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MetaFilter in the Ruins

When the apocalypse comes, when the world ends as we know it, you can bet someone will be updating the Blue.

Nuclear warheads launched from North Korea, Iraq, China, Iran, U.S., Pakistan, India, and France have all but destroyed 22 of the world’s 50 largest cities.
April 14, 2009 7:41 AM

Ba-ba-dee ba-dee ba-dee…Th-a-a-a-a-t’s all, folks!
posted by CoolDev (35 comments total)

posted by VoiceOfReason at 7:42 AM on April 14

posted by soulmanimal at 7:42 AM on April 14

Look, if you can’t take two seconds on preview to see if someone else has posted the same story… For Chrissakes, how long have we been doing this? And CoolDev, don’t just front page some article from Drudge about the end of the world when you don’t have anything provocative to add. Quoting Elmer Fudd doesn’t count. We all have windows. We know it’s the apocalypse.
posted by cricketjones at 7:43 AM on April 14

Oops. Sorry. X-post with VoiceOfReason. And Cool Dev, where did you get that link, Drudge Report?
posted by soulmanimal at 7:43 AM on April 14

cricketjones, “That’s All Folks” is not Elmer Fudd. It’s Porky Pig.
posted by Kronic Acme at 7:45 AM on April 14

Damn. X-post with cricketjones. But that’s Porky Pig he quoted not Elmer Fudd.
posted by soulmanimal at 7:45 AM on April 14

We all have (W)indows™. We know it’s the apocalypse.

Hee hee!
posted by mad_macs at 7:46 AM on April 14

Crap! X-post with Kronic Acme!
posted by soulmanimal at 7:46 AM on April 14

I knew those Nazis in Washington would kill us all sooner or later.
posted by CitiMaus at 8:03 AM on April 14

Godwin! Thread’s dead.
posted by Dreamsickle at 8:06 AM on April 14

It looks like the entire downtown is in flames. Thick black smoke is everywhere. The heat on the back of my neck is intense. I’m typing this from under my desk with a t-shirt over my mouth and nose because I’m too frightened to go outside. There aren’t even sirens on the street. The only sounds I hear are cries of anguish echoing off the broken concrete and ethereal harmonies from a doomed choir of departing souls.
posted by SonnyD at 8:12 AM on April 14

Godwin! Thread’s dead.

Not even close, Dreamsickle. Godwin’s Law goes into effect only if I say the person I’m arguing with is a Nazi. I referenced the Nazis with regard to our newly elected government, which has brought death and destruction upon all our heads. That doesn’t count.
posted by CitiMaus at 8:10 AM on April 14

Yes it does. Thread’s dead.
posted by Dreamsickle at 8:12 AM on April 14

They say the hospitals have shut down and the police aren’t even on duty. Why bother? It’s every man for himself out there now. Chaos and Anarchy and Pain. Ayn Rand reincarnated as Vishnu the Destroyer.
posted by ValleyForgeGirl at 8:10 AM on April 14

Actually, Dreamsickle, the originator of Godwin’s Law was only making the claim that in any prolonged argument on the internet one side would eventually and inevitably compare the other to Nazis, with certain kinds of arguments degenerating faster than others. He never meant to say that the discussion was necessarily over at that point. I would link to the article in Wired but my hair is beginning to fall out in clumps.
posted by Hammond Arthur Langham III at 8:14 AM on April 14

He never meant to say that the discussion was necessarily over at that point.

Yes he did. Thread’s dead.
posted by Dreamsickle at 8:17 AM on April 14

I’m more than 30 miles from the nearest blast and it’s so quiet here. Peaceful, even. It looks like it’s snowing. Does anyone know what that white stuff is?
posted by LitterRunt at 8:40 AM on April 14

LitterRunt, it sounds like you should get to your basement. Are you WiFi?
posted by FandomMenace at 8:43 AM on April 14

SonnyD, ValleyForgeGirl, LitterRunt, everyone, please. If you want to discuss the nuclear Armageddon, do your posting here. Discussion in this thread should be limited to reasons why this thread shouldn’t exist or why you love Donnie Darko.
posted by gladallover at 9:01 AM on April 14

LitterRunt, you can probably get your question answered at the other thread.
posted by soulmanimal at 9:01 AM on April 14

X-Post! F*ck!
posted by soulmanimal at 9:02 AM on April 14

Looking out onto the ash-filled street, the poetry of T.S. Eliot seems more poignant than ever.
posted by boris_the_spyder at 9:20 AM on April 14

As far as WWIII goes, I hate to say I told you so, but I told you so.
posted by opposite_reaction at 10:17 AM on April 14

I hate to say I told you so, but I told you so.

posted by PalJoey at 10:21 AM on April 14

On the short wave they’re saying the Chinese have another round of ICBM’s in the air.
posted by VoiceOfReason at 10:24 AM on April 14


Nice try, PalJoey, but a self-post would be a link back to my own site. That was a link to a comment I made here on MeFi six months ago.
posted by opposite_reaction at 10:28 AM on April 14

That was a link to a comment I made here on MeFi six months ago.

I don’t like to be the one to say it, but I think we’re in a gray area here.
posted by CoolDev at 10:53 AM on April 14

I’m cold.
posted by FandomMenace at 10:57 AM on April 14

Okay, from now on, anyone who wants to discuss whether opposite_reaction’s link to his earlier post on MetaFilter is a self post or not should do so over at MetaTalk.
posted by CitiMaus at 11:02 AM on April 14

Has anybody heard from soulmanimal in the last half-hour? Or Boris?
posted by VoiceOfReason at 9:45 PM on April 14

I just went down to the White Hen and helped myself to about six cans of beans. I didn’t take them all in case anyone else is still alive in my neighborhood.
posted by VoiceOfReason at 11:05 AM on April 15

posted by VoiceOfReason at 2:30 AM on April 16

Do you know what else used to be fun but isn’t anymore? Flash cartoons. When was the last time you wasted an entire afternoon hoping your boss wouldn’t catch you playing some silly Flash game at your desk?
posted by VoiceOfReason at 8:49 AM on April 16

PalJoey? FandomMenace? Come on, I just solicited comments on a topic without providing a link! That’s a softball, guys! And I buried it deep in an unrelated thread instead of front paging it! Isn’t anyone going to flame me even a little?
posted by VoiceOfReason at 6:55 PM on April 16

Anyway, I’ve started a new thread.

And I didn’t include a warning that’s it’s not work-safe.
posted by VoiceOfReason at 5:39 AM on April 17

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