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Daily Show Writer To Apocalypse: Ha

There are bottled-water-packed bunkers full of theories about the end of the world. Google "End of the world 2012" for a laugh, a scare, or general justification of your internet misanthropy. The questionable facts are legion; take your pick: the … Read More

By / June 12, 2008

There are bottled-water-packed bunkers full of theories about the end of the world. Google "End of the world 2012" for a laugh, a scare, or general justification of your internet misanthropy. The questionable facts are legion; take your pick: the Mayan calendar, Gematria, sun-storms, the reversal of the poles, exhaustion of our natural resources, big atom-smashing machine being built by evil scientists, and more! To be fair, "the end of the world" doesn't necessarily mean hail and brimstone. It could mean we all die violently, but it could also mean we all experience a collective shift in consciousness a la mass acid trip. Radical human re-awakening or cannibalism and Cormac McCarthy? Enlightenment or decimation? New Eden or No Hope? No one knows for sure, but hey: no time like the present to waste wringing your baby-soft hands and reading internet theories.

A debt of gratitude, then, to Rob Kutner, the man responsible for lots of funny stuff in several media for throwing us all a demystifying bone. In "Apocalypse How" (now a national bestseller, because you assholes just love reading books without too many words in them), Kutner illuminates our inevitable collective fate with just the right brand of realistic-terror-fueled humor.