Friday, October 27, 2006

Dr. Evil Would be Upset at This!


Even Mini-Me would have a hard time keeping a straight face at this project. The Doomsday Vault is a Norwegian government-backed seed bank that will house meelllyons of...seeds. Yep. In the event of a nuclar holocaust, or the inevitable Global Warming debacle, the earth's vast store of crop seeds will be safely house in a gigantic vault hidden in a concrete bunker (eat your heart out Ms. RightWing) under the permafrost near the North Pole.

Now, never mind the fact that if the situation ever becomes as serious as to need these seeds, we will probably be unable to actually a)travel to the vault or b) get into it or c)be able to plant them in the frozen ground of perpetual nuclear winter. This is a feel-good, "hope for humanity" sort of thing. A very expensive, feel-good, "hope for humanity" sort of thing.

I hope they have seeds for two-row barley and Cascade hops in that thing! Oh, wait a minute, can I add some yeast cultures?

8 comments:

camojack said...

Actually, I was just reading about that place in one of my sailing magazines...so as long as there's wind, a sailboat could theoretically go there.

As for getting into the vault? I dunno...

Hawkeye® said...

Sooooo...? How much "seed-money" does this venture require anyway? I don't think the neighborhood up there is as "seedy" as some of the ones I've been to.

Just sayin' is all.

(:D) Regards...

Maggie said...

My plan is to hide ubder my shool desk until the air-raid warning stops and the all clear is given.

Maggie said...

under NOT ubder......good grief.

Can someone please tell me why I don't see these errors before posting?

Beerme said...

camojack,
Oh yeah, but sailboats might have trouble with all those perfect storms that global warming kicks up, if Al Gore is right. And we all know the answer to that...

hawkeye®,
I'll seed that point to you!

Maggie,

I thought you were writing in German!

camojack said...

Beerme:
Do you mean like all those awful hurricanes (we didn't get) this year?!

Maggie said...

Camo,
Very funny!

Du bist ein guta yunge (yungay)
(German in phonics)

camojack said...

Maggie:
Mein Deutsch ist eine kleine out of practice...I'm a good was? Kid?! Heh...