by Doctor Science
So, it's Rapture Weekend! As Fred Clark says at slactivist, it's not altogether all that funny -- the people who really believe are truly suffering, and worse is to come. The formula is clear: half will despair, and half will double down.
A lot of people are posting links to their favorite "end of the world" songs today, and here's my nominee:
By chagrined, using audio from Great Big Sea's version of "It's the End of the World", video from "Life After People". Even if all us humans disappear tomorrow, there's plenty of life to go on.
If you don't believe the Rapture will happen real soon now, it behooves you to listen to Real Climate Scientists warning that "Earth, unlike Alien, has no sequel":
Speaking of sequels, I'm not going to be around, really, this weekend -- I'm getting ready to head out for Sprog #1's college graduation. !!@#2@! How'd that happen?!?!? Should you happen to know of any jobs for a multi-lingual grad (English+French/Latin/Ancient Greek/Japanese/Medieval French/Hebrew so far -- but obvs a quick study who'd *love* to get the opportunity to learn Arabic, Urdu, Hindi, Korean ...) who might be going on to a Master of Library Science after a few years of working, mention it in comments and I'll email you. Favored locations: between greater Boston and greater Philly, not in NYC unless it's the opportunity of a lifetime (with salary to match).