It’s the end of the world

13 07 2011

Armageddon. The Apocalypse. End Times. The Rapture. Walmart. One idea – many names. Whether you believe The Book of RevelationThe Stand, or simple science, the world is going to end sometime. And let’s face it the human race has always been a little bit goofy for doomsday. But really, what’s the hurry? Is it not bad enough that a nuclear reactor is situated within a few hundred miles of, well, just about everyone now? And that the safety of said reactor is about as subject to human error as your special double caramel latte whipped-up by the new barista? And that, at the aforementioned proximity, in the event of a catastrophe, we’d all be dead in less time than it takes to finish this sentence? Still mulling it over? Ok, then. Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, Fukushima, and the recent Nebraska reactor flood are just some famous nuclear fuck-ups that could’ve been a lot worse, but were horrifying enough as is, so let’s talk fiction. Join me, boys and girls, for a simple game of connect the dots, mass destruction-style.

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