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ppt15 catastrophe

ppt15 catastrophe - Meme The end is coming The Catastrophe...

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1 The Catastrophe Meme (and Dumbed Down Culture) Nov 9, 2010 Meme: The end is coming! Meme: The end is coming! Meme: The end is coming! Meme: The end is coming! Meme: The end is coming! Expiration Date: December 21, 2012
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2 “… we live now in hard times, not end times.” Jon Stewart Catastrophe is all over our electronic media culture News channels The Weather Channel Catastrophe is all over our electronic media culture News channels The Weather Channel History Channel Catastrophe is all over our electronic media culture News channels The Weather Channel History Channel Apparently, the future is history! Meme: The end is coming! “The End” is a very old meme …
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3 A warning from outer space • 1951 Warning: we could have a utopia of peace and prosperity if … A warning from outer space • 1951 Warning: we could have utopia of peace and prosperity if … we do not continue our ignorance, war, aggression, and wipe out ourselves. A warning from a bad remake • 2008 Meme: Technological Apocalypse • 1968 Nuclear war wipes out humans … Meme: Technological Apocalypse • 1973 Food shortages threaten to wipe out humans … Meme: Technological Apocalypse • 1979 Fuel shortages threaten to wipe out humans …
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4 Meme: Technological Apocalypse • 1984 Computer nuclear defense network wipes out most humans … Meme: Technological Apocalypse • 1995 Rising oceans wipe out most of civilization … caused by global warming. Meme: Technological Apocalypse • 1999 Computer network wipes out many humans and controls almost all the rest … Meme: Biological Apocalypse • 1971 Virus from outer space threatens humanity … Meme: Biological Apocalypse • 1993 Genetically reborn dinosaurs wreak havoc … Meme: Biological Apocalypse • 2002-2010 Virus and zombies threaten to wipe out humans …
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5 Meme: Biological Apocalypse • 2002 Virus and zombies … Meme: Biological Apocalypse • 2006 Humans lose ability to have children ... Meme: Natural Apocalypse • 1963 Birds wreak havoc on humans … Meme: Natural Apocalypse • 1974 Earthquake wipes out Los Angeles … Meme: Natural Apocalypse • 1996 Tornados wreak havoc on the Midwest … Meme: Natural Apocalypse • 1998 Asteroid threatens to wipe out human civilization …
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6 Meme: Natural Apocalypse • 2004 All-out, full-on climate apocalypse … Meme: Natural Apocalypse New York floods and then freezes in a matter of moments … Similar Meme Images: A Dead Civilization? Meme: Extraterrestrial Apocalypse • 1956 Extraterrestrials attack humans … Meme: Extraterrestrial Apocalypse • 1995 Extraterrestrials attack humans … for no apparent reason. Meme: Extraterrestrial Apocalypse • 1995 Extraterrestrials attack humans … for no apparent reason.
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