Signs of the Apocalypse (which is capitalized when referring to the Book of Revelation and lowercase when referring to a generic catastrophe of civilization-ending proportions, just FYI):
- I saw "2012" spray-painted on a brick wall along Dodge on my way to work today. The ethics of graffiti aside, if said defacement is tongue-in-cheek or even parody, it's actually somewhat humorous; if it was written in earnest
, well, the phrase "Y2K" comes to mind.
- I bore witness yesterday to a coworker who put his money in the vending machine, waited for the item to drop and then started cursing. Not because he didn't get his item, but because apparently numerous people in the building have figured out how to cheat the machine to get two items, and it didn't work this time. Even worse, he complained out loud to the other people in the lounge that it didn't work.
- I saw "Knowing
" over the weekend. It was an interesting concept, but the last third of the movie was basically a Ford truck ad used to cover up the plot holes.
- The "Birther" movement
. Enough said.
On an unrelated note, if you have the opportunity to see the film "Primer
" (available as a streamed movie on Netflix), do so. A little difficult to follow (and very technical in language), but very good nonetheless.