Serious implications

Prince Klemens Wenzel von Metternich once said of France’s economic prowess: “When France sneezes, Europe catches a cold”. This was later adapted to reflect the USA’s global influence: “When America sneezes, the world catches a cold”. While that may no longer be as relevant as it once was (much like the USA, I suppose), the Federal Government shutdown over there may well have implications for the rest of the world.

I’m obviously not talking about the whole National Parks thing, or the fact that the zoos and museums aren’t open. I’m not even talking about the economic impact.

Oh no, I’m talking about a much bigger impact than that:


Wait the what now? While they might not have the funding to be scanning the skies for mankind’s impending doom, mankind’s impending doom has no such governmental squabbling to delay it. Mankind’s impending doom remains untroubled by the federal shutdown and it also remains (possibly, anyway) on a collision course with Earth.

We’re all going to die a horrible fiery death because of their silly playground politics.

2 thoughts on “Serious implications

  1. I guess we can take solace from the fact that while they’re shut down, they should already have noticed if there was something coming our way in the next week or two.

    However, once they get back to work, they might find that while they were off having an unscheduled holiday at a non-government run destination, an asteroid or similar might have targeted us and we’ve now got a couple of weeks less time to that impending fiery doom than we thought we had.

    Not that it matters, we’ll simply send Bruce Willis up in a unmothballed space shuttle to blow the thing to tiny bits. And he can finally, really, be an action hero.

    And if he fails? Well, it’s been real…

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