Thursday, August 25, 2011

Mint & Other Things that Could Survive a Nuclear Holocaust

After Tuesday’s post and a brief consideration (30seconds-ish) I was considering beginning at the beginning of my list of potential topics and working through them systematically in alphabetical order.  This appealed strongly to my need to remain organized (I’d alphabetize my socks if I could), yet I was unable to think of anything mundane (or otherwise) to say about airplanes at the particular moment.  In which case, I’ve decided to skip directly to “Apocalyptic Survivability of Various Substances and Organisms”…..which has been on my mind…..and should also explain the subject line to those of you who have either intentionally or unintentionally ever planted/grown mint.
The bottom line is that delicate things such as intricate French lace, mental stability, and oak trees, would undoubtedly disintegrate instantly in the event of a Nuclear Holocaust, whilst others, such as cockroaches, mint, Twinkies, and dandelions (not to be confused with daffodils, which has happened and is the fastest way to get yourself laughed out of a home and garden show) will most certainly survive.  This leads me to believe that while the situation would be bleak, it may not be entirely unbearable when spruced up with bright yellow flowers, a mojito, and dessert.  The cockroaches, even after a four year stint in Florida where they call them “Palmetto Bugs” still seem undesirable.  I’m certain the “Palmetto Bug” title was an attempt (although in vain) by the “Politically Correct Movement” to remove the overly negative stigmatism associated with “cockroaches.”  As Shakespeare once said, “A roach by any other name is still a roach.”  I agree……and I digress….
Yet my consideration here and true reason for this post is *how* might one harness the indestructible properties of above mentioned substances?  Could planting mint be an act of aggression?  …..don’t think so?  …..plant some in your own yard….and wait.
.....just sayin'.....
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Stay tuned as I will be discussing the *art* (term used loosely) of "coning" on Tuesday.

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