Okay, this is topical and we'll all forget about it next week when the next "squirrel" diverts our ADD attention to some other shiny object...
Apparently we have a "blood moon" right now. Other than mammals, I don't associate "blood" with anything else. I don't have blood cell phones, my lawn doesn't have blood grass, I don't hike in the forest among blood trees. So what is up with blood oranges? And now blood moons? Perhaps the current Ebola crisis has spread further than we realized?
When I was a kid we had full moons, no moons and every iteration in between. But all of a sudden, this generation feels the need to dramatize every simple nuance of things. Now we have "super" moons and "blood" moons.
What's next? Square moons? Are scientists going to tell us that every 179,000 years the moon morphs into a square? I don't know...
|Now if I saw THIS...then it might be a "Super" moon...|
|Come on, do you need more proof that this blood moon is attacking our cities?|
I think since we're already down the road of sensationalism, we might as well go all the way...how about:
- Black Hole nights where it's extra-ordinarily dark, not just dark. What if it is so dark we cannot see the stars? Then we could start selling special flashlights and headlights to handle such a phenomenon.
- Faucet rain where it isn't just a drop, it's like having a thick continuous stream of water dumping down on you. That would sell a lot of houseboats...
- Self-aware plants. Sort of like Treebeard in Lord of the Rings, the plants suddenly are not happy with their situation and start rebelling against us. Right out of a B-rate 1950s movie!