Musings

Biopocalypse.

Isn’t this topic just exactly what you want to hear about before you go to sleep? I found it unavoidable the other night. I was flicking through the channels and came upon a show called “Joe Rogan Questions Everything”. You remember Joe Rogan. Joe-Rogan-Questions-Everything-logoThe host of “Fear Factor” and probably other random shows that don’t come to mind at present. I like him because he keeps it real. What more can you ask for in a person that’s interviewing scientists about their perspective on a “biopocalypse”. According to the people that he talked to, there are huge groups of scientists who feel that it is the most likely end to the human species. They’re not worried about nuclear war and giant space rocks hitting the planet as much as they’re worried about current diseases mutating or idiot humans creating crazy zombie diseases.

Did you know that there are little random science labs out there where you pay a fee and you get to mess around with different bacteria and organisms and what not?? Does this sound like a terrible idea to anyone else…or is it just me? I don’t need Mr. Joe Randomguy creating the zombie apocalypse while he’s messing around with the common cold. Not interested in that at all. I have things to do tomorrow. Looting stores for toilet paper, learning how to use a crossbow, and stealing a boat is not in my iCal.

Since we’re on the subject of the apocalypse…what’s your plan? Everyone’s thought about it at some point or another. Popular culture right now is brimming with ‘end of the world’ themes. Video games like “The Last of Us”, movies like “World War Z”, etc. It’s everywhere we look. Probably because we innately understand that the human species has the potential to make awful decisions that could lead to our own undoing. If this was not the case, then we’d all be driving electric cars and flying to the Amazon to plant the trees ourselves.

Dear Zombie Virus, please don't ever exist.
Dear Zombie Virus, please don’t ever exist.

You watch “The Walking Dead”, right? If you don’t, get with it. At one point in time, I didn’t watch it because I was terrified of zombies. Let me clarify…STILL terrified of them, but not to extreme of all visual avoidance. There’s something scarier about a fellow human being turning into a mindless, drooling cannibal than just some run-of-the-mill monster thing that goes bump in the night. I gave it a try…BAM. Got sucked in, and wouldn’t you know it? The humans in the show have become scarier than the zombies. Shows and movies on this topic make you think about what you would do if the world fell apart. What’s important to you? WHO is important to you? What are you willing to do when other people threaten those things? How will you charge your iPod? These are essential thoughts for the unused moments of your day.

In closing, here are some semi-wise words fromย Herschel on “The Walking Dead”:

“Mankind’s been fighting plagues from the start. We get our behinds kicked for awhile, then we bounce back. It’s Nature correcting herself. Restoring some balance.”

Dear Nature,

If you have to restore balance, please do it in a not so “flesh-eating” way. Thanks.

Your humble resident,

Courtney

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