MK at Peak Oil blog links to the Top 10 conspiracy list.
The AlterNet list mentions Mad Max as the Hollywood equivalent pessimistic endpoint. As a matter of fact, George Miller's Road Warrior has political connotations up the wazoo. (Besides being my favorite action yarn of all time)
The parable synopsis:
- The tanker loaded with sand -- Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink
- Gyro man -- Jumbo Jets anyone?
- The bus caravan -- Off to Woodstock
- Mel Gibson -- Practicing for End-Of-Days in the sequel to The Passion