Ashton Kutcher preparing for apocalypse

Ashton Kutcher, 32, is worried that a major energy meltdown is about to occur, so he’s trying to get fit in order to deal with the situation. He began combat training last to prepare for his role in Killers and after filming completed, continued training with running, yoga and Muay Thai fighting. He told Men’s Fitness magazine, “It will not take much for people to hit the panic button… You start taking out electricity and satellites, and people are going to lose their noodle…  What happens when all our modern conveniences fail? I’m going to be ready to take myself and my family to a safe place where they don’t have to worry… All of my physical fitness regimen is completely tailored around the end… I stay fit for no other reason than to save the people I care about.” He says he had a small taste of what the apocalypse would be like when he and his wife, Demi Moore, and her kids were at a mountain cabin last year and the power was out for 14 hours. He said, “I got my guns out. We made a fire. We went to the grocery store… People were rolling in and out, clearing out all the shelves… It was like a preview.”

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  1. nobody important • December 29, 2010 @ 11:57 AM

    “You start taking out electricity and satellites, and people are going to lose their noodle”

    Looks like he already lost his noodle.

  2. HorneeZomBie • December 29, 2010 @ 1:22 PM

    He does have a point! In an event like that, if it happens, we will all see just how dark and cruel mankind will become. It would be every man and woman for themselves. If you run out or don’t have the necessities for survival and protection, what would do to make sure your children are warm, safe and not starving to death? If you did have enough to survive, what happens when another father of a starving, dying child finds out that you have more than enough to sustain his family for another month? What would you do to protect your supplies? Do you really want jeopardize you family by giving those nessities away, it sounds horrible, but when you become a parent you will do things you never thought you could to ensure the protection and necessities for the life of your children. For myself, my kids are everything. I know what I would do to ensure we are safe, feed and protected…..I hope it never has to come to that but you never know.

  3. NYTOC • December 29, 2010 @ 3:08 PM

    He’s very right. Look at the kids/teens and young adults growing up today, look what happens to teens when you take away their cell phones or when you take games away from kids, they turn hostile. Teens get pissed and think adults know better, what happens when nature takes over, who will they blame then? Older generations weren’t born into a world of technology, I’ve seen young kids and adults go mad when they forget their phone, better yet, young girls have a tendancy to check their phones every second(thinking they missed a call–you’d have heard the phone go off, so you’d think).

    I think other countries without technology would fair much better than countries that are first-world. We rely so much on technology to get us through our daily lives or through everything in our life(some people). I’m sure celeb’s themselves would think, “OMG!, how will people know if I’m okay”…they can’t tweet or do anything.

    Ashton is right, think back to the blackout that hit Ontario in 2003, some people were nice but others who had to live in darkness went nuts because they couldn’t make life, simple for themselves. If we didn’t have internet, or even television or cell phones/land-line phones, we’d be living in the 1500-1800’s. During those times darkness was around more because electricity wasn’t even around, they relied on daylight.

    As humans, in the last 30 years, we’ve been living closely to a digital world where we put all our beliefs into things that aren’t real unless we see or hear about them being proven they are what they are. Unless we know through technology(media) the world is going to end in 3 days, people will either disbelieve what they hear/see or believe it based on either religion or just because we have the tendancy to believe everything about technology, we’ll put our lives in the hands of it to save us, somehow.

  4. mitch • December 29, 2010 @ 4:45 PM

    just remember to check expiry dates on food you buy….and dont buy anything that needs to be case no power

  5. Mary • December 30, 2010 @ 11:00 AM

    Too much money and too much time on his hands. Instead of worrying about something that may never happen. Why not focus on helping situations that are here now…like poverty. Hey here’s a question …modern conveniences are just that…”modern”…people survived without loosing their noodle way way before we had “modern” conveniences.

  6. Reality Check • December 30, 2010 @ 1:01 PM

    If the modern world experiences a socio-economic meltdown or the apocalypse or whatever you want to call it, don’t count on anything going the way you want it to.

    Here’s a thought. If you have children who are unable to fight for themselves, guess what they become? Liabilities. Yes, it sounds honourable and profound to say you would do anything to ensure their safety. But then, people who don’t have children to worry about would use your loved ones against you.

    All it would take is somebody holding a sharp item to your child’s neck to make you reconsider and surrender that bag of rice.

    Like someone said, they would do anything to protect their children. That, more often than not, means sacrifice. And it may very well require the ultimate sarifice. Yourself.

  7. Age A • December 30, 2010 @ 1:54 PM

    Plan A: Join military, special forces and get free training and request security detail at Cheyenne mountain and be on the right side of the BIG door…

    Plan B: Dig a big hole, park a mobile home in it, cover it with concrete and dirt, don’t forget the air holes and a deck of cards…

    Plan C: Stockpile massive amounts of drugs & alcohol and just stay home, fill every container with water & have lots of chocolate and crackers…don’t forget the honey…it is the only food that does not go bad…& wait until it is over…

  8. C-Dub • December 30, 2010 @ 3:28 PM

    Ultimately we will never know until it happens. But I was in Toronto when the blackout happened and ‘NYTOC’ was right. Some people were just fine with it, others were crazy stupid and even crying. Sure some meat MIGHT go bad in the freezer, but don’t open the door and conserve the cold until MAYBE the poer might come on. No air conditioning, well walk down to your local watering hole and relax. Those that have actually camped (in a tent, and not an RV with TV and power) likely stand a better chance to cope, even if it’s temporarily.

    I do think that the world would try and cope for a bit and then after a week or two it will become difficult for the majority of the industrialized world. Previous comments about 3rd world countries might be accurate, they likely won’t miss a beat. Barter system will take effect because we cannot use cash without cash machines and bank tellers will not know the amount you have in your accounts. And we will all have to resort to farming! And horses again!

    As for Kutcher, I don’t think he is psychotic…yet! Hello, we sell earthquake preparedness kits for a reason. We tell people to build a panic room or tell people to stock up on water and other supplies for possible disasters, so to train a little and be prepared, to me, shows he is just looking after his family. Might be to the little extreme but won’t we have egg on our face if something did happen to life as we know it and Kutcher is King! lol.

  9. roggs • December 30, 2010 @ 6:42 PM


  10. truth • December 30, 2010 @ 8:26 PM

    look what happen in Haiti after the earthquake: murder, kidnapping, rape. Maybe you’ll say it’s because it’s in Haiti and they are poor or something so ask yourself why the exact same thing append after Katrina: police man let people die to go “shopping” some brand new Cadillac and electronics

    with no power and food people that you think will die in those kind of situation might be the one that survive… maybe the “leaders” will just sit in a corner scare for their life and die silently

  11. KBmayberight • December 31, 2010 @ 2:42 AM

    Ashton Kutcher may be right. He is only responding to the News Alerts they have been slowly putting out for the last 2 years.
    ( Fox News and CNN 6/11/2010) and this is NOT another Y2K cuz this is also affecting our weather tremendously. Look at the west coast and the east coast over Xmas weekend. For those of you who are just finding out about the solar storms that could take out our satellites and electrical grids, you are 2 years behind in preparing, so stop bashing AK. For those of you who have kids, you owe it to them as parents to prepare for the worst and hope for the best.

  12. |)riven-|3y-|2age • December 31, 2010 @ 12:01 PM

    I have a hard time believing in “proficies” and “predictions” Soooo many times they have come and gone and….nothing, we’re all still here. If there is an armagedon coming for 2012, I think it’ll happen because so many people will go into panic mode because of the fear mongering press. All hell will break out because people will be led to believe it will and chaos will come from what we do to ourselves. Self-perpetuating I believe is what its called. Humans should never know about thier futures
    Ashton is a good example of that.
    As for the weather…The earth cycles all the time, its mostly our fault the weather is so messed up because of global warming, not some ancient predictions. If you look it up, hundreds of religions, cults, groups and individuals have made thousand of predictions over thousands of years. Some are bound by coincidence to be correct.

  13. Debbie • January 1, 2011 @ 2:01 AM

    Ashton is just on a power trip. That is his 30 year old mentality. I am 50, and I feel I have basically lived my life, even though I look 30, and am in excellent health, and try to feel fresh every day, and find something to be happy about. As one gets older, acceptance to a point is there. I felt years ago, that the world had become too casual for myself, and I hate that people are rude, swear, play music in their head phones for all to hear, etc. People treat me nice, because I am attractive, and a decent person. I do not like the modern conveniences that we rely on. I live in a highrise, and have dealt with the water being shut off for days, power out, etc. You don’t panic, you deal with it. It is a nice idea to prepare for “the last days”, or a disaster, but to learn to fight, or want to be the last to survive, I would rather not. I would rather “go” with the rest. I am a fighter, but I am a realist. Not Rambo. Not to say that I do not defend what I have, but I think that Ashton is thinking that he can “save” something, which in the end, only God can… if you believe. His show ” Punk’d” is a good example of someone you do not want to strive to be like. Rambo was Sylvester Stallone, not Ashton. I’m sure I’ll hear from the “G.I.Joe’s” of the world, or the people that think I do not have self-esteem. I love myself, and that is all that counts. I do not expect anyone else to. And Ashton should save his noodles for dinner. To each his own…

  14. Hollywood man HERE • January 2, 2011 @ 1:58 PM

    WOW!!! Hah! 🙂 8)

  15. Mary • January 3, 2011 @ 5:46 PM

    Isn’t he lucky that he has the ability and the money to take his family to a safe place, the rest of us poor buggers will have to fend for ourselves. Their are plenty of “Safe Havens” for those that can afford it, remember all the bomb shelters that were built in the 50s & 60s. Our politicians have their underground facilities,and I know of one that’s not too far from me. I doubt that it would be accessible to myself and family. If it did come to pass this Apocolypse, it would be every man for himself. I’m going to remain optimistic and hope that 2012 with all it’s gloom and doom will bring us into a new era of peace and love!

  16. ni • January 4, 2011 @ 1:58 PM

    Well time will tell, while we wait and see!

    Happy new year every one!! 🙂

  17. Kathleen • January 7, 2011 @ 12:56 AM

    YES, I do believe that we may be headed into a time of trials and tribulations–possibly in 2012, maybe even sooner! With all the Climate change, wars, starvation, HIV in Africa, earthquakes & volcanoes erupting, etc., we could be in for MAJOR problems, and yes, even an Apocolypse–which would definitely lead to a mass wipe-out on our planet!! Then, it would become like every man for himself, much like with the cave men. Unfortunately, I do believe that it could happen sooner rather than later. Nothing much you can do about it—as it’s possibly inevitable! Say some prayers!!

  18. tony gomez • March 14, 2011 @ 4:43 PM


  19. abna • March 14, 2011 @ 5:32 PM

    Ashton Kutcher Says Training for Armageddon Story in Mens Fitness Was a Joke

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    January 26th, 2011, 19:51 GMT| By Elena Gorgan

    At the end of December, Mens Fitness came out with the January 2011 issues, featuring model turned actor and producer Ashton Kutcher. Asked about his motivation to work out, he said he was training for the end of the world, when hed have to save his family.

    The piece also included several mentions from the interviewer, who said that, though he was telling a somewhat ludicrous story, Ashton seemed dead serious about it.

    Among many other things, he revealed that he was undergoing intensive training in martial arts and hand-to-hand combat, that he did yoga, and that he basically prepared himself mentally for the day when the world ended.

    Days after the interview came out, Kutcher tweeted that his words had been taken out of context, though he didnt specify in what way.

    He did say, though, that the interview was his way of trying to give some kind of response to the question what motivates you to work out.

    Now, Ashton has changed his story somewhat about the interview that undoubtedly made many roll their eyes, saying that it was a joke and the interviewer completely missed out on it, ShowbizSpy writes.

    Heres the thing: you do these interviews for like a Mens Fitness or something, and theyre always asking you like, why do you work out, whats your motivation to stay in shape? he says.

    Putting into words his real motivation about working out would have made for a rather boring story, so he chose to make up this story about aliens and the end of the world and people fighting over food.

    And you really dont want to say I want to look good, I want to be healthy, it doesnt really sound fun. So I kind of got going on this roll of the apocalypse and I thought she was getting the joke, and I read the article and she really didnt get the joke, the actor says.

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