Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon
Strikes again

I like reading/watching post-apocalyptic fiction (apocafic, if you will). Today I watched a movie I got from Netflix entitled The Day After. It was an ABC-produced made-for-TV movie from 1983. The cast included Steve(n) Guttenberg and John Lithgow. The first half hour was unbearable slow, but the remaining hour and a half wasn't too bad. So I sit down an hour later and read some (non-apocafic) Sarah Vowell--Pass the Cannoli. Which is like humorous reminiscences that try to make some sort of social/cultural point, I guess. Anyway, I'm reading along and suddenly I get to this passage:
"By 1983, he'd [Reagan] made the whole country so nervous that there was a prime-time TV movie about nuclear winter called The Day After." p. 43.
Sure, maybe this movie isn't as obscure as I think it is (After all, I was only 2 when it came out), but come on. What are the odds of reading that part of that book literally an hour after watching that movie? I think it means that we will experience apocalypse via nuclear war sometime this month. Probably initiated by the crazy North Koreans.


At 5/26/2009 10:46 PM, Blogger Sarah said...

I thought about eating ice cream and then I found ice cream in my freezer and ate it. Amazing.

At 5/26/2009 11:02 PM, Blogger Emily said...

Are you belittling my crazy coincidence?? Poop on you.

At 5/27/2009 10:47 PM, Blogger Sarah said...

no, i was serious.

At 5/27/2009 10:47 PM, Blogger Sarah said...

i had to type "legoo" for the word verification. legoo my eggoo.


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