This may be the last Restaurant Guide you ever read.
Not to be alarmist or anything, but 2012 is, in some circles, considered the date of the coming apocalypse. And it’s not just the guys peddling crystals on the side of the highway; many Americans believe that, sometime next year, the world will come to an abrupt, fiery end [cover story, Nov. 18, 2009: “My Oh Mayan!”].
The events of 2011 seem to support this eventuality: fires, floods, tsunamis, earthquakes, and Congress’ near-failure to raise the debt ceiling (and utter failure to do anything else).
Lawrence E Joseph, the author of Apocalypse 2012 (and Aftermath, the guide to surviving said apocalypse), has a name for the shape of the solar flare that could spell our demise: “cosmic croissant.”