If you’re from anywhere within aftershock distance of the New Madrid fault in the U.S. Midwest, you may remember quite well what did, or rather, DIDN’T happen on this day thirty years ago. Dr. Iben Browning’s ill-fated “prediction” of a major earthquake from the New Madrid fault on or around December 3, 1990 had many otherwise rational people in a state of panic. No, actually it wasn’t Browning who scared people… it was that source we trust to keep us “informed,” the media, who utterly ran with what was an otherwise offhand statement by an unqualified scientist and for the majority of the last half of 1990 sowed the seeds of an impending apocalypse in our minds. Schools and businesses closed. People hoarded. Some fled the area. Cats and dogs slept together. Oh, thank goodness we all learned our lessons from this incident and nothing like this could happen today…..
And on that historic note, it’s a momentous occasion for The Nest’s foray into the uber-popular Share Your World feature. This marks our 100th straight week of answering the questions with anything but a straight face. And to celebrate this centennial, Melanie cooked us up some…….. recycled questions. Only in a theoretical sense, though, since I think they all predate 2019. Anyway, let’s get this lame party started!
What would you enjoy if you could do so without someone getting annoyed with you for enjoying it? It MUST be something you aren’t supposed to enjoy because it is “bad for you”.
Fuck people who get annoyed, and fuck people who tell us things are “bad for us.” I’mma do what I want…
Is it okay for men to wear the color pink?
Only if it’s OK for me to laugh at them…
Can you curl your tongue?
Sure. But after a while, that iron starts getting really hot…
What, in your opinion, is the best room to put a fireplace?
How do you show your gratitude?
That Mitzi…. she’s such a sharer.