Apocalypse Now

Preppers Don’t Want to Be Your New Boogeyman, Thank You Very Much

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In the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy, reports emerged that Nancy Lanza, the mother of gunman Adam Lanza, was a member of the “prepper” community, a group of people who stock food, water and supplies in preparation for an impending apocalypse. Many collect weapons and medical supplies, fearing that socioeconomic collapse or deadly pandemics are imminent. Mrs. Lanza, some outlets reported, collected guns because she was a survivalist who was well-acquainted with the prepper movement. Read More

Apocalypse Not

Is This Website for Instagramming the Mayan Apocalypse the Worst Thing Ever? (Yes.)

Stop it. (Photo: Instagram)

NASA has warned us time and time again that the Mayan apocalypse, predicted to fall on 12/21/12, is not scientifically possible. It’s not gonna happen, people! And yet, Twitter users everywhere are spending a disproportionate amount of time coming up with completely original Mayan joke material. Now, there is Instapocalypse, a site that culls Instagram photos published with the #apocalypse hashtag, because we all get the Internet we deserve. Read More