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banquo's_bumble_puppy
2008-Apr-17, 12:50 PM
GLP is always good for a laugh. Apparently today is the end of the world. Too bad beer is doubling in price (maybe that's what they are referring to). Anyone know a good design for aluminum foil hats?

Moose
2008-Apr-17, 12:52 PM
GLP is always good for a laugh. Apparently today is the end of the world.

Again? Didn't we just have one?

geonuc
2008-Apr-17, 12:58 PM
What's cause of our imminent demise this time?

ineluki
2008-Apr-17, 01:32 PM
What's cause of our imminent demise this time?

Beer Price is a much better reason than the other crap...

Nadme
2008-Apr-17, 01:35 PM
Oh boy -- Doomsday! :D

I'm going to pack a picnic lunch and go watch the 100-pound fiery meteors come crashing down...

Kaptain K
2008-Apr-17, 01:41 PM
Good thing for us that they aren't cumulative!

Jim
2008-Apr-17, 02:01 PM
Rats! And I'm stuck at work...

Swift
2008-Apr-17, 02:02 PM
Anyone know a good design for aluminum foil hats?
I refer you to this defining work (http://people.csail.mit.edu/rahimi/helmet/) on AFH design.

The abstract:

Among a fringe community of paranoids, aluminum helmets serve as the protective measure of choice against invasive radio signals. We investigate the efficacy of three aluminum helmet designs on a sample group of four individuals. Using a $250,000 network analyser, we find that although on average all helmets attenuate invasive radio frequencies in either directions (either emanating from an outside source, or emanating from the cranium of the subject), certain frequencies are in fact greatly amplified. These amplified frequencies coincide with radio bands reserved for government use according to the Federal Communication Commission (FCC). Statistical evidence suggests the use of helmets may in fact enhance the government's invasive abilities. We speculate that the government may in fact have started the helmet craze for this reason.

And now for some musical accompaniment...
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.

Matherly
2008-Apr-17, 02:12 PM
Giles: It's the end of the world.
Xander, Willow, Buffy: Again?
-Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "Doomed"

banquo's_bumble_puppy
2008-Apr-17, 05:44 PM
tick, tick, tick.....time a wastin' come on D day.....

mike alexander
2008-Apr-17, 05:48 PM
Maybe they meant Bloomsday. But that's June 16th.

The Supreme Canuck
2008-Apr-17, 06:56 PM
Doomsday? Not all that uncommon an occurrence. The next one is this Friday. Heck, all Fridays this year are doomsdays.

The Doomsday Algorithm (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doomsday_algorithm)

NEOWatcher
2008-Apr-17, 07:25 PM
Doomsday? Not all that uncommon an occurrence. The next one is this Friday. Heck, all Fridays this year are doomsdays.

The Doomsday Algorithm (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doomsday_algorithm)
Gee; now I have to worry about all of that? I had a hard enough time with Mondays.

ToSeek
2008-Apr-17, 07:26 PM
If you can't find a relatively current "world is about to end" thread on GLP, it's only because you're not trying hard enough.

The Supreme Canuck
2008-Apr-17, 07:34 PM
Gee; now I have to worry about all of that? I had a hard enough time with Mondays.

And on top of that, what about the real meaning of doomsday? "Day of Reckoning." This is April - tax season. What is it in the US, the 14th? It's the 30th here. Day of Reckoning, indeed.

Celestial Mechanic
2008-Apr-17, 07:42 PM
A different take on the musical accompaniment for this strange and mournful day:

BA-DA-DA-DA-DA-DA
BA-DA-DA-DA-DA-DA
BA-DA-DA-DA-DA-DA

LEONARD BERNSTEIN!!

BA-DA-DA-DA-DA-DA
BA-DA-DA-DA-DA-DA

Casus_belli
2008-Apr-17, 07:43 PM
Doomsday? Today? Whoo-hoo, no more cleaning out the garage for me!


Actually if I do stop cleaning the garage it will be the end of the world when my Mrs gets hold of me.

Celestial Mechanic
2008-Apr-17, 07:45 PM
And on top of that, what about the real meaning of doomsday? "Day of Reckoning." This is April - tax season. What is it in the US, the 14th? It's the 30th here. Day of Reckoning, indeed.
The 15th unless it falls on a weekend, else the first Monday afterward. I'm pretty sure that's true when the 15th falls on a Sunday, not sure if it's true if it falls on a Saturday. I never file that late. At one time (though not anymore) I used to file on Ground Hog's Day.

Trebuchet
2008-Apr-17, 10:04 PM
I "reckon" doomsday cost me about $2500 this year due to an unexpected windfall. Ouch! Even in normal years I usually owe a couple of hundred so I never file until the last.

The Supreme Canuck
2008-Apr-17, 11:06 PM
Ah, poor student here! I've never (yet) paid a cent in taxes.

Whirlpool
2008-Apr-17, 11:32 PM
Ah, poor student here! I've never (yet) paid a cent in taxes.

You will , when you start working .

KaiYeves
2008-Apr-17, 11:48 PM
Huh? What about Doomsday? Has he killed Superman again? ;-)

Maksutov
2008-Apr-17, 11:58 PM
If you're an astronomer, it's Domesday...

The Supreme Canuck
2008-Apr-18, 12:00 AM
You will , when you start working .

Oh, don't I know it. And it isn't really accurate to say I've never paid taxes - I pay sales tax.

Kaptain K
2008-Apr-18, 12:13 AM
Doomsday is right! This year, for the first time in my life I not only did not get a refund, but actually had to send even more (in the high 4 digit $$$$ range!) due to an error by my Mutual Fund company.

Tobin Dax
2008-Apr-18, 12:14 AM
Bah. Every day since Spring Break ended has been doomsday for me, I swear.

BigDon
2008-Apr-18, 01:48 AM
Victor von Doom has his own day now? Aww crap. I wanted one!

Laguna
2008-Apr-18, 08:00 AM
So today is another doomsday.
Come and see it!! Even BIGGER! Even SCARIER!, Even more DOOMIER...
The new "DOOMSDAY 2"

Merchandize starts on Monday. Go get your T-Shirt!

banquo's_bumble_puppy
2008-Apr-18, 10:42 AM
hey GLP I want my money back......

banquo's_bumble_puppy
2008-Apr-18, 10:44 AM
ps. it's Earthquake day at GLP.....does that come with fries?

The Backroad Astronomer
2008-Apr-18, 11:06 AM
no but does come with a side of nuts.

KaiYeves
2008-Apr-18, 07:23 PM
Victor von Doom has his own day now? Aww ----. I wanted one!
Why doesn't Spider-Man get his own day?

Jeff Root
2008-Apr-18, 07:36 PM
I don't have that web page bookmarked where you can find out if the
Earth has been destroyed. Did anyone check? Are we still here, or not?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

KaiYeves
2008-Apr-18, 07:38 PM
I don't have that web page bookmarked where you can find out if the
Earth has been destroyed. Did anyone check? Are we still here, or not?
You're still here, thank goodness. If Earth got destroyed, I'd have to go study some other world.

Moose
2008-Apr-18, 07:46 PM
You're still here, thank goodness.

Mmm. I think I'm going to need a cite for that. Argument from authority is still a logical fallacy, even after the world ends.

HenrikOlsen
2008-Apr-18, 07:59 PM
Giles: It's the end of the world.
Xander, Willow, Buffy: Again?
-Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "Doomed"

Riley: It turns out I suddenly find myself needing to know the plural of apocalypse.
-Also from Buffy

Swift
2008-Apr-18, 08:12 PM
I don't have that web page bookmarked where you can find out if the
Earth has been destroyed. Did anyone check? Are we still here, or not?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis
International Earth-Destruction Advisory Board
(http://qntm.org/?board)
Keep it handy at all times.

http://qntm.org/files/board/0.png

Moose
2008-Apr-18, 08:14 PM
Oof. That's a relief. I was getting worried there.

Jeff Root
2008-Apr-18, 09:07 PM
International Earth-Destruction Advisory Board
(http://qntm.org/?board)
Keep it handy at all times.

http://qntm.org/files/board/0.png
Ah, okay!

But what went wrong? Wasn't there supposed to be an Earth-shattering
KABOOM? Where was the KABOOM??

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

Swift
2008-Apr-28, 09:10 PM
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I was going to happily report that 10 days later and the Earth has still not been destroyed.

But the revival of this thread (http://www.bautforum.com/off-topic-babbling/14593-do-you-think-0-9999999-1-infinite-9s-58.html) is making me think that it might not stay that way for long. :shifty:

Maksutov
2008-Apr-28, 09:29 PM
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I was going to happily report that 10 days later and the Earth has still not been destroyed.

But the revival of this thread (http://www.bautforum.com/off-topic-babbling/14593-do-you-think-0-9999999-1-infinite-9s-58.html) is making me think that it might not stay that way for long. :shifty:
Alien 1: What destroyed that planet?
Alien 2: Some kind of insignificant figure.BTW, Carole King was on The Colbert Report a few weeks ago. She reported on the imminent destruction of the Earth musically:

I feel the Earth move under my feet...

Maksutov
2008-Apr-28, 09:33 PM
Maybe they meant Bloomsday. But that's June 16th.Isn't that where all those numbered lemmings run to the sea and jump in?

mike alexander
2008-Apr-28, 10:02 PM
Wasn't that a day on the Mickey Mouse Club?

"Today is Doomsday, you know what that means!
The Antichrist will be our guest..."

Maksutov
2008-Apr-29, 12:00 AM
"Oh boy!" says Roy, laughing heartily and then keeling over from a heart attack.

(Cubby plays a rimshot.)

"Well, boys and girls, Roy had that coming!" says Jimmie.

(all the Mouseketeers laugh)

"But we know that he's somewhere now that's better!" Jimmie flashes one of his patented ear-to-ear grins and it's frozen on his face.

"Help me! Help me!" Jimmie tries to say as he grimaces in his death throes. His mousekebeenie falls off his head as he topples to the floor.

(all the Mouseketeers laugh)

Cubby plays another rimshot and yells "I'd like to challenge this Mr. Antichrist to a drum off!"

"And so you shall!" says the Antichrist in a low central European voice as he walks onto the stage, scans the Mouseketeers and then casts an evil stare into the camera.

7725

(all the Mouseketeers scream and run away)

mike alexander
2008-Apr-29, 02:42 AM
*ulp*


That does explain quite a bit, though.

Grizzle
2008-Apr-29, 02:45 AM
So, did the world end last week or not?

Chuck
2008-Apr-29, 03:19 AM
Yes, the world ended. It was so traumatic that we're all in denial.

Grizzle
2008-Apr-29, 03:26 AM
Yes, the world ended. It was so traumatic that we're all in denial.

Cripe, so I didn't have to cut the lawn Saturday? :(

Maksutov
2008-Apr-29, 05:08 AM
Nor anything else. Buy a pack of Starburst candies and enjoy the show.

mike alexander
2008-Apr-29, 05:38 AM
This all sounds like a very interesting topic: What would you do if you found out the world ended last week?

What didn't you bring that you should have?
Was it purely natural or totally divine?

Laguna
2008-Apr-29, 07:38 AM
This all sounds like a very interesting topic: What would you do if you found out the world ended last week?

I would think about why I was left behind. Everything ended but me.
What makes me special? Am I that rude so they don't want to take me with them?

hhEb09'1
2008-Apr-29, 09:08 AM
Today is Doomsday!!!! Wot? no link?
Doomsday? Not all that uncommon an occurrence. The next one is this Friday. Heck, all Fridays this year are doomsdays.

The Doomsday Algorithm (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doomsday_algorithm)That's what I thought of too! :)

I like to call it the D-day algorithm, for short. Because one particular D-day (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D-Day) was June 6th

Casus_belli
2008-Apr-29, 09:32 AM
I do apologise to everyone who was looking forward to this weeks doomsday. For reasons I wont go into, your continued existence is all my fault.

I'd like to offer my most sincere apologies and assure you all that the problem will be rectified in time for the next scheduled "end of the world".

Laguna
2008-Apr-29, 09:38 AM
I do apologise to everyone who was looking forward to this weeks doomsday. For reasons I wont go into, your continued existence is all my fault.

I'd like to offer my most sincere apologies and assure you all that the problem will be rectified in time for the next scheduled "end of the world".
Be sure to hear from my attorney!
I have a right to suffer because of my end of the world doomsday.
I paid for it! :lol:

KaiYeves
2008-Apr-29, 09:28 PM
I like to call it the D-day algorithm, for short. Because one particular D-day was June 6th
German 1: So, today ezz Chune 6th. 6/6. Six ez bad number, yah? So bad things ez going to happen to us today, yah?
German 2: That ez dumb und crazy, Hans.