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 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, 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 (along with our international status) 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 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?

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


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