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Culture Lust by Angela Carone

Signs of the Apocalypse #1

From The Daily Cat

My fellow These Days producer, Nick Stoffel, is often barking and stomping his feet over absurd stories he finds in the media. Paris Hilton is a favorite topic; she and the media outlets that give her attention are regular targets for Nick's ire. So are the stories featuring Americans who sell out (this is a big one for him) or accomplish feats of depravity and/or stupidity. Nick calls these stories "signs of the coming apocalypse."

We at These Days know when Nick comes across one of these signs because there is often yelling, eye-rolling, and general exasperation. Nick is what one might call... demonstrative.


I've decided that Nick's signs of the apocalypse are worth sharing with all of you, and to launch this little series of doom, Nick has a doozey for you. Here's the story . Two guys in New York, finding their roommate/friend dead, decide to wheel him, Weekend at Bernie's style, down the street in an office chair (yes, an office chair) in order to cash his social security check. People on the street took notice of the flopping dead body, including a detective on his lunch hour, who decided to call it in. The two dimwits were finally arrested.

Seriously, is there a better example of bottom-feeding?

Oh, wait... maybe there is. Nick asks: do we really need the office chair re-enactment ?

aaryn b.
January 15, 2008 at 08:26 PM
WABC: Where re-enactments matter. -----


Holly B
January 15, 2008 at 08:35 PM
Runners up for the Darwin Awards