Want This New Innovation? Misfortune Cookies
Fortune cookies have been around for more than 100 years and, let's face it, there is nothing new about them. Wait a minute. Apparently there is Fortune Cookies: The Next Generation. They come in the form of the old fortune cookie style, but they hold much different little pieces of paper inside. Welcome the Misfortune Cookie!
These cookies are just perfect for depressed and cynical people who tend not to look on the brighter side of life. For everyone else they are just funny and entertaining. Any resemblance to a regular fortune cookie is patently obvious -- on the outside.
On the inside, however, those tiny scraps of white paper hold an entirely new world of fortune-telling, or misfortune telling. Play the numbers on these fortunes and they will be the case number on your IRS audit or the phone number of the date from hell..
It should come as no surprise that the idea of the misfortune cookie apparently started with the Twilight Zone. Of course, in that case the misfortunes all came true. Because these are unlikely to come true, there are no vague prophecies. Even if you do get "You are going to die" you can be pretty sure that one is going to come true -- eventually. On the, er, bright side -- so will everyone else.
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Laurie Kay Olson
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