Supe Bowl Halftime Show Spells Doom

By Keith Kloor | February 7, 2011 2:43 pm

I don’t know which is more brilliant, the headline,

Guns N’ Peas Is Where the Trajectory of Man Began It’s Steady Decline

or this passage:

Let’s face it. We all know that, thanks to pollution and war and overpopulation, we will eventually end up destroying our species. But the video linked here represents the exact moment the doomsday clock was activated. We aren’t going to advance any further now. We aren’t going to invent nanobots or flying cars or hang out with aliens. There won’t be world peace. We aren’t going to invent clean energy. That isn’t going to happen now. What’s going to happen is that everything will get worse and then we will all die. The world will commit suicide. AND FERGIE IS TO BLAME.

I was tempted to agree until I recalled last year’s monstrosity, itself an affront to fond memories of my misspent youth.

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  • Vinny Burgoo

    You’re not keeping up with Spiked: ‘Thin Lizzy and Platonic¬†essentialism’.
    Speaking of resounding platitudes, Andy Revkin has a new post up about Egyptian inkblots. (He quotes, without comment, an e-mail from Joseph Romm that sings the praises of Lester ‘Doomwanker’ Brown.)

  • Steven Sullivan

    brilliant headline writer might want to review the use “it’s” vs “its”.

  • Menth

    Unfortunately this is exactly the kind of catastrophe we can expect if carbon emissions are left unchecked. Fergie related disasters are projected to increase over the next ten years by upwards of 232%*!!!!
    *source: Paul Krugman


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Keith Kloor is a NYC-based journalist, and an adjunct professor of journalism at New York University. His work has appeared in Slate, Science, Discover, and the Washington Post magazine, among other outlets. From 2000 to 2008, he was a senior editor at Audubon Magazine. In 2008-2009, he was a Fellow at the University of Colorado’s Center for Environmental Journalism, in Boulder, where he studied how a changing environment (including climate change) influenced prehistoric societies in the U.S. Southwest. He covers a wide range of topics, from conservation biology and biotechnology to urban planning and archaeology.


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