Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Getting information when stuck in traffic

[Originally posted at Slacktivist (page 2).]

“Put in on ‘scan,’” Chloe suggested. Finally the radio found an EBS station and Amanda locked it in.

"What's an EBS station?" Amanda asked.

"Emergency Broadcast System station," Buck said.

Chloe spoke while looking at her smartphone, "Wikipedia says that the EBS is defunct, and has been replaced by the Emergency Alert System."

"Dear God, what is that thing?" Buck asked in shock.

"This is a phone, it does almost anything you can think of except for make calls." For a moment there was silence, then Chloe added, "It says here that the attack on Washington probably wasn't nuclear, the Egyptian army was bombed while out for a stroll, and something about the potato's plane."

"Potentate," Rayford corrected.

"I know, but the article says 'potato'," Chloe explained.

"Well he does kind of look like a potato in a suit," Amanda said. Everyone looked at her. "I can't be the only one who thinks that." No one said anything. "Can I?"

"I always thought like that he looked like Robert Redford, circa The Sting maybe, more than Mr. Potatohead," Chloe said.


1 comment:

  1. Heh. yes!

    "The smart money's on a big conventional strike - nobody's seeing any high radiation levels - but Rapture Ready is saying something about the Second Seal, same as always."