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tofu
2007-Jun-11, 02:12 PM
Nine months ago, I stumbled on a religious wacko website predicting nuclear war. We had a thread about it here:

http://bautforum.com/showthread.php?t=46809

Observant readers will note that the world did not end on September 12. True to form, this guy did not retract his prediction. He just claimed that we didn't understand it. For a few days after his prediction, his javascript counter showed "-3 days until the world ends" It was quite amusing.

Eventually, he posted a message that said the war started on September 12th (in his words, "the nuclear baby was conceived") but that the first nuclear bombs would go off nine months later - which is June 12th.

I was so amused by this that I added it to my calendar so that I could be sure to go back and check.

http://www.yisraylhawkins.com/

Currently, his website says that the war starts in 1 day and within 124 days 4/5ths of us will be dead.

Just thought I would pass this along in case you had any dinner plans for tomorrow night.

BertL
2007-Jun-11, 02:29 PM
Oh darn it, I was supposed to go to France next week. Guess I won't make it.

Occam's Shaving Cream
2007-Jun-11, 02:30 PM
Hahaha, I love that sort of wacko's. I think there should be some sort of 'big book of Armageddon' that lists all the end-of-the-world-claims recorded throughout history. I imagine it will be quite a thick book.

Nicolas
2007-Jun-11, 02:31 PM
Oh darn it, I was supposed to go to France next week. Guess I won't make it.

According to the claims, you'd be more correct in saying France won't make it...

:sick::doh:

BertL
2007-Jun-11, 02:48 PM
What?!?
http://www.maj.com/gallery/BertL/Stuff/holygrailfrench.jpg
That's impossible!

Sticks
2007-Jun-11, 03:55 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/eb/Arthur_Dent_Livid.jpg

So this is it, We're going to die

Fazor
2007-Jun-11, 04:13 PM
Well what am I doing here at work then? I should be out living it up. We all know that Columbus, Ohio will be one of the first and hardest hit cities. Wonder how many coats of lead paint i can get on the walls between now and tomorrow, perhaps that will shield me. Duck and cover people, duck and cover!

Noclevername
2007-Jun-11, 04:36 PM
Hmm... I remember all those "predictions" that the Soviet Union was definitely going to start Armageddon, based off something it said in Revelations. Guess they also need to update.

"This prophecy definitely tells when the world will end. Now! I mean, now! No, now! No, wait, it's now! Wait, wait... okay, now! No, no, not yet... n- oh, wait... yeah, this time it's... no..."

BertL
2007-Jun-11, 04:39 PM
Heh. Last time the world ended I quit school and gave my teachers the finger. I've been rejected from schools ever since.

CJSF
2007-Jun-11, 04:43 PM
I swear there used to be a link to a page on the history of ends of the world, somewhere on this board. I can't seem to find it, and my Google efforts have been fruitless.. does anyone else remember it?

CJSF

tofu
2007-Jun-11, 04:47 PM
I remember it, but I can't find it.

lek
2007-Jun-11, 04:59 PM
So no boom today, boom tomorrow. There's always a boom tomorrow.

Noclevername
2007-Jun-11, 05:02 PM
Whoops, duplicate post. Ignore that nerd behind the curtain.

Noclevername
2007-Jun-11, 05:02 PM
So no boom today, boom tomorrow. There's always a boom tomorrow.

So tonight we party like it's 1999! :dance:

Donnie B.
2007-Jun-11, 05:03 PM
An Earth-shattering KA-boom, that is. :shifty:

lek
2007-Jun-11, 05:11 PM
So tonight we party like it's 1999! :dance:

Most refreshing way to avoid saying "OLD" :D

Noclevername
2007-Jun-11, 05:14 PM
Most refreshing way to avoid saying "OLD" :D

Why, 1999 is only eight and a half years old! A veritable spring chicken!

BertL
2007-Jun-11, 05:28 PM
The latest news item is an "Urgent message!"

However when I tried to click to read on, nothing happened. Looking in the source code it appears there should be a Javascripted link to a video file of some sorts.

jamesabrown
2007-Jun-11, 06:11 PM
Reminded me of this:
The prophet who imagines great things for the future will invariably see them as due to occur in his own lifetime, simply because he cannot accept that he won't be around to get in on the action; the same kind of thinking is rampant among evangelicals today. -- Earl Doherty.



On a whim, I called the "Contact" phone number, and a nice woman answered, but she didn't identify herself or who she worked for. I said I was looking for Microsoft technical support, and I got her to talk about who she worked for. She mentioned something changing the world through morality, or something. I'm terrible at bluffing, and I ran out of things to say, so I ended the call.

After I hung up, I kicked myself, because I should have asked her if she was planning on coming in to work tomorrow.

Matherly
2007-Jun-11, 06:12 PM
So no boom today, boom tomorrow. There's always a boom tomorrow.

:) Glad to see somebody has some damn perspective around here.

"Ivanova is God"

Noclevername
2007-Jun-11, 06:18 PM
So no boom today, boom tomorrow. There's always a boom tomorrow.

Followed by a bust. Etc.

Tucson_Tim
2007-Jun-11, 06:27 PM
Followed by a bust. Etc.

Hey, hey - this is a family forum now.... :)

Noclevername
2007-Jun-11, 06:31 PM
Hey, hey - this is a family forum now.... :)

:silenced::silenced::silenced:

(Can't say what I'm thinking...)

BertL
2007-Jun-11, 07:15 PM
The latest news item is an "Urgent message!"

However when I tried to click to read on, nothing happened. Looking in the source code it appears there should be a Javascripted link to a video file of some sorts.

Ah, yes, I forgot my point.

My point was... why saying "Urgent message" when you don't tell the message?! It's like running into a store screaming "SOMETHING'S GONNA HAPPEN!" and then running away again.

Noclevername
2007-Jun-11, 07:23 PM
The latest news item is an "Urgent message!"

However when I tried to click to read on, nothing happened. Looking in the source code it appears there should be a Javascripted link to a video file of some sorts.

It's not a news item, it's an ad. I've seen "urgent message" banners and popups all over the net. Don't touch 'em with a ten foot pointer. And if you do, clear your cookies immediately after.

NEOWatcher
2007-Jun-11, 07:30 PM
It's not a news item, it's an ad...
Even if it were, it is probably only about certain celebrities getting in trouble.
-Or-
Something happened, and we don't know anything, we will follow up later when we find out it wasn't anything anyway.

BertL
2007-Jun-11, 07:31 PM
Well, the thing says "Urgent Message From Yisrayl Hawkins!"

But seeing the website overall structure it can be put in the same category as banners and popups.

triplebird
2007-Jun-12, 12:44 PM
It's 6:45 MDT on 06-12-07 and it looks at least my chunk of the world is still intact. So I guess it's up and out of bed and off to school and work again today.... :lol:

Laguna
2007-Jun-12, 12:51 PM
So the baby is born...
123 days remaining before 4/5 of the world population will die
and 67 weeks remaining for him to look for another theory of desasters.
But maybe 8910 people might help him to earn some 11121314$ with his new show that will fool 1516171819 people killing 202122232425 brain cells....

Sometimes these guys are so inventive... 12345 -> 123 4/5

Maksutov
2007-Jun-12, 01:11 PM
I swear there used to be a link to a page on the history of ends of the world, somewhere on this board. I can't seem to find it, and my Google efforts have been fruitless.. does anyone else remember it?

CJSFI remember that thread but I couldn't find it.

Meanwhile, here's an informative link (http://www.religioustolerance.org/end_wrld.htm).

triplebird
2007-Jun-12, 02:16 PM
"...123 days remaining before 4/5 of the Earth's population is dead because of nuclear war, famine, disease, and other curses of sin..."


Gotta hate Columbus Day (10-12-07 is 123 days from now, if my calculations are correct)

I bet even if one person dies from famine or disease by October 12--which is a certainty of course--this person will be right there to proclaim victory, that his prediction came true, despite the fact that not a single bomb went off, or that 6 billion people still inhabit the Earth.

Mister Earl
2007-Jun-12, 05:18 PM
Hey, people! Do not tease the Nuclear Baby. Or the Dynamite Monkey...

;)

BertL
2007-Jun-12, 06:40 PM
It's a coincidence. Yesterday it said "124 days". :)

tofu
2007-Jun-12, 06:47 PM
Dynamite Monkey...

OT, but I was there when that meme was born! It was a photoshop contest on fark.com

Noclevername
2007-Jun-12, 06:58 PM
It's a coincidence. Yesterday it said "124 days". :)


Ah, but to a "prophecy" believer, nothing is a coincidence. It's all a predestined part of the Pattern!

Peter Wilson
2007-Jun-12, 08:06 PM
Well what am I doing here at work then? Uh...goofing off?

Anyway, I thought it was in 2012 that "life as we know it" is gonna end?

Sticks
2007-Jun-13, 12:48 PM
OMG :eek:

It has actually started, it looks like the start of another global flood with all this rain around.

Where is Gopher wood (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=1&chapter=6&verse=14&version=9&context=verse) when you need it

:neutral:

Wikipedia reference (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gopher_wood)

jamesabrown
2007-Jun-13, 12:52 PM
Wednesday, June 13, 2007




-1 days remaining before the due date for the birth of the Nuclear Baby!

122 days remaining before 4/5 of the Earth's population is dead because of nuclear war, famine, disease, and other curses of sin.

djellison
2007-Jun-13, 01:26 PM
Anyway, I thought it was in 2012 that "life as we know it" is gonna end?
Yup - the world will be exposed, en masse, to the London Olympics logo and mass death will ensue.

Doug

Fazor
2007-Jun-13, 02:27 PM
Uh...goofing off?



Well, yes, that's a given. But I would be much happier goofing off with a fishing pole in one hand and a beer in the other.

Too bad the world ended yesterday. Apparently life now is just one collective residual consiousness.

dgavin
2007-Jun-13, 02:29 PM
"I'm not dead. I feel fine. I'm Happy."

~ Monty Python

Matherly
2007-Jun-13, 02:41 PM
Yup - the world will be exposed, en masse, to the London Olympics logo and mass death will ensue.

Doug

Wow. Those Mayans thought this thing through.

:D

Jim
2007-Jun-13, 02:51 PM
Now that you mention, the 2012 Olympics logo looks like something carved on a Mayan temple.

Swift
2007-Jun-13, 03:34 PM
"I'm not dead. I feel fine. I'm Happy."

~ Monty Python

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.

REM

Matherly
2007-Jun-13, 07:34 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.

REM

(Matherly starts singing a long)

Duhn a duhn. Duhn a duhn. Duhn a duhn. Duhn a duhn
Duhn a duhn. Duhn a duhn...
LEONARD BERNSTIEN!!!

Gillianren
2007-Jun-13, 08:15 PM
Where is Gopher wood (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=1&chapter=6&verse=14&version=9&context=verse) when you need it

No one knows--no one knows what it is!

Noclevername
2007-Jun-13, 08:18 PM
Where is Gopher wood (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=1&chapter=6&verse=14&version=9&context=verse) when you need it

It's a mistranslation. It should've read, "Make thee an Ark, and go for good."

Nicolas
2007-Jun-13, 09:58 PM
Are we nowhere yet?

Kiwi
2007-Jun-14, 11:16 AM
I swear there used to be a link to a page on the history of ends of the world, somewhere on this board. I can't seem to find it, and my Google efforts have been fruitless.. does anyone else remember it?

Perhaps it was "It's the End of the World as We Know it... Again."
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Oracle/9941/index.html

Eta C
2007-Jun-14, 12:52 PM
Well, there is the International Earth Destruction Advisory Board (http://qntm.org/board). They list the current Earth Destruction Status as Green (Earth not destroyed) and the current Geocide count as Zero.

BertL
2007-Jun-14, 01:52 PM
Now that I've seen so many links, I thought I'd drop in this End of the World (http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/end.php). Some language.

CJSF
2007-Jun-14, 01:54 PM
Perhaps it was "It's the End of the World as We Know it... Again."
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Oracle/9941/index.html

YES! That's it! Thanks, Kiwi.

CJSF

SirThoreth
2007-Jun-15, 01:41 AM
OT, but I was there when that meme was born! It was a photoshop contest on fark.com

I still prefer Lukket's "home computer" meme.

/Fellow Farker
//Post as StevieWonder_DrivingInstructor over there
///Slashie goodness!

PhantomWolf
2007-Jun-15, 04:48 AM
Well it's a little late, but we had an earthquake this morning. Does that count?

Van Rijn
2007-Jun-15, 05:07 AM
Well it's a little late, but we had an earthquake this morning. Does that count?

*sigh* I guess it will just have to do, but the End Of The World ain't what she used to be.

Noclevername
2007-Jun-15, 05:30 AM
*sigh* I guess it will just have to do, but the End Of The World ain't what she used to be.


Don't worry, there'll be plenty more Ends Of The World. Maybe the next one will be better.

Maksutov
2007-Jun-15, 06:07 AM
Originally Posted by Sticks http://www.bautforum.com/images/buttons/viewpost.gif (http://www.bautforum.com/showthread.php?p=1007445#post1007445)
Where is Gopher wood (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=1&chapter=6&verse=14&version=9&context=verse) when you need itNo one knows--no one knows what it is!
Heck, I'll get a gopher and make my own wood!

http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/2228/grouchody2.gif

Nicolas
2007-Jun-15, 09:02 AM
Don't worry, there'll be plenty more Ends Of The World. Maybe the next one will be better.

Tonight in "The end of the world as we know it": Michael's bike runs flat.
Next week in "The end of the world as we know it": Michael's neighbour catches a cold.

It's quite obvious they should stop with this weekly end of the world things, we've clearly ran out of good scenarios.

I mis those good old ends of the world as we knew it, where the whole planet floods, huge comets impact or artists eat themselves to death on fastfood.

Maksutov
2007-Jun-15, 09:24 AM
All these TEOTWAWKI folks remind me of a cartoon that appeared in , IIRC, The New Yorker.

It depicted a father and son standing outside the father's furniture store. The store's facade was covered with signs and banners such as "Goin Out of Business Forever!", "Last Chance for Savings Before the Doors Shut Tight!", and "Don't Wait, It Will Too Late!"

The caption read
Some day, son, this will be all yours.

Tog
2007-Jun-15, 09:27 AM
All these TEOTWAWKI folks remind me of a cartoon that appeared in , IIRC, The New Yorker.

It depicted a father and son standing outside the father's furniture store. The store's facade was covered with signs and banners such as "Goin Out of Business Forever!", "Last Chance for Savings Before the Doors Shut Tight!", and "Don't Wait, It Will Too Late!"

Sort of like when Disney releases a classic movie for the "last time ever"... again.

I saw a cartoon I got a kick out of once. It was the old hermit looking man in the dark brown robes hold up his sign which read, "The world is not coming to an end, you must learn to cope!"

Nicolas
2007-Jun-15, 10:22 AM
All these TEOTWAWKI folks remind me of a cartoon that appeared in , IIRC, The New Yorker.

It depicted a father and son standing outside the father's furniture store. The store's facade was covered with signs and banners such as "Goin Out of Business Forever!", "Last Chance for Savings Before the Doors Shut Tight!", and "Don't Wait, It Will Too Late!"

The caption read


Some day, son, this will be all yours.



What, the curtains?

Donnie B.
2007-Jun-15, 03:15 PM
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Heck, I'll get a gopher and make my own wood!

http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/2228/grouchody2.gifKinky!

Sticks
2007-Jun-15, 04:14 PM
The skys have opened

The floods are here (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6755571.stm), maybe this guy is on to something. Who would have thought that water would fall from the sky

:eek:

Nicolas
2007-Jun-15, 04:19 PM
Who would have thought that water would fall from the sky

Seagulls.


Anyhow, the terrible rains of yesterday have passed, today it's your regular hot and sunny early summer day. If this was the global flood, it wasn't what they used to be :).

JayUtah
2007-Jun-15, 04:44 PM
When you're dealing with seagulls, you don't want to know what's falling from the sky.

Fazor
2007-Jun-15, 05:46 PM
When you're dealing with seagulls, you don't want to know what's falling from the sky.

Doubly so when it's a whole flock of them
http://www.bmusic.com.au/links/whatsnew/newsletters/archives/images/afos.jpg

Sticks
2007-Jun-15, 06:14 PM
When you're dealing with seagulls, you don't want to know what's falling from the sky.

This reminds me of an old poem



Birds fly in the sky
Angry farmer wipes his eye
Thanks the Lord that cows don't fly

Gillianren
2007-Jun-15, 07:41 PM
Doubly so when it's a whole flock of them

You know, I made that same joke on Apollo Hoax the other day.

Fazor
2007-Jun-15, 07:53 PM
You know, I made that same joke on Apollo Hoax the other day.
Ah yes, well you know what they say about great minds. :) Personally, I can't hear the word "seagulls" without thinking of that scene from "The Wedding Singer".

"Hey, do you like flock of seagulls?"
"No, but I can see that you do"

R.A.F.
2007-Jun-15, 08:04 PM
Birds fly in the sky
Angry farmer wipes his eye
Thanks the Lord that cows don't fly.

Here is the variation I remember from my youth...

Birdy, birdy in the sky,
Why'd you do that in my eye?
I'm a big boy, I won't cry, but,
I'm sure glad that cows can't fly.

Interesting, huh? :)

Click Ticker
2007-Jun-21, 05:19 PM
Birdy, birdy in the sky,
Dropped some whitewash in my eye.
Did I cry? No, not I.
I'm just glad that cows can't fly.

Must be dozens of versions.

Noclevername
2007-Jun-21, 05:48 PM
Maybe that's how the world will end. Someones breeds flying cows, and the world drowns in manure.

NEOWatcher
2007-Jun-21, 06:05 PM
Maybe that's how the world wil end. Someones breeds flying cows, and the world drowns in manure.
It's happening now, and without the cows.:whistle:

Lurker
2007-Jun-21, 06:34 PM
World Ends at 10... Film at 11... :p

Jim
2007-Jun-21, 06:48 PM
World Ends at 10... Film at 11... :p

Back during the Cuban Missile Crisis, a television station in Texas decided to have a little fun with their sister station in Miami. They sent them the following (paraphrased) telegram.

"Understand World War III could start in Cuba at any time. We are planning a one hour special should it happen. Please film and forward to us."

The Miami station replied:

"WWIII is expected to last 15 minutes. How will you fill?"

jamesabrown
2007-Jun-21, 08:26 PM
Thursday, June 21, 2007

-9 days remaining before the due date for the birth of the Nuclear Baby!

114 days remaining before 4/5 of the Earth's population is dead because of nuclear war, famine, disease, and other curses of sin.

Swift
2007-Jun-21, 09:25 PM
Thursday, June 21, 2007

-9 days remaining before the due date for the birth of the Nuclear Baby!

So when is the christening?

PhantomWolf
2007-Jun-22, 03:11 AM
And in other news.... Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead.

Sticks
2007-Jun-25, 02:01 PM
we're doomed - the floods are back (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6236348.stm) :eek:

Maha Vailo
2007-Jun-25, 02:20 PM
OK, they failed again on another prophecy. What excuse do these folks have now for proposing a new date?

- Maha Vailo

Extravoice
2007-Jun-25, 02:57 PM
114 days remaining before 4/5 of the Earth's population is dead because of nuclear war, famine, disease, and other curses of sin.

I assume that computation includes all the people who have ever lived on the Earth rather than only those alive today.

Orion437
2007-Jun-25, 03:43 PM
Itīs always the same with these apocalyptic announcements.

We should have died a hundred times, based on these nonsenses.


Sorry for my english.

Nicolas
2007-Jun-25, 06:03 PM
I assume that computation includes all the people who have ever lived on the Earth rather than only those alive today.

I believe that more than 20% of all people who ever lived, are still alive today. I may be mistaken though.

Extravoice
2007-Jun-26, 02:25 AM
I believe that more than 20% of all people who ever lived, are still alive today. I may be mistaken though.

According to Uncle Cecil (http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a2_085.html) The total number is somewhere between 69 and 110 billion (at least it was 20 years ago).

If I did the math correctly (assuming 6 billion people currently live on the planet), more than 4/5ths of Earth's population is already "dead because of nuclear war, famine, disease, and other curses of sin."

Jakenorrish
2007-Jun-26, 10:02 AM
If you live in Yorkshire, England it could be about to happen....!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/south_yorkshire/6239782.stm

Nicolas
2007-Jun-26, 11:29 AM
According to Uncle Cecil (http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a2_085.html) The total number is somewhere between 69 and 110 billion (at least it was 20 years ago).

If I did the math correctly (assuming 6 billion people currently live on the planet), more than 4/5ths of Earth's population is already "dead because of nuclear war, famine, disease, and other curses of sin."

OK, clearly I had remembered the figure incorrectly.

Jim
2007-Jun-26, 07:29 PM
If I did the math correctly (assuming 6 billion people currently live on the planet), more than 4/5ths of Earth's population is already "dead because of nuclear war, famine, disease, and other curses of sin."

Then, our work here is done.

Window Washer
2007-Jun-26, 07:35 PM
I'm still paying off the debt I racked up just before the last time the world ended.

Sticks
2007-Jul-07, 06:39 PM
Apparently according to the Bible Code, the nuclear holocaust was last year. I found an old Horizon programme about it here (http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=-1470737180201704456&q=horizon+bbc&total=138&start=0&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=6)

Noclevername
2007-Jul-07, 07:44 PM
Apparently according to the Bible Code, the nuclear holocaust was last year.

Interesting, it was also supposed to happen in 1986, 1989, 1996, and 2001, according to which "Bible Code" book was on the bestseller list at the time.

Sticks
2007-Jul-07, 09:16 PM
Some geezer called Drosnan's book

Oligarch
2007-Jul-08, 01:44 AM
tomorrow, tomorrow...you're always a day away!

BertL
2007-Jul-08, 01:50 AM
tomorrow, tomorrow...you're always a day away!
Yeah, but that's not more than logical. If you would say "The world will end at 12AM today exactly." you sound like you just saw too much Bond movies to the untrained ear.

Jim
2007-Jul-08, 02:40 AM
Interesting, it was also supposed to happen in 1986, 1989, 1996, and 2001, according to which "Bible Code" book was on the bestseller list at the time.

Y'know, I'm getting awfully tired of the world coming to an end and I don't find out about it until afterward.

(I have got to get on a better mailing list.)

Lurker
2007-Jul-10, 01:00 AM
Hey you guys... the world ended a while back. Wasn't anyone here told?

Come on people!! Lets go!! Hit the showers!!!

Noclevername
2007-Jul-10, 01:03 AM
LAST CALL! World's ending!

Lurker
2007-Jul-10, 01:09 AM
LAST CALL! World's ending!
Actually it ended weeks ago... apparently no one thought to tell everyone here... :think:

PhantomWolf
2007-Jul-10, 03:15 AM
Well according to The International Earth-Destruction Advisory Board (http://qntm.org/board) it hasn't been destroyed yet...

Van Rijn
2007-Jul-10, 03:47 AM
Well according to The International Earth-Destruction Advisory Board (http://qntm.org/board) it hasn't been destroyed yet...
That site is just part of the grand conspiracy to keep the fact that the world has ended away from the people of the world!

Matherly
2007-Jul-10, 03:51 AM
tomorrow, tomorrow...you're always a day away!

I prefer...

"To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow; a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing."

The last part seems particularly appropiate.

3488
2007-Jul-10, 12:34 PM
Perhaps the end of the world has been delayed, due to leaves on the line, or the wrong type of rain???:doh:

We get this crackpot nonsense evey year.

Apparently the world is also suppose to end in 2012.:wall:

Andrew Brown.

BertL
2007-Jul-10, 01:18 PM
Apparently the world is also suppose to end in 2012.:wall:

Andrew Brown.
Well, that's for a completely different thread (http://www.bautforum.com/newreply.php?do=newreply&p=1027235).

Larry Jacks
2007-Jul-10, 01:51 PM
The end of the world was scheduled to arrive last night. Unfortunately, it had to change planes in Dallas and was delayed. "Thank you for your patience."

Sticks
2007-Jul-10, 02:34 PM
It was sent via Britsh airways at Heathrow and guess what (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/6286848.stm)

BertL
2007-Jul-10, 02:42 PM
It was sent via Britsh airways at Heathrow and guess what (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/6286848.stm)
Why can't those ends of the worlds just go First class? :hand:

Noclevername
2007-Jul-10, 05:22 PM
Why can't those ends of the worlds just go First class? :hand:


Or at least get a bulk rate? :lol:

Ban Me
2007-Jul-10, 05:34 PM
Why can't those ends of the worlds just go First class? :hand:

So you think if you travel first class on BA, they won't lose your luggage?

BertL
2007-Jul-10, 05:44 PM
I've never flown in my life. I assumed so.

Maybe the end of the world should only have brought in hand luggage.

Gillianren
2007-Jul-10, 09:04 PM
I prefer...

"To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow; a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing."

The last part seems particularly appropiate.

Scottish play! Scottish play! Everyone do whatever silly theatrical superstition exists this week! (I'm better now. Maybe I'll just rewatch season two of Slings & Arrows.)

Sticks
2007-Jul-11, 05:21 AM
Scottish play! Scottish play! Everyone do whatever silly theatrical superstition exists this week! (I'm better now. Maybe I'll just rewatch season two of Slings & Arrows.)

Oh you mean Macbeth?[/Black Adder]

Tog
2007-Jul-11, 05:51 AM
So you think if you travel first class on BA, they won't lose your luggage?

"And I'm so worried about the baggage retrieval system they've got at Heath-row."

Monty Python-I'm Worried

Jeff Root
2007-Jul-11, 01:56 PM
Scottish play! Scottish play! Everyone do whatever silly theatrical
superstition exists this week! (I'm better now. Maybe I'll just rewatch
season two of Slings & Arrows.)
I know not to what you refer. Would it be a cable TV programme,
mayhaps? Or do I presume too much?

Of course, it occurs to me that I could look up this Slings & Arrows
entity on the IMDB... Nah.

I did read the play and memorize that soliloquy for eleventh-grade
English, so I'm at least aware of that much. I rember two minor
words differently. Is the quote entirely accurate?

Did you catch my earlier tasteless quip to you about acquiring a dog,
naming it "Spot", and telling it to get out?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

Fazor
2007-Jul-11, 02:16 PM
Did you catch my earlier tasteless quip to you about acquiring a dog,
naming it "Spot", and telling it to get out?
I'm jumping into this thread (or, more accurately, reintering it after ignoring it a while), so I missed your "tasteless quip". But I do have a dog that, for whatever reason, refuses to go outside in the morning. For 4 years I've called her "Charlie", but it may not be too late to change her name to "Spot". That way my neighbors will think I have some culture each morning, instead of thinking that I have Vietnam flashbacks.

Donnie B.
2007-Jul-11, 03:03 PM
Along those same lines: anyone who has sung in a church choir is probably aware that hymns are labeled with names that describe the tune (since some hymns are sung to more than one tune, and some tunes are used for more than one hymn).

In one rehearsal, the tune of a hymn was mentioned. It was "Down Ampney".

A card in the bass section remarked, "That's a funny name for a dog."


...

For those interested, "Down Ampney" was written by Ralph Vaughn Williams, and is used in the hymn "Come Down, O Love Divine". The tune is named for the village in England where Williams was born.

CJSF
2007-Jul-11, 06:11 PM
Oh you mean Macbeth?[/Black Adder]
Aahhhhh! Hot potato, off his drawers, pluck to make amends. Aaahh!

CJSF

Gillianren
2007-Jul-11, 08:05 PM
I know not to what you refer. Would it be a cable TV programme,
mayhaps? Or do I presume too much?

Canadian, actually, but in conjunction with the Sundance Channel, apparently. Which I don't get. But I have a thing either for or about, depending on your perspective, its star, Paul Gross. Ergo, when I first heard about it, I knew I had to have it--and it's well worth the effort to find, especially if you know your Shakespeare.

Maksutov
2007-Jul-11, 08:08 PM
[edit]For those interested, "Down Ampney" was written by Ralph Vaughn Williams, and is used in the hymn "Come Down, O Love Divine". The tune is named for the village in England where Williams was born.It always struck me as ironic all the hymns and other religious music that old Rafe, who was an agnostic, wrote.

Underrated masterpieces of his include A Sea Symphony (with text by Walt Whitman), Job: A Masque for Dancing, and his 4th, 6th, 8th, and 9th Symphonies. The 9th is an amazing work, full of vigor and defiance, written by a deaf composer who was approaching his 86th birthday.

Donnie B.
2007-Jul-12, 12:30 AM
It always struck me as ironic all the hymns and other religious music that old Rafe, who was an agnostic, wrote.
Perhaps he simply realized that his work would be much more widely performed if he wrote "sacred" music. There are far more churches in the world than other music venues.

I imagine a theist would say that Vaughn Williams was inspired by God even if he didn't believe in Him.

I confess that I have only a passing acquaintance with his work.

Down, Ampney! ... Good dog!

PhantomWolf
2007-Jul-12, 02:56 AM
I have it on very good authority (Terry Prachett) that the Apocalypse has been put on hold after the four horsemen discovered that their horses have been stolen (all except Binky who seems ratgher unstealable)

Maksutov
2007-Jul-12, 09:26 AM
I have it on very good authority (Terry Prachett) that the Apocalypse has been put on hold after the four horsemen discovered that their horses have been stolen (all except Binky who seems ratgher unstealable)Damn that Binky! An 'orse beyond th' pale!

http://www.cosgan.de/images/smilie/tiere/o055.gif

3488
2007-Jul-12, 11:40 AM
The end of the world has been delayed due to a broken down train. :rolleyes:

Please listen for further announcements.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused. :eek:

Andrew Brown.

Maksutov
2007-Jul-12, 11:53 AM
Meanwhile we'll have less hand basket weaving among this crew, and find a better way to get us off here (http://www.scifimoviepage.com/images/forbid.jpg)!

IIRC

Casus_belli
2007-Jul-12, 02:01 PM
What? The world ending again? I still havent recovered from the last time it was destroyed by asteroid/super-vulcano/global warming/mutant space-goat.

Swift
2007-Jul-12, 02:08 PM
By the way, I think this has been posted before, but an always useful website is this one (http://www.exitmundi.nl/exitmundi.htm) with a vast collection of End of the World scenerios.

Fazor
2007-Jul-12, 02:14 PM
Well maybe the world ends every night when we go to sleep, but when we wake up our minds create a whole new world with it's own backstory, so that there only appears to be continuity from day-to-day. I can't wait until tomorrow, I'll be a super-intelligent chicken living on a planet which is actually a giant beachball, debunking myths that they great deflation has been signaled by the passing of a meat-ball comet.


...or life is exactly as it seems, and I'll be right back here tomorrow posting on BAUT, and enjoying the fact that it's Friday.

Swift
2007-Jul-12, 06:07 PM
Well maybe the world ends every night when we go to sleep, but when we wake up our minds create a whole new world with it's own backstory, so that there only appears to be continuity from day-to-day. I can't wait until tomorrow, I'll be a super-intelligent chicken living on a planet which is actually a giant beachball, debunking myths that they great deflation has been signaled by the passing of a meat-ball comet.


...or life is exactly as it seems, and I'll be right back here tomorrow posting on BAUT, and enjoying the fact that it's Friday.
What do you mean "we" go to sleep? You all are just figures of my imagination. The entire universe disappears when I go to sleep and I recreate you upon awakening. I'll consider the chicken - beachball planet for the next recreation, but don't count on it.

Donnie B.
2007-Jul-12, 06:52 PM
Well maybe the world ends every night when we go to sleep, but when we wake up our minds create a whole new world with it's own backstory, so that there only appears to be continuity from day-to-day.
If you haven't, you should read LeGuin's The Lathe of Heaven.

Fazor
2007-Jul-12, 06:54 PM
Noted and filed for future reference.

Swift
2007-Jul-12, 08:09 PM
If you haven't, you should read LeGuin's The Lathe of Heaven.
Yes, an absolutely fantastic book, I'll second that.
The made for TV movie (IIRC a PBS production) wasn't great on special effects, but was well made.

Donnie B.
2007-Jul-12, 10:05 PM
Yes, an absolutely fantastic book, I'll second that.
The made for TV movie (IIRC a PBS production) wasn't great on special effects, but was well made.
Absolutely -- if you mean the first version (1980, with Bruce Davison). The remake (2002) is very much worth missing.

dgavin
2007-Jul-14, 08:35 PM
*Taps microphone*

Is this thing on? Am I still dead?

Guess so and Guess not:P