Life Out Here

Just a small way to keep my friends and family, who are strewn about the country, in The Know about my life in Seattle.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

It's like the end of days, Bobby...

So there's this show on tv right now.
It's a top seven countdown of the events that will wipe us off the face of the earth. Uplifting, eh?

We're on number three right now - nuclear war. We've been over black holes, artificial intelligence (computers linking together to kill us all), supervolcanoes (right under Yellowstone National Park, eight feet of ash all over the planet, suffocating us all), and asteroid strikes. Apparently there's an asteroid that is going to merely graze the earth on February 13 (Friday, by the way) 2029. That will just scare us. Then seven years later, it will make it's second pass and will hit us - that will be on April 13 2036 (screwing up big plans for my 61st birthday party, dammit). Steve says we should start planning now.

By reading ahead, I see that disease is number two and climate is number one.

My question is, why is it necessary to show a two hour special on this topic? Are there not enough natural disasters, starving people, and CSI crime shows to scare us as it is? Do we really need to be shown what could possibly, one day happen to our great, great grandchildren? Holy crap. Is it sweeps week already?

As disgusted as I am, and as much as I would love to email this show and say "WHAT THE HELL IS YOUR POINT??", I'm still watching. It's like a car wreck. Or those CSI shows.

I guess this is why they're airing it. They know we'll watch.
I'm part of the problem, aren't I?



Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's what I was going to say - "You're watching, aren't you?" I heard the very beginning of that show about the black hole. I'm thinking I don't want to know about all the things that could take me out. You better have your 61st b-day party early. I say, how about next year??

7:30 AM  

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