Last-Minute End-of-World Spending

That’s a clip from a show on the National Geographic channel called “Doomsday Preppers.” The Wall Street Journal reports that sales are soaring for End-of-the-World survival products (endtimes is supposed to be tomorrow):

For $100,000, Ron Hubbard will build an underground backyard bunker complete with a sofa, television, five beds and an escape hatch — a hot seller recently thanks to theories that, on Friday, the world will end.

Maybe I’m wrong, but I’m under the impression that “the end of the world” means just that — our planet is eaten by the sun, or something equally devastating, and all life on Earth ceases to exist, which means prepping is futile. Also, hiding out in a bunker while it rains ashes outside seems like a sad way to spend our years, no?


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