It Never Rains

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The saying goes “God gave Noah the rainbow for a sign, no more water, but the fire next time”, and that was pretty easy to interpret for most of my life, what with the ability to destroy the world dozens of times over locked into the sweaty hands of two deaf, dumb and blind governments. But unless there’s some spontaneous combustion involved with getting swine flu, I’m not seeing any obvious candidates who can bring down the Jesus fire anytime soon, so I figure we’re good to sin away at our leisure for another few decades at least.

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Technical Stuff: My wee Kodak C533 pocket digital, set on landscape and multiple exposures — my hands shake for a number of reasons, so using the multiple exposure setting generally ensures one of the three shots will be in focus. I took four sets, at different exposures. This one was the closest to reality. That’s not dirt on the upper right of your screen, it’s a bird. Or maybe it is dirt… scratch it and find out. No, really get in there. Harder… a little more, just to the right a bit. Oh yeah, right there. Wow… in some countries we’d have to get married now.

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I just finished watching John Bonham beat the crap out of his drum set, he was playing his legendary “Moby Dick” drum solo way back in 1970 at the Royal Albert Hall. The rest of Led Zeppelin were there as well. It’s part of a two disk DVD set of nearly six hours of really early Led Zeppelin concert footage I borrowed from my uncle. “Borrowed”… heh. The song is “Moby Dick” and it’s from their 1969 release, ‘Led Zeppelin II’.

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I’ve lived in fifty-two places. I've been paid to pick stones out of fields, take backstage photos of Britney Spears, and report on Internet privacy issues. My photos have been published in several newspapers, and a couple of magazines.
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3 Responses to It Never Rains

  1. markps2 says:

    I too grew up in fear of the impending nuclear war that would end everything.
    I even put it in my graduating yearbook as a quote.
    I didn’t believe the collapse of the USSR was real at first.

    and I also was entranced by the movie “Logans Run”..dying at 30 years old.”You don’t have to die!!!” Logan screams to the virtual (dont trust anyone over 30) hippies at the end.
    I’m still getting over it I guess…

  2. Gabriel says:

    Remember the fifteen-minute game we used to play? As in “the bombs land in fifteen minutes, what do you do?” I think my answer usually involved sex with the nearest, willing, woman. I’m not sure what I’d do with the remaining twelve minutes. I guess we would probably talk about stuff.

    I watched the Wall coming down on TV and I kept thinking… when are the guards going to shoot them? When will the Real USSR troops show up and mow these bat-shit crazy fuckers down?

    I don’t think our generation will ever get over that basic nihilism we were taught as children.

    I just picked up Logan’s Run a few weeks ago. I haven’t watched it since I was a young ‘un.

    Thanks for coming over buddy, sorry about the massive time span between your comment and this response. Hope it was worth the wait.

  3. markps2 says:

    Yes I remember “the bombs land in fifteen minutes” game. I was too horrified to come up with anything. Sex under that kind of pressure? I knew that wouldn’t work.

    and I remember the insane Ronald Regan saying those words as a joke.
    Ronald-Regans-We-Bomb-Russia-in-5-Minutes-quote.

    If you haven’t seen/heard Lewis Black do his bit on Nucleur war its pretty funny.
    His is an older generation that saw educational films and did drills thinking it could help save children, by our time they (authority) didn’t do the insanity of hide under your desk drill anymore. Lewis Black youtube.com/watch?v=Sbw6Nxf8dYU

    (In the Terminator movies/Sara Conner mind memories sense), imagine if they showed and taught the nuclear holocaust to todays children? They would say it is terrifying/damaging my childs self esteem!

    Our generation got TWO impending death messages. Nuclear AND Environmental. Today the kids are all afraid the world-Earth is going to die from pollution.

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