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About the internet, and advice to survivalists

September 1st, 2010

A couple random thoughts, on topics as varied as Net Neutrality and how to survive the apocalypse in style.

First, and I’m not sure how to turn it into a slogan that would fit on a T-shirt, but I thought of a great tactic for the pro-Net Neutrality folks. Basically explain that without net neutrality, your internet experience will become what your cable TV experience is today – numerous confusing tiers of service, lots of pay-per-view, crappy mandated equipment, and lots of added fees for everything.

The internet won’t matter once the apocalypse occurs. Assuming you want to survive in style (I myself will probably end up on a spit with an apple in my mouth!) you might decide to stockpile gold, guns, and so forth. I have a better idea – stockpile something that is portable, would soon be worth more then its weight in gold for trade, and can survive almost indefinitely if stored correctly. I’m talking about spices of course. The contents of your local Whole Foods spice aisle will enable you to live like a king, especially after a few years when everyone is getting sick of plain roast squirrel and the nearest cinnamon tree may as well be on the moon.

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  1. September 1st, 2010 at 17:08 | #1

    lol, brilliant. I’m stealing all the sugar packets I can from now on.

  2. Mike
    September 1st, 2010 at 18:51 | #2

    Technically sugar’s not a spice, you know 🙂

    Steal the pepper packets instead!

  3. Nunya
    October 28th, 2010 at 20:16 | #3

    Clearly you don’t cotton to the advice of Emeril and other chefs who recommend that if the spices in your cabinet are more than six months old, throw them out because they’ve lost their zing…

  4. Mike
    October 28th, 2010 at 20:56 | #4

    Well, if your only options are squirrel stew (again!) or cannibalism, I doubt you will complain because the paprika has lost a bit of its peak flavor! 🙂

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