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2112: The Movie (A Canadian Apocalypse)

Posted by stupidfuture on November 20, 2009

Canadian Progressive Rock Musician Ponders Future Apocalypse During Present One

Canadian Rock Musician Ponders Future Apocalypse During Current Apocalypse

Well, if 1999 taught us anything, it was not to panic over a date.  It meant that even when the number of the calendar year does something weird, just forget about it and pretend it didn’t happen.  Because it’s just a number.   Now, there’s a lot of hype regarding 2012, the year of the Mayan Long Calendar change.  Big deal.  Don’t get me wrong, the Mayans were cool…they taught the people on the Galactica to play triad.  But if our current regular calendar–which billions of people use–flipping the thousands column did nothing, why should a calendar that no one has used for centuries make any difference at all? 

Well, it might not make a difference to how the world turns out, but it makes a good stuff-blowing-up movie, what with John Cusack in it and all.  Me, I’d rather see Geddy Lee from the Canadian rock band Rush take on the Preists of the Temples of Syrinx…whoever the heck they are.  Maybe I’m just not getting it, but that song doesn’t make all that much sense, nor does the rest of the 2112 album.  It sounds pretty cool, though.  Hmmm…maybe there’s some kind of Canadian apocalypse in about 100 years…is that what they were trying to tell us?  You bring the touques, I’ll bring the back bacon, eh?


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Evolution of the Double Cheeseburger

Posted by gregchiaramonti on January 15, 2009

Evolution of the Double Cheeseburger. A stupidfuture comic by Nigel Matrix.

“Now I am become the Dollar Menu, the destroyer of worlds.” Could the world really end in a giant cheese implosion into another dimension? The world is supposed to end, or possibly transmute into some new “level of being”, on December 21, 2012. Something to do with an ancient Mayan Calendar and an alignment of the Earth, Sun and the horizontal plane of the Milky Way Galaxy. Which isn’t actually going to happen for another 30 million years (and technically, it’s just a visual alignment – has nothing to do with gravity or changing magnetic poles, etc.), but somehow it became part of this whole 2012 mythos. That Roland “Independence Day” Emmerich dude is directing a new movie about it. Didn’t he already do about five other movies with relatively the same plot?. Whateveh…

As for the Mickey D’s stuff, I was inspired by the recent addition of the “McDouble” to the Dollar Menu. The Double Cheeseburger had become a staple of my ultra-healthy diet plan these past few years, but with the economic meltdown (the REAL apocalypse), the Wise Elders of McD-land decided that removing the second slice of cheese would save them a gabillion dollars. Man, it just wasn’t the same – the cheese-beef equilibrium was totally off. But now the original Double Cheeseburger has returned to the new “Snack Menu” for an extra 19 cents. Ah, I will gladly fork over the extra change for this object of gastronomic perfection (my body thanks me).

– Nigel Matrix

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