Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Remember the War of the Worlds panic?

If you don't, read this. Luckily, we're much too fucking sophisticated to fall for this kind of crap now, aren't we?


It gets better:

NPR has more on NASA scientist David Morrison and his efforts to calm the ensuing public hysteria, but survivalists are already planning for the big one. Pretty funny, right? Not according to Morrison: 'I've had three from young people saying they were contemplating committing suicide. I've had two from women contemplating killing their children and themselves. I had one last week from a person who said, "I'm so scared, my only friend is my little dog. When should I put it to sleep so it won't suffer?" And I don't know how to answer those questions.'



JuliaM said...

Oh, good lord..!

AntiCitizenOne said...

Genetically would we not be better off without people who fall for these types of scam?

Shug Niggurath said...

Believe it or not I knew a guy who was convinced the millenium was it, game over.

So he never paid the tax man throughout 1999 and instead stocked up (canned food, guns (this guy GOT a licence!!!), bottled gas and calor heaters, and lots and lots of storm lamps).

When the shit never hit the fan he had to offload all the stuff to Romania as he couldn't even get it sold on eBay and eventually got screwed off the taxman so tightly that he had to take his daughters out of their school and put them into the local state one.

Now, how he ever managed to even get to the stage where he was able to run up such a tax bill is neither here nor there, it just demonstrates a fucking frankly bizarre desire for people to see the end in the sheeps entrails. I no longer socialise with him but I guarantee you that he'll be telling anyone who'll listen that climate change is going to change the climate.

Chalcedon said...

Some people will believe any old bollox unfortunately. This sounds like Velikovsky all over again. There is some twat who keeps banging on about ancient Sumerian legends and teachings. When asked by an academic where he studied Sumerian he had to admit he couldn't translate any of the ancient texts. And still people buy his books and lap up his utter lunacy on the web.

Quiet_Man said...

Jesus Christ, it's a calendar, you reach the last day and it starts all over again. Some people really need to get a grip.

Anonymous said...

"I don't know how to answer those questions"

Because this guy obviously isn't the biggest idiot of them all.

Obnoxio The Clown said...

"Because this guy obviously isn't the biggest idiot of them all."

To be fair though, geeky types often lack empathy skills.

Allegedly. :o)

Leg-iron said...

By a remarkable coincidence, I've just watched that film. Picked it up in Tesco for £4 (yes, bargain bin already). I like end of the world films. I get an unhealthy amount of glee from them.

This one is absolutely desperately bad. When should we commit suicide? I was left wishing I'd done so before watching the ending. Too late now.

I mean, that Revelations book is full of seven headed monsters and four horsemen of the apocalypse and a lot of seriously cinematic stuff. They didn't use any of it.

Not one avenging angel, no souls in torment, no Mark of the Beast (unless they had ID cards but didn't show them). One guy fell into a hole. Well whoopie. When it comes to ending the world, Christians just aren't very good at it. Science can make much more of a mess. Leave it to us, guys. We know what to do. A black hole, or a nuclear meltdown, or stopping the rotation of the core, disease, war, famine, death - yep, rely on science for a decent anding. And there'll be no easy way out of it, either.

And as for the opening - 'the Christians made contact with the Mayans before Columbus' - bollocks. If that were true, the Mayans would have known what Columbus was on about with his crosses and his book.

All in all, a DVD that will hit the bottom of my 'never bother again' pile and stay there.

Reccomendation - if you see it in the bargain, bin, move it aside. There might be something decent underneath.

Fidothedog said...

Darwin Awards the lot of them, pass them razor blades an let em get on with it.