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Saturday, July 15, 2006

The Most Freakish Coincidence Ever

Was watching television yesterday, and switched to Star WOrld. Cheers came on. The episode featured Coach's daughter visiting the bar, introducing her obnoxious fiance etc. It was not a great episode to be frank. Switched channels around, then shut the TV off and returned to reading Neil Gaiman's 'American Gods'.

Five pages later, I gave a start, and broke out into goose pimples at the coincidence. Shadow, the protagonist of the book, is watching TV, and Cheers comes on. And the episode is the same one I watched a while back. The one with Coach's daughter.

Freakish. In fact double freakish, if you know the sort of book American Gods is.