February 26, 2002
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A Brief History of the Apocalypse
posted by signal (15 comments total)
is that an oxymoron?
posted by howa2396 at 2:45 PM on February 26, 2002

Bush, 2001
posted by Postroad at 2:46 PM on February 26, 2002

Related to, but not a double of, the compendium of post-apocalyptic cinema discussed last week.
posted by MrMoonPie at 2:56 PM on February 26, 2002

There's a book out there called "The Reign of Antichrist" that is an interesting compiliation of Christian-specific apocalyptic prophecy. I have an old copy somewhere, but can't find it at the moment... I believe the author was killed in a mysterious car accident shortly before it was published, though.
posted by j.edwards at 3:00 PM on February 26, 2002

man, that sandwich sucked
posted by Settle at 3:28 PM on February 26, 2002

Isn't posting an end-times front page post to MetaFilter a sure sign of doomsday? Now look what you've done, signal.
posted by davidmsc at 3:32 PM on February 26, 2002

I didn't see 'Giltter' anywhere on that thing. They're not taking their mission very seriously, are they.
posted by dong_resin at 3:36 PM on February 26, 2002

Dude, language is inherantly illustrative and inexact. It is only through grasping the nature of the language that we use that such questions can be dissolved. Language illustrates. The nature of language cannot be illustrated, since an illustration cannot simply illustrate itself - but it may be grasped. It is hard, but it can be grasped - practice seperating objects from their meaning. And recognize how confusion in language causes other confusion. Like when we say we wish for something, we take what is clearly only a state of mind (pining) and transform it into something which we insist has meaning but clearly has none other than our inability to see what language is. So who cares if he cites sources if for most readers the conceptual sketch he offers appeals?

Dude, Glitter was awesome.
posted by Settle at 4:31 PM on February 26, 2002

Huh. I've never heard that before.
I guess that made itself a lie. If I'd never heard it, I couldn't comment on it.
Such is language.

The real question is, how many babies can you fit in a tire?
posted by dong_resin at 4:54 PM on February 26, 2002

no. the real question is, can evel kneivel discuss quantum mechanics before an audience of marmocets? that it the real question.
posted by quonsar at 5:57 PM on February 26, 2002

All this talk of marmosets is upsetting me. Have you given no thought to the squirrels? Evidence:

posted by davidmsc at 6:12 PM on February 26, 2002

Who says "Cover your ass" isn't a universal maxim? ;)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 6:34 PM on February 26, 2002

I'm a bit surprised that the 2003 return of Planet X isn't mentioned in the list. (Anyone found a safe place yet?)
posted by brownpau at 7:19 PM on February 26, 2002

Seriously choking here
posted by Settle at 7:31 PM on February 26, 2002

...the chicken?
posted by davidgentle at 9:55 PM on February 26, 2002

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