Are you ready, or what?

All signs point to the apocalypse tomorrow. Have you heard?

Fuck: what if they’re right? (They’re not, but who would get the last laugh?)

What are you doing in preparation and/or celebration?


Web Hype / 48 Comments
May 20th, 2011 / 1:51 pm

APOCALYPSE WEEK AT SLATE: How is America Going to End?


#140, "Rods from God"

Slate offers up their top 144 US-centric Armageddon scenarios. (I assume that’s one scenario for every thousand Jehovah’s Witnesses admitted to Heaven.) I am especially fond of #69, “Vermont Independence,” because I’ve actually read Thomas H. Naylor‘s bat-shit crazy book, Secession. I also dig #87, “Opt-in Government,” a scenario wherein “government becomes divorced from geography. People who live in the United States can choose to be governed by the laws of Sweden and vice-versa.” And honorable mention to #107, “Climate Wars,” wherein certain countries conduct experiments to try and stop global warming, some of which trigger (or we suspect they trigger) bizarre and possibly disastrous weather, which causes all the nations of the earth to start attacking each other because everyone thinks everyone else made the weather. Please vote for your favorite or suggest your own in the comments section. Also, a big hat tip to my friend Alice Townes, who by the time she sees this post will have forgotten she ever sent me the link.

More Slate-pocalypse:

Josh Levin introduces Apocalypse Week at Slate

The world’s leading futurologists have four main theories about the demise of the US.

“Choose Your Own Apocalypse” interactive feature

PS- some of you might recall that I edited a little book about the apocalypse. Just throwin’ that out there.

Web Hype / 7 Comments
August 4th, 2009 / 9:26 am