At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements ;)
Not so much a what if this week as a WTF, but I saw this on Twitter, thought it was funny, and figured it was better than what I could come up with. So...
But what if the Ark of the Convenant was a jack-in-the-box? #lqwAnswer it. Treat it like a koan. Laugh.
— David Schneider (@dsceiorg) January 26, 2015