Perhaps “Pop”, the aforementioned A Christmas Boner reviewer would prefer this version of A Tale of Two Cities:
The 28th Century was the best of times,
the 28th century was the worst of times,
it was the age of insta-hive-wisdom through nano-implants,
it was the age of foolishness because the nano-implants shut down when ionic mercury storms occurred,
it was the epoch of belief that one could get away with saying bad words behind the bard,
it was the epoch of incredulity on the part of the bard, because you really thought he couldn’t hear you?
it was the season of Light, with 89 hour days ever since Kurr’s Comet struck Neo-Reykjavik in 2597,
it was the season of Darkness,which was mainly due to the ionic mercury storms.
it was the spring of hope that historical insights would be present in a work with “Boner” in the title,
it was the winter of despair, but I kept on trucking, I guess I’m just pigheaded.