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Friday, April 26, 2013

W is for The World Without Us . . . and Wednesday 13 (#AtoZChallenge)

The A to Z Challenge is a daily meme posting every day (except Sundays) in April. Check out the list of 1500+ participants below and follow along for 26 days (and 26 letters) of fun. The 2-letter code after each blog name may help narrow your choices - (BO) is Books, (WR) is Writing, (PH) is Photography . . . and, if you're concerned about those NSFW pages, (AC) is Adult Content.

For my theme, I'm going with a little author/title alliteration.

Today's challenge post is brought to you by the letter W, as in The World Without Us by Alan Weisman. If you've ever watched the TV series Life After People, then you know what to expect here, in the book that inspired the TV adaptation. Weisman takes a look at what would happen to our world if humanity were suddenly and completely removed from the picture. How would our civilizations, our monuments, our towering achievements of architecture fall; how would nature reclaim its own; and how would the world reinvent itself for whatever species rises to supremacy next?

The musical accompaniment for the day comes to us courtesy of Wednesday 13. If you've never been exposed to Wednesday 13 and his various musical projects - including Maniac Spider Trash, Frankenstein Drag Queens From Planet 13, and Murderdolls - then you are missing out. Imagine a more tongue-in-cheek Alice Cooper, with more of a punk influence, and an unabashed love for horror movies, and you've got an idea of what to expect. Fast, fun, fierce, and catchy, he just keeps cranking out the hits.



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1 comment:

  1. Interesting premise. What if the human race vanished?

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