“Delicious Doomsday” from Romantically Apocalyptic
Think you’re safe? You’re right. But just for the sake of argument, here’s a tiny list of ways the world could have ended today:
The Super Flu ♠ Giant Asteroids ♠ Nuclear War ♠ Supervolcano
Result of a weapon of mass destruction? Nope.
♠ Are you reading Romantically Apocalyptic yet? It’s easily one of my favorite web comics of all time. (And it’s also where the first image in this post came from.)
♠ Cool Material put together a list of the 10 best vehicles to survive the apocalypse. I want every single one of them, but especially the Conquest Knight XV. Hnnnngh.
♠ Don’t worry if you’re not stocked up on tactical gear for the apocalypse. Take your cue from Bread Helmet Man and get creative.
One of my favorite atomic bomb compilations ever! It’s even better if you turn the sound down and listen to “Nitrogen” by Juno Reactor while you watch it.
Unfortunately, if the apocalypse involves snow, I’m fucked…
Nishizono: Alas, I cannot snowboard
Nishizono: You know the expression, “I have two left feet”?
Nishizono: I’ve got like seven of them
Nishizono: And they’re all broken at the ankle
In the mood for some apocalyptic films? These are my favorites:
The world is devastated by a nuclear holocaust, causing the Earth to tilt on its axis and bringing vast meteorological chaos. As the weather stabilizes, mutated insects start to emerge, preying on the survivors. The surviving crew at a U.S. Air Force bomb shelter in the Mojave Desert picks up radio signals coming from Albany. The commander, Major Eugene Denton (George Peppard, The A-Team), unveils two armored vehicles he has constructed and announces a plan to cross Damnation Alley, the hundred-mile-wide strip between areas of radiation hazard, to join the survivors.
Stanley Kubrick’s cold war classic is the ultimate satire of the nuclear age. Dr. Strangelove is a perfect spoof of political and military insanity, beginning when General Jack D. Ripper (Sterling Hayden), a maniacal warrior obsessed with “the purity of precious bodily fluids,” mounts his singular campaign against Communism by ordering a squadron of B-52 bombers to attack the Soviet Union. The Soviets counter the threat with a so-called “Doomsday Device,” and the world hangs in the balance while the U.S. president (Peter Sellers) engages in hilarious hot-line negotiations with his Soviet counterpart.
Cole (Bruce Willis) is sent back in time to save the human race from a deadly virus that has forced mankind into dank underground communities in the future. Along his travels, he encounters a psychiatrist (Madeleine Stowe) and a mental patient, brilliantly portrayed by Brad Pitt, who may hold the key to the mysterious rogue group, the Army of the 12 Monkeys, thought to be responsible for unleashing the killer disease. Believing he can obtain a pure virus sample in order to find a cure in the future, he is met with one riddle after another that puts him in a race with time.
❤ Persephone says, “Happy Apocalypse!” ❤