Dave and Liz and Chicago Save the World

Elizabeth N. sent me a link to this really funny short story by John Scalzi that is also a bit heart warming for us lovers of the crown jewel of the Great Lakes.  It tells the story of a couple who must convince an alien space probe to not destroy humanity, by proving that humanity is worth saving by using only examples found in ChiTown.  We can all be grateful that the author kept them away from City Hall.

The story would have added realism if the alien space probe had destroyed the world after the Cubs game … but that is just my personal opinion, not a suggestion to the author or any potential alien invaders.

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2 Responses to Dave and Liz and Chicago Save the World

  1. Beth says:

    I guess I have to read it to find out if those alien invaders apologized for crashing their UFO into the old Soldier Field…

  2. Beth says:

    Had to stop for a minute and almost resolved to just not finish it, but then I calmed down and kept reading after a brief “F— You!” for the Styx and Chicago (band) bashing. I read through some of the comments, and was glad to see that 1) people were willing to rightly stick up for Styx, and 2) someone else also knew that Chicago being referred to as “The Second City” had nothing to do with being compared to NYC or LA…
    Overall, very cute and funny story. Thanks for sharing.

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