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May 21, 2011 Judgment Day

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The end, or so we’ve been told by a spirited fellow in Times Square, is apparently very much nigh. In fact, Judgment Day is scheduled for May 21, 2011. So unless our calculations our way off, that means we’ve only got 11 days until the Rapture. Aw, maaaaan.

This is a bummer for a number of reasons, besides the whole you and everyone you know and the whole world going out in a blaze of fire and brimstone. Not only will this have made the John Cusack, everything-goes-boom flick 2012 totally pointless and silly (see photo: Not at all implausible scenario of what could have happened a year from now!) but it completely screws up other things on our pop culture agenda. 

While it’s pretty cool of Judgment Day to hold out for the season finale of Parks and Recreation on May 19, we won’t get to see Justin Timberlake host Saturday Night Live again for their finale on May 21. We’ve waited a really long time for that, you guys! You know what else? No season five of Mad Men ever, that Lollapalooza ticket you bought is non-refundable, and we won’t figure out how they planned to tie up all those loose ends from the first two Transformers movies in Transformers 3. Sorry, but this is pretty much worse than any Doomsday scenario… and The Reaping.

But, let’s look on the bright side, at least you’ve got over a week to bone up on all your post-apocalyptic know-how by watching movies like Children of Men and reading dystopian novels such as The Hunger Games and The Road. Surviving-the-Rapture spoiler alert: It’s totally gonna suck!

What do you think PopWatchers, is Judgment Day on its way? What pop culture moments are you going to be most sad to miss out on?

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