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Holy Shit, He Took it From Independence Day

Harold Camping, the man responsible for yesterday’s false doomsday prophecy, is a genius. However, it’s questionable whether he’s actually aware of his cunning; it’s possible his awareness of what he actually did is latent, obscured by his religious zealousness. According to the Associated Press, Camping spent millions on his advertisement campaign, resulting in 5,000 billboards and numerous RV’s plastered with doomsday propaganda. While everybody’s castigating Camping for his inane prediction nobody is really asking why he did it or even analyzing what he accomplished. For a man who owns a large Christian radio network, syndicated in every American state, this is the best public relations move ever. Like the advertisements for Independence Day, Camping’s apocalyptic blunder got everybody talking – a difficult feat amidst a sea of information and products.
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Authenticity in Post-Apocalyptic Visions: The Road and The Walking Dead

Man: “How would you know you’re the last man alive?”

Eli: “I guess you wouldn’t know it, you’d just be it.”

I’m watching The Road again. I saw it in the theater and was devastated; it’s a very grim movie, bleak in every way. In contrast to last night’s Walking Dead finale, The Road is great. Where Frank Darabont’s post-apocalyptic zombie series falls short, The Road is truly terrifying. Every moment is horrendous, imparting a gamut of emotions instantaneously. After last night’s disappointing Walking Dead episode, watching this film again reminds me of how powerful the post-apocalyptic genre can be.
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