Monday, June 13, 2005


Weather Rant: Thunder Thunder Thunderstorm!

Chinese people are preoccupied with prophecies. The fatal kind. This could be dismissed as mass superstition. Then again, you are dismissing the oldest civilization with a written history, which may be the scientific thing to do, but arguably, not the wisest.

On the tv, an all-chan weather warning about a brewing hailstorm broadcasted. Northwest Indiana bore the brunt of it but as I'm writing, the final fiduciary damages have not yet been assessed.

What's the point of this rant?
This is the month of June. "Liu yue Fei Xiang, bie you shi xiang"
That's a Chinese saying.

Not really a saying. More like an omen.
Not really a omen. More like a "oh my god, there's fuckin' hail in June, something fucked up is going to happen in the Midwest."

Take it with a grain of salt, you can, but I'm telling you. Throughout history, Chinese scholars have linked such omens to A-class disasters: civil war, invasion, calamities, disease, famine--World Ending Stuff.

Then again, it could just be hail.

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