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This Week’s Sign of the Apocalypse: Actually, Make That ‘Signs’

Posted By Kevan Rolfness On Aug 9, 2011 @ 12:32 pm In News,The Specials | Comments Disabled

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After discovering the latest omen of the world’s coming demise, the Clog encourages Berkeley students to put down their books and enjoy their short-lived time on Earth.

There are almost too many to count, as the world’s got some serious issues — issues that have prompted us to ask ourselves: Is the end really nigh? Is Yoshua [1] right? Do we only have till October?

No, it’s not because of summer finals or the upcoming fall semester or the fact that we’ll have to go all the way to AT&T Park for Cal football. Gosh, BART is going to be SO crowded!

First, it’s because London and Liverpool are on fire [2], as surprisingly un-soccer-related riots have caused mayhem in England.

Second, “Mayhem in Manchester” would have sounded so much better!

Third, the DOW is on extremely thin ice [3] (along with our international status [4]) due to the credit rating downgrade the United States has suffered. Say goodbye to that 401k, Mom and Dad!

And lastly, a mayor with a tank [5] wants to crush your car! … Well, actually, this one is kind of funny, considering it was only a publicity stunt and it occurred in the silly little country of Lithuania. But still — politicians in tanks? No thanks, we’ll pass. Remember Dukakis [6]?

Image Source: Beacon Radio [7] under Creative Commons
Live: UK riots [BBC [2]]
Update: U.S. Markets May Rebound Or Fall Tuesday; SC Impact [wspa [3]]
Debt Downgrade Weakens U.S. Stature Abroad [NPR [4]]
Lithuanian mayor crushes car in parking video [CNN Blogs [5]]
Earlier: Mother Nature vs. Cars? [8]


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URLs in this post:

[1] Yoshua: http://clog.dailycal.org/2011/07/18/we-spy-the-triumphant-return-of-yoshua/#more-29427

[2] on fire: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14449675

[3] thin ice: http://www2.wspa.com/news/2011/aug/09/7/us-markets-fall-sharply-after-sp-downgrade-ar-2246093/

[4] international status: http://www.npr.org/2011/08/09/139118677/debt-downgrade-weakens-u-s-stature-abroad?ps=rs

[5] mayor with a tank: http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2011/08/08/lithuanian-mayor-crushes-car-with-tank-in-parking-video/

[6] Dukakis: http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://digitaljournalist.org/issue0309/images/life/dukakis.jpg&imgrefurl=http://digitaljournalist.org/issue0309/lm10.html&h=442&w=585&sz=72&tbnid=fI4yEQBQpuDpLM:&tbnh=90&tbnw=119&prev=/search%3Fq%3Ddukakis%2Btank%26tbm%3Disch%26tbo%3Du&zoom=1&q=dukakis+tank&docid=LB2W4yUkvcEjGM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=K2tBTo5NyueIAsW7wKUF&sqi=2&ved=0CDAQ9QEwAg&dur=871

[7] Beacon Radio: http://www.flickr.com/photos/beaconradio/6016781413/

[8] Mother Nature vs. Cars?: http://clog.dailycal.org/2011/07/23/this-weeks-sign-of-the-apocalypse-mother-nature-vs-cars/

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