Monday, February 13, 2012

Doomsday Preppers

I'm a Prepper, he's a Prepper, She's a Prepper, we're a Prepper, Wouldn't you like to be a Prepper, too?

Well, the show doesn't suck - I was really afraid it would.   It's not great. Too much time trying to make the preppers look a little off beat, not enough education.  They keep throwing out weird loosely connected facts.   One prepper talked about the price of chocolate going up 300% - they flashed a factoid - chocolate when down 30% last year - (or something like that)  Great so, does that mean it didn't go up 300%, it actually when down? Does that mean after it went up 300% it dropped 30% - what?

They're experts like/dislike - OK, what experts - what makes them experts?

It's just kind of weird - National Geographic has always been Fact/Documentary/Education thing for me - now this - should I re-evaluate the other NatGeo stuff, based on this slightly hamfisted show?

Between 2008 and 2010 National Geo produced the following documentaries:

Minutes to Meltdown: Three Mile Island
Countdown to Catastrophe: Mega Quake
2210: The Collapse?
Swine Flu: The Science of Pandemics
Six Degrees Could Change the World

Is it just marketing?   The only thing that comes close to "Sex Sells" is Bad News?

Well, there is plenty of proof that disasters happen, and government response sucks - you'd better plan on doing it yourself.

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