Thursday, November 19, 2009

More movie follow-up thoughts

So after having End of the World dreams all night last night, I just can't get this movie out of my head and I wanted to share some more insights with you all dear readers.

One character in the movie is named Charlie, and he is the crazy guy that lives in Yellowstone and broadcasts on AM radio about the coming of the end times while eating pickles and beer. There is one scene between Charlie and the main character played by John Cusack (sp?) where John needs to get the map that Charlie has of where the ships are hiding. Charlie tells him "The map is in the motor home on the shelf between Conspiracies...and...Marilyn Monroe! You know, the Dewey Decimal System!!!" Now, who but LIBRARIANS know the Dewey Decimal System??? And who are the keepers and organizers of information in this crazy world? LIBRARIANS!!! AND, who is going to survive the End of the World? That's right--LIBRARIANS!!! Plus, I LOVE pickles and beer! The coincidences are mind-boggling!

Now, speaking of coincidences-this one was brought up by our resident bomb shelter nurse, my very own Best Mom! She noticed another similarity between the names of the people in the movie and the names of our bomb shelter dwellers--the actress Amanda Peet is a combination of AMANDA and her bomb shelter life-mate Peeeeeeeeeeete! I could hardly believe it when I realized that this was true and am very thankful to the Best Mom for pointing that out. It is yet more proof that this movie is the harbinger of what is to come!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

2012 is here...

In a theater near you!

Tonight my bomb shelter life-mate and I had a hot date night and we decided to go see the movie 2012 since that is what we are all about here. While it will still take some time for me to fully process the 3 hour movie (As Rye-Bread noted "It's the end of the world, it's going to take a while") I wanted to blog a little bit about my first impressions.

The first thing that is eerily similar to real life with the movie 2012 is the fact that one of the main characters is a black man named Adrian. I was once a black man during Mock Trial in high school, and my name ALSO happens to be Adrienne, which is the correct spelling, but what are you going to do. Secondly, another main character in the movie is played by Amanda Peet. Interestingly, Pink Panda's alter ego is AMANDA. Coincidence? I think not. Oh, and there is a black President. And currently WE HAVE A BLACK PRESIDENT, whose term ENDS IN 2012!!! Holy crap!

Now, to get to the plot of the movie. Airplanes play a big part in the plot because they are what the main characters use to get out of danger and get to the giant arks in China. Now, I am SOOOOO glad that we have two pilots in our bomb shelter retinue so that we can commandeer planes should we need to abandon bomb shelter and I urge you, dear readers, to also recruit a pilot for your shelter. You will be glad you did.

One thing that I have noticed from all the End of the World as we Know It movies is the underlying Christian theme. Knowing had the children go on a giant spaceship to the Garden of Eden. 2012 had everyone getting on giant arks. There was even a scene of 2 elephants and 2 giraffes being airlifted to China for the arks. Now I don't know if the filmmakers are urging everyone to turn back to religion in these end times or if it's just a coincidence but I am going to cover my butt with the immortal words of Homer Simpson: "Jesus, Allah, Buddha I love you all!"

Monday, August 10, 2009

Choose How the World Will End
Received via an email and absolutely love it!

"Each day seems to bring new horrific possibilities as to how America and its inhabitants will be destroyed. But instead of worrying (will it be swine flu or robots?), why not decide for yourself with the very clever, tongue-in-cheek Choose Your Own Apocalypse?"

From this site, you will learn of even more possibilities that can bring on the end times!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Definitely a Yes!

From the reading article, we definitely need to start storing water! :)

A quote I came across today and do plan to implement the next time I run into one of these guys:

Greenpeace employee to college girl
: Hey! Are you pro-environment?

College girl: No, sorry, post-apocalyptic.

Happy Birthday Earth!

Now as you know, dear readers, today is Earth Day, or, the Earth's Birthday. In honor of the earth turning 4,500,734,132 years old (or 6,024 if you are a Jehovah's Witness Creationist) we here at the Survival of the Librarians co-headquarters wanted to share an interesting article from MSN, your most trusted news source besides The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

This article that I found discusses what the earth will look like in 2100 if we do not stop the dreaded GLOBAL WARMING!!! Now, the fact that we will have a completely new world order coming in 2012 does not seem to matter to this author, but it is always good to keep up with the latest discussions in the zeitgeist of the end of the world.

The link:

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Bomb Shelter Shopping List Suggestion

So as you may have heard, dear readers, my bomb shelter life-mate Rye-Bread and I have added a new furry four-legged to our pack named Bear. Now, don't let the name fool you, Bear is actually a very sweet 6 year old chocolate lab that we adopted from the Dumb Friends League and he will be joining us in the bomb shelter. Pink Panda was very sweet and as a "welcome to the bomb shelter family" present, she bought Bear some dog cookies from 3 Dog Bakery. Now if you have not experienced 3 Dog Bakery's delightful products (and they are made with completely natural and healthy ingredients, because why would you feed your dog something you couldn't eat?) I highly recommend them. The cookies are DELICIOUS! AND AS AN ADDED BONUS YOU CAN EAT THEM IF YOU ARE RUNNING LOW ON BOMB SHELTER FOOD!!! I apologize for the shouting, but this opens a whole new horizon for food possibilities, especially if you do not want to eat the sodium- and preservative-packed SPAM. Here is a link to their website, just in case you are not near a location:


I took a quiz on facebook asking what kind of librarian I am:

You are a human search engine who always wins Trivial Pursuit. Logical, direct and clever, you'll spend days tracking down bits of information, even though the patron who requested it has long since moved on. If you can stop beginning all of your sentences with "Well, actually" or "I've always found that...", your co-workers will start talking to you again. Primary sources and well-structured databases make you quiver with excitement, and you probably stand the best chance of surviving Armageddon due to the breadth of knowledge tucked away among your little gray cells.

The sentence that sticks out the most is the last. Then it makes me think of about a survivor show of contestants going through armageddon? I bet people would learn alot from this...

Although they would still have the knowledge that at some point it would end. So I propose we create a "natural disaster" for some people and not tell them they are on a show or that everything will be okay.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

2012 as a pop culture phenomenon

This is an interesting article that appeared in this last Sunday's Denver Post. In it, the journalist examines the recent surge in movies that feature the end times as a plot. Pink Panda and I have blogged about this before, when MySpace had an ad for the movie "2012" and also right after we saw the ultimately disappointing movie "Knowing" but I think it is interesting that the whole notion of 2012 and something big going down is becoming more mainstream. Could it be that people are playing on our deep-seated fears of the end of the world to make money? Or are they actually trying to give us some ideas on how to cope and endure through this trying time? I would love to hear your thoughts, dear readers!

Monday, March 30, 2009

It all started at a young age...

I watched a movie (more on that later!) with YellowJeepGirl this weekend that brought up all of these memories with one simple word: Y2K.

My mom instilled a good sense of parania, as some would call it, in me. We spent the better part of 1999 preparing for Y2K. We bought shelving and designated a room in the basement as a shelter. We stockpiled it with food, candles, matches, blankets, water and anything else you would need to survive.

Then the reports came in that 2001, was really the Y2K. We saved more. Believe me, it took longer than a year to get through that stockpile!

Now that I have my own house, we are designating space and will start stockpiling at least a few of the essentials. Especially now that a baby is on the way!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Thanks HappyYellowJeepGirl!

We did buy our first house...and it has a basement. I'm sure we can make a connection underground somewhere and add at that bomb shelter.

I was at a conference this past weekend and one attendee was telling me about a student who was doing research on 2012. She said she had a hard time finding reliable resources on this "conspiracy" but after reading the student's paper, she is now a believer too. I suggested she build a bomb shelter. :)

Monday, March 9, 2009

Time Change

As you know, dear readers, yesterday was the day that we "sprang forward" and moved the time ahead 1 hour. Now, when we had a mostly agricultural society, this was a good thing because it gave farmers more daylight in which to harvest their crops. However, over the years we have changed from a rural, farming society to an urban one, and this change is no longer necessary. It has resulted in people's circadian rhythems to be thrown off which makes us all cranky. It is for this reason that I propose that in the bomb shelter we go to bed when it gets dark and get up when it gets light. By doing this we will harmonize our bodies with the earth once more and we will conserve energy, not to mention the fact that we will be happier because we will have more sleep.

Congratulations to Pink Panda

Congratulations to our esteemed fellow survivalist librarian Pink Panda who recently purchased a house with her bomb shelter mate Pedro! Construction on the underground bomb shelter will begin shortly.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Comets and Books;_ylt=Ar.Te7Mfm16UdZdDVX3QZKNvzwcF

Reminds me of a book I just's a ya book by a local Colorado author. YellopJeep will have to give us the title since I can't remember.'s about a comet that comes close to the earth. Months later, everyone over the age of 18 is dying from an illness that is linked to the comet. That is when Earth pulls together to put a spaceship together of teenagers to ship them to another planet to save the human race.

Now while we cannot put a spaceship together (but how cool is that?), we can still prepare in other ways. By reading fiction and non-fiction alike, you can pick up new ideas.

While it is a YA book (now become a series) and soon to be published (I had an advance copy), I highly recommend this as a good read.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Institute for Human Continuity

Our dedicated follower Dogmama alerted me to this very important and interesting development this morning. She texted me about the banner ad on MySpace, and I (knowing that she is a loyal and dedicated follower and is always on the lookout for interesting developments) checked it out. What we found was this:

The Institute for Human Continuity. An organization that has taken it upon itself to ensure the survival of the human race beyond 2012. I was so excited and vowed to sign up for the lottery ASAP. They also have plans for the ark already built for us! What a perfect opportunity, to have entertainment giant Sony Pictures on the bandwagon for End of the World Preparedness! Wait, what? Sony Pictures has announced plans to help humankind survive the end of the world? Something is fishy about that...

Oh wait, it is because this is just a ploy to promote a new movie. And, it sucks that their lottery is only good for one person. What is the point in surviving the end of the world if your family and friends are not there as well? That is why, dear readers, we recommend preparing for the end of the world on a much smaller scale where you can chose people to be in the bomb shelter based on their skills that they will bring to the post-apocalyptic world. And most importantly, chose people with whom you get along.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

An Ark

An ark revisited...I believe in an earlier post we mentioned keeping a kayak or a canoe on hand in case of a flood. It would be interesting to see if there is such a thing that is immune to volcanoes and such. But if you go to that much trouble, why not do a helicopter? That way you can fly to the top of a peak or somewhere safe?

But that would also mean having a shelter somewhere else...or mabye we could attach the ark to the helicopter/plane in case we need to land. Of course supplies would also be needed for that scenario as well.

Too many things to do!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Stockpiling cash-revisited

As you know, dear readers, in addition to being an expert on surviving the end of the world, I also bide my time as a bartender, because I need money to build up my supplies for 2012. Also, I am nosy by nature and one can learn many things while simply pretending to be cleaning.

One story I would like to relate occurred a couple weeks ago and is directly related to the notion of stockpiling money in the event of a national disaster. What happened is this:

Four gentlemen (dentists, by trade) came to my bar and commenced eating our fine food and drinking our delicious beverages. Naturally, their conversation turned to the end of the world, as that is a topic on everyone's minds. After discussing possible scenarios (bank crash, food shortages, etc.) one of the dentists brought up the fact that he has $5,000 cash in his house stockpiled for the end times. Not to be outdone, the other three dentists declared that they each had between $5,000 and $10,000 in cash hidden in their houses. Luckily, they had a sympathetic party overhearing their bragging, for I am generally for people preparing for the end times. However, they were stupid for discussing it aloud in a public place because what if I had been a bad guy? I would definitely have texted my minions to follow them home and rob each and every one of them. Especially because they only tipped 10%. Generally, don't talk about how much money you have if you are not going to tip properly. Of course, that is how people get so much money--by not sharing it.

Now you know my views on stockpiling cash. I think it is stupid because you can't eat money and when it comes right down to it, I would rather have rice and potatoes than $5,000. Luckily, Social Darwinism dictates that those smart enough to stockpile food will survive while those only hoarding cash will not.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

An event of Biblical proportions...

So after discussing the pending end of the world with our dear follower Christina, I wanted to share an interesting idea that she brought up. Perhaps, since all the signs point to a catastrophe of gigantic proportions that we should build an ark in addition to/perhaps instead of an underground bomb shelter. She is planning on building a large, floating spherical object that is designed to withstand wind, water, lava, and earthquakes. I am inclined to believe that this is a good idea, because if there were to be a large flood, the underground bomb shelter would be in a predicament, especially if it was not 100% watertight.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Excellent YouTube Video

From Armageddon Week on the History Channel:

Watch it.

It's the end of the world as we know it...

And I feel fine!!!!

Sorry, I have that song in my head. So I decided to Google "End of the world" and guess how many results there were? 131,000,000. Yep. that's One Hundred and Thirty One MILLION. Luckily, Wikipedia informed me that 2012 is a Leap Year, so I know that I will at least get in one extra day of living before the world blows up.

So this brings to mind the philosophical question, what will you do to prepare for the end of the world? Aside from the obvious building and stocking of the bomb shelter? Will you make peace with your enemies? Stop dieting? Give all your stuff away to people who don't believe? Let us know, dear readers, what your plans are!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Dreaming about Bomb Shelters

Last night I dreamt about bomb shelters...and it actually led me to an interesting idea. We've discussed where in terms of geographical location we would put a bomb shelter but not necessarily where wer would put the bomb shelter.

What I mean is...would you put in under your house? As a stand alone underground location? Underneath a garage?

I would think you would want to put it somewhere where people walking by wouldn't notice it but you also want to be rescued in case a building collapses.


I think I would put it under my house for easy access. Less outside air or contaminants as well. That would allow us access to the house if it is still standing. I would also have another exit coming out of the ground somewhere next to or near the house instead of just from the house itself.

Maybe a GPS beacon wouldn't be a bad idea if we needed rescuing? Something else to add to the list...

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Ah...the holidays...

Time sweeps by quickly as the holidays surround us. Or at least it did for me...sorry for the lack of posting!

Thank you YellowJeepGirl for getting us going again!

A new year, a new resolution? be more prepared. No, I'm not building a bomb shelter...yet! But I am going to work on building up basic survival packs for my house, car and at least have a safe place/zone picked out to go to in an emergency. Especially if Yellowstone blows! Okay, we are close enough that it wouldn't make a difference, but better safe than sorry!

What's your new year's resolution?

Monday, January 5, 2009

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Armageddon Week

So there I was, sitting on my new recliner, flipping through the channels trying to decide if there was anything on TV worth staying up for at this late hour. Then, I flipped to the History Channel and what did I hear? That it is Armageddon Week this week on the History Channel. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT!?!?!?!?!? I plan on and encourage all of you, dear fellow survivalists, to TiVo EVERYTHING on the History Channel this week. You can thank me later, as you have hours upon hours of informational TV to watch in your bomb shelter.

Another interesting thing that I have been hearing about lately is the many, many earthquakes in Yellowstone National Park. For those of you who don't know, Yellowstone is above a giant volcano that is about, oh, 70,000 years overdue for an eruption. And P.S., Yellowstone is in Wyoming, which is thisclose to Colorado. So, I highly recommend volcano-proofing your bomb shelter by installing a HEPA filtration system so that you are not breathing in ash 24/7 and also installing a good air conditioner because it will be hot under all that lava.