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These wonderful shots of abandoned buildings in Detroit got me thinking. While Detroit died the Sun-belt bloomed. Maybe it is our time in Phoenix?

Some idiots who count money for a living think my town is the unhappiest place to be in America.  Well, frak them.

Maybe I am just being defensive.   When National Geographic depicted their version of the end they gave Phoenix central billing.  

Phoenix gets a rough rap.  (Everyone brings up the water issue.  Me, I hope the tropics move north.)

When I manage to put my own baggage aside I can admit that the largest piece of concrete in the SouthWest might have problems when the grid fails and things go to shit-fan fast. Our greatest advantage is that everyone expects us to fail.  The rats will run out of the sinking ship fast, and therefore hopefully the idiots will consider us collateral damage and leave us alone.  This is fine by me.

AZ-SouthSide has got more than one might thing going for it at the end of the rat race. To name a few: Ancient canals, plump cactus, stockpiles of guns at Apache Junction, multiple stripmalls, along with good places to hide and wait near the drying remains of Roosevelt lake.   Plus no tsunamis, major earthquakes, floods, 0r tornadoes.

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with a sign that says.  “The end is possibly near.”

Public Invited to Protest Against ‘Taking $#!+ Too Serious

Between the trip to NYC last week and participating in the Phoenix Fringe Festival for the next two weekends I have been a little light on the postings. 

Ernesto Moncada wrote and is directing the Arcana Collective in an experimental theatre performance that “embarks you on a captivating journey through underground ceremonies and shadowy thresholds.”  Ernesto wrote into the piece a character named “Apocalypse Man.”  Guess who he had in mind for the role?  My character shows the audience “why the Apocalypse is just another chaotic epiphany organized by romantic phantoms” whatever that means.

We have 5 performances in the next two weeks and I have been concentrating on remembering my parts. 

In the meantime, how about a video?

Below is Ashley Naftule and Kevin Flanagan doing a bit they did for Space 55’s 7 minutes in heaven show.   It is a relevant video for this post as Ashley is also performing in the Fringe Festival and in the video, Ashley and Kevin perform what is most likely NOT going to be the cause of the Apocalypse.

Most unlikely cause of the apocalypse from son of patter on Vimeo.

#1 Brock Samson–  No one, and I mean no one, not Chuck Norris, not Bruce Lee, not John McClane, not even Rambo, can deliver a beat down quite like Brock Samson, bad-ass bodyguard of the Venture brothers.

#2 MacGyver Kind an obvious one, right?  The man could fix a solar panel system, engineer a communication device, and defeat cancer using only duck-tape and other random stuff in the compound.

#3 Andrew Weil We are going to need a doctor who doesn’t rely on modern medicine.  But lordy, this guy is cheesy.  Anybody got a better suggestion?

#4 The Existential Detectives from I Heart Hucklebees The survivors of the Apocalypse are going to have some tough questions about God, the meaning of life, Humanity and why we should even keep going.  Best to have some fast acting philosophers/psychologists to get us through the hard times.

#5 Les Stroud from SurvivorMan –  Brock is our bad-ass.  Mac-Guyer is good for surving in the broken down suburbs but we need help for when we have to flee into the wilderness.  Originally a Canadian who cut his chops in the great cold north, Les Stroud has traveled the world and learned all kinds of tricks.  So no matter how the weather changes after everything changes he will be ready.

#6 Myth busters crew MacGuyer’s back up team.  I figure the more engineers the better.  They also excel in coming up with ingenious ways to figure stuff out.

#7 Thomas Jefferson (Organic Gardening)  I went way back in history, but the man knew how to raise an organic farm off the grid, because you know, he didn’t have a grid.

#8 Kaylee the mechanic from Firefly to keep whatever motors we manage to get up and running to keep running.  She knows how to nurture a tired-old machine to keep working.

#9 The A-Team Mostly for the skills of Hannibal Smith, the man knows how to put a plan together.  We are going to need someone who can lead our tribe through uncertain times.  Who better than the man that could get Murdock and Mr. T to make peace to unite us?

#10 Bob Villa for construction.  The man knows how to fix old houses.  And old houses are most likely to remain standing after the first couple waves of disaster.

#11 Joan Holloway from Mad Men –  She is good at keeping an organized office.  We are all going to have to do lot’s of daily chores.  Who better to manage the tribe’s day-to-day needs of surviving?

#12 Groundskeeper Willie to help out old Thomas Jefferson in the garden.

# 13 Sanjay Gupta the CNN Doctor, is not only a doctor but has seen medicine or the lack of it all over the globe, so he will have an idea of how to get ready before the entire modern-medicine system collapses.

Lost Horse

Posted: March 2, 2011 in Uncategorized

I made some flyers.

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I made one for each horse. I posted them as “Lost Pet” sign places around town. I hope someone catches the joke.

The domain is way to long to describe to people, so….

 

Book Review

Posted: January 22, 2011 in research, Uncategorized
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Here is a down and dirty book review from my first pass by the Phoenix Library. Links provided for my favorite of the bunch.

SAS Survival Guide I like how it is pocket-size but a little hard to read because of the same reason.

How to Survive The End of the World as we Know it by James Wesley Rawles founder of survivalblog.com.  Without a doubt the best book I have come across so far in how to stockpile for the fall of society.  The man has gone a lot further down the rabbit hole than I ever will.   More of a “how to” stockpile the compound rather than how to survive without a stockpiled compound.

The Self-Sufficiency Specialist by A. & G. Bridgewater.  A good picture book to flip through for ideas but a little light on actual practical information.

Reader’s Digest Back to Basics: How to Learn and Enjoy Traditional American Skills.  One of the best books I have come yet across to add to the bookshelf.  Probably my first Apocalyptic Book Collection purchase.

Living the country Lifestyle for Dummies not as good as Reader’s Digest Back to Basics book but not bad.

The Survival Handbook: Essential skills for outdoor adventure. Another book worth buying.  Too heavy to carry in your “Get the F out of dodge” (GTFOOD) kit but the easiest book to understand because of its ample use of color drawings.