Saturday, January 02, 2010

Doomsday Fatigue

Isn't it tiresome how many shows on Discovery channel or history channel talk about doomsday type scenarios related to things which may happen? They never seem to pass up the opportunity to sound like shrieking Cassandras about the possibility of extinction-level events which might be ahead for our planet. It could be an asteroid impact, the death of all plankton or a super-volcano none of us know we are sitting atop. They want us to take them seriously. They want us to believe and quake in our lovely little shoes. They almost never pass up the opportunity to say that this coming disaster is "not a question of if but when."

Anyway, isn't all the on-the-brink doom and gloom just beyond boring at some point?

And while we're on the topic of the advancing calendar, let's mention that 2012 baloney that was more film promotion than anything related to the end of the Mayan calendar. My sister and I were tsk-tsking over that whole flap and she said something funny. She said The world probably will end in 2012, because that's when the truck will be paid off.

Imagine no truck payment. It's easy if you try.

Dateline 2010, January 2, No Truck Payment, and all is well.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

some may say I'm a dreamer...

A

Vinogirl said...

Funny post.
I think Ca. was supposed to have fallen off the continental USA into the Pacific in the 70s!
It's still here (that includes Napa, thank God!)

Old NFO said...

LOL- I 'really' wonder if these people really believe the @#&* they are spewing...

DirtCrashr said...

Gloom and Doom is as boring as Goths and Vampnicks - and my truck is paid-off!

Catmoves said...

Like Vinogirl said; I sold some farm land and bought coastal land in Nevada waitin' for Californy to drop off the US. It never did and I still own a hunk of dry desert.
It's not just Discovery Phlemmy, lots of others seem to like to scare the bejesus out of our kids. I often think the people who produce and write these things are the same ones that bring us automobile crashes, wrestling and freeforall fighting?
And I can't help but wonder who would believe the Incans why, with 20,000 warriors, couldn't defeat a couple hundred Spaniards, should be believed about anything?

TOTWTYTR said...

Not to mention "Life Without People" on the channel formerly known as "The History Channel". Which currently seems to be the silly non reality show channel.

All doom, all gloom, all the time.