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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Date: April 21, 2006 8:28:31 PM GMT-06:00

Dear Rose:

Yeah! I'm angry, upset, worried, and all those things we all should be feeling, but the reality is that we're all doomed anyway. I've given up even hoping. The fact that the man remains in power is example enough of what we are facing. Think of if this way: You go to the doctor and he tells you he has good news and bad news. The bad news is that every vital organ system in your body is decaying at an alarming and unstoppable rate and that you have at most a month to live. There is no cure and nothing to help you endure the pain. The good news is that you are not alone. Everyone else on the planet has the same problem including the doctor. Something (no one knows for sure what) has caused a total breakdown of the human genetic structure. There is absolutely no hope for the species Homo sapiens. You leave the doctors office in shock. The news is just too enormous and horrible to absorb. But as you are walking to your car you notice that thousands of people are partying - laughing, dancing in the streets, celebrating. More are joining the throngs of revelers all the time. You ask someone, "Why are people celebrating? The species is doomed. All humans will be dead within a month!" "Yeah," some people answer. "That's why we're celebrating! Once humans are extinct there is a chance for the rest of life on the planet to survive. Can't you see that we have been doomed all along. Our only hope was that other living things wouldn't be doomed along with us. We knew it would be either war, global warming, unstoppable pandemics, a nuclear holocaust, or any one of a hundred real clear and present dangers just sitting out there waiting for us. The odds of surviving all those threats were virtually nil. So now we know that we'll all go together and it wil be soon and it won't affect other living things. God apparently built in a self-destruct mechanism when He designed us so when things got really out of hand . . ." You are reminded of the old Tom Lehrer song and begin singing it out loud happily as you go home to prepare your painless suicide.

It's a good thing I'm on Prozac!


ARTIST: Tom Lehrer
TITLE: We Will All Go Together When We Go
Lyrics and Chords

When you attend a funeral
It is sad to think that sooner or later
Those you love will do the same for you
And you may have thought it tragic
Not to mention other adjec-
Tives, to think of all the weeping they will do
But don't you worry

/ Em - / B7 - / Em - C7 B7 / Em - / B7 - / Em F#7 B7 / - /

No more ashes, no more sackcloth
And an armband made of black cloth
Will someday never more adorn a sleeve
For if the bomb that drops on you
Gets your friends and neighbors too
There'll be nobody left behind to grieve

/ Em - / F - / B7 - E - / E E7 A F#7 / B7 - E B7 /

And we will all go together when we go
What a comforting thought that is to know.
Universal bereavement, an inspiring achievement
Yes, we will all go together when we go

/ E - A - / - F#m B7 - / E E7 A F#m / B7 - E C7 /

We will all go together when we go
All suffused with an incandescent glow
No one will have the endurance to collect on his insurance
Lloyd's of London will be loaded when they go

/ F - Bb - / - Gm C7 - / F F7 Bb Gm / C7 - F C#7 /

Oh we will all fry together when we fry
We'll be french fried potatoes by and by
There will be no more misery when the world is our rotisserie
Yes, we will all fry together when we fry

/ F# - E - / - - Eb - / - - / E - / Bb7 - Eb - /

Down by the old maelstrom
There'll be a storm before the calm

/ Eb F7 Bb7 - / Bb7 G7 Cm B7 /

And we will all bake together when we bake
There'll be nobody present at the wake
With complete participation in that grand incineration
Nearly three billion hunks of well-done steak

Oh we will all char together when we char
And let there be no moaning of the bar
Just sing out a Te Deum when you see that ICBM
And the party will be "come as you are"

Oh we will all burn together when we burn
There'll be no need to stand and wait your turn
When it's time for the fallout
And Saint Peter calls us all out
We'll just drop our agendas and adjourn

You will all go directly to your respective Valhallas
Go directly, do not pass Go, do not collect two hundred dollahs

/ G#m C#7 / F#m B7 /

And we will all go together when we go
Ev'ry Hottentot and ev'ry Eskimo
When the air becomes uranious, we will all go simultaneous
Yes we all will go together, when we all go together
Yes, we all will go together when we go

/ E - A - / - F#m B7 - / E E7 A F#m / B7 - C#7 - / F#m B7 E - /

On Apr 21, 2006, at 3:38 PM, Rose Rubio wrote:




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