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Old December 23 2012, 02:01 AM   #76
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Re: Mayan Apocalypse

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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.
Is this a joke?

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What really gets to me is some people to seem to give this actual thought.
Yep, pretty much.
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.
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Old December 23 2012, 02:48 AM   #77
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Forgive me if I treat any apparent threat seriously!
There was no threat, except for ignorance.
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Old December 23 2012, 05:41 AM   #78
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The date was wrong! I just noticed that our own calendar ends on December 31st! That's when the world is going to end! The Mayans were just out by ten days!
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Old December 23 2012, 06:27 AM   #79
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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?

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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.
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Old December 23 2012, 11:22 AM   #80
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^^ It was a non-denominational, non-sectarian non-apocalypse.
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Old December 23 2012, 07:31 PM   #81
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If you see a homeless guy wearing a "The End is Near" sandwich board do you run for cover?
No, not really no. I only started to think that there might be some truth behind the whole thing because of all these documentaries, and all these people talking about visions, and these scientists saying that it might happen (and fortunately, they were very much incorrect). We didn't even lose our power grid, thank goodness.

Shows like Doompreppers didn't ease my conscious. In fact, if we were to take into account the Multiverse Theory, I wouldn't be surprised if there were alternate timelines in which the apocalypse did happen, in which the ones that are ridiculed are the ones who survived.

All I know is that this is one of the happiest times for my fears to be wrong! One might even say they were dead wrong!
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Old December 23 2012, 07:38 PM   #82
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and these scientists saying that it might happen (and fortunately, they were very much incorrect).
No reputable scientists said an apocalypse predicted by the Mayan calendar (or any apocalypse for that matter) was going to happen on December 21st, 2012. The people on those History Channel and Discovery Channel pseudoscience shows are not reputable (and in most cases not even real) scientists. Ancient Aliens guy can give you some tips on overuse of hair gel, but that's about it.
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Old December 23 2012, 09:42 PM   #83
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Exactly. All of the doom and gloom is appropriated to a misunderstanding of the way the Mayan calendar works. The Mayans never predicted the end of the world, and as already mentioned in this thread, never put much importance on it. The Mayan calendar works very much like a watch, only on a much bigger scale, with each part of the calendar playing their roles. As it happened, the part of the calendar that was so focused on was longterm. Putting it in perspective, it's like counting down a day, vs the hour, minutes and seconds. Nobody expects chaos when the cycle begins anew to create a new day. So, this calendar is simply restarting to begin a new cycle, and that's all there is to it. Nothing is ending. Pigs are not gonna fly.
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Old December 23 2012, 09:50 PM   #84
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But... but...

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Old December 23 2012, 11:38 PM   #85
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Old December 23 2012, 11:49 PM   #86
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^Have you tried under the barrel?
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Old December 24 2012, 02:48 AM   #87
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Millions of people are still watching and liking Two and a Half Men. Sounds like a subtle, very sad Apocalypse if you ask me.

We've been doomed for years now and we never realized it.
Really, when Seinfeld, Friends and Frasier ended I'm surprised the sitcom continued to exist.
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Old December 24 2012, 05:00 AM   #88
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Old December 24 2012, 07:53 AM   #89
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The Mayan Apocalypse was complete and undeniable crap, but let's hope the board isn't currently being subjected to the Malware Apocalypse.

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