Let’s say the economic situation continues to worsen, and the guy you don’t like wins big in the election, and Fox begins playing American Idol every night. In short, the real world becomes intolerable.
But wait! There is hope! I happen to have a Burrough-Libby continua device at my disposal, and I’m willing to send any Doper who asks to the alternate dimension of his/her choice. For various complicated reasons (i.e., I’m a big meanie) I decline to pop you into a world where your guy won the election, the credit markets instantly rallied, and Paula Abdul was eaten by wolves; you can only go into a world chronicled in a work of fiction. You can stay for four years, after which the continua device is auto-set to bring you back, and I’ll provide you with the appropriate gear (i.e, money and fake i.d.'s where necessary) to live comfortably while you’re there.
I’ve got the verniers in hand. Where do I send you?