Monday, November 28, 2005

Counting Down to the End of the World for Fun and Profit

The bird flu hysteria is just the latest symptom here. We *love* our apocalyptic disasters in this country. We're a lot like Japan in that regard, but where they have giant mutated lizards wrecking cardboard Tokyo's, we have breathless news reports of a *possible* mutation of a bird disease that could kill everyone. It could happen at any minute. Stay tuned.

Top recent variations on the Apocalypse for public entertainment:
  1. Avian flu coverage on CNN
  2. NBC's "Revelations" (ignore the fact that the actual book in the New Testament is the book of Revelation, singular, not plural, but hey, marketing should not be bothered with tiny details like accuracy)
  3. CBS's "Category 7: The End of the World"
  4. Spielberg's remake of "War of the Worlds"

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