On Tuesday May 24 the Other Worlds Austin Staff meeting was interrupted by an unknown force that possessed OWA Director of Operations, Courtney Hazlett. After all the shaking and slobbering, Courtney jumped on top of the conference room table and paced around staring down each team member. She moved like she was a marionette with its strings tangled and spoke in mumblecore. Luckily, Jordan Brown had her Duplass Mumble What? Translator App on her phone.
Courtney came to and the team huddled around Jordan's phone as the app filtered out all of the bullshit. They gasped in unison as the results flashed on the screen. HUMANITY ENDS ON JUNE 23rd 2016.
But who sent the message and how are they planning to end humanity?
Worry not our fellow humans, the Other Worlds Austin team is on the case and we have already captured the usual suspects. Cthulhu, an out of control AI, and many others are currently being interrogated. We will post the interrogation logs to our blog in the hope that you can help us figure out who plans on ending humanity on the same night as the Other Worlds Austin 9 pm screening of PRISONER X at Flix Brewhouse (see the trailer and buy tickets here).
Case: 06232016 Humanity's End
Suspect Numbers 8 & 9: Pinky & the Brain
OWA Interrogator: Associate Artistic Director Jordan Brown
Interrogation Setting: OWA Underground Facility Bio Hazard Interrogation Room 2
A small cage is carried into the room and placed on the interrogation table across from Jordan. Two mice emerge: the Brain and Pinky (one of them’s a genius, the other’s insane).
Jordan Brown: Thank you for coming in, gentlemen.
Brain: Don’t mind him. He does that.
JB: Err..ok. Well, let’s get down to business. We’re of the understanding that every night you try to take over the world. Naturally, we had to bring you in to ask you a few questions. Where were you the night of May 24th?
Brain: You found the plans for the Super-Conductive Magnetic Infindibulator?
JB: Okayyy. Anyway, my OWA colleague Courtney was possessed by an unknown force on this date. I need to know if you had anything to do with it, or the message we received from her possessed gibberish, indicating that the world will end on June 23rd.
Brain: Damn! It was Snowball, I know it…he’s beaten me to the punch…
JB: Snowball the hamster? I have no records of him trying for world domin-
Brain: Oh yes, no one suspects Snowball. No one has surveillance on Snowball. You know we used to be friends? Until his plans turned more malevolent than mine and—
JB: Brain? I need you to focus.
Director of Marketing & Development Don Elfant enters the room and quickly whispers something in Jordan’s ear as she motions for the mice to wait a moment. “The night of the 24th? Are you sure?” she asks. Don nods apologetically and leaves the room.
JB: Alright gents, it seems as though they recovered security footage from Acme Labs the night of May 24th that shows you trying and failing to mastermind an evil plan. Looks like you have an alibi. You’re free to go.
The mice are placed back in the cage, and as they’re being carried out:
Pinky: Gee Brain, what do you wanna do tonight?
Brain: The same thing we do every night, Pinky: try to take over the world.
Jordan watches them leave, then leans into the microphone.
JB: Guess we’ll have to continue with interrogations. Also somebody tell Acme Labs to keep an eye on those two.