, extreme happiness and searing heartbreak; gathered by a wealth of personal experiences throughout his thrilling—sometimes mundane or unusually horrid—free-spirited, rock-'n'-roller-coaster ride around our beloved Planet Earth. Mike Slickster's illustrious quest continues, living now in Act Three of his present incarnation, quite a bit on the cutting edge of profundity and philosophical merriment as seen through his colorful characters, most notably evident in the amusing Thirty Days Across the Big Pond series, all of which can be found at
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2 Responses to This Is Just a Test

  1. Nope, only my Twitter account posted it there. At least that still works. I imagine Live Journal doesn’t likes scripts being run to produce such badges as I had posted previously. I’ll remove the ones showing thus far to appease them.

  2. OK, everything is hunky-dory

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