Let's play Stichomancy-- predicting the future by pulling random lines out of books. Sort of the random stuff Nostradamous did, I think, who knows?
There's a great site called facade.com where you can play this all day...
So let's see:
The first book I will consult is "The Wizard Of Oz"
--Who will win the 2004 US Election?--
"The country here is rich & pleasant, but you must pass through rough and dangerous places before you reach the end of your journey."
--I need more specific info, a name, a person--
"The biggest of the tigers came up to the Lion and bowed, saying: 'Welcome, O King of Beasts! You have come in good time to fight our enemy and
bring peace to all the animals of the forest once more."
Ok, Next Question, this time from Stephen King's IT:
--What name will be connected with a very popular and well-covered newstory over the next 2 weeks?--
"'R-Richie?' Bill asks. 'What i-is it?'
"But Richie barely hears him. The force of memory sweeps through him like a tide..."
--Will there be another attack or other disaster within the next month? -- let's ask Naked Lunch by Burroughs:--
"A tea head leaps up screaming 'I got the fear!' and runs into Mexican night bringing down backbrains of world. The Executioner #s in terror at
sight of the condemned man..."
--Next celebrity scandal? Trying Siddhartha by Hesse--
"A day came when young Siddhartha said what was in his mind and openly turned against his father."
--ok one more: what do you see in my immediate future, say, next week or so? Let's try Fellowship Of The Ring--
"In their dark cloaks they were as invisible as if they all had magic rings. Since they were Hobbits, and were trying to be silent, they made no
noise that even hobbits would hear."
--aw cmon, give me something more, a juicy tidbit--
"Ash nazg durbatuluk, ash nazg gimbatul, ash nazg thrakatulul agh burzum-ishi krimpatul"
Have fun doing this at home, kids!