Snow Makes NYC Even More Dystopian Than Usual

Jason Concepcion of Grantland has authored a pretty hilarious satire about the New York snow emergency — “Apocalypse Snow: A Dystopian Vision of New York City’s Blizzard” – shuffling stfnal references together with other absurdities.

The commissioner also announced that the area below St. Mark’s, from Avenue A to the Bowery, had been deemed a “purge” zone. No criminal statutes would be enforced in the zone after nightfall, except for opposite-side-of-the-street parking. “Parking enforcement officers will continue to be active in all areas of the city,” he said.

It’s not just sf that has gone mainstream. This kind of fannish parody of end-of-the-world pop culture once could only be found in fanzines. But here it is today on ESPN…