Tuesday, March 22, 2011

History shows again and again...

How nature points out the folly of men.

Not surprisingly, internet searches for the term "Godzilla" spiked after the Japanese Triple Disaster. io9 has a wonderful essay on the topic here.
I know I made a few Godzilla jokes in the aftermath, and I wasn't alone. But I'm a firm believer that humor is best when there is some truth in it, and it is a useful tool for navigating some of life's more difficult moments. As the essay points out, there are solid, poignant reasons why people reached out for the familiar big lizard-guy to help cope with the tragedy.
I am sure that Japan will prove just as unstoppable and resilient as Godzilla.

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