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Old December 23 2012, 06:27 AM   #79
Locutus of Bored
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Re: Mayan Apocalypse

JES wrote: View Post
Hey, I didn't want to get caught unawares (whatever good that would have done). Forgive me if I treat any apparent threat seriously! Okay, so I was desperately hoping it wasn't true. Wish apparently granted.

Now that there is no apparent threat, now it is okay to joke away.
Good lord, you were serious? Your posts were such a hodgepodge of new-age nonsense, mismatched mythology, alien absurdity, and doomsday delusion that I thought it couldn't possibly be for real, and that you were just messing with us.

I don't know what's funnier, that you thought the apocalypse would hinge on whether or not I was polite to "it" (talk about an ego boost --apparently the world does revolve around me), or that you thought the God of Abraham was somehow in charge of handling Mayan calendar changes and the non-apocalypses that go with them, and that God's mood also depended on whether I took the apocalypse seriously or not.

But thanks for the permission to let us joke around now, dad. How do you even go outside each day? If you see a homeless guy wearing a "The End is Near" sandwich board do you run for cover?

JES wrote: View Post
Says you; I still have a lot to live for. I'd take having to look at splodenode's avatar every day over a cataclysm happening tomorrow.

And I don't think it is a good idea to treat apocalypse rudely. Please refrain from doing so, to avoid jinxing things for everyone. Maybe if we're courteous, it will turn around and leave.

Besides, with that sort of attitude, the apocalypse would probably leave that avatar floating around as a wireless signal, where it will probably be intercepted by some unsuspecting spacecraft or distant planet.
Can we please refrain from any Mayan calendar jokes until after December 21st has come and gone, so that we don't jinx things. I'll even make a deal: if nothing has happened by December 23rd, 12:00 pm, I'll make wisecracks with you all. But for now, I see this moment as a time of somber self-reflection.

I think now is a time to reflect on our selves, and to meditate on how we can improve ourselves and attain a greater peace, even if the next several hours were to be our last, and to think of reasons why God might find our civilization worthy to continue to advance unabated.
My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
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