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.