Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Bomb Shelter Reader's Advisory, Part 1

In addition to needing something to read while in the can, everyone is going to need something to read to keep their minds stimulated while they are in the bomb shelter. Dr. Oz on Oprah says that everyone should do at least 10 minutes of brain stimulating activity-reading, crossword puzzles and sodoku (however you spell it)-each day. And since I don't understand suodouku at all (nor do I care how to learn, I think it is an Asian conspiracy to control the minds of the Americans and make them waste all their time when they should be working instead of sitting around playing games all day) I am going to recommend some books that should be in everyone's bomb shelter library.

1-The Prince by Nicolo Machiavelli. This is the quintessential book for learning how to run a country successfully. And since we will be in charge of running the country that we create after it is ok to come out of the bomb shelter, we all need to be on the same page as to how we are going to handle it.

2-Utopia by Thomas More. For those of you unfamiliar with the Greek language, the word "utopia" comes from the Greek words for "no place." Well of course More's utopia was no place in 16th century England, they didn't even have to worry about bombs and nuclear war and the end of the world. But for us appraching the end times, this is another book that you should read, outlining the ideal society to create when you can start from scratch.

I am sure Pink Panda will have more to ad to this list, but for now, dear readers, I encourage you to go down to your local Barnes and Noble and pick up these two indespensible books. You will be glad you did.

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