David Westerfield

Gospel. Culture. Technology. Music.

Tag: Asia

2AM, Late Night MTV, Circa 1995 (Video)

What MTV used to be like in 1995 at 2AM, after a night of… well, partying (in my former, rebellious¬†days of course). The film, entitled Westworld,¬†is slightly disturbing war footage with Aphex Twin and Stakker music overlaid. As a piece of video/music art of sorts, without words, it captures the darkness of 20th century warfare during the Cold War in Asia:

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Bird Flu Rumors

Okay, are the health officials (i.e. the WHO and CDC) for real this time about the Bird Flu (H5N1) virus spreading around Asia and the EU, possibly the rest of the world? They seem to have been talking about this for several years now and nothing has come to fruition. Yes, it could still happen, a global pandemic where millions die. I’m sure they know tons more about it than I do (I would hope they do at least). This is a worst-case scenario though. What I fear is that the WHO and CDC are going to keep hyping this thing, the years will go by with the same warnings, nothing will happen, then no one will believe the warnings are credible. And that’s when it hits, when people have their guard down. Yeah, that could be pretty bad …

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