Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Surfs' up, way up.

Spotted on Culver Blvd. in the Playa Wetlands area. In case, you can’t read it, it says, “Tsunami Evacuation Route” with an arrow pointing towards the high cliffs of Playa Del Rey.

I can’t help but wonder about the necessity of such a sign.

Let’s say there was a huge Pacific Rim earthquake or North Korean President Kim Jung Il set off an offshore nuke that triggered a tsunami, wouldn’t most people with half a brain just naturally head for higher ground?

And what about those that don’t?

“Dude, there’s a 200 foot high tidal wave barreling towards us. Let’s get down to Tanner’s, score a few lattes, fire off some fakie's and grab some goofy foot.”

(Clearly, I don't speak "surf.")

But come on, do we have to save everybody?
I don't want my precious tax dollars being spent to impede the forces of Darwinism.
Can’t we leverage a good catastrophic event to thin the herd?

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