225. Monsters Like Long, Tedious, Dramatic Countdowns

The phone rings and the creepy voice on the other end tells me I have 7 days to live. Um, is that how this works? Shouldn’t you kill me now? I mean, I’ve seen other monster movies, and they always die right away. What’s up with waiting a week? I don’t get it.

I guess that means tomorrow it will be 6 days?


Okay. Cool.

Well, I’ll be off now. I have to fill up a whole week and make it count before I die.


Jim MacKenzie is an amateur futurist on his way to guru-hood. He studied journalism and works in television. Jim writes for several blogs, including The Incredible Vanishing Paperweight and the satirical horror site StuffMonsterslike.com. Jim and his SML co-blogger, Sarah Giavedoni, have started a holiday, ticked off celebrities and tried to purchase the lunar surface. In his spare time, Jim likes listening to rock music, reading, giving away free books at his nonprofit "The POP Project" and trying to catch the real Thomas Wolfe Home arsonist.

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