Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Scenes from the Apocalypse, part II

-Yeah, let's terrify all of downtown Manhattan for a photo op/"training" session. Lots of excuses flying around. Sounds like the FAA told *some* people, and then forbade them to tell the public thus making their effort completely useless from the point of panic control. I understand and agree that the location of either of the planes used as Air Force One should not be announced in advance. What I DON'T understand is why the plane had to be so identified? Couldn't they just have said it was for a movie? People will believe *anything* if you tell them it's for a movie.

-My neighbors, good, upstanding blue-collar types, have torn up a large section of their back yard to put in a vegetable garden. This does not appear to be a sudden urge to get back to nature. In all the years I've lived here, they've never had one before. What shall we call these plots? "Victory Gardens" has been done before. How about "Defeat Gardens"?

-I've started seeing people wearing facemasks in public. Seattle hasn't had any cases of swine flu. Ever get the feeling people don't believe the government any more?

-Plants and flowers are over a month delayed from their usual schedule. The sun is still deathly quiet. If we get another Maunder Minimum it won't be funny. Too many people around the world are subsistence farmers, and if the planet cools some of them will starve.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...if the planet cools some of them will starve."
...which will promptly be blamed on those evil deniers who have prevented sweeping, economy-crushing regulations from protecting us from global warming, the obvious cause of the falling temperatures (and everything else).

10:28 AM, April 28, 2009  
Anonymous BillT said...

When I am chosen Galactic Overlord, anyone discovered selling a coat to Al Gore will be flogged.

2:20 PM, April 28, 2009  
Blogger Melissa said...

I've considered planting a garden, too, but nothing grows here in WA.
Besides, I don't want to leave all that food behind; if Texas secedes, I'm moving.

7:38 PM, April 28, 2009  

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