Showing posts with label the end of the line. Show all posts
Showing posts with label the end of the line. Show all posts

Monday, March 23, 2015

The end of the world, or the end of humanity?

By Jack Brummet

What we call the end of the world is really the end of humanity; those are two different propositions...the whole bright blue ball may thrive without Homo Sapiens. It could be a chimp in charge, or maybe cockroaches would run the show; It could be Eden, before God inserted Adam and Eve.

Friday, May 30, 2008

An intoxicated Hillary Clinton disrobes on campaign plane

by Pablo Fanque,
All This Is That National Affairs Editor,

Washington, D.C.

Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton spent her time in South Dakota today having one two three four five for the road. Clinton took time from her schedule to enjoy a few bumpers of whiskey with a group of journalists. Reporters mentioned off the record that marijuana was openly smoked on the plane, and that the Senator partially disrobed while dancing with a young reporter. Reporters attributed the strange behavior to "a recognition by all aboard that they were approaching the end of the line. There's nothing left to lose."

The Senator was flying back from Rapid City in South Dakota, one of the last states to hold a primary, when she decided to let her hair down. According to the Evening Standard, "Her relaxed mood may give rise to speculation she is preparing to concede to her Democratic rival Barack Obama."

Following the Rushmore visit, Hillary broke out several bottles of Maker's Mark from
the plane's commissary and began pouring drinks for the press, and several for herself.

Earlier in the campaign, Mrs Clinton almost always avoided informal contact with reporters. Today, however, she took a couple of hours from her increasingly spare schedule to visit Mount Rushmore, bringing along numerous reporters who began partying on the bus ride back to her campaign jet.

"I am completely f***ed up," The Senator said after her fourth or fifth drink,before
grabbing the male reporter behind her and dancing to the strains of Fleetwood Mac.
Clinton reportedly removed her top during the song "Go your own way."

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

My state of mind

This section of dialog from Office Space comes close to nailing my state of mind. I'm not sure I'll be going into work Thursday...

So, where do you work, uh, Peter?


And, uh, what do you do there, Peter?

I sit in a cubicle and I update bank software for the 2000 switch.


You see, they wrote all this bank software and to save space, they put 98 instead of 1998. So I go through these thousands of lines of code and uh, it doesn't really matter. I, uh, I don't like my job. I don't think I'm gonna go anymore.

You're just not gonna go?


Won't you get fired?

I don't know. But I really don't like it so I'm not gonna go.


No, no, not really. I'm just gonna stop going.

When did you decide all that?

About an hour ago.


Oh, yeah.

Ok. So, so you're gonna get another job?

I don't think I 'd like another job.


Y'know, I never really liked paying bills? I don't think I'll do that either.



Sunday, January 20, 2008

The Home Stretch: The Last Year of The Bush Fiasco Begins Today

The inaugural parade/motorcade passes by the Presidential
reviewing stand

One year from today, at high noon, President Bush and Sub-President Cheney's terms in office will expire as Chief Justice Roberts swears in the new President.

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

This oath must not count for a lot; I can think of numerous specific violations of the oath by President Bush. But all that aside, it really is a time to celebrate the last year of Good King George's Reign of (T)Error. The glass is rising! Selah.


Thursday, April 26, 2007

The end of the line. . .

Some expected ends of the world, including at least one that did not actually trigger an apocalypse:

The Arrival of Hindu's avatar of Krishna in 2003
Gaia 2012 - A Sweden-based site explaining Carl Johan Calleman's "Venus Passage" discoveries due in 2012. However, Calleman has now decided that the Great Cycle will actually end on 28th October 2011
The End of the Mayan Calendar After Dec. 21, 2012
Planetary Alignment Sept. 8, 2040
Variously predicted chains of successive earthquakes
The End of the Muslim Calendar, 2076
The end of the Jewish Calendar, 2240
The 13 Month Calendar

End of the world songs:

Waiting for the end of the world - Elvis Costello
End of the World (album)- Aphrodite's Child
End Of The World - COLD
End of the World - The Cure
The End of the World - Skeeter Davis
End of the world - Ayumi Hamasaki
The End of the World - Angela
End of the World Party (Just in Case) (album) - Medeski Martin & Wood
Until the End of the World - U2
When the World Ends - Dave Matthews Band
Happy End of the World (album) - Pizzicato Five
Smile, It's The End of the World - Hawk Nelson
The Light at the End of the World - My Dying Bride
It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine) - R.E.M.

End of the world books and films:

The End of the World (novel)- Camille Flammarion's 1893 science fiction novel La Fin du Monde.
End of the World (film), a film by John Hayes
The End of the World (animation), a viral Flash animation depicting the modern nuclear crisis
The End of the World - the second episode of the 2005 television series Doctor Who
The End of the World, a film by Verdens Undergang
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World - a novel by Haruki Murakami
Le Phare du bout du monde ("The Light at the Edge of the World" - a novel by Jules Verne
The Light at the Edge of the World, a film version of the novel by Verne
Until the End of the World - movie by Wim Wenders
Panic in Year Zero! (AKA End of the World) - a 1962 film

Places now or once thought to actually be the end of the world:

Cape Finisterre, Spain
Kent, Washington
Montauk, a beautiful town on the end of Long Island, New York
New Zealand
Verdens Ende (literally "End of the world") south of Oslo, Norway
Yamal Peninsula, in northern Russia
The lighthouse at Isla de los Estados is better known as Faro del fin del mundo ("Lighthouse at the end of the world")
Timbuktu, as in the phrase "from here to Timbuktu", at the end of a Saharan trade route
The South Pole