Thursday, June 23, 2005

Today's "Seriously, This Is a Hoax, Right?" News Item

"There has been a small outbreak of 'zombism' in a small town near the border of Laos in North-Eastern Cambodia."

Zombism! Is anybody else as freaked out out by this as I am? Because I'm seriously starting to feel my real world vs. fantasy lines blurring, and I'm not likin' the feeling.

[Update, about two mintues later: Whew! Just noticed the date on that. OK, my sense of reality is settling in again... But, you know, it's interesting. There's something about life in the 21st century that makes it far too easy, somehow, to accept that freakish, impossible things do happen. I don't know if it's the 9/11 experience, and the fact that suddenly we all felt like we were living in a Tom Clancy novel, or if it's just the fact that technology is progressing so fast that it's impossible to know what's reality and what's still science fiction. Even a card-carrying skeptic like me is far from immune.]

No comments:

Post a Comment