Monday, February 1, 2010
Suffering From Monsterism, The Study Of
Sometimes I sit all day at the computer looking up arcane science stuff. I find out some of the most fascinating things! Like how there really is the study of monsterism, called, Greekly enough, Teratology. Technically it's the study of birth defects, but that doesn't really cover the full rage since it extends far beyond humans to include all or our fellow mammals, animals, insects, even into the plant realm as well. So, I like the most literal translation best. It just fits.
I think we're doomed, by the way. I know, I know, all the time people are shouting, THE END IS NEAR! It hardly bears any meaning anymore. The basis of my belief rests solely on how truly fucking polluted the planet is. If I were a Christian and I worked for say, Monsanto, I might just insist that this is all God's Will. That the slogan, 'Better Living Through Chemistry' is really a prayer. And why not? The toxic red bloom that flourishes off the Gulf Coast is beautiful and deadly, just like God's wrath. And we don't know that it's a bad thing. Depleting the oceans of oxygen could just be God's way of choking some love into them, like Homer throttling Bart on The Simpsons. Right?
Oh my. Back to scaring the bejesus out of myself...