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"Sic transit mundus."[1]

This is the way the world ends

This is the way the world ends

This is the way the world ends

Not with a bang but a whimper.
T. S. Eliot, The Hollow Men

Buffy: This is how many apocalypses for us now?

Giles: Oh, uh, six at least. Feels like a hundred.
Riley: Buffy. When I saw you stop the world from, you know, ending, I just assumed that was a big week for you. Turns out I suddenly find myself needing to know the plural of "apocalypse".
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "A New Man"
After the orbital strikes, Thunderhawk bombardments, Whirlwinds, Vindicators, fusion and starfire and finally Battle Brothers with flamers had finished cleansing the world of all the enemies of Man, we built a monastery in the center of the largest, most radioactive impact crater. We named the planet "Tranquility", for it was very quiet now.

Dr. Peter Venkman: This city is headed for a disaster of biblical proportions.

Mayor: What do you mean, "biblical"?

Dr. Raymond Stantz: What he means is Old Testament, Mr. Mayor, real wrath-of-God type stuff. Fire and brimstone coming down from the sky! Rivers and seas boiling!

Dr. Egon Spengler: Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes...

Winston Zeddmore: The dead rising from the grave!

Dr. Peter Venkman: Human Sacrifice. Dogs and cats living together. Mass hysteria!

Some say the world will end in fire,

Some say in ice.

From what I've tasted of desire

I hold with those who favor fire.

But if it had to perish twice,

I think I know enough of hate

To say that for destruction ice

Is also great

And would suffice.
Robert Frost, "Fire and Ice"
"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."

Kodos: Smooth move, Space Lax. You've destroyed the totality of existence!

Kang: It'll be fine. I'll just leave a note.

Eddie: This was no nuclear war. This...this...


Oooo, the Polar Cap is slowly expanding

In a million years we'll freeze to death I guess

If the Ice Age hasn't floored us

There's a planet heading toward us

When it hits, we'll be an interstellar mess!

Oh, our continent is crumbling and dissolving

As our rivers wash the topsoil out to sea,

And what land we can retrieve'll

Be devoured by pest and weevil,

And there won't be nothing left for you and me.
Lady Scientist, The Golden Apple, "Doomed, Doomed, Doomed"

Apocalpyse soon

Heading your way.

Ground zero at noon.

Halve a nice day.
Pragmatist, Edmund Conti


  1. Thus passes the world.
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