You may think you have it bad. You’ve got traffic issues in Atlanta, D.C., L.A., and anywhere on I-95, where tomorrow a semi will run over you in your pathetic little SUV after running over the four vehicles behind you first. Trust me on this. Crime? Maybe you live in Chicago or New Orleans or Miami. But nothing compares to The Worst Places To Live…If You’re In a Disaster Movie.
All the credit goes to Fakesister for finding this and sending it to me. The occasion is the upcoming opening of the movie “2012”, which according to the Mayan calendar is the year the world ends. Gail Collins of the NY Times speculates that had Mayan civilization survived in its original form, they would have come up with a new date once 2012 arrived, and anyway, she said, didn’t we just go through this in 2000? Ho. Hum. Oddly enough, when 2000 arrived, I was living in West Palm Beach and to my disbelief, a computer program I was required to use actually crashed. Presumably, back in its brain it was still functioning, it just couldn’t tell me so, because it was lost in time. I did occasionally pass by my computer and think I heard faint cries of “Help me!”
Returning to the issue of Worst Places To Live, I completely agree with them about Tokyo being Number One, since it is routinely trashed by giant monsters. Fakesister liked Number Two (Los Angeles), because in spite of the many threats it faces, you can wear short sleeves there in February. “People really will put up with a lot for decent weather.”