I have to admit, I was a little nervous until 6:21 p.m. PDT. But I figured if Jesus hadn’t shown by then, well, He wasn’t going to. I mean, He’d probably be punctual, right? Call it a hangover of being raised fundamentalist at a very impressionable age. (As my good friend Paul puts it, “You can take […]
I’ve been an insomniac since I was born; one of the stories my mother tells is how I stayed awake for almost three days after she brought me home from the hospital. So perhaps I’m sympathetic to the idea of the end of civilization caused by sleeplessness. That’s the scenario envisioned by Charlie Huston in […]
Ah, and I was just getting comfortable… This trailer is for Collapse, a documentary about the predictions of Michael Ruppert, one of the only people to predict the current financial meltdown. Ruppert has taken another look into his crystal ball, and it’s not pretty. He predicts Peak Oil will lead to a catastrophic failure of […]
Just before my daughter was born, I went on a big kick of reading about the end of the world, both fictional and non-fictional. (Yeah, I know. I’m just that cheerful.) Cormac McCarthy’s The Road nearly killed me in print. I’m not sure I could take it in widescreen with THX sound.