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gee thanks, genie

<< Jun 22, 2005 @ 04:12 >>

There was this episode of X-Files with a girl genie (d'jinnia?) on TV tonight. I really like the idea of three wishes. It is as fun to dream about as winning the lottery, however it also takes much more careful considerations if you buy into the whole tricky-genie-bending-your-words idea. Mulder wished for world peace, and the genie got rid of every human but Mulder. See what I mean? I found some message boards on the interweb where people posted their three wishes. Lots of people wanted to lose weight, or for their sick loved ones to be cured, but the most common wish was for a large sum of money. Now, if you wished for "$7,000,000.00" as many put it, even if the Genie didn't give you that money as part of a drug deal or bank robbery, you'd have to contend with the IRS wondering where all of a sudden you got that huge lump of cash from. Depending on how genie's really work, you could perhaps be very specific in your wish for money and state the fact you don't want the IRS to question your funds or for the funds to bring you any other legal troubles. But in that case, what if the genie got rid of the IRS or the police to solve those problems? That wouldn't be really good either now would it? See, it is complicated. You could wish to win the lottery in hopes of letting it naturally sort itself out, but maybe you'd be investigated for rigging the lottery. I wonder if the genie would let you "cheat" and wish for something like knowing before you wish for something how the genie would interpret your wish.

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June 22, 2005 @ 12:06:20

muffin.pngxz (#1006)

i never understood people wishing for money. money is nothing. it's just crap you use to get something you want (and sure, easier to carry around). why rob a bank to buy a car when it's much easier to steal a car?

so uncreative, these people.

if you did want money, though, i'd think asking for a cornocopia wallet would work. there's always another andy jackson inside it no matter how many you take out.

then i'd mug you and take your fancy-pants wallet.

the end.

June 22, 2005 @ 13:45:01

coleco.pngxopl (#001)

If you wanted to make any large purchases, just imagine how long you'd be pulling twenties out of that wallet. And again the IRS would be curious.

June 23, 2005 @ 12:06:54

muffin.pngxz (#1006)

that's why i wouldn't wish for money. i'd wish for a big plate of nachos. and the ability to flawlessly line dance. and an ass you could bounce a quarter off of.

June 23, 2005 @ 13:25:08

coleco.pngxopl (#001)

she'd turn your ass to stone or rubber

June 23, 2005 @ 15:44:48

jem.pngpamelaNeko (#1001)

Then we could play quarters on your ass! sweet.

June 23, 2005 @ 16:00:45

coleco.pngxopl (#001)

You play quarters? Shit... if I'd had known that I'd have gotten you so friggen wasted. We played speed quarters like every day in London. I'm a goddamn pro.


June 24, 2005 @ 10:04:45

jem.pngpamelaNeko (#1001)

ummm, yeah! I still hang out with Matt Decoster from time to time-- A proper Beer Bitch keeps on her quarters. I suck, though, so I just talk a lot of shit and end up really wasted.

June 25, 2005 @ 12:06:33

cmonster.pngChristy (monster)

I remember that episode, but I won't share what I'd wish for because you'd break it by saying how she'd fuck it up.

Also, I never took it as how the genie tried to fuck shit up for the sake of fucking it up. I figured she was telling the wisher that sometimes when you wish for something, what you end up getting is counter to what you want on the most basic level.

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