At first the cube was only a news story, but as the days went on, it became more and more of a part of everyday life for the people of Topeka, Kansas. Yes, it was weird, and YES it could easily have been some form of hostile UFO, but at the beginning nothing was present to suggest that fact. Sure, a cube the size of thirty square acres floating ominously above the downtown area was strange, but after a few weeks, you tend to get used to it.
Of course, there was Cheese Friday, when loads and loads of American cheese started pouring out of one of the cube’s eight corners. It looked fine, sure, but was it a good idea for the national guard to let a few people taste it? Probably not.
And then there was Upside-Down Weekend, where the cube turned itself upside-down for the weekend, and then come Monday, flipped itself back right-side up. A lot of people gave this one a C-.
My personal favorite was Back to School Tuesday, when a few local stores had back to school sales on backpacks and supplies. Wait, that had nothing to do with the cube.
Most people probably would say Slushy Night was the best, just because it was a fun challenge to try to catch the slushy snowflakes as they streamed out of one of the cube’s 16 edges. Some of them were orange, some were cherry, but the majority of the crystalline shower tasted like a very nice blend of tropical fruits.
I still can’t believe the FAA shot it down because it didn’t have the correct clearances for Topeka airspace. Oh well, you win some, you lose some.