Cheer up

From Frank J. Fleming:
Everyone is so gloomy about the future these days. Polls show that most people think we’re on the wrong path, and everyone walks around looking like the president just ate their dogs. . . . [W]hat’s the worst that could happen to us if we never get a handle on our finances — if we just keep spending and spending while the economy crumbles further? I guess in the absolute worst-case scenario, we’d have a complete economic meltdown, our money would become worthless, our government would collapse, and our infrastructure would fall apart.  Basically, all of civilization would be destroyed. . . .  So even if things are as bad as we can possibly imagine, we have this nice fallback option of becoming hunter-gatherers again.  People might even enjoy their new, simpler living conditions.  People do like camping.  And the movie The Hunger Games was pretty popular.  Plus, this would pretty much end childhood obesity.  And one day, soon after we start living this way, we’ll all say, “Wow, we sure were spoiled with all that running water, electricity, and no need to fear wild animals. Weren’t we silly about that?”  And we’ll have a good laugh.  Well, not all of us — just those who make it past the first winter.  So a few of us.  A few of us will have a good laugh.


Grim said...

Well, right. Think of all the fantasies that the survivors get to live out. The Road Warrior was also a very popular movie!

Unfortunately, Escape from New York won't work out if the Iranians nuke the place. But, you know, there's always Detroit.

Anonymous said...

Ah, Grim, have you read Ringo's "Last Centurion?" They might not allow cameras in Detroit.

However, I'm up for a mission to rescue the treasures of the Met and a few other museums if the bad guys do get NYC.


E Hines said...

New York is safe enough. Tom Clancy has written that it's Denver that the terrorists are targeting.

Eric Hines

bthun said...

If the Zombie Apocalypse arrives I hope I find myself in the role played by Charlton Heston in the Omega Man, aka I Am Legend, as opposed to slowly decomposing as one of the individuals on the other side.

In the meantime, and over these last several years, I realize that I've evolved what was an already torqued beyond the sensibilities of most respectable folks sense of humor into an industrial strength, call the toxic spill cleanup squad, sense of humor.

Even as that is my fate, I can but stand in awe and with more than a little admiration for the snarky and crusty sense of humor of one David Thorne.

Which reminds me to relamp and check the aim of the outdoor floods and spots.

Texan99 said...

I enjoyed that.

I did think that one commenter's suggestion about a big, well-aimed mirror was a good one.