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Friday, December 21, 2012

Death Today

Posted by on Fri, Dec 21, 2012 at 8:42 AM

If you die today, then the Mayan calendar was correct. Why? Because to die is the end of the world. The world is ending all of the time. All it takes is just one death, and the whole world is gone, billions of people are gone, the whole universe is no more. Every death is an apocalypse.


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biffp 17
Fortune cookies with messages have more thought than this. "Jesus, what if there's another dimension when I walk through a sliding glass door . . . . "
Posted by biffp on December 21, 2012 at 1:56 PM · Report this
Can't tell if serious or announcement of new Fiona Apple album title.
Posted by SpGNo on December 21, 2012 at 12:54 PM · Report this
Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In 15
Thanks, Charles, for completely ingratiating your consciousness into the Judeo-Christian mind-set. You are truly an American now.

The Mayans had no concept of "end of time." It was all about cycles.
Posted by Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In on December 21, 2012 at 11:57 AM · Report this

Depends on what you think the world is. If you reject the idea of metaphysical, transcendent truth, then it seems to me Charles is basically right.
Posted by minderbender on December 21, 2012 at 11:11 AM · Report this
zivilisierter Wurm 13
Lil' solstice solipsism there Mudede. Death isn't the end of the world, or even my world. I've loved too many people and planted too many trees for that to die with me. But I probably will be struck with the parting thought that I wasted a lot of money on tattoos.
Posted by zivilisierter Wurm on December 21, 2012 at 10:32 AM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 12
"It will happen to all of us, that at some point you get tapped on the shoulder and told, not just that the party’s over, but slightly worse: the party’s going on — but you have to leave. And it’s going on without you. That’s the reflection that I think most upsets people about their demise.

All right, then, because it might make us feel better, let’s pretend the opposite. Instead, you’ll get tapped on the shoulder and told, Great news: this party’s going on forever – and you can’t leave. You’ve got to stay; the boss says so. And he also insists that you have a good time."

-Christopher Hitchens
Posted by Urgutha Forka on December 21, 2012 at 10:11 AM · Report this
Well thanks for brightening our day Charles.…
Posted by ultrasuedecushion on December 21, 2012 at 10:09 AM · Report this
I agree with charles... death.. 2012...apocalypse...etc.
Posted by elstongunn on December 21, 2012 at 9:55 AM · Report this
why do i have the feeling you make this post like once every 2 years
Posted by Swearengen on December 21, 2012 at 9:36 AM · Report this
No, you just die and everything else keeps going.
Posted by Amanda on December 21, 2012 at 9:35 AM · Report this
treacle 7
It's the Solstice! After 3 days of darkness, the sun returns anew!
Posted by treacle on December 21, 2012 at 9:17 AM · Report this
And as more old people die, the old world that they knew slips further away. So the most fearful ones think change means the world is ending, when really it is only ending for them.
Posted by Narbles on December 21, 2012 at 9:16 AM · Report this
Man, Christmas at the Mudede house must be an absolute riot. How do you manage to be so cheery all the time?

Merry Christmas anyway.
Posted by Kit-san on December 21, 2012 at 9:09 AM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 4
I like the idea of being completely nonexistent. It solves so many unpleasant problems.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on December 21, 2012 at 9:07 AM · Report this
I feel like I'm snooping on some middle schooler's diary.
Posted by suddenlyorcas on December 21, 2012 at 9:06 AM · Report this
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn 2
Stoner metaphysics.
Posted by Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn on December 21, 2012 at 9:00 AM · Report this
Merry Christmas Charles
Posted by Bugnroolet on December 21, 2012 at 8:52 AM · Report this

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