Funny how everything these days is circling back to the garden. Troubled (in every sense of the word) ex-Housemember Eric Massa went on Glenn Beck recently to … to … self-immolate. Many progressives tuned in, and thus were exposed to an ad for so-called “Survival Seeds” — a kit for helping you grow your own food in the upcoming apocalypse from precious “non-hybrid” seeds. First bloggers snarked about it. Then, Colbert joined in and brought the big-time funny.

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Inspired by the ad, Colbert has already started his “crisis herb garden.” I think there are many Grist readers who can agree with his logic:

Because I may be ready for a world where the streets run with blood, and zombies rule the night and feast on human flesh. But I refuse to live in a world where I can’t garnish.

That said, I recommend turning to Seed Savers or the Territorial Seed Company for supplies instead.