Something odd happened today. I watch very little TV during the day but sometimes if I am making lunch or doing something in the kitchen I switch it on to see if something interesting is going on.
As I watched, this guy popped up:
Great choice of color of the text with that background, right? And some people think the US government should run even more aspects of our lives.
In any event he announced that there would be a test of the Emergency Alert System. I don’t remember ever seeing anything like this on TV, though it happens on the radio occasionally.
A few minutes later this popped up:
This was a surreal experience because of the music playing while this was on the screen.
I used my wonderful ReplayTV I have been nursing along for years to go back and pick up some of the lyrics, which I then searched out on the internet.
The result: Paparazzi by Lady Gaga.
Weird. Wouldn’t you think there would be some message telling us what was going on rather than Lady Gaga?
Is it possible that this test failed?
So… we haven’t ever had tests on TV of the “EAS”. What was this all about?
BTW… we were still here to see this test. The huge planet killing asteroid travelling 29K mph inside the orbit of the Moon did NOT … I repeat… did NOT strike the Earth, killing us all by fiery death and floods and other death inflicting killer catastrophic annihilation scenarios.
So… Emergency Alert System and Earth Annihilating Stone …. both are EAS and they both whizzed by in a 24 hour period. Wow.