Category Archives: The End of the World

It all started with a Big Bang

This is the way the world ends. Well, not the whole world. This is the way my world ends, then. You look confused. Let me back up a little. My name is Billy Bishop, but you may know me as … Continue reading

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Five signs the end is near: February 21, 2013

The meteor that slammed into the Chelyabinsk region last Friday must have seemed like something out of a Michael Bay movie to the poor Russians who witnessed it: loud, bright, fast and utterly incomprehensible. And like the first Transformers movie, … Continue reading

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Five signs the end is near: January 2, 2013

So Dec. 21, 2012—the date the Mayans supposedly singled out as the end of the world—has come and gone. But here in the scary, post-Mayan Calendar landscape of 2013, we face no shortage of troubling signs about the future: North … Continue reading

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Five signs the end is near: March 24, 2012

5. Turtle Nation Gets Up in Arms Having turned the dumbest property in ‘80s toy history into a blockbuster film franchise, Transformers director Michael Bay is now turning his attention to the second-lamest property: The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Wait, … Continue reading

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Five signs the end is near: March 14, 2012

5. Mississippi, Alabama outdo themselves “Why do birds fly upside-down over Mississippi?” “How do you keep an Alabama girl from biting her nails?” You’ve heard all the jokes (especially if, like me, you were raised in Louisiana). But don’t think … Continue reading

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Five signs the end is near: March 8, 2012

5. The Osbournes are coming! The Osbournes are coming! It’s not bad enough that Sharon Osbourne can be seen each weekday morning cackling with other hens on a pointless knockoff of The View, or that no one questions why marrying … Continue reading

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Five signs the end is near: March 1, 2012

5. Google’s new privacy rules take effect The Internet monolith has folded together some 60 privacy policies across its various holdings—including YouTube, Blogger, Gmail and, of course, the 800-lb. gorilla of all search engines. This will allow the company to … Continue reading

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