Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Basic Survival

I have been reading a lot of post-Apocalyptic books lately. Mostly because I enjoy them. But I believe that there are a lot of valuable lessons in these books such as how long man-made items will last. Which reminds me of a book I read awhile ago - non-fiction, even!

I'm going to suggest you read, World Without Us. The author of this book talks to experts and then explains how fast man-made items will break down. In our bomb shelters, we can store many items but when we eventually emerge, we can expect not to have a lot of things that we take for granted now.

Such as cars - how long is that gas going to be good? How long are the rubber tires going to last?

Such as fresh water - how long will the reservoirs continue to work and push water our way?

Such as food - canned items can last for awhile. But we will really need to start planting and growing things on our own. And how long will seeds last in their packets?

Such as fresh meat. How long can domesticated animals who rely on humans for most things last in the wild? If they do return to the wild, who's going to hunt and butcher them so we have a meat source?

I could go on and on.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Bart's Comet

Hello again, dear followers. As you may know, I am a huge fan of the TV show The Simpsons. I believe it is a witty social commentary that rips its plots directly from the headlines. Case in point--tonight's episode was "Bart's Comet," an episode where Bart discovers a comet that turns out to be headed RIGHT TOWARDS SPRINGFIELD! Naturally, mass panic ensues with all the Springfieldians trying to find shelter to survive the impact. Nobody planned ahead except for the Simpson family's resourceful neighbor Flanders, who also was kind enough to include enough supplies for the Simpson family to join his in the bomb shelter. Unfortunately, the entire town comes knocking on the door and the Super Christian Flanders ends up surrendering his place in the bomb shelter for the greater good of his neighbors. Luckily, the comet is thwarted by the massive layer of pollution above Springfield and nobody ends up being incinerated.

It is very interesting that this episode came out in 1995--SIXTEEN years ago--but its messages are timeless. You should build your bomb shelter with extra space and supplies because undoubtedly, there will be some unprepared neighbors who will want to mooch off of your preparedness. Of course, to avoid that hassle, DON'T TELL YOUR NEIGHBORS WHERE YOUR BOMB SHELTER IS LOCATED. The second point is that the End of the World as we Know It will come from an asteroid. Thanks to loyal follower Dog Mama for sharing this story:

Now, the above article is all about the results for a keyword search "Will asteroid hit Earth," the answer is (as we all know) a resounding YES! The 2,390,000 results don't lie. In closing, gentle followers, I implore you to visit the website posted by Pink Panda in the previous post and prepare for the coming destruction via wayward heavenly body.


On my way to work today, I noticed an advertisement on the side of the bus asking if I was ready for a disaster.

Honestly, I have to say at this point, I am not. But even with planning and storing necessary items, is anyone every really for a disaster?

Check out the site though, since I think it could be helpful overall. There are some tools available through the site that allow you to create your own profile to track your readiness.

Even if we are never emotionally ready for a disaster, we can at least be physically ready.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Bristol Palin-Harbinger of the Apocalypse?

Greetings Dear Readers,
While watching Chelsea Lately tonight, I was informed that Bristol Palin has a memoir in the works. I was intrigued to find out that Palin is only 20 years old. Now, in my experience, memoirs are written by people who have lived long, illustrious lives and have had many accomplishments. Since Bristol Palin has done neither of those things, it got me to wondering why in the world she would need to write a memoir. Then-it dawned on me! SHE NEEDED TO WRITE A MEMOIR BECAUSE THE WORLD IS ENDING!!!

Now, you might be thinking, "Happy Yellow Jeep Girl, do not be a hater on Bristol Palin, she has had many accomplishments in life including losing on Dancing with the Stars, having a teen pregnancy and subsequent child out of wedlock, and having a mom who completed half a term as Governor of Alaska! She is not just trying to capitalize on her fame before it is too late!" For Exhibit B, I give you Justin Bieber. Here is another extremely young person (12 years old, last time I looked at him) who has a memoir in bookstores. Again, what has Justin Bieber accomplished, besides making it popular to blow dry your hair straight forward into your eyes and singing songs that consist of the lyrics "Baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby!" My educated guess is that he is selling his "life story" to help with the provisioning of his bomb shelter, since he has not been on this Earth long enough to save up much money.

Loyal followers, these two celebrity teenage memoirs are not isolated incidents!!! According to the website The Huffington Post ( there are at least NINE OTHER MEMOIRS BY PEOPLE UNDER 25!!! Coincidence? I think not!

Monday, February 7, 2011

End of the world in 2011 instead? HMMMMM!!!

Once again, we have been remiss in updating the blog because we have been frantically stocking our bomb shelters. Thanks to dedicated follower Dog Mama, it has been brought to our attention that we may have even LESS time than we thought. And by less time, I mean we might only have until MAY! YIKES! Proponents of the May 2011 theory include Marie Exley, a Colorado Springs Native and Army veteran, who left her home to travel the country to spread the news. AND, EVEN WORSE!!!, when the day comes, if we are not swept into the glorious realm of Heaven, that means we HAVE NOT BEEN SAVED! But, luckily we will only have to endure the period of torment for 5 months, because October will be the End of Time.

Personally, I am still going with 12/21/12 as the end of the world for two reasons:

1. 12/21/12 is more fun to type than 5/21/11. Let's keep it simple people.
2. The Mayans were around long before the Christians (whose Bible wasn't even written by the people who lived with Jesus) and they actually did all the work to create their own calendar, which makes the Mayan Calendar a Primary Source which as all librarians know, is much more reliable than secondary sources written way after the fact.