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Article for the week of 10/20/06

It's The End of the World…. (Or the Cycle Repeats)

By, Puns McKenna

Armageddon! The End is coming! We've all heard this for years, hundreds of years to be precise. The most famous prognosticator is Nostradamus. Michael de Nostradame (Or Nostradamus to the masses) lived in the 1500s. He wrote numerous predictions beginning in 1550 and ending with his death some sixteen years later. But everyone knows about the famous Nostradamus predictions, right? Well here's where it just goes down hill.

I was standing in line at the grocery store the other day and saw a copy of The Sun. Now I know it's a scandal rag. Everyone knows it’s a scandal rag. Yet I can't help but chuckle at the glaring headline. "I have seen the end of the world in 2006." Because I'm just that weird, the words, "It's the end of the world as we know it" start running through my head.

Ok, so I didn't pick up the "paper" to read further. But then I really didn't have to. Right there on the cover it gave nearly the whole article. So after I've had my chuckle at this. I look around at the other scandal rags that are on the shelf. None of the others are talking about "the end of the world" specifically, but they are posing "articles" about huge problems. From marital problems within the White House, to "High Heels hurt me."

I don't know about anyone else, but it just seems to me that the scandal rags are running out of things to write scandals about. And Prognostication seems to be becoming passe. In a round about way, however, they all seem to be trying to show that all of the predictions of Nostradamus and his ilk are correct. The world is coming to an end, because Hollywood is going to hell in a hand basket, and people are having marital problems.

And you know. I'm beginning to see the trend of people making noise about the end of the world in the movies and T.V shows too. Well I suppose it just goes to show that the cycle always repeats. We go through huge out-pourings of "We're Doomed!" about every decade. So welcome to the 21st Century, hang on. It's gonna be a bumpy ride.

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