2020-01-28 15:37:38 UTC
reminded me of a short story (probably, but far from definitely,
Scenario: there are a bunch of witches who get together and
periodically clean up some ugly messes before the World, As
We Know It, comes to an end.
The immediate concern is a diseas that's spreading through
(iirc) Asia, but that's being kept quiet by The Usuals.
Except that, one US based news reporter who's been watching this unfold
and gets word of the massive devastation in, I think, Hong
Kong (might have been Taiwan), thinks it through. Then,
at the tail end of his broadcast, pulls up a map of the area
and recites the magic phrase which was something like:
"Witches of the world, unite to clean it now.
Unite to clean it now. Witch, witch clean now!
And they do. And he's out of a job...
Ring any bells? Thanks
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