Sunday, January 14, 2007

If...


For a little two-letter, monosyllabic word, "if" is a actually a pretty big and very important word, don't you think?

I have a stomachache, so I have a good excuse for lying around today pondering imponderables.

If pigs had wings, would they fly? I don't think so. I think they'd just use them to stir up more mud.

If twits had brains, would they be dangerous? No. A twit is a twit is a twit. And totally irrelevant.

You can call me a dunce if you wish. I admit it, I did not know there was literally such a thing as the Doomsday Clock. Now I see that there is, maintained by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, and that it is moving forward.

The scientists who maintain it plan to move its hands forward next Wednesday to reflect what they call worsening nuclear and climate threats to the world.

The hands of the symbolic clock are currently set at seven minutes to midnight, with midnight signifying global catastrophe. They're moving it forward based on worsening nuclear and climatic threats to the world, including escalating worries about nuclear threats from Iran and North Korea, unsecured nuclear materials in Russia and elsewhere, the continuing 'launch-ready' status of 2,000 of the 25,000 nuclear weapons held by the U.S. and Russia, expanding terrorism, etc., etc.

The last change to the clock was in 2002 when the hands were moved two minutes forward for essentially the same reasons.

When first created in 1947, the Doomsday Clock was set at seven minutes to midnight. It has been moved up seventeen times since then. The closest to midnight it has ever been set at was in 1953 following U.S. and Soviet hydrogen bomb tests.

Is "Armageddon" getting closer? If it is, will any human efforts be enough to stop or even stall the cataclysmic events spelling Armageddon?

What if Words Gone Wild threatened Armageddon for the English language? Nah. That wouldn't happen. There will always be someone around to turn them into Twisted Linguistics and scare them straight.

concetrate - Thinking hard about how to move a bad ms forward.

decission - The act of forcing someone to stop acting like a sissy.

up and runny - Yuck!

modecum of success - Also a big Yuck!

presribe - Pressing ribs.

yokals - Localized group of fans of Dwight Yoakam.


To completely change the subject, what kind of flirt are you?


You Are a Natural Flirt

Believe it or not, you're a really effective flirt.
And you're so good, you hardly notice that you're flirting.
Your attitude and confidence make you a natural flirt.
And the fact that you don't know it is just that more attractive!

18 comments:

Hale McKay said...

Yokals - LOL

I knew about the Doomsday Clock. It's scary to think that such a thing is monitored and maintained, isn't it?

Serena Joy said...

Yes, it is scary. And scary to contemplate the reasons behind moving up those hands.

Southern Writer said...

Didn't they change the clock after 9/11? If they have moved it up seventeen times since it was created, and it's back where it started, then at some point they moved it back, as well as foward. I never worry about it. People have been claiming the end is near since the beginning of time.

I read today where Bush said in an interview that was supposed to be on 60 Minutes tonight that he has the authority to escalate the war whether Congress likes it or not; that he's made his decision and is moving forward. It's attitudes like that which scare me. The man is an idiot, a menace, and a good argument for assassination. Now Homeland Security will be bugging both our blogs. Too bad we can't paste smileys in the comments. I've got one that flips the bird.


Coy Flirt

You may not seem like you're flirting, but you know exactly what you're doing.You draw people in, very calculatingly, without them even knowing. Subtle and understated, you know how to best leverage your sex appeal. A sexy enigma, you easily become an object of obsession.

Serena Joy said...

Nope, I don't worry about the end of the world. If it happens, it happens. It's got to happen sometime.

Bush scares me, too. He's going to end up getting a whole lot more people killed. Homeland Security, I'm not worried about. They've probably already got all our numbers anyway. Did I tell you about the time I actually saw from my stat counter that somebody from HS was reading my blog? That should have freaked me out but, in these times, it didn't. They're going to do what they're going to do; nothing we can do about it.

Oooo, Lesia, I'm jealous. I'd like to be an object of obsession. And I don't mean the bad, icky kind. I've had enough of that. LOL.

RexZeitgiest said...

You Are a Natural Flirt

Believe it or not, you're a really effective flirt.
And you're so good, you hardly notice that you're flirting.
Your attitude and confidence make you a natural flirt.
And the fact that you don't know it is just that

RexZeitgiest said...

One thing in the Universe is true, we are moving steadily towards Doomsday, its all a matter of prespective....

Serena Joy said...

Sounds like we're all a bunch of flirts, doesn't it?

You're right, Rex. Eventually, we're all going to face Doomsday. It may not be in our lifetimes. If it is, there's nothing we can do but roll with it. Probably literally.

Kanrei said...

In keeping with the post on my blog, the Atomic Clock would fall under the category of things I learned from music. Iron Maiden has a song called "2 Minutes to Midnight" about terrorism pushing the hands forward. Came out in 1986 I want to say...

Kanrei said...

You Are a Fun Flirt
You just can't help yourself... you flirt with everyone you know.
Guys, girls, crushes, and friends. They're all victims to your charm.
You're into silly innuendos, sexy jokes, and playful touches.
You are a huge flirt, yet you never make anyone (too) uncomfortable!

RexZeitgiest said...
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RexZeitgiest said...

Actually it will be in our 'life time' SJ....I beleive we are the Universe grown aware....And to extrapolate that out its conclusion, means we WILL be part of the end of time......Just not in our present form or state of consiousness....

Serena Joy said...

I don't know that song, Kan, but it sounds dead-on for the topic at hand. Dang, your flirting profile fits you perfectly.:)

Perhaps, Rex. I can't wrap my head around what the actual end of time would be like. Of course, if it happens I won't have to, will I? Heavy, heavy stuff to think about.

Hale McKay said...

Since you like those "what kind ___ are you" type quizzes, Check out the Lucky Charms Sex Test over at my Monday post.

Serena Joy said...

"Ha-ha, Mike," said the Yellow Moons girl.

Lots of fun going on today over at his place, people.:)

Southern Writer said...

SJ, maybe it's coincidence, or maybe I changed something in my computer, but I suddenly have a security window popping up in my blog (and so do you). It says:

You have attempted to establish a connection with “bp3.blogger.com”. However, the security certificate presented belongs to www.google.com”. It is possible, though unlikely, that someone may be trying to intercept your communication with this website. If you suspect the certificate shown does not belong to “bp3.blogger.com”, please cancel the connection and notify the site administrator.

E-mail on the way.

Serena Joy said...

Got your e-mail, am doing some checking. That is fucking weird. It's not anything I've installed, though some pings do - ping - when certain ISPs access any of my sites. Nothing to do with that, though. I don't like the sound of this one bit. If there's any kind of interference going on, trust me, it'll show up shortly. I'll let you know what I find out.

Southern Writer said...

I forgot to ask you how it looks when Homeland shows up in your stats. And what the hell did you write that alerted them?

Serena Joy said...

Oops, my bad. It wasn't my blog they were looking at; it was my message board. There's a long thread on Hurricane Katrina, and members who live in the affected areas didn't speak very highly of FEMA. That's what they were looking at.

Their stats info looked like this:

n021.dhs.gov (DEPTHOMELANDSECURITY) [Label Visitor]
Location: WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES (DHS.GOV)