Last-Minute End-of-World Spending

That’s a clip from a show on the National Geographic channel called “Doomsday Preppers.” The Wall Street Journal reports that sales are soaring for End-of-the-World survival products (endtimes is supposed to be tomorrow):

For $100,000, Ron Hubbard will build an underground backyard bunker complete with a sofa, television, five beds and an escape hatch—a hot seller recently thanks to theories that, on Friday, the world will end.

Maybe I’m wrong, but I’m under the impression that “the end of the world” means just that—our planet is eaten by the sun, or something equally devastating, and all life on Earth ceases to exist, which means prepping is futile. Also, hiding out in a bunker while it rains ashes outside seems like a sad way to spend our years, no?

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probs (#296)

Embodiment of Cosmic, Cataclysmic Undoing: I AM YOUR RUINATIO- huh, they used some thick-ass concrete on this thing. Dammit.

Megano! (#124)

Also, the world is not ending tomorrow, it’s simply the end of the current Mayan calendar era.

deepomega (#22)

@Megano! WHAT????????? *slowly, sadly puts away hazmat suit and shotgun as the charlie brown christmas album plays*

thecoffeestain (#1,483)

I am getting such a kick out of all of the “End of the World” shenanigans presently being reported. It’s 12 different kinds of silly and it is definitely helping to manage my sanity as we close the end of the year books.

What are they going to watch on the television?

ThatJenn (#916)

@Hayley Judd@twitter I was thinking exactly this. I guess if they can somehow keep electricity they could hook up a DVD player or gaming system to it?

Jenna (#4,764)

Innocent people like you will think that the end of world is like earth is eaten by sun or something but here they are referring something else, I am getting sick hearing such stories. Yes we do get some survival situation in our life but thinking like this is insane, in my outdoor life I prefer to face the challenges and make sure to get equipped for any survival situation that can arise. I do have my survival bag ready with multiple tools and a best survival folding knife

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