Friday, January 25, 2013

It's the end of the world, whatcha gonna do?

One thing that bugs the bejesus out of me is those Hollywood movies about the end of the world. When I first saw the trailer for the movie 2012, I was really excited, because, finally, here was a movie where the world would actually end at the end of the movie. But it didn't...
It's not that I want the world to end, as I quite like living, but I just wish someone out there would actually have the guts to make the world end in a movie or in a book. Like when everything just goes black. Or white. Like, there's no people left. No one. Zip. Zilch. Nada. Everyone and everything is gone. I'm sure there is something out there, and if there is, I'd love to hear about it. But I haven't yet heard of anything.
So tell me, if you came home from work one day, flicked on the TV to watch the news and saw your prime minister/president/queen/leader standing solemnly behind a podium addressing the nation, telling their people that the end was nigh - that there was, say, a massive asteroid hurtling towards Earth and it was so big it was definitely going to smash our planet to smitherines and there was nothing we could do to stop it, and we had a week before this all happened, what would you do? What would your last week on Earth look like? And what do you think the world would look like in the end? Would we descend into anarchy or would we hold our loved ones close?

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