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This is what my mom said when I steered her toward this page, before she even read any of what Gabe had to say: “I haven’t seen the movie, I struggled through reading the book one summer (wasted half the summer forcing myself since it was for our book club). I felt like she took a year off of work and paid for it by writing a book. Very selfish in my opinion.”
When Gabe and my mom agree, I think we all have to agree that something is seriously wrong.
In a future devoid of hope because of Big Corporations ruining the planet with bulldozers, one scientist tries to reason with the President of the Big Corporation and asks him to stop all the destruction. When he laughs in her face, then tells her to “get with it, loser” at a news conference, she concocts a plot to go back in time to convince a younger version of the President that the world is worth saving. After arriving in 1999, she poses as a high school student hoping to find some small part of humanity in the President while engaging in wacky high school hi-jinx, such as when she has to hide in a locker to avoid being seen, then gets trapped there for the night, only to be discovered by a kindly janitor named Bubs who tells her about the secret of waxing floors. However, it is only when she finally watches the President perform at the Hacky Sack and Performance Art: Twin Snakes of the Mind Invitationals that his humanity is revealed. She travels back to her own time and, after confronting the President with her secret knowledge, is able to convince him to save the planet and marry her and make hackey sack juggling legal again (he made it illegal before to cover up his pain).