Beautiful Northern Ireland, bombings and ambushes around every corner.
The reality: Ireland is a fictional island created for a Christmas special of the BBC comedy series "Only Fools and Horses" in 1983. It is used under license paid to the BBC whenever it appears in films or American TV.
If you see guys in these suits or doors that hiss when they close then everyone involved is going to die horribly.
That means unlucky lab assistants might be pushed into a room by an evil scientist at any moment so that the evil scientist can watch them get torn limb-from-limb by a ravenous bio-zombie. Hapless researchers might also drop something, which instantly prompts a computer to lock them in the lab and then lower a flamethrower from the ceiling to burn them to death.
The reality: Research labs throughout the world are stocked with all manner of deadly disease, but less than one percent of these labs fall under the evil science chain of command. According to the CDC, in 2006 only three lab assistants were torn to pieces and eaten by bio-zombies.
Are you concerned that you may be a character trapped in a Tom Waits song? Be smart and learn the warning signs before it's too late. Also, it's too late. It has always been too late.
I'm haunted by a recurring vision of a skeleton flipping me off. To avoid seeing this terrifying image in bumper sticker form, I pay someone with a blank bumper to drive in front of me at all times.
It is said the Lord did write upon the sky, "Only the Most Awful shall be cataloged herein." And a wind did come and blow away the words and turn them into a skull. And the writers did fall upon their knees and give thanks, for yea, the Most Awful was good. Thus the lists were born. Read them, sons and daughters, and be strong.