Sunday, May 22, 2011

Pastor Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Love the Apocalypse

Weatherly Hardy, fan guest of honor at Mobicon, was hawking this logo on
shirts at the above con. For more of  his selection go to

      Pastor Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Love the Apocalypse


                                                                   Jay Agan
      Well "Rapture Day" has come & gone & I haven't heard of any mass disappearances (Maybe there were so few genuine believers, no one noticed. Uh Oh!). Aside from the usual world chaos, nothing catostrophic has happened .... so far. Of couse we have up to a few days before Halloween (Five months.) before Mr. Campings' prophecy concludes with the worlds' fiery destruction. Wich makes me wonder. Is he trying to pull an "Orson Welles" on us?

     Halloween time, 1938: "The Columbia Broadcasting System & The Mercury Theater On the Air  presents, The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells." Que the music.

Well ..... at least we'd be rid of the
"rapture bunnies".

     As for me, I am a bit disappointed. In all the time I've spent collecting movies, cartoons, & anime, I was looking forward to "The Great Tribulation" (Wich isn't actually mentioned in the Bible, at least not in capitol letters.). I like my special effects & this period of chaos had better deliver.

Hey kid! Ever give a thought about what might be in that
stuff!? Yuck! Besides, things go better with Coke!
Mari Illustrious Makinami from the Evangelion "Rebuild"
series of films. Credit: Studio Khara
            Aside from the flood/fire/famine/war/pestilence etc., I want more. Godzilla, Mothra, Rhodan, mad scientists, alien invasion, you betcha! Giant robots (Preferably NOT piloted by angsty, liquid breathing adolescents with attitudes!), flesh eating zombies, ..... piranas! Music by Yoko Kanno, Dick Wagner, & Spike Jones. Co-produced/directed by Hayao Miyazaki & Edward D. Wood Jr. A Walt Disney presentation. Oh Yeah!

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For a little "end of the world" click here. Might as well celebrate Christmas early.

For a slightly (MUCH!) more serious take on this past nonevent click here.

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