Accidental Squid X
Chapter 75, page 192:
It wasn’t often that James ate, but when he did eat, he liked to eat well. On this occasion, he opened up his fridge and pulled out a box of sliced white mushrooms, a bundle of fresh, green spinach, scallions, a rasher of bacon, a whole clod of garlic, and a bottle of Yoo-Hoo.
His intention was to drink the Yoo-Hoo, fry up all the rest of the stuff with olive oil and salt and pepper, sit on the comfy couch, and eat his concoction with a fork straight out of the fry pan while watching recordings of last night’s Mario Kart marathon on the giant television in the Great Room. He thought it was a good plan, a solid enough plan that it was all of the planning that he was going to do for the rest of the night. He was wrong.
The frying went well. In fact, it went perfectly. James believed this was the best spinach and mushroom sautée he had ever tasted. The garlic was right on its peak of flavor. He was eating good. He was going to sleep good, too.
He turned on the gigantic TV, and with the same remote control, he summoned up the recordings of last night’s Mario Kart marathon.
Yoshi Valley runs came up first. James drove Donkey Kong, and though this virtual track was tricky under the virtual weight distribution of the huge virtual gorilla, James never lost a single race in Yoshi Valley.
He popped a forkful of mushrooms and spinach into his mouth, chewed slowly, smiled, swallowed, and settled back into the comfy couch to watch his glorious virtual driving victories from last night. And then, right exactly then, Frank tripped over a dirty sock that was lying on the floor, fell forward, and in reaching for the nearest wall for support, pushed the bright purple-pink button labelled “WARNING: Reality Decoupler”. And then, of course, Reality Decoupled. (see picture, “Accidental Squid X”)
"Man," said the creature who was currently composed of all of Formerly Frank and most of Formerly James and some portion of what had formerly been the comfy couch. "I sure hate it when that happens."