A light TEOTWAWKI moment

After some rogue nation lights off a passel of nukes and EMPs everyone, or after the next Carrington Event – which is bound to happen someday – slams your planet back into the 17th century, we are going to have to make some changes.

One of the changes for the few who survive the terrors of urban chaos, disease and starvation will be the elimination of most Saturday evening Masses.  The handful of priests who survive will have to say Mass in the morning light, just as we always did.   That’s a positive, right?

We will also have to find new ways to entertain ourselves.  I, for example, won’t be able to fire up Netflix and watch the reboot of Lost In Space which a friend of mine convinced me was worth while.   No, we will have to band together and get creative.   For example, in this video these guys have gas with tool boxes.

The hats add a certain something… das gewisse Etwas.

It is interesting how pounding on stuff together lifts the human spirit.  Why is that, I wonder?   Plato might have something to say about it.

In any event, I’d rather watch videos of these guys than anything coming from the German bishops.  Perhaps we should put these guys in charge of their conference.  They make more sense.

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3 Responses to A light TEOTWAWKI moment

  1. jaykay says:

    Ahhh… we haven’t seen TEOTWAKI for some time, I think.

    On the brighter side, one of its fruits would be the lack of mikes. How would the blahdy-blah… ooops, sorry, the NOM… survive without them? Just think of it – Faddah’s every little ad-lib (hah!) would go unheard! And he might even have to, assuming he had an unwreckovated Church, consider using that old high-up pulpit that they had to use in the baaad old days, before mikes and – hugginess. The horror, the horror! And Mass would only last 20 minutes, max, before his voice gave out. The horror.

    Bishop McButterpants is reported to have had a swooning-fit and to have resorted to his (heavily reinforced) chaise longue, blinds drawn and sal volatile at the ready, the collected works of Hans Kung at hand.

  2. JonPatrick says:

    The good Bishop better have his Hans Kung and back copies of Amerika magazine in print form not in any e-format.

    One of the things I have tried to do is make sure any important book be not just on the Kindle but also on my shelf in print. Not only because of TEOTWAWKI but also because what Amazon giveth, they can taketh away, and any day now they could decide my e-copy of the Douay Rheims Bible for example is “hate speech” and needs to be deleted.

  3. Semper Gumby says:

    jaykay: “ad-lib” Hah!

    Synchronized toolkits is not something we see everyday, spiffy. And the guy banging on the wall locker adds a bass section. Nice touch.

    Speaking of pounding on stuff to lift the human spirit, here’s a talented Vietnamese woman with mallets and stones:

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=1uQAelWmuaw

    Though, when it comes to adding cheesy lyrics to this music during TEOTWAWKI (when we’re living in dilapidated houses clothed in sheets), here’s a cautionary tale:

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=AhI6H8vW8dA

    Well after that, off to the woods to make a new guitar. Might as well make lunch and pine needle tea (Vitamin C) while we’re at it:

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=22jX7ifvRhQ

    Deo Volente, the woods will be free of Russian soccer hooligans (the first 30 seconds of these two videos, after that it’s just ridiculous):

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=kWufKFlT68s

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=BJpngnh4jBk

    …perhaps tossing a couple soccer balls between the two camps before they charged at each other Braveheart-style might have worked.

    Oh well, back to the ol’ drawing board with a printed copy of “How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization” by Thomas Woods, the 1962MR, and the Catechism.