By Amelia Hamilton
Welcome to Are We Doomed? The weekly column in which I take a look at recent news and try to determine if it’s all downhill from here.
You may have heard about 100-year-old British veteran Tom Moore, who raised almost £33 million pounds (that’s $40 million) to help Britain’s National Health Service deal with the COVID crisis. Last week, he was knighted by the queen.
Verdict: I love seeing people come together to help their communities, and it’s great to see him rewarded for his hard work. If we could all be a little more like Sir Tom, doom wouldn’t be able to touch us.
Verdict: I’m not sure bringing aliens to Earth is really the best way to round out 2020, but maybe they’re more like ALF. I guess we will just have to wait and see if this spells doom.
Grandma, How Drunk You Are
Underaged teen girls are dressing up as elderly grandmothers to buy booze – and COVID masks are helping the ruse.
Verdict: I guess the horribleness of having to wear a mask all the time has a grey goose lining!
It kind of makes sense that, in 2020, bears would have nunchucks.
Verdict: This definitely seems problematic to me. We might be doomed.
Congratulations, Alyson and Dylan!
What’s better than a love story? A hilarious love story.
Verdict: Having fun and being in love are pretty much the best ways to keep the doom away.
Six year-old Bridger Walker saw a dog charge at his little sister and jumped in to save her because, he explained, “if someone had to die, I thought it should be me.” He was mauled by the dog, but is doing ok.
Now, actor Chris Evans has sent him a real Captain America shield (Evans plays that particular superhero) to acknowledge his heroism.
Verdict: The best way to keep the doom at bay is to be as selfless as little Bridger.
In the final analysis… There are aliens and armed bears, but there are also selfless Earth humans to balance the scales. I think we’re safe…for now.
Want to know if your situation is doomed? Write and tell me about what’s going on and I’ll let you know what you can do to keep the doom at bay (unless it’s just totally doomed, in which case I’ll tell you that, too). You can tweet me @ameliahammy using #AskAmHam, message me through my Facebook page, or e-mail email@example.com. Let me help!