What happens when you take genuine Facebook quotes, gather them together, and try to connect them? You get a heated confrontation between rival time-travelers. You get the untold romance of chess-champion computer Deep Blue. You get a secret society of comedians bent on world domination, not to mention vital, brutally untrue information about international politics, artificial sweetener, cyborgs, the lifestyle of the modern geek, the meaning of your dreams, and other issues of equally tremendous importance. The Jumping-Off Point weaves from one quote to another, generating a picture of a world you never knew existed...because it doesn't.