If you can read this, then apparently the world didn’t end this weekend after all. Whew! I was nervous for a minute there. I’ve still got a bunch of stuff on my DVR to watch that I haven’t caught up with yet, and I really would have been pissed if I’d missed the new episode of ‘Game of Thrones’. Of course, the other possibility is that the Rapture actually did come, but none of us were good enough to get taken up to Heaven. In either case, I bet this guy must feel like a dumbass about now. To rub salt in his wound, let’s discuss some of our favorite pop culture depictions of the apocalypse.
My favorite depiction of the world’s end comes from Douglas Adams’ ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’, in any of its forms from radio play, to book series, to TV show, videogame, or movie. The Earth vanishes from existence not with a bang, but with a quite underwhelming poof, and it’s gone.
I also recommend following the ‘Neon Genesis Evangelion’ anime series straight through to whatever the hell it is that happened in that mind-warping ‘End of Evangelion’ movie.
What are your favorite depictions of the end of times?