According to an article on the Newsweek website (Newsweek stopped publishing their printed version several years ago) now is not the correct time to worry about the Ebola virus. There are several things much more worrisome, (What, nothing about spiders) for people living in America.
While it is very reassuring that Ebola will probably not cause my untimely demise (in my opinion it will be untimely anytime) it is nice to know someone is still thinking about other lethal problems.
Being decapitated by a roller coaster was not even on the radar, until now. Sure, there was always the secret suspicion that a person could be launched into low Earth orbit by a faulty seat belt detection module, and a careless, bellicose ride operator. But, if that happened I was taking the person in the car with me, sorry son, you shouldn't have made me get on that suicide machine.
Being killed by horses was always a concern, however armed with the knowledge that over 100 people in this country every year are killed in "equestrian related activities" really cements the concern in the psyche. Occasionally, in Columbus, mounted police patrol streets when there are festivals, or events. They might as well start riding pit bulls, or those nasty, awful wolf things from the Lord of the Rings, called Wargs, I think. Plus, every year we have the Quarter Horse Congress, (whatever that is) we should probably make sure our wills are current, and our final arrangements... arranged(?).
Malaria, food poisoning, bee stings, self immolation from excessive drinking, all of these could kill me. Thank you, Newsweek, for making me aware of these potentially lethal incidents, but, trust me, that is an amateurs list. You wrote nothing about elevators, scorpions, jelly fish, sharks, tall buildings, flying, lightning strikes, falling space debris, commuting, and on and on.
When you are ready to talk about impending doom and catastrophe you can send me an email, and we will put together a real manifest of hazard.
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Come back when you have a real list.
There is not much to say, but, for those who find any offense, please remember these are only stories, jokes, and have no relation to reality. Kind of like life.
I like life, and hope it lasts a long time, but it does require some explanation, that is why these blogs exist. To help people navigate times and events that make no sense.
Here are a few places you can find a few things.
The Original Life Explained. Where it all started, a little rambling and a lot of nothing important.
Life Explains The End Views on humanity's race to self extinction. I hope I am wrong.
Life Explains Smiles Because everybody likes it when you smile.
Life Explains Aging Getting older is not always easier, but it is worth the effort. And a few small things can make it much more pleasant.
Life Explains Traveling and Commuting Mostly commuting. Driving bugs me and working bugs me so driving to work is the ultimate insult of modern life, and I like to complain.
Life Explained Explores History. The real problem with history is there is so much of it. It is all over the place. But, if you take the time to look at the small pieces it is fascinating.
Life Explains Music Music is a universal language. I like guitar based rock and roll, but there is a little bit of a lot here.