Magazine February 8, 2010, Issue

Apocalypse, Please

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I have made no New Year’s Resolutions because I spent the first week of January watching specials about the end of the world due to take place on Dec. 21, 2012. Since my 74th birthday also fell during this week, I would ask those of you who regularly tell me that you pray for me to keep up the good work. Ask not for me to be spared, just that I will still be around to see it happen, because for a misanthrope it’s a consummation not to be missed.

It’s too soon to tell whether the next human race that replaces

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