Friday, October 17, 2014

Dear Reader:

I no longer have the energy I used to. Posting every third day was becoming like a job, and I’ve been retired for eight years, so I tried taking a break, with positive results. I still expect to post occasionally at NBL and a couple other sites, but I’m sorry, I’m now on extended leave from posting here.

My very best wishes to us all,


Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Those bastards who’re spoiling the soil,
They really make my blood boil;
I’d tear out their guts
And cut off their nuts,
Except that I still want the oil. 

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Heraclitus Says

The old days again might be nice,
But according to ancient advice,
For that you can’t prep,
Because no one can step
Into the same river twice.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

What Should I Do Now?

Don’t follow what anyone said:
Find your own best way instead;
Above all, don’t heed
Every word that you read,
Including these words you just read.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Accepting One’s Niche More

The more alpha animals solely
Dominate the more lowly,
But humans resent
Being bowing-down bent
Unless they’re convinced they’re more holy.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

We Can’t All Get Along

Simple tribes in which we used to dwell
Evolved a hate-other-tribes spell;
For a while, that worked fine,
But now races combine,
And it doesn’t work out quite as well.

Monday, July 7, 2014


Daniel says: “I am of the opinion that all dialog post-acceptance of NTE is manifestly commiserative.”

I sit here and wait for the end
With no more than an ear to lend;
For what’s now in store,
We don’t need much more,
‘Cause it won’t be too long now, my friend.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Going Out

We sit around and we wait
For doom, which we know is our fate;
And since doom’s a state
Which is not really great,
Some will bail before it’s too late.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Quality of Dying

Once you’ve resolved any doubt
That extinction is here, just about,
And there’s no point in feigning,
The question remaining
Is "What’s the best way to go out?"

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Part of Nature

Animals make their debut
As part of nature’s milieu,
And a terminal route
Via overshoot—
That’s part of nature too.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


Does our species deserve to elapse
For the way we’ve behaved? Perhaps;
But we’re hard at it still
So it’s certain we will
By the time we’re all done with collapse. 

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Doomer’s Choice

In his epic essay at NBL, Daniel says: "NTE ends in only one of three ways for everyone: predation, starvation or suicide."

When NTE hits planetwide,
We can run, but with nowhere to hide,
It will turn out that we
Must choose one of three:
Predation, starvation or suicide.

Thursday, June 19, 2014


As I look at my life in review,
Strong forces must make us make do:
The evidence is clear
From the fact I’m still here
After all of the shit I’ve been through. 

Monday, June 16, 2014

The Buddha says: “Life is Suffering.”


At first, our extinction motif
Is us, fighting disbelief;
But the more we watch strife
And the downside of life,
The more we view death as relief.

Geezers Do Doom

Doom is an old people’s game,
And dealing with death is the aim;
It won’t mess with your head
When you’re practically dead
‘Cause the issues are mostly the same.


If I get a disease they can’t cure,
I’m gonna do hospice for sure;
The same goes for doom:
I’ve had enough gloom
In my life—I won’t try to endure.

It’s All Good

Every day, when I roll out of bed,
They’ve found something new we should dread;
It would mess with my head
But it’s O.K. instead
‘Cause I know that we’re already dead.

Gathering Speed

NTE is gathering speed,
So extinction is guaranteed,
But we will succeed
To be finally freed
From the misery of our breed.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Hope Springs Eternal

I’m into this doomer thing deep,
But there still are some hopes that I keep:
Like, before we all fry,
I hope that I’ll die
Quietly while I’m asleep. 

Friday, June 13, 2014

Molecules Bounce Around As They Must

On Determinism and Blame

Molecules bounce without aim,
Or socialized human head game;
Always some prior cause
Within nature’s laws
Means no one has ultimate blame.

Get Over It

The universe doesn’t take actions
Because of your special attractions:
Instead, I’ve a hunch
It thinks you’re a bunch
Of chemical reactions.

Free Will

We’re like some illogical bozo,
Not a reasoning virtuoso:
Since every event
Is of causal descent,
Nothing arises de novo.


Fate’s something we can’t wish away:
Atoms bounce as they must and don’t stray;
We protest or accept
While we’re getting prepped,
But we don’t get to have any say.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Post-Acceptance Rethinking

Resources we need keep on shrinking,
So hope for improvement is sinking,
Forcing all that we knew
To a new point of view
Based on post-acceptance rethinking.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Join the Army!

I want to be doing doom right,
So I’ll fight with all of my might;
I will fight to the death
With my very last breath
When I figure out whom I should fight. 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014


No one can be in control
When they’re only a part of the whole:
Many forces conflict,
But together predict
You’re fucked, whatever your goal.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

He Loved Big Brother

Sitting here watching TV,
It’s looking like TPTB
Are keeping things stable
As long as they’re able,
Which is pretty much OK with me. 

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Götterdämmerung — Prologue

First Norn
We’ve been weaving the rope of Fate
Since humankind’s earliest date,
From hunter and gather
To thinking they’d rather
Be planting the stuff that they ate.

Second Norn
With resources heedlessly chucked,
Most people’s lives really sucked:
Backbreaking and numbing,
(You knew this was coming)
Until they were royally fucked.

Third Norn
Their peaks have been passed, no retakes;
They can’t reverse their mistakes—
Wait—something’s not right—
Too slack or too tight?
The rope becomes tangled! It breaks!

Second Norn
It breaks!

First Norn
It breaks!

Monday, May 26, 2014


I’m O.K. with more BAU—
It’s better than being all through;
The truth is, my friend,
I don’t want it to end,
And neither, I’m betting, do you.

We’d be smart to shut our damn yaps
And keep this doom stuff under wraps:
If we kept it hush-hush,
We might put off the rush
To inevitable collapse.

But it doesn’t take a savant
To excuse being nonchalant:
Once we admit
That we can’t change jack shit,
It doesn’t matter what we want.

H/T: Gail Zawacki 

Friday, May 23, 2014


Ann Coulter says “The worst thing and I think the most offensive is that ‘global warming deniers,’ comes from people who are ‘Holocaust deniers.’”

Collapse will surely expose
Every hatred the human heart knows
As cruelty grows
Unrestrained. So it goes—
Please give me two “E’s” and four “O’s.”

Thursday, May 22, 2014


Pat Sajak will say:

Soon nobody can deny
That everything’s going to fry,
Resulting thereby
In no food supply—
Please give me an “O” and an “I.”


Pat Sajak said. 

The help that a vowel purchase buys
Adds hope that on one of these tries
There’ll be some kind of prize
Before our demise—
Please give me a “u” and two “i’s.”

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

W_’R_ F_CK_D

Pat Sajak says: "I now believe global warming alarmists are unpatriotic racists knowingly misleading for their own ends."

The letters are only a few,
So the puzzle is easy to do:
No overall view
Was ever more true—
Please give me three “e’s” and a “u.”

Monday, May 19, 2014

Once In A Lifetime

You may find yourself on the run
With no escape once doom’s begun;
And one unreal day,
You may hear yourself say,
“My God!...What have I done?”

Friday, May 16, 2014

Doing Time on Death Row

Knowing our time left is waning,
We look at our lives with less feigning;
And we try to maintain,
Chasing pleasure, not pain,
To fill up the time that’s remaining. 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


Belief without facts for reliance
Is reality noncompliance;
But it’s hard, I assume,
To evaluate doom
Without basic knowledge of science.

Saturday, May 10, 2014


People lie, but let’s be succinct:
Believing whatever is linked
To 9/11
Or God in his heaven
Doesn’t change going extinct. 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Summer 2014

Make popcorn and check out the scene:
Too much heat and diminished cuisine;
As the truth becomes known,
Many minds will be blown
In the summer of twenty fourteen. 

Sunday, May 4, 2014

It’s A Good Day

It’s a good day for watching doom spread,
Working hard, and getting ahead;
For picking up clues
You can’t win, only lose—
It’s a good day for staying in bed.

It’s a good day for reading this thread,
For working to fix your doomstead,
Or to drink up your booze
On a terminal cruise—
It’s a good day for waking up dead. 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Hierarchy vs. Extinction

Why does some doom talk conflate
Social rank with extinction debate?
Inequality’s strife
Is found throughout life
And can’t change, because now it’s too late.

We might seek fairer ways to cope,
But sliding down Hubbert’s slope
Means vanishing shares
For us and our heirs:
NTE extinguishes hope.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Collapse of Industrial Civilization vs. Extinction

Collapse, optimistically read,
Once meant camping adventures ahead;
But hot dogs and Jello
Can’t maintain our mellow
Once extinction makes sure we’re all dead.

H/T: John Ludi

Friday, April 25, 2014


It’s not ‘cause we’re some special brute,
Or the eating of forbidden fruit;
It’s not values we had:
Right or wrong, good or bad—
The reason is overshoot.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Most humans don’t have time or skill
To grasp doom, and so they never will;
But they’ll try to hold sway
In our time-honored way:
Finding people to torture and kill. 

Saturday, April 19, 2014

About Hope

Hope Stops

The humans, they had hope until
Their terminal slide downhill;
Living better somehow
Had sustained them, but now
They realize they never will.


I kept hoping for better: instead,
 “Just wait till you’re older,” folks said;
By now I should know
Things won’t change, although
Perhaps they’ll improve once I’m dead.

Hope Springs Eternal

Some advice that’s not moralistic
Nor unduly pessimistic:
As we slide down doom’s slope,
Don’t abandon all hope—
Just hope that’s unrealistic.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Sol Roth

Wouldn’t it be super keen
If the future had a routine
To finish our scene
In a way that’s serene
Like where Sol went in “Soylent Green?”

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Fundamental Split

Doom changes worldview a lot
(Although, in the end, it means squat),
Dividing those who
Think we will pull through
From those who think we will not. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

More Songs (Again)

The End

“This is the end,” Jim proclaims:
“Break on through” from your usual games;
Good advice from a Door,
Since it’s not long before
The whole shithouse goes up in flames.

We Shall Be Released

Because we’re no smarter than yeast,
It turns out we’ll soon be deceased;
Being old makes one prepped
To more promptly accept:
Any day now, we shall be released.

All My Trials

Hush little baby, don’t cry,
You know mama was born to die;
Too late, humankind,
Too late, never mind:
All my trials soon be gone by.

If life were a thing you could buy,
The rich would live, poor folk would die;
But we’re all intertwined,
And all dead—never mind:
All my trials soon be gone by.

Staying Alive

You used to be sinful or mad
If you killed yourself ‘cause you were sad,
But life’s getting rougher:
To no longer suffer
Will turn out to be not that bad.

The Dream Is Over—What Can I Say?

“The dream is over
What can I say?”
    — John Lennon: "God"

Extinction’s the animal way:
Every species must reach its last day;
If you comprehend
That the dream’s at its end,
There’s not a whole lot left to say.

Monday, April 7, 2014

The End of Suffering

“I will show you suffering, and the end of suffering.”
     — Buddha

The End of Suffering

Our lifetimes we cannot extend,
But the upside to comprehend:
When there is no more grief,
We get final relief,
And our suffering comes to an end.

Runaway Train

I sit on this runaway train
Watching the passing terrain;
There’s not much I can do
But accept doom is true,
And wait for the end of the pain. 

H/T: pat @ NBL


The End of Suffering

It’s becoming convincingly clear
That the end of our suffering’s near:
Soon hardly a trace
Will remain of our race
‘Cause we’re leaving, and won’t reappear.

We Had A Dream

Our dream of justice has passed:
Life means oppression by caste;
But soon now, instead,
We’ll be equally dead—
Thank God, we’ll be free at last.

H/T: Kathy Cassandra

Friday, April 4, 2014

Point and Laugh

Don’t worry about the deniers,
Simply point and laugh at the liars;
Since doom’s underway
Whatever they say
Won’t change that our species expires.

H/T: rbrgs 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Oh, Those Wacky Deniers

Watching the Deniers

Their stridency starts to reveal
Nervousness they can’t conceal;
They say it’s a hoax
And they try to make jokes,
But they’ll freak when they find out it’s real.

Something To Look Forward To

Deniers try to insist
Global warming doesn’t exist;
But once they conclude
They were wrong, plus they’re screwed,
They’re going to be mightily pissed.

Waking Up

Though deniers may act like some creep,
Their position we might want to keep:
With the heat, they’ll reverse,
And then act so much worse,
We’ll wish they would go back to sleep.

Suddenly This Summer

A zero calorie diet
Plus heat will make people riot;
But it’s worse if they scope
That doom means there’s no hope—
We should have kept it more quiet.

Just You Wait

Deniers couldn’t be dumber
To insist warming isn’t a bummer:
They point to their snow,
But we say “Hello?
Get back to us after this summer.”

Saturday, March 29, 2014

More Songs

Strange Days

Strange days have found us in gloom,
Strange days now all else subsume;
Though we won’t get away,
We run from the day
Into a strange night of doom.

Ball And Chain

Sitting here watching the rain,
I stare from this runaway train:
Doom came to be,
Grabbed a hold of me,
And it felt like a ball and chain.

Twelve Thirty

Underneath irrelevant squawking,
Doom from deep canyons comes stalking;
I can’t keep my eyes closed
To how badly we’re hosed,
And I can’t keep myself from talking.


One of these mornings, we’ll fly:
Spread our wings, and take to the sky;
No more suffering harm
After buying the farm
And saying to people “Goodbye.”

The Great Mandala

Act your role on the great wheel of strife
With a combo of sweet smile and knife;
You don’t get to choose
If you win or you lose:
If you lose, tough shit, that’s your life.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Happier Motoring

As a kid, a clean windshield involved
Soap and scrubbing to get bugs dissolved;
Now some people say
That we need bugs, but hey—
At least we got one problem solved.

H/T: Lidia

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Rich Man, Poor Man

“Lets all of us do as I choose:
We’ll lose everything if you refuse”;
“You make my life suck,
Bring it on, you fat fuck—
I ain’t got nothing to lose.” 

Thursday, March 20, 2014


No future means we must deal
With so many things doom will reveal,
But to buy NTE
Means you no longer flee
Or fight with accepting what’s real.

Monday, March 17, 2014


Extinction’s one heck of a mess:
Swaying others makes us digress,
And why log each event?
Now our time’s better spent
Dealing with purposelessness.

H/T: Kathy Cassandra

Friday, March 14, 2014


They’re rioting in the Ukraine,
But we’re all going to go down the drain;
If there’s nuclear war,
We can get dead before
We suffer a whole lot more pain. 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

No Point

I’ve stopped trying to let people know:
It won’t help, and just makes them feel low;
They’ll find out soon enough
When the going gets rough,
But we here said “D’oh!” long ago.

H/T: Gail @ Wit’s End