Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
h a l f b a k e r y
A hive of inactivity

idea: add, search, annotate, link, view, overview, recent, by name, random

meta: news, help, about, links, report a problem

account: browse anonymously, or get an account and write.

user:
pass:
register,


               

Catalytic Consortium

Catalyst: One that precipitates a process or event, especially without being involved in or changed by the consequences:
  (+14, -1)(+14, -1)
(+14, -1)
  [vote for,
against]

Completely unrecognized by the public they unknowingly protect, the Catalytic Consortium are unwitting participants in the most completely catastrophic, cliff-hanging close calls, countering cunningly connived crimes conceived by countless chaotically criminal craniums.
They do not fight crime or injustice directly, rather fate fights these battles through them.

An action as simple as a man stooping to pick a penny from the pavement, has a ripple effect which causes a would be purse snatcher to veer suddenly to the side in order to avoid Frugal Man in a collision which could waste precious seconds of escape time. This causes the would be thief to loose footing on a recently spilled bottle of oil vinaigrette which Klutz Girl is on her way to mop up.
Momentarily blinded by the reflected sunlight from the compact disk that Boom-box Boy is in the process of ejecting from his portable stereo the thief crashes headlong into the un-set concrete of a newly repaired sidewalk, which Masonry Man is sauntering away from, to unconsciously await police custody.

It's all in a days work...or is it?


[link]






       captivatingly cunning!   

       jsp: you notice a misplaced comma in your condition! what you could do sober...
po, Nov 09 2004
  

       ...we'll probably never know ;)   

       [edit following jsp's anno of Nov 09] No offence / character destruction intended. It just appeared to me that [po] had left an opportunity. I'll delete this if you would prefer.
david_scothern, Nov 09 2004
  

       mmmm...alliterative goodness.
DocBrown, Nov 09 2004
  

       Cute. +
sartep, Nov 10 2004
  

       Croissant... <{{ripple}}>
Shz, Nov 10 2004
  

       Combating crime circumspectly - cool. Countless cheers for the Catalytic Consortium!
moomintroll, Nov 10 2004
  

       i cant wait till the next episode. catalytic consortium calls for a crossiant.
IcarusByNight, Jul 20 2005
  
      
[annotate]
  


 

back: main index

business  computer  culture  fashion  food  halfbakery  home  other  product  public  science  sport  vehicle