Am I the only one who started the new year pondering the apocalypse? Strangely, I think…probably not.
While others were popping the corks on their bubbly, I was idly thinking about the Mayan calendar and pondering such things as, does the world end at the beginning of 2012, or the end? (In truth, we either all die a fiery death on December 21, the winter solstice, or the calendar simply starts over. Which do you think will happen?)
And, what would really happen if the polar ice caps melted all at once? Would there be tidal waves, tsunamis and general mayhem–looting and the breakdown of the government? Would I have electricity? Most importantly, would I have central heat & air? If I had to pick one thing I could keep when society plummets into chaos, what would it be? Soap, a razor, toothbrush, toilet paper? My new Nook Color?
I finally decided that if the world must collapse into the new dark ages, I’d prefer a big old-fashioned meteorite and another dinosaur killing ice age. Let’s just get it all over with at once in one big explosion. None of this nuclear winter stuff, radiation poisoning, and all that. I do not want zombies.
How about you? What’s your favorite type of apocalypse scenario?
Or, better yet, how did you spend your New Year’s Eve? How did you ring in the new year?