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Friday, July 4, 2014

bag of blood

We're watching Oblivion with Grant and Emmett (so far very interesting, although with a little bit of clunky dialogue), and last night I went to look it up on Wikipedia, because I enjoy reading movie plot descriptions, and there on Wikipedia's main page is a little blurb that's all "by the way, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is going strong and over 460 people have died," all calm and detached like this is not the beginning of the End Times.  I didn't even know there was an outbreak, let alone that nearly 500 people have died from it.  I read The Hot Zone as an impressionable teenager, and ever since then I have been waiting on tenterhooks for Ebola to truly emerge and just lay waste to every population, human and animal, on the entire planet.  What a nightmare.  

2 comments:

beckster said...

How did you miss that? Of course, it might be because the media reflects that we behave as if we don't care what horrific things are going on in Africa. Do we? Yes, it is out of hand, but they don't think it will spread to another continent because it burns itself out too quickly. But then there are airplanes......

Layne said...

I don't know how I missed it! I guess I have just been gone so much and away from the Internet and everything else that it just passed me by.