Since I am "working from home" (also known as not working) I had time to research an idea for a new blog post (yes, I do "research," somethings, sometimes). Most of this research involved watching a show on The History Channel that dealt with doomsday prophesies. According to this show, there have been a surprising number of people have predicted that world would end, horrifically. Moreover, again, according to the show, most of those people felt it would be right about now.
Well, historically speaking right about now, about now being sometime in the next several years.
Don't worry, you should have time to finish your coffee.
In "preparation" for this several people have decided to join a society called "Doomsday Preppers." Feeling that the end is near, these people have taken the initiative to plan for the worst. They stockpile food, and supplies, often in remote locations. Occasionally, they have purchased land and began constructing what they call "Bug Out Shelters." When the whole place melts down they will rush to these places and hide away. Taking their families and whatever possessions they have time to grab.
It is a good plan. Built, though it is from desperation, and fear. These people take these precautions very seriously. Spending a great deal of time, and money. Sacrificing greatly for the eventual survival of their loved ones. It is noble, and I admire their determination in the face of such a dire future.
This show offered a very graphic depiction of what these long dead prophets foresaw. And, anybody who has ever lost a minute of sleep needlessly worrying about pointless things can tell you about "the end of days." Most predictions seemed, according to the show, some variation of this. Rivers of blood, the unleashing of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse, sores, fire scorpion like locusts, and it gets worse. It would be very bad.
What we have here is the typical cycle of irresistible force meeting immovable object. People holding out against an end so terrible nobody can survive. On one side we have people are preparing for the eventual collapse of society (which many people felt happened with the arrival of humanity some few years ago). On the other we have predictions of Armageddon, and the apocalypse. An inescapable cataclysm, from which there is no escape.
Armed with this sort of knowledge my decision was simple, I think I will have raisin toast for breakfast and change the channel. I hope the Ninja Turtles are on, they are so cool.
Monday, December 29, 2014
Pre-breakfast television, not a good idea.
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.