|An assault rifle.|
"Do you hunt?" The Loser asked, knowing little about guns.
"No," said the guy. "That's an assault rifle. It's only meant to kill people."
|A sign proclaiming that the end is near.|
He said he had it because he was certain society was on the verge of something big happening within a year or two that would lead to its collapse and that he wanted to be ready in some way.
This was in 1981.
People crave the feeling that the times they live in are the most interesting times there will ever be, that change will be fast and dynamic and they'll be one of the ready ones who cope with it well and survive, perhaps even lead. They will have taken a shortcut that will make them far more significant than they were before. This feeling is wired into our egos.
|Meteorites destroy a large city.|