Friday, May 20, 2011

"It's a new normal and I really do think that global weirding is the best way to describe what we're seeing," climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe of Texas Tech University told reporters.

Casual/bumbling early-morning thoughts on scary weather: I saw one my students (an amazing 8-year-old obsessed with science) reading a book which I believe was/is titled “the Coming Global Superstorm” by Art Bell and someone else. (update: co author is none other than WHITLEY STRIEBER aka "the bestselling author of Communion: A True Story" which we were... coincidentally... just talking abot last night... hurrrrm. (see: previous post on the non-existence of coincidences)
Anyhow, I hadn't seen/heard the name Art Bell in perhaps 10 years. He had a crazy radio show on in the middle of the night which I used to listen to back in my freshman/sophomore years of college in Seattle. I'd stay up drawing listening to his callers phone in about Nazi Illuminati and the like. Topics of debate on the Art Bell show tented to cover – well, conspiracies, aliens, and alien conspiracies… (nephilim and god-knows-what) so seeing that name again was kind of a shock.

Not too long after – probably circa 2000 or so I read T.C. Boyle’s “A Friend of the Earth”… and for some reason reading that just mad me thing: yep… that is what the future will look like. I assume Boyle did a lot of climate model projection research for that one, maybe he even talked to some of the same people Art bell might've had on, who knows... at that time, though, that talk wouldn've still sounded like "the sky is falling" craziness... in 1999, (lest we not forget that the Matrix sites it as the pinnacle of out civilization (and that is the first and last time I will ever site the goddamn matrix but somehow it just seems to fit here);), yea, in 1999 things were... good.
The threat of deadly weather and constant devastation… one big endless wild ride... and that seeeeeems to be what is getting going… so… at best it is just another good excuse not to live in America.

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