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Old November 22 2012, 03:45 PM   #16
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Re: A reminder about the 'end of the world' in December...

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I mean, it's high comedy that some well-to-do adults did that but to royally fuck up their children's lives based on dogmatic idealistic nonsense is sad beyond words.
You mean, politics and/or religions?
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Old November 22 2012, 05:30 PM   #17
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hmm, is Santa even political correct, nowadays? An old overweight Kaukasian male, dressed in ancient costume with fur trimmings who has kids sit on his lap and gives them sweets - the true miracle of Christmas is that neither African Americans nor Hispanics, Asians or Native Americans, animal rights activists and child protection officials, dentists and healthcare services haven't tried to abolish him yet. Not to mention the women's rights front and the non-christian religious groups in the US.
We're one screwed up nation, aren't we?
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Old November 22 2012, 09:00 PM   #18
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Re: A reminder about the 'end of the world' in December...

Lovably bizarre, I'd say Must be all these Britons among your ancestors and their spleen-genes

As a member of The Four Horsepersons Of The Internet I can assure you that we won't ride on Dec 21st. We'll be way too busy writing Christmas cards, icing cookies and doing last minute shopping.
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Old November 22 2012, 09:07 PM   #19
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Re: A reminder about the 'end of the world' in December...

The world was already SUPPOSED to end in October 2011!

I want my money back.
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Old November 22 2012, 09:20 PM   #20
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Re: A reminder about the 'end of the world' in December...

Sorry about the delay.
At the moment there are several galaxies colliding in your vicinity. Due to this extraordinary increase in demand, we are experiencing a temporary shortage of armageddons. (Also, Famine is ill in bed with indigestion and War is busy in Israel and Palestine.) As a result, your order has been delayed and will be executed as soon as possible. We want you to know this is not the quality of experience we wish to offer you and appreciate your patience during this time of exciting growth of our business.
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Old November 22 2012, 09:31 PM   #21
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Re: A reminder about the 'end of the world' in December...

I wish I believed that crap. It would make life much more exciting.
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Old November 22 2012, 09:50 PM   #22
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Re: A reminder about the 'end of the world' in December...

I find life in general very exciting. It's just a matter of taking a closer look and noticing the zillions of cool things. For example, have a look at your hand when you flex your fingers. Have you ever noticed how complicated a system of levers it is? All these bones, tendeons, connecting tissue and muscles forming a delicate yet highly effective structure that reacts to the slightest pull. Isn't it amazing how evolution gradually developed this apparatus?
Or did you ever have a close look at a dandelion flower? It consists of hundreds of very pretty tongue-shaped blossoms with a funny style that looks a bit like a ram's horns

The world is totally exciting! Just try to not just look but see.
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Old November 22 2012, 11:09 PM   #23
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Re: A reminder about the 'end of the world' in December...

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I wish I believed that crap. It would make life much more exciting.
LIVE AS IF IT WERE TRUE.
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Old November 23 2012, 12:55 AM   #24
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Re: A reminder about the 'end of the world' in December...

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I wish I believed that crap. It would make life much more exciting.
LIVE AS IF IT WERE TRUE.
I second this!! Hubby and I took a well deserved vacation that we couldn't really afford this year...and we keep saying "well, if the world ends we had a whole lot of fun before it did!"

It's also become our reason to do mundane but silly things "the world is ending...we better do this now!"

We've been having a lot of fun lately...because, hey, why not? The world might end next month! Yes, LIVE AS IF IT WERE TRUE.
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Old November 23 2012, 02:28 AM   #25
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Re: A reminder about the 'end of the world' in December...

Hah, I love all of your replies. I had never noticed that about dandelions.

Fascinating.
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Old November 23 2012, 05:54 AM   #26
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I'm kind of surprised by how little I've heard about this particular end of the world lately. I expected it to be like an election in a swing state. Building and building and building until you hope that the world will end just so you don't have to listen to this crap anymore. Instead it just sort of fizzled out a year or so ago.
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Old November 23 2012, 05:59 AM   #27
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Re: A reminder about the 'end of the world' in December...

They have learned the BANG goes better in the beginning. Far away from the fail.
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Old November 23 2012, 06:07 AM   #28
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Re: A reminder about the 'end of the world' in December...

^ So does that count as a "big BANG" theory?
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Old November 23 2012, 06:21 AM   #29
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Re: A reminder about the 'end of the world' in December...

It's not theory, it's FACT.

You clearly need a cosmic shift.
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Old November 23 2012, 06:52 AM   #30
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Re: A reminder about the 'end of the world' in December...

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I'm kind of surprised by how little I've heard about this particular end of the world lately.
Brett! Long time no see! Why aren't you posting over in the "any oldtimers still around" thread? I distinctively recall having you seen here, back in 2002.

There has been an article in the news over here that the French closed access to a mountain top on which a few end-of-the-world fanatics were planning to build an interstellar bus stop, in the hope of being picked up by aliens before the world blows up. But other than that I think everyone has gotten it by now that there was a new calendar discovered that counts further.
It's a pity, really. It'd have been so much fun to sit back and watch the date pass and the believers sit there with long faces, like they did back then on Jan. 1st 2000 (both with the predicted end of the analogue world caused by Armageddon and the end of the digital one caused by the milennium bug)
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