Apocalyptic Post Blog
Musings on the Apocalypse since 2009
The Apocalyptic Post my first themed blog – I was really into (and still am!) the Post Apocalyptic and dystopian genre! I covered quite broad spectrum of this theme including: art, film, science, technology, real estate, survival guides and much more. This blog began in 2009, and was a blogger hosted site on the domain domain ApocalypticPost.com. I have since redirected that domain here, including all comments! I have not actively contributed to this blog for a few years, however, it was the inspiration for an apocalyptic beer we did with Outlier Cartel in New Zealand.
Please note – there are several broken links and missing images. The many earlier videos posted on here have gone to the ether, but I have done my best to find facsimiles of them. You may find some of the missing media by looking going to the apocalyptic post archive.org page.
From the original ‘About’ page:
What’s so bad about the end of the world? There has been a tremendous interest in the post apocalyptic genre over the past 10 years and it doesn’t look like this trend will slow down anytime soon. Being interested in impending doom is not necessarily a bad thing, that is why I created this blog.
First of all, it forces us face the music. Whether it is climate change or nuclear annihilation, by peeking through the post apocalyptic looking-glass, the worst case scenarios are revealed to us. It is by acknowledging these outcomes that we can find solutions to make our world a better place to live.
Secondly, necessity is the mother of invention. Some of the greatest achievements of mankind have been done during the ‘sturm und drang’ of war and catastrophes. German wartime rockets led to founding of the space exploration. Even today’s Internet originated from ARPANET, which in turn was designed to help the military against nuclear attacks. The real possibility of human annihilation has led to improvement many aspects of our lives today.
Finally, post apocalyptic-ism is a type of escapism. It allows us to start with a clean slate; a world destroyed also means another world can be born. Ancients legend of Ragnarök and the visions of Saint John on Patmos give us a picture of a new earth purged from all the atrocious aspects of humanity. Post apocalyptic-ism gives us a fresh start.
So in the end, my love of the post apocalyptic genre is that it merges both bleak reality of a defective world with the potential for all of us to reach loftiest heights to what it means to be human.
- Changes coming to Apocalyptic Post! (10/14/2017) - For several years Apocalyptic Post has been has been a fun outlet for my musings on the Apocalypse. I’ve moved on and this site will change hands to interesting new ownership. Keep posted for changes in the coming months!
- How the 10 richest cities of the world will fall – Post Apocalyptic Maps of Climate Change. (5/2/2016) - The 10 most expensive cities in the world might become of the 10 least livable cities in the near future. This has less to do with real estate prices and more to do with the old adage “location, location, location’. The all of the 10 cities below are will be effected by rising sea levels […]
- No Blade of Grass – Post Apocalyptic Movie Review (9/9/2015) - No Blade of Grass is a 1970 post apocalyptic movie based on the book The Death of Grass bySamual Youd. I had never heard of the book before, but the premise is quite simple: A virus strain that kills rice crops, spreads across the world and starts affecting other crops and grasses. This puts the […]
- RECILISIB (EX-RAD®) for all your radiation needs (9/5/2015) - Rad-X from Fallout (1997) In 2010, a product known as EX-RAD made headlines that it can reduce damage from radiation exposure. It was one of those cases where science fiction actually turned into reality, as Rad-X was the name of an anti-radiation drug from the post apocalyptic game series Fallout released 13 years prior. Interestingly […]
- Post Apocalyptic by the numbers (9/2/2015) - Its been a very long time and no post – a few years in fact. Its been difficult to keep tabs on ‘post apocalyptic’ happenings in the media just because there has been so much of it. As far as my own voice was concerned, I felt like I didn’t have too much new to […]
- Post Apocalyptic Minatures by Marc Giai-Miniet (8/12/2012) - Here’s something of a treat for those who like post apocalyptic art, check out the diorama of of French artist Marc Giai-Miniet. They are reminiscent of a Lori Nix post I did a while back. While it may not fit perfectly in the post apocalytic genre, I thought the works where fantastic and worth a […]
- Geiger Counter for your Mobile Phone (5/3/2012) - Yep there seems to be an app for everything these days and you can even find a few to help you prepare for the apocalypse.www.Hotray-Info.de/ have an android app that can detect radioactivity. How does it do it? Read a bit more below: The app uses the sensor on the front or rear camera of your […]
- Understanding Radiation Dosage (7/12/2011) - Nuclear meltdowns/attacks have always been part of post apocalyptic yore, but now we have a nifty chart explaining radiation poisoning to the average bloke. Here’s a bit of perspective on radiation poisoning from iapptive.com (via mashable) We encounter sources of radiation every day, from natural background radiation to bananas. (Yes, bananas emit gamma rays, but you’d […]
- Apocalyptic Firesale – Get your bunkers on the cheap! (7/9/2011) - A few months ago, I posted about bunkers sales up by 1000%. Well, according to business insider they decided to let the common man in on their gig selling an economy model for only $9,950 USD (premium models start at $25,000). Its guaranteed to keep you alive for 6 months and survive at 20 megaton […]
- The Accidental Sea – History of Salton Sea (7/9/2011) - This is a great video about the harsh desert landscape of the Salton Sea and it thrived and then died off – leaving ghost towns and a haunting vista of a post apocalyptic world: By Ransom Riggs, you can see his youtube channel and his Amazon page here.
- Vacationlanders – Post Apocalyptic Maine (7/8/2011) - I reckon Maine is a pretty good place to have a post apocalyptic setting. The home state of horror writer Stephen King is now featured on webisodes called Vacationlanders (Vacationland is the motto on Maine ‘s registration plate). From their homepage: Vacationlanders is a 12 part miniseries that will be released on the Internet as free webisodes. […]
- Fathoms, a Post Apocalyptic Animation with heart (7/8/2011) - Fathoms is an up and coming animation project about post apocalyptic Brooklyn: The ice caps have melted. The air is filled with a poisonous smog. No land. No safety. Sam and Evan, along with their rescued cat, Hippo, pilot the scavenger Arken, a salvaging submarine. Together, they search the endless seas for organic life and […]
- New Guangzhou, it’s just not the same as the old Guangzhou (China Ghost Cities) (7/8/2011) - I get the newsletter from Sovereign Man (it’s sort of an investors opportunity guide for the coming economic collapse) and there was interesting article about New Guangzhou – one of several Chinese cities built from scratch to showcase China’s economic strength. Does this mean that China’s economic tiger is on a roll? Not quite, according […]
- Post Apocalyptic Theme Parties (USA, Russia and NZ) (7/8/2011) - I’ve recently found out about a Mad Max theme party that takes place in the Southern California dubbed the ‘Wasteland Weekend‘ – so I thought it would be an excellent way break a dry spell in my blogging. So what exactly is the Wasteland Weekland? From their site: First our event is costumes-required (so there […]
- Counting Down To Zero Nuclear Weapons [Documentary] (6/22/2011) - Is nuclear anihilation still in the cards for the human race? Lucy Walker seems to think so. In her movie, Countdown to Zero, she expresses her opinion that mankind is more at risk from nuclear weapons than ever before. For Lucy, fear of nuclear war had been with her since she was a child (from […]