If the world were to end, and I could only bring one thing (and it couldn't be a person, okay? Because if it's a person, I'm bringing Sweetie) then I'm definitely bringing my iPod.
I'd have to do that. If I'm going to be slogging around in some post-apocalyptic society where the squirrels have taken over and I have to carry a shotgun and break into old grocery stores to get canned foods, and convert grape soda into fuel for the postnuclear unicycle I use to get around, I'm going to need something to break the monotony. The iPod could do that; I'd have all my favorite music on it, so I could even kill some time here and there setting up the right playlists for various tasks, like the perfect 20 songs I'd want to listen to when trying to protect my blankets from mutants who want them to survive nuclear winter.
Yes, absent my iPod, the end of the world would be a grim experience. But my personal vision of the apocalypse isn't the only way the world will come to an end, you know. There's also Tabula Rasa - a new online game that you can try for free. Through Tabula Rasa (Operation Immortality: Leave your mark. Save Humanity.) you can get a chance to experience the end of the world and save humanity yourself -- maybe with an iPod, maybe not, depending on how much you want to get into character -- an you can try it out for free. Free is good. An iPod at the end of the world is good, too. And Tabula Rasa, likewise, is very good -- so go there, sign up, save humanity, and, if we meet in the Time of the Squirrels, then I say to you: Leave my blankets alone.