TomMart: The Ridge Emergency Preparedness Store
: Every generation has its absurd moments that capture the Kafka-essence of the age. My generation had a few: duck-and-cover commercials and reefer-madness propaganda.
For this generation, the apex of absurdidty may have come this morning when Tom Ridge and his wife appeared on Today to show — like Mr. and Mrs. Martha Stewart in their fallout shelter — what Americans should be doing to prepare for terrorist assault.
But they didn’t show anything. They just looked ludicrous standing in a kitchen surrounded by stuff. They simply looked like people who had no idea how to pack for a camping trip.