Being a collection of doggerel, verse, stories, politics, historical essays, satire, poetry, jokes, pictures and whatever else I damn well please on a variety of interesting (or otherwise) subjects.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Twilight Zone: "The Midnight Sun"

Those of us who are of a certain age will surely recall the classic TV series "The Twilight Zone." One episode, first aired in 1961, seems to bear a certain resemblance to this summer's heat wave. The episode is "The Midnight Sun" starring Lois Nettleton and Betty Garde. The story involves the Earth somehow falling out of its orbit and getting closer to the Sun. Two women try to cope with increasingly oppressive heat in their nearly abandoned city.

Things may not be quite that oppressive as yet, but one could be tempted to wonder if the script of this fantasy might have been simple prescience. I just saw an article on the web about a, once thriving, fishing lake in West Texas that has literally died and has turned blood red due to the thousands of dead fish. The article is here, if you're interested in more bad news.

Lois looks pretty uncomfortable, doesn't she.

Food for thought.

No comments:

Post a Comment