Category Archives: Alarmism

It’s all gone a bit dystopian out there.

This is going to be an unusually serious post. I debated saying anything- I haven’t touched previous political hot issues, because I don’t think that’s what this blog is about.I also don’t like the sense that in some way I may be profiting (not monetarily, we get nothing for this site, but in terms of… Read More »

ROBOT UPRISING [a handy guide, just in case.]

So there’s this book, by Daniel H. Wilson, “How to Survive a Robot Uprising“. In the words of Laurie Beth Dimberg: This is vital information for your everyday life. This could one day replace the Bible as the most read and referenced book in the world.  In the future, no one will be wondering which berries are… Read More »

Potential apocalypse alert: Scientists breed hyper-agressive rats.

  This is how the apocalypse starts people. Right here.  Russian scientists have bred a type of particularly agressive rat. Geneticist Svante Paabo was ‘stunned’ by the agressiveness of the rats, and stated  that he felt that if ’10 or 20′ got out of their cages they ‘would probably kill [him]’ Let’s hope they don’t… Read More »

Pre-Apocalypse Fun: Impact Earth

While I think the apocalypse will arrive as a result of us blowing ourselves up or allowing a fancy new designer virus that turns everyone into zombies to fall into the wrong hands, I’ve always been partial to The End coming as a result of an asteroid impact. (Well, that and alien invasion. What can… Read More »

Post-Apocalyptic Reading: Pocket Guide To The Apocalypse by Jason Boyett

This is not a review. I just bought a book and am too excited to wait until after I’ve read it to spread the word. I generally get excited about bout books; but gosh, I love facts and short bursts of information. Those fact a day calendars were made for me 1. And this new… Read More »

Zombie Resources From Unlikely Sources

So, zombies are all the rage in entertainment right now. They seem to also be the big thing in marketing and getting through to the masses. So much so, that even the Centers for Disease Control and PETA are on board. You can send zombie-themed e-cards via the CDC website to encourage your friends and… Read More »

Tornedoes, Lightning and Death in Massachusetts? Oh, my.

So, apparently, the apocalypse is nigh… I recently posted about recourses your (or my) government provides to help citizens plan for emergencies. Massachusetts had guides to prepare us for all of New England’s major weather situations. They covered floods, which have jacked up this region (and my commute) in the last year. There were guides… Read More »

Do you have your apocalypse survival plan ready?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is ready for the zombie apocalypse. They released their zombie survival plan last week. A survival plan isn’t a bad thing. It can help you in the midst of the apocalypse, when you’re fighting the urge to run screaming for the hills (assuming those hills aren’t overrun… Read More »

I Met Family Radio Fanatics and All I Got Was This Pamphlet

So, I went to lunch today and who do I see walking in front of me on Boylston Street?! YES. A Family Radio Fanatic. He was a sweet old man who explained I still had time to “cry out for mercy,” and said, “God bless” to me. And of course I said it back. I’m… Read More »

What does your apocalypse look like?

I have no idea how I missed this, but apparently, the biblical Judgment Day (a.k.a. The Rapture) will occur on May 21, 2011. That’s right. The Rapture will happen THIS SATURDAY. The world will end (by fire) five months later, on October 21. Well, according to some people. But that’s not the point.

“Zombie” Ants Found With New Mind-Control Fungi

Check this National Geographic article out and speculate with fear: The fungus species can infect an ant, take over its brain, and then kill the insect once it moves to a location ideal for the fungi to grow and spread their spores. … All four known fungi species live in Brazil’s Atlantic rain forest, which is rapidly changing due… Read More »