1. Buy a beach-front house, they said. It’ll be nice, they said.

    Damn it Susan, how many times have I told you not to flush those things?

    Wow, it HAS been a long time…..

  2. That Tuesday, Mr. Hubert Noah realized that the voice in his head telling him to build some kind of “boat” and form a zoo, might not have just been his imagination.

  3. Meanwile in Arizona, the great San Andreas real estate boom didn’t work out quite as expected.

  4. “Don’t worry about that wave, dear. We’ll easily outrun it. I just rewired the car with brand new Lucas electronics….”

  5. “Then suddenly fire burst from the Meneltarma, and there came a mighty wind and a tumult of the earth,, and the sky reeled, and the hills slid, and Númenor went down into the sea, with all its children and its wives and its maidens and its ladies proud; and all its gardens and its halls and towers, its tombs and its riches, and its jewels and its webs and its things painted and carven, and its laughter and its mirth and its music, its wisdom and its lore; they vanished for ever.” J.R.R. Tolkien, “Akallabêth.”

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