Sunday, September 29, 2013

Prepping for SFP4

I hope you’ve found time to explore
The inconvenient chore
Of trying to think through
Just what you will do
Prepping for SFP4.

Fukushima’s had missteps galore
By clowns unexposed heretofore
For not being prepped
And for being inept
With problems they tried to ignore.

One day, there’ll be a big roar
Which starts from some melting core
Or from spent fuel rods,
And there’s pretty good odds
That stuff will being flowing offshore.

To whom will you turn and implore
For help from the poisonous ore?
With whom will you cry
When you say goodbye
In calls to those you adore?

Enough horror; let’s underscore:
It’s good if you have in store,
A plan of compassion
In what future fashion
You won’t be around anymore.

H/T: Kathy Cassandra at NBL

The Ballad of SFP4
Coming Soon: The Big One in Fuku
Ghost Story—Just in Time for Halloween!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Stage 4 Doom

You might think your mind’s going to flip,
But depression’s a stage you can’t skip;
Though this might come across
As just more Kubler-Ross:
It will pass, and it’s part of the trip. 

Monday, September 23, 2013

Quantitative Easing

Viewed from a doomer vicinity,
We can print more of our divinity,
‘Cause, being succinct,
We’ll all be extinct
Before it reaches infinity. 

Friday, September 20, 2013

Tribal Living

Get Real

We evolved human social foundation
Within a small tribal formation,
But we’re socially fluent
In ways incongruent
With industrial civilization.

When We Were Tribe

Life had a much better vibe
In old times, from what they describe;
It’s for what we evolved,
And we now leave unsolved
Improvement on when we were tribe.


In tribes, people learned how to deal
With each other, but lately we feel
From civilization,
And that’s why we don’t feel so real.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Don’t Fry the Sea, Fukushima

Fukushima and Extinction

Every serious doom connoisseur
Thinks over what end they’d prefer;
Radiation’s spread
Might not make us all dead,
But it could make us wish that we were.

Canute the Great and the Wall of Ice

King Canute showed his limited might
Using water, which seeks its own height;
TEPCO, I’m guessin’,
Will learn the same lesson,
And never get Fuku fixed right.

Wall of Ice

Even a dumbass would know
That the dam must soon overflow;
A big wall of ice
Might look very nice,
But how long till people say, “D’oh!”?

What do they think can be won?
Maybe time to get used to doom’s gun,
And accept the idea
Of no panacea:
There’s nothing that can be done.

From "The Wall": Another Cube in the Wall Part 3

I’ve seen the wall-written scrawl—
Nothing will help now at all;
You can pile on more ice,
But here’s doomer advice:
It’s all just cubes in the wall.

Living on the West Coast

Though the west coast is where I reside,
I’m not worried about getting fried:
What makes people dead
Is going to spread,
And there’s nowhere to run or to hide.

Sooner or Later

It seemed the whole world might go splat
When Macondo was Nature at Bat;
But if not by Fuku,
We’ll be hit with doo-doo
The next time, or one after that.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Why There Is Suffering In The World

Amebas do not remain
Where noxious stimuli reign;
We learn to refrain
From what doesn’t sustain—
And that is the reason there’s pain.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

What To Do?

Kathy Cassandra says: So there you have it – to save the planet from global warming we need to end industrial civ and precipitate the inevitable dieoff. But to end industrial civ means a world flooded with radiation on top of the peak oil die off.


Theoretically, we might reverse
Either nuke plant or global heat’s curse,
But, quite unexpected,
Once one is selected,
It makes the other one worse.

No Exit

Industrial civilization
Means global warming cremation;
But without modern factors
To cool nuke reactors,
We’ll die, instead, from radiation.

Decisions, Decisions

If we tear down the nukes brick by brick,
World heat would rise up way too quick;
But without decommission,
There’s nuclear fission:
Let’s hope we can make the right pick.

(H/T: Woody Allen, of course)

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Tokyo 2020

Prime Minister Abe said: “Some may have concerns about Fukushima. Let me assure you the situation is under control. It has never done and will never do any damage to Tokyo. It poses no problem whatsoever. There are no health related problems until now, nor will there be in the future. I make the statement to you in the most emphatic and unequivocal way.”

Perhaps “safe games” is a clever
Cover for other endeavor:
To convince every nation
That nuke radiation
Is no problem whatsoever.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Suffering, and the End of Suffering

Suffering I shall show thee—
Simply look all around, and see;
And as you descend,
I’ll show suffering’s end:
Collapse into NTE. 

Monday, September 2, 2013


The universe moves in fixed grooves
Even when faith disapproves;
It’s more fun to pretend
That this isn’t the end:
Well, whatever—and yet it moves.