Word of the Day: Apocalyptabuse

S. Brent Plate coined the word in a recent article about a new TV show, The Leftovers. It refers to the use of expectations of a rapture of the end of the world to mentally terrorize people.   [Read more...]

Reporting the Apocalypse

Hemant Mehta shared the delightful BuzzFeed rundown of the different ways different media outlets would report the apocalypse. Click through to see the series. It includes self-parody, i.e. what BuzzFeed would have about the apocalypse… In a related vein, see Ed Cook’s Buzzfeedesque list of unbelievable Aramaic expressions. [Read more...]

Tomorrow and The Day After Tomorrow

As weather forecasters are warning of a “polar vortex” set to bring record low temperatures in many areas, is anyone besides me thinking back to the apocalyptic movie “The Day After Tomorrow,” which envisaged global warming disrupting weather patterns, leading to a new ice age? The movie's scenario is obviously ridiculously extreme, but it is [Read More...]

Zombie Acropolis

After I posted about the Zombie Bible series, someone commented on Facebook that they need to do one set in ancient Greece, and call it the Zombie Acropolis. Thinking this was a great pun, I was going to suggest that someone should make a picture. Turns out the internet was way ahead of me: And [Read More...]

Doctor Who: The Crimson Horror

“The Crimson Horror” brings together a team of characters to tackle a somewhat stereotypical evil, but with some interesting religious elements to explore for those interested in the intersection. Spoilers ahead! The story is set in the Victorian Era, with Vastra, Jenny, and Strax providing heroism and laughs. It begins with a mystery – dead [Read More...]

The Four Horses of the Snowpocalypse

These horses were actually sculpted in China – read the story here. But for some reason when I was shown the photo, I thought, four horses, four horsemen, snowpocalypse (recent blizzard in New England) and it all sort of came together. [Read more...]

That’s Not Taking Revelation Literally

One media outlet described the man who quit his job over a form with the number 666 on it as taking Revelation literally. Fred Clark had this to say, with his characteristic combination of sarcastic wit and religious insight:   No. No, no, no, 666 times no. Believers like Slonopas do not “take the book [Read More...]

Modern Mayans

From yesterday’s Bizarro Comics.   [Read more...]

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

I just watched the movie Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. It is a great movie to start the year with. It has Steve Carrell in the lead role, and is billed as a comedy. It does have amusing moments. But I would not classify it as a comedy. It is about [Read More...]

Post-Apocalyptic Grumpy Cat

This made me laugh out loud – literally. And so I felt I ought to share it. Hope it brought a glimmer of laughter into your grumpy post-apocalyptic world! Tic w   [Read more...]

We Survived the End!

To all those involved in education, and who not only knew better than to be concerned about the Mayan calendar stuff, but were too busy taking exams or grading exams to care, what are you most looking forward to now that the end has arrived? [Read more...]


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