Welcome to Oct. 21, 2011, known here at the Buzz as Harold Camping’s Latest Attempt to End the World Day.
By now, Camping has proven himself to be a very different type of shock jockey. The radio host has incorrectly predicted the end of the world a handful of times and still no one dares to wrestle his mic away. (Who is Harold Camping?)
This time around, Camping has remained uncharacteristically quiet. But that’s okay. The Internet’s doing the rest of the talking.
On Twitter, there’s a sizeable amount of not-so-tongue-in-cheek bucket lists circulating. If it’s the end of the world, I guess you could at least pick the hashtag that feels right for you:
OnFaith has a piece from the Rev. James Martin S.J., author of “Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor and Laughter are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life,” in which he lists hamburgers, snow and sleep among the things he’d miss most about the world when/if the End of the World comes. Among the things he’d be happy to kiss goodbye: Throwing up, mosquitoes and migraines.
The end is [probably not at all] nigh! At BlogPost, we asked you this six months ago, but let’s try it again: What would you miss? What would you regret? Personally, I’d miss my bed and my truly pitiful collection of movies I have to defend to my friends. I could do without ever having to feel an earthquake again and D.C. traffic — presumably, the rapture would come without much of that.
Let me know what would be in your bucket list — and what you could live (die?) without — below.