Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: The End Of The World Edition


A recent internet discussion of which I was part brought up the subject of the end of the world, and wondered why so many movies were using it as a storytelling piece.  “We never had the end of the world in our movies before!” scoffed my friend, to which I began listing movies over the past 40 years that did include (obviously or implicitly) literal Armageddon, from ‘Doctor Strangelove’ through ‘The Kentucky Fried Movie’ all the way to that early 80s pop culture touchstone, ‘Ghostbusters.’  Not only does that movie deal with the potential end of the world, but unusually delves into Biblical quotations, as well as some of the most entertaining deadpan snarking of all time from the legendary Doctor Peter Venkman.  If you pretend for a moment that I don’t know anything about metallurgy, engineering or physics and just tell me what the hell is going on, with today’s query as inspiration…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) reminds you that, if we say this Twinkie represents the normal amount of psychokinetic energy in the New York area; based on this morning’s reading, it would be a Twinkie thirty-five feet long, weighing approximately six hundred pounds, asking: What’s *YOUR* favorite fictional apocalypse?