What We Most Feared, by Decade

1900–1909 Being cheated out of our lawful inheritance, perhaps as an orphan
1910–1919 Pro patria mori
1920–1929 Getting tied to railroad tracks/lumber buzzsaw conveyer belt
1930–1939 Our plucky impromptu talent show fundraiser failing to prevent bank from foreclosing on farm
1940–1949 Ratzi Japateurs/running out of cigarettes
1950–1959 Dying in teen drag race, coming back as lovable teen ghost
1960–1969 Thinking we’re Superman while “tripping,” jumping from balcony
1970–1979 Not “having it all”
1980–1989 Somehow getting sucked into the computer
1990–1999 Satanic ritual abuse
2000–2009 1. All foreigners 2. Our own government
2010–2019 “Nice guys”
2020–2029 Elon Musk’s genetically engineered 2-headed bears
2030–2039 Nostalgia


  1. Anonymous · · Reply

    I’ve noticed that some of the characters on line 4 are grey, but neither the grey or black parts of the post form any kind of message or anagram that I can think of. Is this intentional?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. If there is a secret message it is not FROM me but TO me, and I’ll let you know if I figure it out.

      Well, maybe I won’t b/c I don’t know who you are…


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