Although you would think that with “Madd” in my name I would welcome the post-apocalyptic world of Mad Max that soon awaits us all, I am worried if I have the proper attire for it. Obviously, the constant stream of news related to global warming and high gas prices is a constant reminder of the dystopian hell scape that is right around the corner. However, there have been a couple additional developments that make me worry it is coming sooner than I had planned and that I haven’t stocked up on enough gasoline and shotgun shells.
First, the Mexican drug cartels have been building DIY armored vehicles:
Second, Texas governor and leathery clown, Rick Perry, just signed a bill to outlaw “tire deflation devices” (2011 S.B. 1416) because apparently criminal suspects have been evading law enforcement officials in South Texas, by throwing tire spikes at the pursuing vehicles. Silly Texas, you can’t legislate your way out of our Mad Max-style Future.
Third, to celebrate the founding of border towns everywhere, it appears another Mad Max movie may finally get made (maybe).