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miércoles, agosto 24, 2011

The Adventures of Earthquack And Irene

Goodness gracious. There’s a 5.8 earthquake in Virginia and the media go absolutely nuts. And then, ut oh! there’s a hurricane coming this way and the media go absolutely nuts. And in their going nuts, the nation’s attention (distracted and unfocused as it already was) is diverted from whatever else might already be on its plate (the Kardashians? Afghanistan? Lindsay Lohan? Japan?) to the dread, the fear, the imminence of (gasp! OMG! OMG! OMG!) yet another (shudder) Natural Disaster. Apparently, the Nation’s virtually insatiable taste for Human Created Disasters of all descriptions is going to be given a brief rest, a time out, and a small plate of ND to cleanse the nation’s already sated palate before it again continues gorging on new and old HCDs. And, of course, this ND (gasp! OMG! OMG! OMG!) simply cannot possibly measure up the recent, memorable, enormous NDs that were enhanced by HCDs, namely Katrina, etc. Or to HCDs that were enhanced by NDs, namely the BP Spill. And so, the Nation is sure to be sorely disappointed yet again. They don’t make NDs and HCDs the way they used to. Heavens no. In 1953 they knew a thing or two about NDs and HCDs:

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