Topic: apocalypse

A Brief History of the End of the World

A Brief History of the End of the World

For a while now, I’ve been seeing some intriguing signs around town. Some of them have been on the subway. Some of them have been on street corners. Some of them have been held by people desperately trying to get my attention as I hurry on by (I have a pathological fear of strange people talking to me on the street). But they all say the same thing: The world is ending! And it’s ending on Saturday, May 21 2011! YOU GUYS! THE WORLD IS ENDING TODAY!

Um, hang on. Has it happened yet? Did I miss it? Anyone else know what’s going on? Anyone? More »

Snap This: Disneypocalypse!

Snap This: Disneypocalypse!

Ever wondered what would happen if Jafar, Ursula, and Maleficent duked it out? Well, now we know, and it ain’t pretty. In fact, it’s downright apocalyptic. I hope Genie, Ariel, Aurora, and Carpet manage to find a new place to settle down. A place not overrun by terrifying villains. And also not on fire. More »

Crushable Books: 7 Signs That Autocorrect Is Planning To Take Over The World

Crushable Books: 7 Signs That Autocorrect Is Planning To Take Over The World

In the age of the smart phone, we’ve all experienced the joys of autocorrect: that feature that in theory should be a wonderful spell-checking tool, and yet in practice does nothing but muck things up. At first, it’s funny. Then, it becomes annoying. Then, one day, it dawns on you: autocorrect is no mere drone. Oh no. It is actually a highly sophisticated piece of machinery that has become self-aware, and Autocorrect has only one goal: to take over the world. The good people of DAMN YOU, AUTOCORRECT! have been building up a store of knowledge concerning this dastardly creature; courtesy of their new book, here are 7 signs that the approaching apocalypse at the virtual hands of Autocorrect is nigh: More »

Crushable Quotable: Kirk Cameron Does Not Think Falling Birds Are Harbingers Of The Apocalypse

Crushable Quotable: Kirk Cameron Does Not Think Falling Birds Are Harbingers Of The Apocalypse

Dead birds and fish are showing up en mass all around the world, washing ashore and straight up dropping from the sky. It’s pretty terrifying if you really think about it. And who should we turn to in these times of great distress? Doctors? Scientists? How about Kirk Cameron, a born-again former child actor.

Kirk appeared on Anderson Cooper 360, where the silver fox of a host asked his guest about the meaning of the falling birds. After admitting that a “veterinarian” might be a better authority on the matter, Kirk explained that he doesn’t usually go in for doomsday conspiracy theories: More »