Tuesday, September 09, 2008

World without end?

I have a friend who is convinced that the world is ending. Not in some religious cataclysm, but in a black hole to be created on the France-Switzerland border in a couple of days. Normally, I ignore the doomday predictions of most people; however, the last time this same guy had a paranoid episode that something terrible was going to happen was on Sept. 10, 2001. I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt here- this grants a little more attention than the usual.

If you need to relieve some anxiety about it all, check out The end of the world is nigh.. or is it nay?

In two days, we'll know if he was right to be paranoid. I expect, he's overreacting.

I hope so, at least.


Sharon GR said...

Youngest got off the bus today and asked if I'd seen the weather, and if there was anything on it about a black hole that was going to swallow the earth.

I explained that that wasn't really weather per se, it was news.

Paranoia spreads easily, almost as quickly as misinformation.

Rob S. said...

Made it. Phew!