Share Your World – Week 31

I’m the gust of honor for this post? I feel incredibly honored!

Melanie’s Share Your World questions for this week are notably grim and morbid in response to the tragic events that have played out in the past few days.  She even invited regular participants to abstain this week if they weren’t feeling it.  I am going to accept the challenge this week as I always do…. and since wacked humor is the only way I know how to roll, I’m not going to change the tone of my answer post from how I normally respond.  So for those of you who are not up for an irreverent take on the darker side of mankind, you have my permission (not that you ever need it) to not continue reading this…

Alright Buster, let’s do this!

OJ Simpson has some Isotoners you can borrow.

Does life have a reason (meaning)?

“Reason” in this case usually means we were put here by some Higher Power to do…. well, whatever the Higher Power wanted us to do.  I’m personally not a big believer in that, though don’t claim to be the font of knowledge in this field.  I do know that I’ve heard it expressed before, by people of faith, that they can’t understand why anyone would want to believe that life has no purpose.  I’m just the opposite in not seeing why life HAS to have some vast meaning in our eyes.  I think it’s just as cool, if not cooler, that we might be here from millions and billions of years of random churning of the primordial soup and countless strings of evolutional oopsies.

What do you think about the whether life has a purpose or not, Buster?

Oh, that’s right. Your purpose in life is to die.

Will the world come to an end by human hands (man’s actions)?

The world as in civilization, or the world as in the planet itself?  Man will almost certainly be the cause of its own demise (Unless that giant asteroid gets us first).  The means and methods of that demise just may not be what we think it will be (Or could even possibly know of yet)…

As for the planet itself….. well, I’ll let the late, great George Carlin answer that one for me…

Yeah, the planet will be fine… even with billions of our corpses rotting on it.

So, Buster.  Do you think the world will end at our hands?

It’s the FINAL COUNTDOWN! (keyboard riff)

Will stricter laws make a better world?  Would less strict law make it better?

To answer the question that this query seems to be beating around the bush of…. for all of the strong views on both sides, I don’t think either way would make much of an actual difference at all.

Your thoughts Buster?

You’re right, we should totally ban assault dragons.

If death is inevitable, why bother doing anything?

Because why would anyone want to just wait around for the reaper to grab them by the collar?  Or for that matter, even think about the inevitable.  Life should be all about distracting yourself from your imminent demise…

Don’t you agree Buster?

Good idea, Buster! Kitty cats are a great distraction! And I hear they’ll lower your blood pressure…

Are thoughts and prayers useful or a sop for people who wish to pay respect but interact through a virtual venue?   Yea or nay – please explain your viewpoint (without rancor) if you would.

I’m generally not a thoughts and prayers person, and only wander into that arena if I feel I absolutely have to because I think that person would expect it of me.  I can feel great emotion for those who are within my little world, but outside of it I’ve discovered I’m a pretty unfeeling person.  We can’t all be empaths.  Sending thoughts and prayers to random people for random reasons would seem like a forced and insincere thing for me… though I’d never discourage those who truly wish to share their hopes and sympathy by ragging on the idea itself.

Please direct any thoughts and prayers you may have towards Buster as he copes with this trying time.


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14 Responses to Share Your World – Week 31

  1. I’m with Doris Day on this whole issue………….”Que Sera Sera” – (whatever will be will be). I try not to worry about things – I did that for years and it made diddly squat as to how things turned out. I would just like to leave this world with no expectations as to what’s next – I like surprises.


    • I like surprises as well… at least the ones that aren’t terrible. Worry is wasted, and I firmly believe the world isn’t any worse off now than it was at any time in the past. I remember growing up, the big stories that seemed to make the news all the time were our tense relations with the Soviet Union and plane crashes. Now it’s mass shootings and random severe weather. When we only see the world through the eyes of the TV news, it always looks like such a horrible place. I think Don Henley once did a song about why that is…

  2. My condolences (x however many times that possum died, he’s restored my belief in resurrection you know) and thoughts and prayers to the family of Buster. He sure went out with a bang (implosion, bloody mess, gored) didn’t he? Thanks E.S. for Sharing a humorous view of Your World. Everything’s connected isn’t it?

  3. I think George is spot on.

  4. Merbear74 says:

    We can’t all be empaths…shit, there are days when I WISH that I wasn’t one..

  5. It won’t be an asteroid that gets us…it will be yogurt. I learned this….on Netflix!

  6. draliman says:

    Buster’s been around the block so many times I bet he has all the answers. If he could only stay alive long enough to share them.

  7. Alice says:

    Blogs like yours are what help us get through these tragic events. I’m definitely with you on the banning of assault dragons. Things would have ended up much better in Game of Thrones if they had thought to do this way earlier. Maybe. At any rate, it was great to see Buster. After getting roasted again and again, his yarn continues to hold him together. A toast to Buster.

    • Assault dragons are much more dangerous than assault unicorns since there’s only so much damage you can do with a single horn. Were there any unicorns in Game of Thrones, and if not, why? No wonder I didn’t watch (Well, that and I don’t have premium cable)…

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