Tuesday, August 23, 2011
The August 23rd Virginia earthquake was probably the biggest non-event in my area since the Apocalypse predicted by Rev. Camping, and like the apocalypse that wasn't has also drawn far-right religious whack jobs out of their holes babbling about the "End Times," often in association with the Obama administration.
For the scientifically minded, however, the earthquake is a reminder that the Earth is geologically active, and that earthquakes are possible even if unlikely in almost any location. So, for that matter, are asteroid strikes.
And for the terminally shallow, the greatest hardship posed by the earthquake was that their cell phones were temporarily inoperative in the Washington area, making it briefly impossible for them to "Tweet" about their experience! - -Why, the very fabric of society might unravel!