Probably not even fun stuff.
By now, we have all heard about the devastating tornado that hit Moore, OK today.
Registering a massive tornado measurement of E.F. 4 (I think that's correct. The PC is not fluent in Tornadoese,) the entire Oklahoma City suburb has been laid to waste. At this writing, 51 dead. Countless injuries. And, a few miraculous stories of survival.
The PC is grateful to learn that his handful of Oklahoma based friend are okay.
Pray for the people of Moore, if you feel inclined.
It couldn't hurt.
But, take some time from praying and actually do something that matters.
Here are two good ways to donate and make a real difference.
The Blog really does not want to politicize this, but he just can't help himself.
The "gentlemen" from Oklahoma, Senators Jim Inhofe and Tom Coburn, have a recent history of voting to deny other states government help.
Much like Texas Governor Rick Perry, who also opposed federal funding for disaster relief, then found himself with hat in hand after the West, TX fertilizer plant disaster, Sens. Inhofe and Coburn are finding themselves in the awkward position of either landing on the wrong side of their constituents (aka: voters,) or showing themselves to the entire country to be base hypocrites.
According to The Huffington Post...
Sens. Jim Inhofe and Tom Coburn, both Republicans, are fiscal hawks who have repeatedly voted against funding disaster aid for other parts of the country. They also have opposed increased funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which administers federal disaster relief.
You can read the whole story here.
But, it is their good fortune that Pres. Obama has saved themselves some of that humiliation by wasting no time in promising all possible federal help to the region.
The Blog will not be surprised if, by this time tomorrow night, Alex Jones will have thrown the "false flag" flag, calling the Oklahoma tornado a government conspiracy to distract from... oh... whatever.
The PC just can't spend more than a few seconds in the dark place that is the mind of Alex Jones and his disciples without losing pieces of his soul.
But, in a related topic...
While the tornado news dominates the American media, many of you may have missed this fact...
Mother Earth has been throwing other temper tantrums all over the world.
In the last 24 hours, Chile has endured several 6.0+ earthquakes (the largest being 6.8) as has Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia, half way around the world.
Those are some big quakes, people.
In other unpleasant news of the day...
Ray Manzerek, founding member and keyboardist for The Doors, passed away today at the age of 74.
Ray was the band's only real musician...
(Jim Morrison was a poet, and not a very good one, at that.)
*Sorry Doors fans. The PC is just calling it as he sees it.*
The Blog's "Quake Feed" app has just informed him that Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia has just had another 6.0 quake.
That makes six in the last 12 hours.
The Blog doesn't know what sort of population, um, populates Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia.
Hopefully not a lot.
Because, HOLY SHIT!!!
Evidently, The Blog will have to give in and pay the $1.99 for the version of the "Quake Feed" app that will allow him to narrow notifications to his own SoCal area.
Because The PC really doesn't need to be awakened by the "notification" chime of his iPhone™ at all hours.
Tomorrow is election day in Los Angeles.
Angelians will be electing a new mayor.
Because The Blog lives in an incorporated suburb of L.A., he can't vote for L.A.'s mayor.
But, because he lives and works in the shadow of The City of Angels, what happens in L.A. does effect him and his suburb, and his business.
Both candidates are Democrats. So there is that.
But, L.A.'s most recent mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa, also a Democrat, turned out to be a grave disappointment to his supporters,
The Blog views both candidates, Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti, with some trepidation.
Both have their pluses and minuses.
The Blog can only hope that his eligible voter friends in L.A. will get out and vote.