Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now

URGENT: Do Not Talk Shit Via Gchat Today

"Faaame, I'm gonna live forever." (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

In a crisis that will surely alter the daily routines of Betabeat’s staffers and readers alike, it appears Gchat has been sending some users’ messages to people other than their intended recipients.

In other words, if you’re planning on chatting your bestie, “OMG the chode who sits next to me at work will not stop farting and her shirt is dumb i’m going to fucking strangle her,” maybe don’t. There’s a very real chance the missive will be sent to your stank-ass seatmate. Read More

Apocalypse Now

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

(Photo: PrepperCentral)

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