I was eating Portuguese bean soup with my family and watching “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” debating if I should open a bottle of pinot noir or stick with Diet Coke.
If the world ended at that moment, I would have been pretty satisfied.
But alas, the anticipated rapture — as predicted by Harold Camping, a, 89-year-old retired civil engineer who built a multimillion-dollar Christian media empire around these apocalyptic predictions — never happened. And thousands of believers were left wondering, well, what now and, maybe more importantly, what should we do next time.
Honestly, I had forgotten about the May 21 rapture. Otherwise, I would’ve surfed a little longer, ate a little worse and shortened that midday nap.
It’s interesting what people did on Saturday (or days in advance), thinking the world was going to end. Folks drained their savings or gave away their worldly possessions. Others took trips or visited loved one.
Honestly, I don’t know what I would do if I knew the world was going to end, say, on Thursday. I certainly wouldn’t be counting calories.
What would you do?
And more important, what would your playlist be? I say this because CNN cleverly put together a doomsday playlist. And here are the songs:
- “Eve of Destruction” by Barry McGuire
- “It’s the End of the World” by REM
- “Until the End of Time” by 2Pac
- “The End” by The Doors
- “Until the End of the World” by U2
- “Waiting for the End of the World” by Elvis Costello
- “Doomsday Clock” by Smashing Pumpkins
- “Apocalypse Please” by Muse
- “The End of the World” by Skeeter Davis
- “The Man Comes Around” by Johnny Cash
Got any to add?