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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