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Old 05-21-2011, 01:48 PM   #21
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Funny thing is we can all laugh at this, but come the morning of December 21 2012 I think I'll be ever so slightly nervy. Strange how a pagan Mayan prophecy can make you slightly unsure, yet an interpretation on the Bible sounds completely ludricrous.
It's not the end of the world even in Mayan eschatology. I think they set the date for hundreds of thousands of years in the future. "2012" was just an arbitrary date set into their distant future for their calendar. I'm pretty sure had their civilisation survived, they'd have just written a new calendar with another distant, but arbitrary end date.
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Old 05-21-2011, 02:00 PM   #22
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If the Mayans really had it all figured out, do you think they would be extinct?
Haha good point. But I dig the Mayans. Their long count calender ends abruptly next December and (most likely) they thought it would usher in a new age of spiritual enlightenment. The whole "end of the world" thing is a largely Western construct. They studied the heavens and planetary alignments and apparently there's going to be a very rare alignment next year. Interesting shit.
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Old 05-21-2011, 02:36 PM   #23
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Hey folks, I hate to break it to you but the rapture did happen today. It's just that the rest of us are all doomed to damnation. The sad part is that so very few were saved......
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You know, what if the Rapture actually happens tonight, and it happens while U2 is onstage in Denver?

What if it takes Bono but nobody else in the band? Aaaaawkward!
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You'll get Van Diemen's Land and Numb ("Don't get raptured on stage.") Result!
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Old 05-21-2011, 03:33 PM   #26
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Well its 4:30pm EST and the sky is getting dark now. I guess God likes drama and big lead-up to the actual event.
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You'll get Van Diemen's Land and Numb ("Don't get raptured on stage.") Result!
Now I'm going to start hoping the Rapture really DOES happen about three seconds into the gig.
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You know, what if the Rapture actually happens tonight, and it happens while U2 is onstage in Denver?

What if it takes Bono but nobody else in the band? Aaaaawkward!
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Now I'm going to start hoping the Rapture really DOES happen about three seconds into the gig.
OMG totally!!!

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Maybe the Mayans didn't mean for the calendar to end in 2012. Maybe they only got that far because they suddenly became extinct.
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The world didn't end today but something just as bad DID happen.

A French-Canadian won the pole for the Indianapolis 500.

Quelle horreur !!
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Old 05-22-2011, 01:43 AM   #32
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*opens eyes and blinks*..

Wha...?
Who???
Where am I?.....in another universe??

What??? I'm still here??? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

I want my money back!!!!

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See you all in December 2012.....or maybe I won't....


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I sang Skeeter Davis' "The End of the World" at karaoke last night.

Should have gone with Blondie's "Rapture."
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The heck with you failed Rapture-all kinds of bad crap happened yesterday and I blame you
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So Camping's going with third time lucky?
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Yeah-now it's October
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