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December 13, 2002
what is there to do?

I discovered a google search in my logfiles and it frightens me a bit. Somebody was looking for the answer to the question: what to do in the event of a nuclear blast. Hmm, a worried question to have. What worries me more though is that witoldriedel.com comes as one of the top 30 sites knowing the answer. I do not know the right answer, other than one should hope to be close enough to just evaporate, or very, very, very, very far away. (And hope that it is a single event somewhere in an empty desert and that it will not have a major influence on the ecological balance.)
So one would think that it is not so bad if a site like witoldriedel.com appears to know the answer to such a life and death question, if only the top search results are helpful. They are not helpful and they are very frightening.
#3 talks about sending nuclear missiles up to comets to deflect them, or rather not. (Not sure what will show up on the page when you go there, but my Banner-Ad said: “Compose while you burn?”, what a placement.)
#2 looks very much like classic British humour.
And the #1 site providing the answer to what to do in the case of a nuclear blast. Is a German Chatroom.
Scary. Oh, by the way. On the page there was also a “Sponsored Link”. Ready? Check out: nukepills.com! I wonder if they ship worldwide.


Well, apropos to #3 and the sponsored link ... they used to sell 'Comet Pills' back when Halley's Comet was coming around in the early 1900's, ostensibly to protect people from whatever harm the comet was supposed to do them. Merchants made a fortune on those. Now their grandkids are selling us Cipro and Iodine pills.
www.nukepills.com: classic!

As a solution, all of us in the big cities could drive somewhere far, far away, but the road trip would be 10,000 times more dangerous than staying put. :)

Posted by: rob on December 13, 2002 03:42 PM

yeah, but road trips are fun.

Posted by: em!ly on December 13, 2002 05:35 PM

hmm... how about going up the hudson with a speed boat.
It just occurs to me that the rivers should be much more integrated in New York. It would be nice to have ferry service from 96th street to let’s say Carrol Gardens in Brooklyn.

Posted by: Witold on December 13, 2002 08:21 PM
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