Forget Harold Camping’s failed Rapture prediction of 1996. The Christian radio broadcaster says this time it’s for real. He’s predicted May 21, 2011 as the Christian Rapture, followed by the end of the world October 21, 2011. Some Weekly readers will, of course, be leaving us. For the rest, here’s a handy guide to better End Times living:
•Works by Samuel Beckett
Empathy and dark humor can help diffuse pain. For this, Beckett is your guy. The End is a warm embrace during frenzied chaos. Endgame and Waiting for Godot will add reason to confusion.
The End Times are likely to be aggressive, violent and exhausting. Good shoes guarantee traction and comfort during long journeys on foot. They also give you an edge when escaping vigilantes and looters.
•Las Vegas Weekly tweets
Stay connected with End Times news updates, cultural events—apocalyptic art exhibits, horsemen happenings—and other festivities by following @lasvegasweekly. #Beckettbargains.
•End Times music mix, Vol I
“Is That All There Is?” Peggy Lee
“Baby Don’t Get Hooked on Me,” Mac Davis
“Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now,” The Smiths
“My Ever Changing Moods,” The Style Council
“Air Dance,” Black Sabbath
“Get It While You Can,” Janis Joplin
•End Times music mix, Vol II
“All Alone Am I,” Brenda Lee
“Who Knows Where the Time Goes?” Judy Collins
“The Moon Is in the Gutter,” Nick Cave
“Lock up the Wolves,” Dio
“Yesterdays,” Marianne Faithfull
“Thanks for the Memory,” Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass Band