the sky is falling, the sky is…oh, nevermind.

The reports have been issued and the “all clear” sounded. Those naysayers who argued against the dangers were right. The so-called experts who wagged their fingers in warning have quietly slipped back into bureaucratic obscurity. The invasion, as they predicted, failed to produce the horrific results they forecast. No clean up of the fallout when so many die was required. Absent was the deafening noise of so many buzzing voices chanting their presence in unison. There were supposedly pockets of intense confrontations but I personally saw only one solitary fallen invader and yes it had the reddish eyes of a martyr. Dying for the sake of propagating its cause.

That’s right, the ‘cicada’ infestation of 2004 is officially over. Now that the bugs have come out of their 17 year slumber to buzz loudly, reproduce then die, the “news-media” will have to find some other “chicken little” story to scream headlines at us about. Oh wait, we didn’t find those “weapons of mass destruction” either.

I can’t wait to hear what they dream up next.


About Marcus

Who me? Introverted, neurotic, self-absorbed, increasingly cynical observer of human nature and part time social critic in hiding. Most of my life spent avoiding growing up. The naive idealistic passions of youth have evolved into the eclectic eccentricities of adulthood. Northeast Florida small-town native, related to people I can't relate to. Simultaneously my own best friend and worst enemy. Politically and spiritually unaffiliated, my personal ideologies put me all over the map or off it completely.
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2 Responses to the sky is falling, the sky is…oh, nevermind.

  1. mrsmartian says:

    No News Days or The Silly Season are common in the Media at this time of year. While they’re telling us about “Fill-in-the-Gaps” ATE MY HAMSTER…or INVASION OF THE 6′ CICADA..
    They’re not telling us about what is really happening in the world. Either because they’ve been advised not to or simply because it’s good news.Good news is bad, don’t you agree?

  2. marcsuttle says:

    Yes, I agree. In the states, local television broadcast news is a joke. Stations fill the air during prime-time with 3-5 second blips of videotape about the latest catastrophe then tell you to be sure to tune in at 11:00PM to watch the details. If you are gullible enough to stay up late to find out what you missed, the incident usually occurred far away from the immediate viewing area. ‘man stubs toe on broken concrete sidewalk in the middle of nowhere Wyoming, how does this affect you?’ or ‘are the sidewalks in your neighborhood safe?’ At least this area hasn’t lowered itself to interrupting regular programming, broadcasting live images of every police chase where multiple television owned helicopters vie for airspace above the action below. (I understand Los Angeles is infamous for that)
    Through the hobbies of amateur and shortwave radio, I learned English language news broadcasts from other countries give a more balanced view of the world than the major networks here in the states. I’m a combination of ‘old’ and ‘new’ fashion. I prefer the daily newspaper each morning or the internet if I want detail.

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