Lilly: Quick, we need to go get some supplies. I was listening to talk radio on my way home from work and this guy was on talking about how doomsday is coming and we need to prepare.
Paul: Oh no, not this again. You have to stop listening to that garbage on the radio. Listen, there is no impending doom and this guy was just crying wolf.
Lilly: No, he wasn’t. He had proof that the world is going to end soon and he was sounding the alarm. Those people killed in the storm last week? They were the canaries in the coal mine. Disaster is coming!
Paul: Let me be the voice of reason for a minute. How many times have you believed that the world was ending in the past few years?
Lilly: A few times, but this is for real. There’ll be a disruption of services, a run on food and water, and chaos!
Paul: Let me ask you this: if the world is ending, aren’t we all just going to die?
Lilly: Not if you have an underground bunker. Start digging!
1. talk radio 热线广播
The subject dominates the air waves on talk radio.
2. doomsday n. 世界末日；最后的审判日
...the doomsday scenario of civil war between the two factions.
3.impending adj. 即将发生的；迫切的；悬挂的
On the morning of the expedition, I awoke with a feeling of impending disaster.
4.the canaries in the coal mine
5.bunker n. 沙坑；煤仓；燃料库
...an extensive network of fortified underground bunkers.