by Eric McCown
In a vampire city in japan they were all relaxing in their homes when the radio said an earthquacke is going to srike the city in ten minutes. Ten minutes came, an earthquacke that measured 8.10! Buldings collapsed, highways, pipes, and piplines are destroyed!!! Churches fell on the road. Clocks on clocktowers break, really big buildings tip over on anthor hours, all the vampires ran fast, some of them screaming! There was 88,000 vampires dead. An earthquacke on the beach caused a tsunami! Three vampires drowned, 5 died in a whirlpool, 1 got stung by a jellyfish, 5 boats were forced under water! A volcano erupted 20 minutes later, the lava destroyed everything in it’s path. The lava destroyed 32 houses!and 24 buildings! “Japan is DOOMED!!!” yelled a vampire child. After the earthquacke all the buildings destroyed! 1 vampire was left, he was hurt badly. He died!
This is the best story in the history of the freaking world. -ed.
Just watched Star Trek TOS "Where No Man Has Gone Before".
Ignoring for the moment the rampant sexism and how careless Kirk is that NINE Of his people died…
"Hey, there’s a big unknown thing ahead! Let’s continue running toward it at faster-than-light speed!"
"It’s still coming!"
"Yep, keep barreling toward it!"
And then listened to the corresponding Mission Log podcast, and they didn’t mention that giant gaping logic-hole at all.
Just realized we showed Kiddo “Dexter” before we showed her “Footloose”. In both of which, John Lithgow plays an intense, religious man.
The juxtaposition between that and this should make for an interesting twist to an 80s classic.
The Boston Marathon was bombed this week. Three people died, and a whole bunch lost limbs. The casualty count is much smaller, but all of us are thinking of 9/11.
This week has been a lot of speculation and jumping the gun, and a lot of folks guarding against false news reports.
The FBI released photos of the suspects, and the Internet blew up trying to identify them.
Today they’ve found the suspects. They were apparently trying to bomb MIT too, and one of them got shot. Now Boston is on lockdown. This is insane. Worry.
Edit: What I really want to explain, though it’s difficult, is the feeling that the entire nation watching this waiting for it to go down. It’s not strictly accurate, but it’s not that inaccurate either. I walked into the lobby of the office where I’m working, looked at the receptionist and said, have they got him yet? And she said no. She knew exactly what I meant. Almost anyone I run into also would.
Overheard while dropping the boys off at daycare this morning:
Boys: Hey look at our books! [Science books]
Caregiver: Wow, cool. You like science?
Eric: Science? Oh yeah, I’m a big fan. Big fan.
And we also got all the blueberries planted, and two raspberries, and both box gardens filled and planted with squash and tomato… We decided to call this garden the Queen’s Garden, because the peach tree we planted in the center we named Kate. We planted another Peachtree in the future extension to the left, and named it Neal, So that will be the King’s Garden.
Here’s a picture of the chess queen I drew on the temporary gate, with Kate in the background.