Its the debate we had to have

For those who aren’t aware the zombieapocalypse is a subset of Eschatology. This is a part of theology and philosophy concerned with the final events in the history, the ultimate destiny of humanity, commonly referred to as the end of the world.

and while much has been written, sung and painted about Armageddon and don’t get me started on those who talk about wanting to “immanentize the eschaton” never have I seen the post-apocalyptic wasteland more lovingly portrayed than in the computer game Fallout3.

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but the question has to be asked

“Are these games really preparing our children for the post-apocalyptic wasteland, thank goodness the team at ‘The Onion‘ have been tackling this vital topic.

“grenades are more effective at taking out cyborgs than automatic weapons”

I think there is a lesson there for us all.

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3 Comments

  1. Look, it’s got to be better than Thomas Fucking Stearns Eliot. “This is the way the world ends, not with a bang but a whimper.” What kind of fucking poetry is that? (It’s patently clear that Eliot sold his spine and his balls to Dylan Thomas at the first opportunity. And of course, DT promptly pawned them for booze.)

    What kind of First Person Shooter d’you think Eliot would have designed?

    ” In the room the women come and go
    Talking of Michelangelo.”

    That’s just fucked, right there. How is that gonna stop zombies? Now, take a line like this:

    “Do not go gentle into that good night,
    Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”

    Now those are some serious zombie-fucking sentiments.

    That was relevant, right?

  2. Hmmm, yet another educational reason why I need to buy an xbox.

  3. Flinthart reckons TS Eliot sucks. What about that drug addled Colerdige bloke? Lime Tree Bower my fucking arse! He wasn’t talking about slicing up limes for a nice G&T or to use in some delicious fusion seafood meal, no. He was just tripping out of his soft fucking head. Then he writes about some demented sailor who takes potshots at seabirds for fun and dreams of drinking schooners of sea. Fucking troppo if you ask me. He also accused Hamlet of having an Oedipus complex. Nice try STC but no lollies for you.
    I guess with his Kublai Khan rant he was thinking about dead people’s palaces so there may be a long bow drawn at Zombie references and an apocalyptic style conqueror but all in all Coleridge was a soft cock who is unworthy of modern EOTWAWKI considerations.
    But that game looks cool.


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