Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists' "Doomsday Clock" currently reads five minutes to midnight, indicating how close the world is to total nuclear annihilation.

I am about half way through the Great Archival Project, Wedding Edition. Over 500 pics have been scanned, and it takes about four minutes a pic. My scanner can go four pics at a time and it's the perfect project for the past week, as I've been home with the chillun whilst Mommy is out selling the warez. I can start the scanner on four negatives (2400 dpi), walk away for fifteen minutes or so, and then return whenever and swap out the negative. Except for the Photoshop corrections, I've got it down to a habit. But it's an interminable one.

I'm in a hurry because the end of the world is coming. I feel the need to report on this, since this blog has always been titled what it is, and there are few things as significant as TEOTW. First, this warning sign: "Mystery Roar Detected From Faraway Space". Has that ever been a good thing? Large, friendly, gentle whale-like creatures bellowing "bonsoir" from the nether reaches of outer space? I think not. Then there's "Powerful Solar Storm Could Shut Down U.S. for Months" set for 2012, or thereabouts, for all of us wondering about that Mayan calendar mystery. By the way, if you're wondering why a solar storm is so dangerous, it's because the very large "Magnetic Field Hole Could Cripple Communications". Put Al Gore on it. If you were planning on the results from the LHC to answer some of those galactic "roar" questions, well, "Scientists Not So Sure 'Doomsday Machine' Won't Destroy World" (You have to just love that title.)

This was all found on the FoxNews web site. Not sure why they're big on TEOTW type stuff, but I'm sure it has something to do with their right-wing agenda. If you aren't convinced yet, FoxNews has this article just to hammer it home: "Five Ways the World Can End". Don't bother reading it, I'll spare you: nuclear war, volcano, asteroid, black hole, and expanding sun. Pick any two for good measure. (Note right-wing agenda: "Global Warming" not among the five.)

Also, there is the ongoing alien problem. Seems there's been a lot of this lately, did you notice? First there was the "Video of 'UFO' at Inauguration Gets Internet Buzz" and then there was "New Jersey Under Alien Attack — Maybe" and then there was "British Wind Turbine Possibly Hit by UFO" and for good measure: "Alaska Town Abuzz Over Mystery Sky Explosion". All of these stories just in the last month! Coincidence? Coinky-dink? You tell me.

Also, President Obama predicted trillion-dollar deficits for years to come. Spend like it's your last days on earth! Come on world, it's not so bad, we're just in a global rut! To paraphrase Emerson: I know in my head that it's Doomsday, but in my heart it's the best day of the year.