Book clubs, pre-internet, were like the internet: if you lived in a small town and loved science fiction and fantasy, it was like plugging into the greater world. Of course, like most boons, it came with a price, especially if you were the ADD sort and inclined to misplace those Decline This Order cards.
And it’s probably 20 years old; sold to The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction way back when.
Make sure your wish is this: you know that a falling star is a meteor, then a meteorite, then a tombstone.
This is a rewrite of another cartoon: When you wish upon a star, make sure you know the difference between a meteor and a meteorite. I like the joke, but I prefer the brevity of the rewrite.