While others look at the news and find themselves disturbed by, say, the 119 Iraqi policemen killed in the last month, I, on the other hand, believe the world is ending because of this piece of news:

LOS ANGELES - Prince fans, fire up that Little Red Corvette and head for Las Vegas: the purple one will be performing there every weekend starting Nov. 10.

The diminutive rocker will play Friday- and Saturday-night shows at 3121, a nightclub inside the Rio hotel, according to a Wednesday news release by P R Plus, a Vegas firm representing the club.

As a long-time admirer, I’m glad to see the guy’s keeping a regular gig. But what am I supposed to think when the article reminds me that

Prince joins a growing contingent of songsters who have settled in Vegas hotels as regularly featured acts, including Celine Dion, Elton John, Barry Manilow, and Toni Braxton.

Prince and Celine Dion. Certainly, this is one sure sign of the Apocalypse.