Bloomberg Skipping Town During the Apocalypse

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 07: New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg pauses while introducing Dennis Walcott, his current deputy mayor for education, as the new Schools Chancellor for New York City following the departure of the controversial Cathleen Black on April 7, 2011 in New York City. Black, who came from a corporate background with little public school experience, is leaving after serving just three months in the position. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Photo: Spencer Platt/2011 Getty Images

Despite the backlash he received from his absence during the epic blizzard in December, Mayor Bloomberg will be giving a speech in Oklahoma tomorrow when New York is ravaged by earthquakes and the dead rise from their graves and start pawing at everyone with their gross dead-people hands. "You're going to be criticized in the newspapers," radio host John Gambling quipped today. Bloomberg, in a preemptive bid to mollify his critics, has decided to suspend alternate-side parking in the event of Judgment Day. [NYDN]