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.
- Breathe: A Post Apocalyptic Short Film (1/15/2010) - Just found this on Flickr – Breathe by Warner Brown. Its 16mm short film, here is the blurb from vimeo: Post-apocalyptic World War 4 Earth is divided by oxygen “breathable zones.” A downed rebel pilot, pursued by government agents, fights for his life. Breathe: A post-apocalyptic sci-fi short. Format: 16mm Starring Krishna Chaitanya. Written & […]
- Post Apocalyptic Vaseline? (11/16/2009) - Los Angeles is having a celebration of 50 years of their Civil Defense – along with a nice array of nuclear holocaust goodies such as rations, guidebooks and um, vaseline: The supplies included gallons and gallons of Vaseline, with advice for post-apocalyptic survivors to smear it all over their bodies as protection from radiation. ….as […]
- Post Apocalyptic Food (11/8/2009) - I was just scrounging the internets for some interesting takes on Post Apocalyptic food. So if you supply of Soylent Green runs out, why not visit Cosco? This is via The Acknowledge My Hippo Blog, Emergency Food Supply – 275 servings for less than 100USD? From Cosco Basic preparation will impact the probability of your […]
- Post Nuclear Accommodation (11/6/2009) - Survive the fallout in style. Before the bombs hit, make sure that you have already checked in the Null Stern (no star) Hotel in Switzerland, a nuclear bunker turned hotel. From their website: The “Null Stern experience” is tailored to fulfill guest priorities, needs and expectations through innovative, value-oriented and functional lodging. Null Stern Hotel […]
- More Post Apocalyptic Campers (11/6/2009) - With The Road coming out in American Theatres, the humble shopping trolley has been en vogue for Post Apocalyptic transportation of goods. Recently I did some posts on Post Apocalyptic Campers here. Today I bring you another sort – the post apocalyptic shopping cart camper. So along with lugging your goods in a trundler after […]
- Post Apocalyptic Polaroids (10/16/2009) - Is there any better film for the apocalypse than Polaroid? Polaroid was a marvel of modern technology that perhaps died before its time. Perhaps it will be resurrected? Anyways, Polaroids are the choice of the Post Apocalyptic generation! From an artistic point of view the soft focus, light leaks and other imperfections give Polaroid film […]
- What to wear at the end of the world (Post Apocalyptic fashion for Blokes) (10/12/2009) - So you are guy, presumably metrosexual, what you gonna where when the Apocalypse comes ’round? Check out The Tijana Pavlov Spring 2010 Menswear – the have all stylings for your modern post apocalyptic. You’ll need to travel to Croatia for this (hey you gotta to end of world to dress for the end of the […]
- Cassandra – Polish Post Apocalyptic Film (10/1/2009) - Poland seems to be great place for Post Apocalyptic stuff – after all they got the brunt of 2 fronts in World War 2, not too much several decades of communism. Check out this up and coming post apocalyptic film called Cassandra from the country – this was source via Quiet Earth so check out […]
- Post Apocalyptic Photo Contest (9/15/2009) - Whilst photographer Bruce Haley recovers from the swine flu, he has organised a “Where’s Waldo” style Post Apocalyptic photo contest. Click here to enjoy
- Post Apocalyptia – Montreal Style (9/5/2009) - This is a quick referral to post by Laura Roberts at Gifted Travel. She recently wrote about one of the cities I’ve always wanted to visit, Montreal. She’s got some great Flickr shots in her post, I’ve used one of them here from H-E-D. Here’s a little from Laura about Montreal: From graffiti and abandoned […]
- Sweet Tooth: Post Apocalyptic Comic by Jeff Lemire (9/1/2009) - Whilst I don’t collect comic books, I do think there are heaps of really good Post Apocalyptic comic books out there. One called ‘Sweet Tooth‘ seems to be getting alot of acclaim from DC Comics. Heres a blurb: From out of the deep woods and the mind of acclaimed indie cartoonist Jeff Lemire (THE NOBODY, […]
- Post Apocalyptic High School Movie (8/29/2009) - Post Apocalyptic High School Movie. From Youtube: Part 1 & 2 of 6 of a Super 8 movie that I shot during High School in Eugene, Oregon. Sort of a comedy homage to the Road Warrior, but my real inspiration was a low budget Road Warrior knock-off movie called “Metalstorm”. Part 3 of 6 of […]
- Exit Mundi – A whole heap of Post Apocalptic Scenarios for your reading pleasure (8/29/2009) - Exit Mundi has some great reading on how the world ends. Here’s a blurb from the site: Isn’t life a bitch? The world is going to end. You don’t even have to be a religious fundamentalist to see that’s true. Some people collect postal stamps; Exit Mundi collects scenarios of what could go wrong with […]
- Post Nuke Comics (8/29/2009) - Just a quick post here. Not sure how I missed this, but check out this Post Apocalyptic Comics from Post Nuke. Its mainly sketched black and white. Click on the banner to go to the website:
- Post Apocalyptic Sport: Jugger (8/28/2009) - Need a bit sporting activity for after the apocalypse? why not try Jugger – a sport that was invented for the Post Apocalyptic Rutger Hauer movie Blood of Heroes. From the wikipedia page: What little entertainment is available in these times comes primarily from a brutal sport known only as The Game, and the merriment […]