25 Jun 2011

And Then It Came To This….

On the back of yesterdays post, and if you felt that view of Health and Safety was a tad over the top, along comes this sorry tale picked up via Anonymong. You’ve got to wonder where we’re going.

As if things weren’t bad enough, along comes this heart wrenching storey. It seems the duck-billed platypus MAYBE in danger from that climate stuff. Honest. Please go read, if only for the comments.

After reading that I immediately searched high and low to find how I could give monthly money to help these water-tight, furry fellows. No sign of a giving method as yet but I’m full sure it’s coming. I guess they’ll need cash to catch the ugly rascals every year to cut their fur back as it gets warmer, right?

Wait a minute!! Could this possibly happen? Just supposing it does get a little warmer over time, what’s the chance that evolution may kick in and say, ‘Whoa, still getting a tad warmer. You know what? Two choices here. We could give the next in-take of those duck-billed looking critters a little less fur and see how that pans out for ‘em, or we could just quietly let the useless suckers go. know what I mean? Anyone missed the dodo yet?’

You remember years ago when the name of the game, to make a little money and possibly improve peoples lot, was to be first to find the next new, new thing? Looks to me like the modern day equivalent is to find the next new, new ‘scary maybe’ thingy.

The World Fund for the Prevention of Lemming Mass Suicide? Could’ve worked a few years ago, as I would humbly suggest not many folk knew the lemming mass suicide thing was a bit of a myth. Today? I would humbly suggest not many people know what a lemming is.

There must be huge amounts of money to be made just by giving the gullible nightmares. Then, by the time the timid awake and nothing what-so-ever has changed, the money’s gone. No problem, ‘couse the gullible will think, ‘Well, not sure what they did, but looks like it worked.’ Then they’ll think, ‘Is that really, really big meteor still heading our way?’ Then they’ll think, ‘Has someone slipped fat in this tofu?’

On a personal note, if, by chance, those platypuses disappeared over night, my life would continue pretty much as it has been and is so doing. Things come and go; and I must say I much prefer putting the trash out in the evening without the possibility of having to run the gauntlet with a sabre-toothed tiger, or trying to get a weally hungry wolf off my leg, know what I mean?

Quote; Chuck Palahniuk.

“People don’t want their lives fixed. Nobody wants their problems solved. Their dramas. Their distractions. Their stories resolved. Their messes cleaned up. Because what would they have left? Just the big scary unknown.”

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