TMN Weekender


Did you hear the one where some dudes were looking at a Mayan calendar and noticed that it seemed to stop on Dec. 21, 2012, and they started telling everyone the world was going to end? And then someone snagged all the domain names and Hollywood made a terrible movie starring John Cusack, and now, with one week to go, the world is collectively shrugging and trying to figure out how much shampoo they can get through airport security on their way home for Christmas.

Still, so many people dread the holidays that it seems appropriate to consider Doomsday scenarios. Here are five stories about the apocalypse—or lack thereof—ready to read here on TMN or in an e-book you can export to your Kindle, iPad, iPhone, etc.