6pm, May 21, 2011 has come and gone, and no sign of Jesus. One of the local television stations broadcast a great story in the 6pm bulletin, on what’s progressing in the apocalypse as we speak:
I like the opening to the story: “It’s particularly nice to be with you tonight, because the world was supposed to come to an end – ten minutes ago…”
And What That Says About Us as a Nation? A public? A television audience? We are an idiot. The apocalypse will be televised.
– Jeff MacGregor, “Arena Opera”, The New York Times, April 28, 1999