Monday, February 21, 2011

Poopy news on Presidents' Day

Posted By on Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 11:49 AM

As if working while half of my friends are out playing today for Presidents' Day weren't enough to challenge my mood, three of the first e-mails I opened today directed me to super-depressing information.

So, being the nice guy I am, I thought I'd share the weight:

First, this dire prediction that the Earth as we know it might be unrecognizable by 2050 due to resource scarcity and population growth.

But hey, really, why fret about that when impending solar storms — a solar Katrina, even — are likely to cause hundreds of billions of dollars of damage when they knock out our satellites and more long before 2050?

I know ... heavy, right?

Don't worry, though. You should just go grab a soda and relax. No wait ... I just read something about how the caramel coloring in that and other foods has been linked to cancer in lab animals. (Really, what's left that hasn't been linked to cancer in lab animals?)

Hey wait — maybe that's a good thing. More cancer will cut down on some of that population that's gonna be a problem by 2050, if we haven't gone all Mad Max after the solar-storm-wipeout of our communications systems.

I'm obviously being facetious, but now that you too feel like shit on the day for which you had such high hopes (Presidents' Day — yay!), I'll leave you with one truly positive bit of news.

Radiohead's new album, The King of Limbs, is amazing. I've been listening to it constantly since Saturday and continue to discover new levels of enjoyment. Really, can this band do wrong?


Oddly enough, only a day after the release, a full tribute album was made available for free download by the Robotanists.

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