Actor: 'I'm going to be ready'

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — “Dude, Where’s My Shotgun?”

No, it’s not a sequel to his 2000 movie, but it could be the tagline for what actor Ashton Kutcher says may be his most challenging role yet: apocalyptic road warrior.

In an interview with Men’s Fitness magazine, the 32-year-old husband of 48-year-old Demi Moore says our plugged-in society has become so dependent on iPhones and other gizmos that “people are going to lose their noodle” should any widespread power outage ever occur in the U.S.

“It will not take much for people to hit the panic button. The amount of convenience that people rely on based on electricity alone,” Kutcher said. “You start taking out electricity and satellites, and people are going to lose their noodle. People don’t have maps anymore. People use their iPhones or GPS systems, so if there’s no electricity, nobody has maps.”

The actor warns that in the event of any such meltdown, societal cohesiveness could fray and lead to chaos in the marketplace and beyond.

Kutcher adds, “Then it’s like, ‘What’s the value of currency, and whose food is whose?’ People’s alarm systems at their homes will no longer work. Neither will our heating, our garbage disposals, hot-water heaters that run on gas but depend on electricity – what happens when all our modern conveniences fail?”

So what is the Hollywood leading man doing to prepare for this financial Armageddon? Between stocking up on firearms and learning Krav Maga, a deadly combat technique taught to Israeli special forces, Kutcher hopes to be able to stave off any unruly crowds.

“I’m going to be ready to take myself and my family to a safe place where they don’t have to worry.”

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Comments (10)
  1. Michaelsen says:

    PSSST…Ashton. There were no cell phones in 1975. There were no ipods in 1984. The Internet only started being widely used about 1988. Somehow we survived way back in the 1970s. Take it back another 40 years though from 1970 and there was no television. People got along without them.

    Yes I know we are ultra dependent on communication devices these days and there will probably be some shock factor when large scale power outages occur. Banks and supermarkets will struggle to figure out how to dispense money and issue credit. Gas stations will go on generator power and generally there will be elevated tensions but go to an area where a serious hurricane has taken down all of the utilities for weeks or even months at a time and you will find an economy and a society that is somehow finding a way to function.

    Say hello to Demi for me. I used to train with her when Jackson was training her at George’s gym in Santa Monica on Olympic in the Bratt Pack days. I hope all is well with you both and the family.

    Happy New Years.


  2. jujubee1 says:

    “Hollywood leading man”?! Since when?!

  3. Jose Rivera says:

    I don’t need my GPS to find my ice chest either you idiot!

  4. Jose Rivera says:

    I know people that have the same way of thinking, they’re all meth addicts

  5. Voice of Reason says:

    When the world ends, it will END…there will be no survivors, so what is he preparing for?

  6. Zweb Wolf says:

    Living in CA and on or near major earthquake faults I’ve been through many quakes to where we’ve lost power and the markets run out of food and water quick. My family set for 3+4 days of home survival and that does include weapons for saftey and looters. As far as the end of days were not gonna last long if its 5 or more days with a national disaster.

  7. Openureyesppl says:

    Wow all of you are close minded people..that’s really sad. But 1 thing I am wordering have any of you done your research to substain your allegation?

  8. Arthur R Spafford Jr says:

    He remains in-character from his days as the idiot on “That ’70s Show.”

  9. Richard in Castaic says:

    This sounds nutty but what he’s saying is fundamentally true. Something as simple and likely as a widespread and prolonged power outage could have serious consequences. It might be prudent to plan accordingly. I’m just saying.

  10. Corin says:

    Genius. *stocks.up.on.grenades.four.loko.and.studies.Capoiera*

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