Thursday, September 15, 2005

Nature hates us and wants us to die

I'm not normally a tree-hugging Save-the-Earth hippie type. I mean sure, I'm all for conservation, recycling, and treating the earth with respect. I don't, however, subscribe to Kurt Vonnegut's idea that we are merely a disease, and the planet's immune system is trying to wipe us out.

Or at least I didn't.

But lately it seems Mother Nature and her cohorts have been telling us to watch our backs. I mean, we can't even trust bugs (not that we ever could) or cute little water mammals any more, and they're both smaller than us! Add to that the recent tsunami and Hurricane Katrina devastation, and I think we might be overlooking a slight hint.

Of course, this might be a hint that's been there all along. When you see creatures like this, the Black Dragonfish, (one of the many really creepy things that lives in the deep ocean), it makes you wonder just how lucky we've been to have survived this long. I mean seriously, there are creatures in virtually every climate and region of the world that would gladly sucker punch us in the lifeline if given the chance: in the ocean, in the desert, in the mountains, in the forests, the gentle rolling prairies, and even in the mighty modern city!

Truly, nowhere you go is safe. We should all be very, very afraid and tremble at the might of nature. We thought we were the Mike Tyson of evolutionary progress? Well, nature is Buster Douglas, and it's just waiting to sock us one in the glass jaw.


Blogger Keymaster said...

And just when you think that mother nature has handed you the worst hand ever - she gives you the dreaded summer cold...urgh.

6:08 PM  
Blogger krysten said...

ew. the really creepy things links just about made me pee my pants. i'm pretty sure i'm going to have nightmares about those last two.

8:12 PM  
Anonymous jamie said...

Ok, so, that thing you posted under "creepy"? What the hell is that? And thank you for not letting me sleep tonight. And the 2 words that will keep me up? FURRY BUG.

Damn you, Bill Chandler. And damn you, Lord Voldemort. *shakes fist at sky*

12:46 AM  
Blogger The Bagboy said...

That is a Chimaera, or Spook, fish. Yeah, I've never heard of them either. They're apparently related to sharks. And what do you mean, furry bug? I didn't write furry bug anywhere.

Don't damn me. Damn Khan.


9:17 AM  
Blogger krysten said...

ok, as expected...i literally had dreams about horrible creatures (mostly scorpion and centipede looking things, and one really weird beetle/fish hybrid) crawling out of my cabinets after me... man! that's what i get for being a faithful blog reader i guess! sheesh!

11:25 AM  
Anonymous YayCoffee said...

Ewwwww! *shudders*

I have no comment--just ewwwww!

12:41 PM  
Blogger J.T. said...

I'm sure they're all DELICIOUS if cooked the right way, with enough Tony's and Tabasco - am I right???

9:47 PM  
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