You know it’s a slow news day when the Toronto Star is running a lengthy feature on “preppers,” people who stockpile canned goods and toiletries in preparation for disaster. Well, either that, or with a train derailment, cruise-ship fire, high-school shooting and a silent film winning Best Picture at the Oscars (with a Frenchman winning Best Actor, no less!) all within the past 24 hours, the editorial board must’ve come to the conclusion that the end is near. Hey, it is 2012, after all. Now excuse me while I go stock up on toilet paper!
But let’s say the Earth does become a smouldering heap. Where would one take a dump in the first place?