Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Unexamined Life Is Not for Me

Sometimes I am prone to forgetting that everything is terrible, and in those moments, if I am brave enough to re-embrace reality, I turn to Everything is Terrible to remind me of the world's vast stores of the terrible.

Today, a visit to those edifying climes produced a palpable hit only a few posts in: a bracing message from no less than the guy who portrayed TV's Spock and some English-sounding guy that Y2K would likely spell ruin for everything we labeled civilization circa 1999. Watch and be sobered:

Now, some might object that portrayed-Spock-on-TV and English-sounding-dude were resoundingly refuted by the non-event that was the changeover from 1999 to 2000. Alas, this would be to mistake the forest for the trees. While 00:00 on 1/1/2000 was not interestingly more disastrous than 23:59 on 12/31/1999, the specifics of the alarmist warnings barely dip below the surface of those times -- or these.

Everything is terrible.

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