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7th-Apr-2003 04:36 pm
Me: on Ferris wheel 2012-09-09
I know events in the world seem depressing these days, but things aren't so bad if you put them in the proper perspective. After all, six billion years from now or so, the Earth will be a red-hot, airless, sterile ball of rock spiralling in towards its utter destruction in the bowels of a swollen, red, dying sun. There, now, don't you feel better?
7th-Apr-2003 01:52 pm (UTC)
Paging Bitter, party of one?
7th-Apr-2003 02:13 pm (UTC)
There, now, don't you feel better?

No. I want it to happen 5 billion, 999 million, 999 thousand, 999 years, 11 months, and 29 or so days sooner than your estimate. Tomorrow would be good for me.
7th-Apr-2003 02:20 pm (UTC)
Well, I'll see what I can do, but they never listen to me, so I can't promise anything.
7th-Apr-2003 02:21 pm (UTC)
7th-Apr-2003 02:51 pm (UTC)
heck, we're all going to die eventually anyway, well before the sun dies. the administration is simply helping mother nature along at a faster pace, 'sall.
7th-Apr-2003 03:10 pm (UTC)
I know things look bleak, but there are still rainbows, babies, friends and love in the world. Until all of that disappears, there are reasons to get up in the morning.
7th-Apr-2003 08:56 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm not depressed, just playfully cynical. :-)

(But seriously—get up in the morning?)
8th-Apr-2003 06:22 am (UTC)
I saw that! Yes, you should give it a try...especially on a sunny morning. It's a whole new world that you're missing!
8th-Apr-2003 09:11 am (UTC)
But look how far we've come! Just a few billion years ago the Earth was a red-hot, airless, sterile ball of rock accreting from impurities in the formless interstellar hydrogen...
8th-Apr-2003 09:27 am (UTC)
Indeed. Who says there's no such thing as progress? :-)
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