Tag Archives: TEOTWAWKI

Hunger Bones

I recently saw a movie called Hunger Games (another in a long troop of dystopian movies/books).  I guess the movie is part of a series, because I saw a preview of another movie… which figures.
There is great restlessness in … Continue reading

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Fr Z’s Kitchen: prepper food edition

I recently put on the side bar of this blog a widget with a link to some freeze-dried ready meals. Add boiling water to the package, seal, wait, eat. I ordered some.
Today I got out my little stove and gave … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z provides a health update and feverish ranting on a range of unrelated topics

Thanks to those of you who wrote with expressions of prayers for my health.  An update is in order.
I have been battling bronchitis.  This has been a problem ever after all those years in Rome, I’m afraid.  I suspect I … Continue reading

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Putting Popes in Perspective

From Astronomy Pic of the Day comes this fascinating shot of a CME (Coronal Mass Ejection), a comet, and your planet.

The Comet PanSTARRS, which brightened and was visible for the papal election process (along with another comet, by the way…. … Continue reading

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“Non habemus Papam!”, tonight, but “Habebimus flava hyperdulcia crustula spongiosa!”

Conclave?  Smoke? Pfft.  Here’s big news!
From ABC:
ABC News’ Aaron Katersky reports:
Buyout firms Apollo Global Management, LLC and Metropoulos & Co. have agreed to purchase the Hostess and Dolly Madison cake brands, including Twinkies.  The iconic snacks have been off the … Continue reading

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Okay…okay… let’s talk about the “prophecies of Malachy” about Popes

I think I had better post this before even more people start writing me about it (in other words please don’t send me mail about the “prophecies of Malachy” about the popes).
There is a list of 112 short titles in … Continue reading

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SOLAR FLARE ALERT! But don’t worry, because “Firedrake Keeps You Safe”! (Short Wave and Ham Radio Fun)

A convergence of events drives me yet again to post, on this bloggily-productive day.
First, a TEOTWAWKI Solar Flare, Coronal Mass Ejection and resulting grid killing EMP may be coming….
From SpaceWeather:
ACTIVE SUNSPOT: One of the biggest sunspots of the current solar … Continue reading

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Ladies, still worried about those final Christmas preparations? Fr. Z is here to help.

When in doubt about your Christmas gift list, Fr. Z suggests…

stuff on amazon through Fr. Z’s links
stuff from Fr. Z’s store
stuff (=coffee) from the Wyoming Carmelites using Fr. Z’s links (new K-Cups!)
lots of ammo and guns

Not necessarily in that order.
I … Continue reading

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Remember 1859? 2013 will be the peak of solar activity.

I doubt many people reading this have personal memories of September 1859.  The question was rhetorical.  And yet that date should now stick in your mind.
in 2013 your earth’s yellow Sun’s activity, such as solar flares and coronal Mass ejections, … Continue reading

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When TEOTWAWKI comes, will you have had enough coffee?

It is “Cyber Monday”, as the online retailers are calling it!
I guess this is a secular money day of obligation.
Okay… now that you are online… buy some …
[CUE MUSIC]
Mystic Monk Coffee!
There are so many good reasons to refresh or build … Continue reading

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