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novaderrik
2011-Oct-21, 10:12 AM
because today is the day of reckoning.. that one old guy that predicted the end of the world was going to happen in May changed his mind and decided to make today the last day..
i hope everyone is ready, because this time it's for realz..

tnjrp
2011-Oct-21, 10:37 AM
Indeed the Specialist in All Affairs Divine Harold Camping has predicted, nay promised the Second Coming & the end of the world for today!
http://oct21-2011.com/

May 21 was merely the day of the Rapture. And as it turned out, it was a symbolic one so nobody was actually physically whisked to Heaven that day. It's going to happen today instead as the sinners look on before they are (painlessly, according to Camping) destroyed forever.

Unfortunately it's a little unlcear as to the exact time when this going to happen. So I'm betting on always-popular "at sunset in Jerusalem" which today occurs at 17:01 local time and will be waiting for the trumpet to sound with a beer in hand so I can toast to the end before I'm, well, toast.

As per above, this is going to be my last post on this board BTW. It was fun while it lasted! :p

Space Chimp
2011-Oct-21, 10:55 AM
Will there cake, balloons and derision like there was last time?

(well, derision mostly)

Jim
2011-Oct-21, 12:04 PM
I'm sorry, but I've been so bitterly disappointed with such predictions before... believing in them, making preparations, only to see the world continue... that I've decided. When the end finally does come, I ain't goin'.

So there! (insert decent razz-smilie here)

Tog
2011-Oct-21, 12:09 PM
It totally makes sense!
The dishwasher here at work nearly caught fire this morning. It must be a sign.

The Backroad Astronomer
2011-Oct-21, 12:12 PM
Yeah, time to get another dishwasher.

Tog
2011-Oct-21, 12:30 PM
It's been time for a while. The pressure gauge starts at 1 because there was still no such thing as zero when they built it. On the up side, burning dishwasher smells just like tear gas (or Duraflame firelogs), so the placebo effect cleared out my sinuses really well.

As for the predictions, didn't the massive earthquakes at 6 PM local carry over to today? I thought that was still he mechanism of choice.

The Backroad Astronomer
2011-Oct-21, 12:41 PM
Could of been worse the pressure gauge could of started with I.

The Earthquakes just mean the end of Texas, going to leave that one alone for now.

Swift
2011-Oct-21, 02:07 PM
It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine.

You know, maybe that's why REM recently broke up, they knew their song was coming true! :think:

Between that and the dishwasher story, I'm convinced. :whistle:

HenrikOlsen
2011-Oct-21, 02:14 PM
It's been time for a while. The pressure gauge starts at 1 because there was still no such thing as zero when they built it.
Or, alternatively, it's measuring absolute pressure(ATA) rather than pressure relative to the atmosphere(ATO), in which case starting at 1 is the correct thing to do (provided it's scaled in atmospheres).

LaurelHS
2011-Oct-21, 02:15 PM
At least I won't have to go to the dentist next week. ;)

HenrikOlsen
2011-Oct-21, 02:53 PM
Since this is going to be the something like the 235th end of the world in my time, I think I'll just ignore it and play video games.
I'm more worried about a package that was supposed to be here yesterday and hasn't arrived yet.

closetgeek
2011-Oct-21, 03:20 PM
Since this is going to be the something like the 235th end of the world in my time, I think I'll just ignore it and play video games.
I'm more worried about a package that was supposed to be here yesterday and hasn't arrived yet.

About that...it was confiscated at the post office. As it turns out, you are not allowed to ship that kind of stuff through the mail.

HenrikOlsen
2011-Oct-21, 03:38 PM
About that...it was confiscated at the post office. As it turns out, you are not allowed to ship that kind of stuff through the mail.
If the post office people can't distinguish between java moss and pot there's worse things wrong than the coming apocalypse.

Tog
2011-Oct-21, 03:40 PM
Why would they have mistaken your shipment for java moss?

:blink:

Extravoice
2011-Oct-21, 03:45 PM
At least I won't have to go to the dentist next week. ;)

You should have planned ahead and gone last week. Do you really want to meet your creator with bad teeth?

closetgeek
2011-Oct-21, 03:51 PM
If the post office people can't distinguish between java moss and pot there's worse things wrong than the coming apocalypse.

The truth is, it smelled kind of strange and I didn't want to draw any unnecessary attention to it, so I wrapped it up and buried it in coffee grounds.

The Backroad Astronomer
2011-Oct-21, 04:09 PM
The truth is, it smelled kind of strange and I didn't want to draw any unnecessary attention to it, so I wrapped it up and buried it in coffee grounds.
Is that before or after you wrapped it in a used babys diaper.

Nicolas
2011-Oct-21, 04:23 PM
I for one do not believe in the end of the w

emmylou
2011-Oct-21, 04:28 PM
I have my drink ready for tonight :D meant to start at 6pm I believe? funny how nothing happened in Australia and NZ :P

Buttercup
2011-Oct-21, 04:42 PM
I'd better hurry and scarf down a big juicy cheeseburger and a giant-sized Hershey bar...it soon won't matter if I am meat and chocolate intolerant!

emmylou
2011-Oct-21, 04:50 PM
:rofl:

Perikles
2011-Oct-21, 04:59 PM
funny how nothing happened in Australia and NZ :PBut have you heard anything from that region today?

Swift
2011-Oct-21, 05:03 PM
I for one do not believe in the end of the w
If it is the end of w, how am I going to write words like "write", "word" or "wombat". I'm really worried (or should I say orried?).

emmylou
2011-Oct-21, 05:05 PM
Am I still alive? someone check my pulse please. No point in drinking if I am dead :)

NEOWatcher
2011-Oct-21, 05:23 PM
If it is the end of w, how am I going to write words like "write", "word" or "wombat". I'm really worried (or should I say orried?).
hoo needs a double-u on rite?
You seem to vant to throe a rench in in this issue that I can't rap my head around.
Although, maybe I'll just restle with the idea a bit so I don't make a reck of myself.

Noclevername
2011-Oct-21, 05:39 PM
Nope, sorry, I can't possibly be ready on time. We'll just have to push back the deadline again.

redshifter
2011-Oct-21, 05:40 PM
In the spirit of Buttercup's post; if the world is going to end today anyways, I suppose it won't matter to my cholesteral levels if I have a cheese omlete, sausage, and hash browns for lunch...

Swift
2011-Oct-21, 05:55 PM
hoo needs a double-u on rite?
You seem to vant to throe a rench in in this issue that I can't rap my head around.
Although, maybe I'll just restle with the idea a bit so I don't make a reck of myself.
Thank you NEO_atcher

:p

Luckmeister
2011-Oct-21, 06:05 PM
I know how it will end. It's that asteroid named Nigh they haven't told us about. :eek:

15527

But I'll be a naysayer until I'm a Nighseer.

starcanuck64
2011-Oct-21, 06:06 PM
This sucks, couldn't they postpone it until after the first episode of Grimm airs.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grimm_(TV_series)

HenrikOlsen
2011-Oct-21, 06:28 PM
This sucks, couldn't they postpone it until after the first episode of Grimm airs.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grimm_(TV_series)
I see they use the dread words "inspired by", which normally translates to "Someone told me they once heard someone mention this cool name, let's use that in our next project so people will think it'll be cool".

Swift
2011-Oct-21, 06:39 PM
That picture is obviously fake Luckmeister; no one wears hats any more.

Nicolas
2011-Oct-21, 07:14 PM
The w is a superfluous letter anyway. (pardon my use of a superfluous letter). You can simply spell it out. It's the end of the doubleuorld as doubleue knodoubleu it....

starcanuck64
2011-Oct-21, 07:33 PM
I see they use the dread words "inspired by", which normally translates to "Someone told me they once heard someone mention this cool name, let's use that in our next project so people will think it'll be cool".

I like David Greenwalt and the commercials looked kind of cool, so hopefully it won't be too lame.

Buttercup
2011-Oct-21, 07:38 PM
It's the end of the world!!

It's the end of the world!!

...oh...

someone already beat me to the announcement :shifty:

Luckmeister
2011-Oct-21, 07:49 PM
That picture is obviously fake Luckmeister; no one wears hats any more.

It's the hat that was obviously faked. It's part of the disinformation. They want us to believe that's an old picture. If you want to know why, buy my book. :shifty:

Swift
2011-Oct-21, 08:27 PM
It's the hat that was obviously faked. It's part of the disinformation. They want us to believe that's an old picture. If you want to know why, buy my book. :shifty:
Well, the fact that you have a book proves its true. No one would publish an un-true book.

R.A.F.
2011-Oct-21, 09:08 PM
...that one old guy that predicted the end of the world was going to happen in May changed his mind and decided to make today the last day.

At his age, I imagine that one of these "times" if will come true...for him.

Apparently he hasn't appeared on his radio show for a while now...and questions are being asked as to his medical condition.

Not predicting anything, mind you....I'll leave that to the "professionals". :)

R.A.F.
2011-Oct-21, 09:15 PM
Well, the fact that you have a book proves its true. No one would publish an un-true book.

I won't tell A.DIM, if you won't...:)

LaurelHS
2011-Oct-21, 09:21 PM
You should have planned ahead and gone last week. Do you really want to meet your creator with bad teeth?
I was hoping that the creator could restore my teeth to gleaming perfection in a less painful matter than my regular dentist.

Noclevername
2011-Oct-21, 09:31 PM
Time to start the countdown!

Luckmeister
2011-Oct-21, 09:51 PM
Time to start the countdown!

How about a count-up? I'll start:

On the 1st hour of doomsday, my true love gave to me -- A prophet with a grim sign.

Next?

Noclevername
2011-Oct-21, 10:17 PM
On the second hour of Doomsday, my true love gave to me: Two viral plagues, and a prophet with a grim sign.

R.A.F.
2011-Oct-21, 11:25 PM
On the 3rd hour of Doomsday, my true love gave to me: Three Mayan texts, Two viral plagues, and a prophet with a grim sign.

novaderrik
2011-Oct-22, 09:49 AM
so, uh.. has the world ended for anyone yet?

i sat thru an Adam Sandler movie with a very predictable ending at my brother's house- on purpose- and then almost ran into a horse on the way home.. but that was after midnight, so i don't know if it counts as "end of days" stuff..

grapes
2011-Oct-22, 10:17 AM
It was supposed to end yesterday? Dang, I missed it.

Kadava
2011-Oct-22, 12:23 PM
It was supposed to end yesterday? Dang, I missed it.

You know we can't run it without you. Try to be on time next doomsday.

Noclevername
2011-Oct-22, 12:30 PM
On the fourth(-ish) hour of Doomsday, my true love gave to me, Four Planet Xes, Three Mayan texts, Two viral plagues, and a prophet with a grim sign.

grapes
2011-Oct-22, 12:54 PM
Fiiiiiive Borromean Riiiiiings (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borromean_rings#Multiple_Borromean_rings)

KaiYeves
2011-Oct-22, 01:13 PM
Thank gosh there wasn't a fuss yesterday like back in May.

Noclevername
2011-Oct-22, 01:49 PM
On the sixth hour of Doomsday, my true love gave to me, six alien landings, Fiiiiiive Borromean Riiiiiings, Four Planet Xes, Three Mayan texts, Two viral plagues, and a prophet with a grim sign.

swampyankee
2011-Oct-22, 04:19 PM
On the seventh hour of Doomsday, my true love gave to me Seven Seals Apocalyptic, six alien landings, Fiiiiiive Borromean Riiiiiings, Four Planet Xes, Three Mayan texts, Two viral plagues, and a prophet with a grim sign.

Buttercup
2011-Oct-22, 04:28 PM
...and an atom bomb in a pear tree!!

HenrikOlsen
2011-Oct-22, 05:36 PM
I would suggesting changing the last line to ". . . and a prophet with a la-arge grim sign." to make it actually fit the melody.

Noclevername
2011-Oct-22, 05:43 PM
And A Pro-phet With A Grim Sign.
And A Par-tridge In A Pear Tree.

Matches up to me.

HenrikOlsen
2011-Oct-22, 05:53 PM
Except partridge is sung par-tri-idge, three notes.
the prophet line scans really badly when sung.

Noclevername
2011-Oct-22, 06:03 PM
Except partridge is sung par-tri-idge, three notes.
:confused: I have never in my life heard it sung that way. Even parodies of the song use two notes. Is this a translation issue?

Luckmeister
2011-Oct-22, 08:11 PM
:confused: I have never in my life heard it sung that way. Even parodies of the song use two notes. Is this a translation issue?

In the original, Par-tridge is sung as two syllables with the second sung with a sliding note down -- two syllables, three notes total. The same thing can be done with Pro-phet. I tried it out before originally posting it. I've written a few songs, and some poetry.

And to help finish the song --Seven comets coming, Six alien landings, Fiiiiiive Borromean Riiiiiings, Four Planet Xes, Three Mayan texts, Two viral plagues, and a prophet with a grim sign.

Buttercup
2011-Oct-22, 08:19 PM
...and the Grim Reaper holding an "End Times!" sii -- II -- ign ... in a pear tree!

(doesn't quite work, but thought I'd try to top other suggestions -- pardon the pun) :-p

Luckmeister
2011-Oct-22, 09:04 PM
In the original, Par-tridge is sung as two syllables with the second sung with a sliding note down -- two syllables, three notes total.

I recorded a quick example:

http://home.comcast.net/~mcluster/prophet.html

Noclevername
2011-Oct-23, 03:28 AM
Dang! I just realized I should have gone with "Four Horsemen Riding!" :doh:

Nicolas
2011-Oct-23, 08:41 PM
testing:

w

OK, carry on.

slang
2011-Oct-23, 09:45 PM
So, has mr. Camping explained yet how he got it so wrong yet again?

LaurelHS
2011-Oct-23, 09:51 PM
No, but Family Radio has been broadcasting a message (http://global.christianpost.com/news/harold-camping-oct-21-rapture-family-radio-broadcasts-message-after-3rd-doomsday-flop-59060/) to say that they understand people are disappointed about the failed prophecy, and more importantly, that they need donations.

slang
2011-Oct-23, 10:20 PM
[...] and more importantly, that they need donations.

Gee, that's a suprise.

tnjrp
2011-Oct-24, 06:45 AM
Still here.

Gee, that's a suprise.
Indeed.

MAPNUT
2011-Oct-24, 04:15 PM
This is too pathetic even to mock.

The Backroad Astronomer
2011-Oct-24, 04:20 PM
No, but Family Radio has been broadcasting a message (http://global.christianpost.com/news/harold-camping-oct-21-rapture-family-radio-broadcasts-message-after-3rd-doomsday-flop-59060/) to say that they understand people are disappointed about the failed prophecy, and more importantly, that they need donations.
So they would benefit for failing that seems like an epic fail to me.

rigel
2011-Oct-24, 04:31 PM
My lawn mower bit the dust that day. Does this count?

Nicolas
2011-Oct-24, 06:41 PM
they understand people are disappointed about the failed prophecy

As said prophecy was "the end of the world", I wouldn't be too sure about that...

R.A.F.
2011-Oct-24, 07:06 PM
The national news this morning was mercy-less...flat out stating the his "15 minutes of fame" were over...

Noclevername
2011-Oct-24, 07:11 PM
As said prophecy was "the end of the world", I wouldn't be too sure about that...

Remember, to these True Believers, the end of the world means Rapture, Heaven, and all good things (for them, of course).

Extravoice
2011-Oct-24, 07:53 PM
Actually, I feel a tiny bit bad for the guy. Imagine spending all that time mulling over the the book that you consider the word of the creator until you are convinced that you know with certainty when your savior is going to arrive.

Then, at the appointed time, nothing happens. Nothing at all. :doh:

starcanuck64
2011-Oct-24, 08:07 PM
Remember, to these True Believers, the end of the world means Rapture, Heaven, and all good things (for them, of course).

What's the consolation prize for the rest of us?

Noclevername
2011-Oct-24, 08:15 PM
What's the consolation prize for the rest of us?

A lakeside view, I'm told. (Said lake is apparently on fire, so it's bound to be a spectacular view!)

tnjrp
2011-Oct-25, 06:13 AM
According to Camping, the consolation prize was a painless death at the hand of God. Beats swimming in molten brimstone (and stuff) for all eternity, obviously.

For those who think a single "prophet" couldn't pull more than one like this: Camping already made one failed EOTWAWKI prediction for 1994. I suppose it would've been more portentous and safe to wait for 20 years but he maybe he felt getting a bit long in the tooth to wait for that (no really, he apparently mentioned 2011 already in his book 1994? written in 1992)...

HenrikOlsen
2011-Oct-25, 07:07 AM
The national news this morning was mercy-less...flat out stating the his "15 minutes of fame" were over...
"In other news, Harold Camping is no longer famous enough to make the news." Erhm, what?

Doesn't talking about him on the news kinda defeat that?

HenrikOlsen
2011-Oct-25, 07:08 AM
What's the consolation prize for the rest of us?
Getting rid of them.

Nicolas
2011-Oct-25, 07:19 AM
The national news this morning was mercy-less...flat out stating the his "15 minutes of fame" were over...

So at least he was right that something was going to end...

Noclevername
2011-Oct-25, 07:46 AM
"In other news, Harold Camping is no longer famous enough to make the news." Erhm, what?

Doesn't talking about him on the news kinda defeat that?

That's the newstainment business for you. They are getting increasingly self-referential as the years go by, covering "news" about the news. After all, they have to fill all that empty air time and newsprint somehow.

tnjrp
2011-Oct-27, 10:11 AM
So, tomorrow the world will end yet again. It's reputedly the real (as in "no really we mean it this time") end of the Mayan calendar. Plus Andrea Rossi of the E-Cat fame is going to do another not-cold-fusion demonstration (http://www.forbes.com/sites/markgibbs/2011/10/17/hello-cheap-energy-hello-brave-new-world/). And as we all know, massive gamma ray bursts are the first and the last evidence of a civization attempting to start an over-unity energy production machine :p

Jim
2011-Oct-27, 11:52 AM
So, tomorrow the world will end yet again. It's reputedly the real (as in "no really we mean it this time") end of the Mayan calendar. ...

Mebbe so, but I've heard they're coming out with a new one... featuring the Firemen of Cozumel.

Mellow
2011-Oct-27, 12:36 PM
As a "Partridge" myself, and proud of it too, I can tell you from all of my school years and beyond, that everywhere I've lived and visited, they sing Par-tridge... 2 syllables.

Extravoice
2011-Oct-27, 03:30 PM
As a "Partridge" myself, and proud of it too, I can tell you from all of my school years and beyond, that everywhere I've lived and visited, they sing Par-tridge... 2 syllables.

Since we're back on that topic, Around here, it is always sung as two syllables except for the final verse, where it is often sung with three...apparently to emphasize that we are done with this annoying song. It sounds something like this: "par-TRI-idge"

slang
2011-Oct-27, 09:34 PM
So, tomorrow the world will end yet again. It's reputedly the real (as in "no really we mean it this time") end of the Mayan calendar.

The way it's moving, it seems more like a float to me!

tnjrp
2011-Oct-28, 06:30 AM
Just in case we are still here on Monday, it's time to start worrying about this as well:
http://www.rationalskepticism.org/christianity/end-of-days-in-may-christian-group-spreads-word-t17926-560.html#p1045760

I'm convinced... Omigod! WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE!

Extravoice
2011-Oct-28, 07:19 PM
It looks like Christian Radio Broadcasting has given up on predicting when the world will end.
CNN Article (http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2011/10/28/doomsday-ministry-scrubs-end-of-world-predictions-from-website/?hpt=hp_t2)

Noclevername
2011-Oct-29, 02:15 PM
It looks like Christian Radio Broadcasting has given up on predicting when the world will end.
CNN Article (http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2011/10/28/doomsday-ministry-scrubs-end-of-world-predictions-from-website/?hpt=hp_t2)

Well, that's one...