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A better, brighter apocalypse

Posted in culture, humor, ideas, world with tags , on July 20, 2008 by artofpeace

I’ve been away for a bit, so busy..so busy, and also trying my hand at writing in other realms. But in the “gnaw the ledge” tradition, I had to come back from the brink of oblivion to bring you a great article from an awesome group of individuals at WorldChanging.com. It is a website filled with great blogs on how we should think about the world “after” green. Meaning that, okay, conservation and buying a hybrid and using plant pots made out of cow dung is great, but how do we move past that and change our world profoundly; the ways in which we live, breath, consume, and waste for the future.

One conception that we must change is the all-or-nothing proposition of “the apocalypse” and what it does to our ability to think about the future and changing what has been almost accepted as inevitable. I’m as guilty as anyone of buying into the Y2Ks, and the 2012s, and the illuminati conspiracy…it’s all in fun and dread, but it might not be as bad as we think. Blogger Alex Steffen gives us several ideas to think about as far as “why the apocalypse makes us dumb”

Read it, you might like it…dummy.

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How To Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

Posted in humor, ideas with tags , , on May 13, 2008 by artofpeace

The world being is being overrun by zombies!! Whether you ascribe to the metaphorical zombie (ie. republicans, yuppies, or him) or the biological zombie (ie. ebola) or the funky zombie (ie. fela kuti), the idea of an entire community of these flesh eating monsters coming after you can keep one awake at night.

Not to fear, WIRED has a wonderful tutorial on how to “survive a zombie apocalypse“. The information is surprisingly practical, and even covers “long term survival” which is often underrepresented in most Zombie movies. Remember, keep your head, and don’t say I didn’t warn ya!

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