Saturday, September 26, 2009

We've Reached the Bottom; It is a Long, Deep Trench

Experts predict that the penultimate catastrophe will occur at approximately 7:15 p.m. Thursday night, when the social networking tool Twitter will be used to communicate a series of ideas so banal they will instantaneously negate the three centuries of the Renaissance.

"The sciences, the arts, the humanities—all aspects of society as a whole will reach their respective low-points in just a matter of days," said anthropologist Robert Davidson, gesturing toward a nearby line graph illustrating western society's collapse. "We've been charting this cultural descent for generations now, from the advent of New Wave music, to the rise of scientific creationism, right through to the trampling death of several Wal-Mart greeters on the morning after Thanksgiving. Everything has been leading up to this Friday."

According to the panel, the final event will occur at 3:32 p.m., when a tourist, believing the impressive structure to be a giant mall, will enter Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art, and, not finding what he is looking for, ask where "the damn Radio Shack is supposed to be."


Blogger Radish King said...


wv: prousers
Like trousers but with more pockets.

12:39 PM  
Blogger Leslie said...

I heart the Onion.

Where did the artwork come from? I had a dream almost exactly like it once. Seriously. Been haunted ever since.

Except I could breath underwater for the duration of the dream.

2:04 PM  
Blogger Suzanne said...


6:42 AM  
Blogger Keith Wilson said...

Sometimes I think the Onion doesn't report, it really does prognosticate.

3:32 PM  

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