Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh
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The acronym A.T.E. ain't as scary as it needs to be

I've been hearing a new band named Airborne Toxic Event, and their name makes me think "Doesn't that sound like what inspired Stephen King's The Stand?"

(Short version of what's at the link: a toxic cloud of spilled chemicals in Utah killed a bunch of sheep. People realized that had the wind been blowing another way, the cloud would've headed towards Salt Lake City.)

Speaking of The Stand, a while ago I commented that I was surprised there haven't been more songs and pop-culture references inspired by that book. Well, Wikipedia provides: Not only is there the song "The Stand" by The Alarm, but also songs by Anthrax, Glenn Frey, and others. Oh, and I should have remembered Patton Oswalt's quote from Feelin' Kinda Patton:
The Apocalypse is coming. That's the one thing I like about George Bush: I really think he could get us into the fucking Apocalypse, like the Biblical...I think he really believes that he'll be the guy, y'know, in the white hat. I think he's read that Stephen King novel The Stand a couple times, y'know, and he really thinks there's a dark man in the desert somewhere and he's gonna fight him or something like that...
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