Friday, February 17, 2012
We don't watch a lot of TV around the Square Toothed/Mountain Man village--well, that's not really true, we watch a lot of Netflix, but it doesn't have commercials so in my little twisty way I don't really count that as "TV." Justification much?
Annnnnyyway, this show got me thinking about our end of the world plan. It goes something like this: We see a big mushroom cloud and I yell, "Run toward the light!!!"
I actually think this is an inspired plan.
I have no desire to rush to a "bug-out" location, live off of boiled wheat and baking powder, or even use apocalyptic weaponry (which, just in case you are wondering, is a bow and arrow made of p.v.c pipe and duct tape) until society gets back on its feet.
Seriously, what are you preparing for, doomsday preppers?
Society, as we know it, will be gone. Infrastructure will be non-existent. Water supplies will be compromised, and rogue bands of hoodlums will roam the streets looting and creating a gang state. Who wants to "survive" in that? Running towards the mushroom cloud makes much more sense to me.
Now don't get me wrong, I'm all about preparing what I can in case of an emergency. I've done the odd home fire drill and I have homeowner's insurance too. Heck, I even have a three month's supply of toilet paper--because you never know when zombies might attack and make leaving the house to get more an impossibility.
However, it seems to me like all this preparing for the end of time does nothing but elevate worry and just suck the joy out of everyday living. Moderation, ya know?
Anyway, I'm not really interested in apocalyptic weaponry...although, Mountain Man's ears perked right up at the mention of it. I gave him the fire poker and told him to get to work. The idea of building fire made his eyes shine with joy. He was pacified.
So, to all you doomsdayers, when the end comes, I promise not to raid your food stores, or shoot you with Mountain Man's p.v.c bow and arrow, but don't come asking to borrow my toilet paper.
How prepared are you for the end of the world?