So, I took a week off from writing Popcult (and thanks for the kind words and well wishes), and I turn on the TV Sunday morning, only to find that they were showing the movie “The Road Warrior.” No big deal, except that they were showing it on The History Channel.

This was The History Channel, you know, the channel where they show programs about things that really happened, sometime in the past. In case you don’t know, “The Road Warrior” is a post-apocalyptic action flick starring Mel Gibson as one of the last civilized people on Earth who fights a band of mutants in the Australian outback. It was a sequel to “Mad Max,” but it was this second movie that was more successful and inspired the professional wrestlers who swiped the name.

I know I’ve been a bit preoccupied during the last week, but did I miss the end of the world?