Thursday, March 31, 2005

News Got Ya Down?..........Never Fear!! TMAN IS HERE!!!


Tired of all of the backbiting and political volleyball going on lately? Makes you wonder if the elections are actually over. Well, here at Tman In Tennessee, the staff wishes to cheer you up a bit and put things in a clearer and less partisan perspective.

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

Some things in life are bad,
They can really make you mad,
Other things just make you swear and curse,
When you're chewing life's gristle,
Don't grumble,
Give a whistle
And this'll help things turn out for the best.

Always look on the bright side of life.
Always look on the light side of life.

(via the always uplifting FuturePundit)

Planet Earth Is Overdue For The 62 Million Year Extinction Cycle

Some European environmentalists like to worry about genetically modified foods. A larger group of people like to worry about global warming. FuturePundit, far more focused on risks to his own life, is worried we don't have the means to produce large numbers of vaccine shots in response to a dangerous flu strain (like the Avian influenza that might currently be spreading in North Korea). Well, these are bush league catastrophe worries. You want to have a heftier and more manly worry? Time to sink your teeth into a massive recurring pattern of extinction that has been happening once every 62 million years for over 500 million years and which is currently overdue!

BERKELEY, CA – A detailed and extensive new analysis of the fossil records of marine animals over the past 542 million years has yielded a stunning surprise. Biodiversity appears to rise and fall in mysterious cycles of 62 million years for which science has no satisfactory explanation. The analysis, performed by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California at Berkeley, has withstood thorough testing so that confidence in the results is above 99-percent.

Think about a massive die-off of most of the species on planet Earth that would make environmentalist fears of human-inflicted damage to the environment seem puny in comparison. We are talking about a die-off that would make a first class Hollywood disaster movie. Heck, it could even be made into a series of movies and civilization progressively collapses and our stars fight their way toward the few areas where humans are managing to hang on.

See? So cheer up there kids! We could all be dead tomorrow!! What's the worry?

Always look on the bright side of life.
Always look on the light side of life.

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