The devil called together a committee meeting of his top assistants. He was displeased. Recruitments of people born under the sign of Cancer had fallen far below projected totals. "It's unacceptable," the dark lord fumed. "Those insufferable Crabs have been too mentally healthy lately to be tantalized by our lies. Frankly, I'm at wit's end. Any suggestions?" His marketing expert said, "Let's redouble our efforts to make them buy into the hoax about the world ending on December 21, 2012." The executive vice-president chimed in: "How about if we play on their fears about running out of what they need?" The chief of intelligence had an idea, too: "I say we offer them irrelevant goodies that tempt them away from their real goals."
TERRIFIC. Everybody go buy a copy of "Midnight at Spanish Gardens" (that's the Kindle version. There's a link there for the paperback...)
Buy it for your best friend. Let's pretend it's an "irrelevant goodie" - and give it BEFORE Christmas (because this year Christmas falls after the End of the World, which is inconvenient... [grin] I declare this Distraction Week, just like my horoscope says.