WATCHING OUR CIVILIZATION DISINTEGRATE
By Lee Duigon
October 27, 2011
What does it look like when a civilization falls apart at the seams?
Let the four recent news stories below serve as vignettes to show exactly what it looks like.
Introducing… the Computerized Toilet! The world’s on fire, but when you’re perched on one of these luxury high-tech “Numi” toilets from the Kohler Company, what do you care? For a mere $6,500, you can get a toilet that opens and closes by itself, plays music, warms your feet, remembers your favorite water temperature, and for all I know, gives you red-hot stock tips, too. Ideal for sitting under the stars in your glass-walled penthouse: see the ad. Just don’t get caught there during an electrical storm.
Real-life superheroes, in capes and masks, have been turning up in many cities, Startribune reports. Some folks are watching too many movies, reading too many comic books. (They’ve got their own website) Supposedly they’re out to stop crime in their neighborhoods. Police are afraid these costumed kooks will barge in on a situation and injure some innocent citizen, or wind up getting shot, stabbed, or beaten up by some annoyed criminal.
Gee whiz! No one ever beats up Batman! Follow the script, people! I’ve got a cape, I’ve got a mask, I’m wearing tights and a Speedo—what could possibly go wrong?
According to the Startribune, there are hundreds of these nuts out there. I feel safer already.
Governor Chris Christie says homosexuality is not a sin, because “you’re born that way.” So now we know why the New Jersey governor decided not to run for president—he’s much too busy in his new careers as a theologian and a biologist.