patrick — Thu, 2012-12-06 05:27
I went from watching The Walking Dead to watching Survivors (from BBC) to watching The Colony (Discovery Channel). Yet another predicted end of the world is supposed to happen this month. Looking back over the last couple of years has already made me think of the great R.E.M. song It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine). The '90s are over, the 2000s are over, it's now the '10s. Survivalism fascinates me (Bear Grylls can suck it, Les Stroud is the man) and looking at the recent disaster of hurricane Sandy I feel the need to join the crowd thumbing my nose at those affected. Yes, I feel the sorrow of humanity, but on the other hand the "protected" & normally unaffected got a *small* taste of what the rest of us deal with. Hurricanes, tornadoes, devastating ice storms, drought, etc are all issues we need to be prepared for and I think the average person, in our instant gratification universe, are only possibly prepared for the next week at the most (right after we grabbed groceries). Some things people don't even think about until after it's too late... Are you prepared for the Zombie Apocalypse? Or at the very least... Are you prepared to survive for the next month without the normal day to day things?