Monday, May 15, 2006

This Day in History: Opening of the Oblique Dam


Government officials gaze vaguely out to sea, as one of the more momentously dire public works enthusiasms of Lord Bleak and Dr Praetorius nears its completion, as drawn by one of the few survivors. Here, the granite Cathedrale de la Mer, a seagoing rock formation navigated by radio telemetry, attempts to join the American West Coast with the East Coast of England at the Antipodean Oblique Dam, moments before disaster would plunge France, The Netherlands, Tibet, and New Zealand permanently underwater, where rich plunder and bloated, decomposed bodies of civil servants remain to this day. "A brave and noble effort," pronounced Queen Victrola the following year, in presenting the valuable Distinguished Distaster Cross to the two visionaries.