Welcome to the charming world of Vissarion
: the Siberian, vegan, reincarnation of Christ
, who also happens to be a Polygamist. When he lost his job as a traffic cop in 1991, Sergei Torop changed his name to Vissarion and began spreading his message about how to attain moral perfection, drive out negative energy, and survive the coming Apocalypse. Today the Community of Vassarion in the Krasnoyarsk region of Siberia numbers around 10,000, while a further 50,000 follow his teachings in the world beyond. [more inside]
posted by Secret Life of Gravy
on Oct 16, 2009 -
If society fell apart this afternoon I’d be willing to bet you’d die. You’ve spent your life learning how to ‘cut and paste’ or how to master E. Honda’s Hundred Handslap in Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo, but when the world comes crashing down and you’re hungry, you’ll be eating crunchy Ramen noodles and wondering how your own pee tastes. Lets face it. You’d die. This blog is to help those plan for their escape from the collapsing rubble of our society." Survive the Apocalypse
posted by netbros
on Apr 14, 2009 -
"But no people. That’s the dream here. And that’s why nobody faces the pretty durn obvious fact that after the apocalypse, alliances, partnerships, gangs, whatever you want to call them, are going to be tighter, stricter, more important than ever. Because that’s no fun" The Omega Nerd
: The War Nerd
talks about survival porn, water, Mormons, and Mongols.
posted by The Whelk
on Mar 12, 2009 -
Exit Mundi's thoughts on the latest anticipated apocalypse: the coming apocalypse in 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 A.D.
. (No kidding.) [more inside]
posted by WCityMike
on Jan 3, 2009 -
Psych Securities LLC.
"With future forecasts declaring ultimate doom from all components of the man-altered world, it seems there is a clog in the conduit of information transmitted between those in control and the public at large. Black Ops, psychological torture, acoustic weapons, Project Starfire, and a multitude of other state sponsored programs exist, well-hidden in plain sight, shrouded in a stigma of conspiracy and diluting any significant public inquiry. Psych Securities LLC is an ongoing exploration of this aforementioned covert reality, most clearly seen while in an alternative psychological state. By compiling
declassified documents, historical narratives, and psychedelic conjecture, a visual world is pieced together; undermining strategies of deception and concealed truths
posted by homunculus
on Aug 18, 2008 -
is a project by ABC
(video preview) to solicit ideas from the public and experts about the dangers facing world in the next 100 years. "The world’s brightest minds agree that the “perfect storm” of population growth, resource depletion and climate change could converge with catastrophic results. We need you to bring this story to life."
posted by stbalbach
on Jun 13, 2008 -
The Last Stand 2
is a Flash game in which you play the survivor of a zombie apocalypse. During the day you search for supplies and other survivors; during the night you must fend off the zombies. Make it to Union City in 40 days.
posted by whir
on May 2, 2008 -
Superstar Scottish comics writer Grant Morrison
is about to tear the DC Universe apart again with Final Crisis
, the latest in a series of apocalypses and world ending events he's inflicted on various comics worlds
over the years. But there was a time before fame when he wrote the tie-in comic for ZOIDS
, the robot dinosaur children's toy. So what did he do? Ushered in the apocalypse, in the form of THE BLACK ZOID
posted by Artw
on Apr 17, 2008 -
There are 65,000 contracts @ $750.00 for the SPX 700 calls for open interest. That controls 6.5 million shares at $750 = $4.5 Billion. Not a single trade . But quite a bit of $$ on a contract that is 700 points away from current value. No one would buy that deep in the money calls. No reason to. So if they were sold looks like someone betting on massive dislocation
. Lots of very strange option activity that I haven't seen before. I've been doing this about 25 years.
The entity or individual offering these sales can only make money if
the market drops 30%-50% within the next four weeks. If the market
does not drop
, the entity or invidual involved stands to lose over $1
billion just for engaging in these contracts! Clearly, someone knows
something big is going to happen BEFORE the options expire on Sept.
posted by Huplescat
on Aug 25, 2007 -
In 1965, Peter Watkins produced a fictional documentary called The War Game
in which the aftermath of thermo-nuclear attacks in Britain was depicted. The BBC declared that it was "too horrifying for the medium of broadcasting"
and was not aired until 1985. Watch it here
(warning: graphic depictions of effects of radiation).
Related, When the Wind Blows
, 6, 7
), a sober animated tale of a British couple who try and survive nuclear holocaust based on the civil defense manual "Protect and Survive." (Previously
posted by champthom
on Jun 14, 2007 -
Miracles You’ll See In The Next Fifty Years
Some more up-to-date predictions: science
, space travel
, mental health
, smart machines
, robots, mind uploading
What is your prediction
posted by MetaMonkey
on Oct 5, 2006 -
2006-2007 Doomsday Calendar.
Plenty of Neocons went to bed on the 21st, anxiously awoke on the 22nd, and stayed awake through the 23rd, disappointed that their ongoing vision of the New American Century had been spoiled - Iran had not triggered the Apocalypse as some had hinted
, breaking the sixth seal, making the 12th Iman ride across the skies, testing their first nukular weapon, etc. No, they wanted to talk
. Fortunately, others are picking up the slack, since the prophesies for 5/25/06, 6/6/06, and 8/22/06 have not been fulfilled. Next date up to the plate for a vengeful God? BoingBoing reports
that Yisrayl Hawkings
The Doomsday Google Calendar is available here
posted by rzklkng
on Aug 24, 2006 -
Shifting between motion and stasis, he shows a man on a horse, a scarecrow, a dog, another dog seen closer, then even closer as it faces the still camera in the last shot. Superimposed over this still photo is the orange red blast of an atomic bomb and its mushroom cloud—the first appearance of color in the film. The photo catches fire, and the image of the dog is slowly devoured by flames. As the photo turns into ashes, a prayer from the Shiite text Nahjulbalagha appears alongside it in English: “Dear Lord, give us rain from tame, obedient clouds and not from dense and fiery clouds which summon death. Amen.”
In "The Roads of Kiarostami
", his latest short film (.pdf)
, Iranian maestro Abbas Kiarostami
begins with his landscape photographs
and ends with apocalypse
. more inside
posted by matteo
on Jun 9, 2006 -
The Apocalypse According to Mad Magazine? Basil Wolverton
, best known for his work on early issues of Mad Magazine
, was also a Minister in the Radio Church of God
. This church, founded by Herbert Armstrong, father of Garner Ted, believed the Apocalypse would happen sometime in 1972, and Wolverton's illustrations were in pamphlets designed to alert the public to this fact. 1972 has passed, the church has splintered, and Herbert is long dead - but nonetheless he has a blog
. As a bonus, you can view Basil's apocalypse in 3-d
. Wolverton links via
posted by Rumple
on May 26, 2006 -
Bottled water for dogs.
For the malnourished or dehydrated pooch. I might be mistaken, but isn't this in Revelations as one of the portents of the apocalypse?
posted by howfar
on May 2, 2006 -
Six Visions of the End:
Fall Down Six Times, an essay by Ran Prieur, describes six possible scenarios for the near future: Worst Case ("Meanwhile computer technology keeps accelerating, leading by 2050 to an insane and nearly all-powerful artificial intelligence, which exterminates all life on Earth except a single human, who it keeps alive to torture for all eternity: you."), Ridiculous Best Case ("In 2016 Dean steps down and the new president is an anarchist who spends eight years peacefully dismantling the federal government and building local systems that make central control irrelevant and impossible."), Naive Sci-Fi Utopia ("Everyone can live forever, and
have kids, and
enjoy wide open spaces. No one is sure how this is possible, but it probably has something to do with the Mayan calendar or the word "quantum.""), and three others. Whether or not you agree with his vision, the exercise of imagining different futures is a useful one that might help us see a way through the multiple crises the Earth is going through. What does your apocalypse look like?
posted by spacewaitress
on Apr 11, 2006 -
The Latest in MegaChurches.
I have never been to a big creepy megachurch
. This is my first confession. I have never been to, say, Lakewood Church in Houston
, the biggest glossiest megachurch of all, which just dumped
a staggering $75 million to renovate the former stadium for the Houston Rockets and turn it into a massive pulsing swaying arm-raisin' eye-glazed weirdly repressed House o' Jesus
I have never been to World Changers
in Georgia or New Birth Missionary Baptist in Texas
or Calvary Chapel in Costa Mesa
or the Potter's House in Dallas
or the Phoenix First Assembly of God
, et al., all of which claim well over 15,000 regional followers (some 20,000 or even 30,000) and most of which operate much more like careening multitentacled corporations than humble homes of spiritual connection
and love. But, you know, quibbling.
posted by The Jesse Helms
on Aug 4, 2005 -