I've been working today on, well, work and putting together a blog item for tomorrow about Earth Day and taxes. Yes, there are connections.
But a friend and fellow financial journalist/blogger, Dan Ray at CreditCards.com, momentarily distracted me from my nobler cause. He knows I'm a movie nut so he tipped me off to a great feature on End-of-the-Earth Day movies over at Yahoo.
The site, tongue firmly in cheek, notes, "Earth Day is a time to consider the actions you can take to protect the planet. But you shouldn't forget just what it is you're protecting it from."
To that end, Yahoo lists the top 10 causes of world destruction in movies. They are:
10. Giant Falling Rocks as seen in Armageddon & Deep Impact.
9. Viral Outbreaks as seen in 28 Days Later, 28 Weeks Later & I Am Legend.
8. Satan (and Son) as seen in End of Days & The Omen.
7. Nuts With Nukes as seen in Dr. Strangelove.
6. The Dead Rising as seen in Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of, Day of & Land of the Dead.
5. Greenhouse Gasses as seen in Waterworld & The Day After Tomorrow.
4. Alien Bureaucracy as seen in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
3. Angry Robots as seen in The Terminator & The Matrix trilogy.
2. Angry Monkeys as seen in Planet of the Apes series.
And the number one threat to our beloved planet is,
1. Angry Bunnies as seen in Night of the Lepus.
Click on over to Yahoo for more on each of the ways Hollywood thinks we're going to go and, more importantly, what we can do to prevent these cinematic global catastrophes.