The Red Pen of Doom

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JADE HELM: Texas rebels train kamikaze armadillos for coming federal invasion

HOUSTON—In an empty parking lot behind a suburban Cabela’s, they’re preparing for war. There’s a retired Marine who did two tours in Afghanistan in the far corner, teaching five local … Continue reading

May 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Everybody panic: expert says Yellowstone Supervolcano could ‘destroy the United States’

So people are freaking out because (a) the Yellowstone supervolcano blows up every 600,000 years, (b) it would turn North America into a sea of ash and create a mini … Continue reading

April 4, 2014 · 3 Comments

Joss Whedon + politics + zombie apocalypse = EPIC WIN

Joss the Whedon, I am impressed by your funny and interesting zombie apocalypse shebang. I salute you, and would happily save a space for you on the armored school bus … Continue reading

October 28, 2012 · 2 Comments

Why doomsday preppers are DOING IT WRONG

There’s a big trend on the Glowing Tube of not just (a) reality shows, but (b) reality shows involving extreme people. And it doesn’t get  more extreme than people devoting … Continue reading

August 12, 2012 · 15 Comments

How to survive the coming Robopocalypse

Zombies, nuclear war and the Spanish Flu wiping out civilization are all fun to talk about. Mad Max! Bartertown! But a robot uprising is a real possibility. Maybe they get smarter … Continue reading

May 13, 2012 · 8 Comments

Post-apocalyptic driving and kabooming

If there is a zombie apocalypse / alien invasion / nuclear war, you’ll be running around all Mad Max-style, right? That means the Bad Guys will also be cruising the … Continue reading

April 29, 2012 · 6 Comments

Survival Sunday: Concrete Canvas Shelters of the Apocalypse

The First Rule of the Zombie Apocalypse: You will NOT be staying in your home. There’ll be no electricity, no water, no cable, no internets and no guarantee that your … Continue reading

July 8, 2011 · Leave a comment