Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Das Boot

With the pandemic spiking again, The CDC has recommended against cruise ships—whose close quarters can make for super spreader events. But what about submarines and submersibles, which allow passengers to stay out of the fray. Remember Das Boot (1981)? There are also those old diving suits with the hard helmets and mesh windows around the eye sockets. Another way to stay out of trouble could be certain kinds of tombs and sarcophagi. If you get buried alive in your own private time capsule, you’re unlikely to contract Covid. If you do, you won’t have to quarantine for fear of infecting other people. Whoever thought that archeology might be an important discipline to bring to bear on the current plague. Someday buried under layers of civilization fossils from Covid will be unearthed. Pompeii may have been buried by Vesuvius but a whole civilization which retreated under both the lands and seas for cover will become one of the great finds--comparable say to Louis and Mary Leakey’s discovery of hominins in the Olduvai gorge. Btw, Spelunking is likely to soon replace tennis as the most popular sport of this time.

Read "The Wormhole Society" by Francis Levy, The East Hampton Star

and listen to "Yellow Submarine" by The Beatles

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