Friday, October 3, 2008

hopefully we never have to hear this-

I was reading the news this morning and there were several chilling articles but I think the most severe was the one that read We've been nuked. Stay calm. Don't go outside. It was a public address announcement that was never recorded but scripted more than forty years ago in England in the event of a nuclear war. They decided that it was against the best interest of the country to actually record it but the thought was there. If you want to read the story the link is here

If that doesn't give you an idea for a post-apocalyptic story, I don't know what will. I think I will be running with it this afternoon.

On a lighter note. I started to read Because of Winn-Dixie last night (it is a fast read and I could have finished it but I was tired) the whole book is around 20,000 words by my estimate and is actually a good story. (I get my word counts by actually typing a page or two out of the books I read to see how their pages stack to mine this book had two pages for every one of mine.) I look forward to finishing this sweet tale and then writing about the end of the world.

Good weekend everyone. Hope that everyone can relax and enjoy it.

7 comments:

Catherine J Gardner said...

Good weekend everyone. Hope that everyone can relax and enjoy it. After you've linked to an end of the world message!!! Now that's sick. :)

Jamie Eyberg said...

No really, Cate. Go out, enjoy your weekend, tell Wolfie 'Hi' for me (what a cute little guy)

Jeremy D Brooks said...

What a coincidence, my daughter told me last night she just started that book. She said she hated the movie, but the book is great. Maybe I'll read it when she's done...

Aaron Polson said...

Yeah, Good weekend everyone...relax and enjoy it, kind of like..."keep watching the skies" from the end of The Thing (1951).

Yikes.

Felicity Dowker said...

I think that announcement is made every day by the busily multiplying microbes in my microwave.

(Get it? We've been nuked? Ah ha ha, ah ha ha ha...ha.)

(Yeah, that joke sucked.)

Jamie Eyberg said...

I'm laughing (really)

Carrie Harris said...

Well, at least you've given me a reason not to go to the grocery store today. Because I really don't want to. And now I can say that I didn't because I heard we'd been nuked.

Although maybe that's in poor taste. You think?