Thursday, May 19, 2011
There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.
There is another theory which states that this has already happened.
— Douglas Adams The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy
“We are living in a time of history like no other.” So begins a YouTube video posted back in 2009 by Gunther Von Harringa, Sr., one of Harold Camping’s deluded disciples babbling that the second coming is going to take place this Saturday. That opening sentence is about the only kernel of truth to be found in …
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Sunday, January 10, 2010
It’s the end of the world as we know it… It’s the end of the world as we know it… It’s the end of the world as we know it… and I feel fine.
The History Channel needs to change its name. Where once I thrilled over accounts of events long past, they’ve gotten on this “end of the world” kick. All week they’ve been reveling in asteroid collisions, super-plagues, rapture and tribulation, and cosmic alignments that will bring about the end of life on earth as we know it. Probably the worst of it all is Life After People in which they show buildings and bridges crumbling now that there are no humans …
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