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Old 12-20-2012, 11:38 PM
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Weird. My wife and I decided we wanted to make spaghetti for our last meal before the apocalypse. It cooked up fine and I was draining the spaghetti over the sink when... all the pasta just up and disappeared! Poof!

I couldn't figure out what was going on. Then all of a sudden it hit me. We had purchased all our kitchenware in Mexico last year. Stupid me. I was using a Mayan colander.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:38 PM
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Nothing over here in Phoenix, of course crackpots will point out that this supposed end will not "end" until the 22nd comes along.

In the meantime enjoy some end of the word doomsday poopers, or as FARK likes to put it: Here comes the science:

http://aer.aas.org/resource/1/aerscz...?view=fulltext
Resources for Responding to Doomsday 2012: An Annotated Guide

Courtesy of one of my favorite busters of ignorance: Andrew Fraknoi.

He was fun when he was invited to speak to explain scientific stuff at KGO radio in San Francisco.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:39 PM
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Weird. My wife and I decided we wanted to make spaghetti for our last meal before the apocalypse. It cooked up fine and I was draining the spaghetti over the sink when... all the pasta just up and disappeared! Poof!

I couldn't figure out what was going on. Then all of a sudden it hit me. We had purchased all our kitchenware in Mexico last year. Stupid me. I was using a Mayan colander.
:Golf clap:
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:36 AM
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What the hell is happe
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:51 AM
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Yeah, but as stated above, it won't happen until midnight in the Mayan time zone, so there are still over 8 hours left, and about 5 additional hours if it happens on the solstice.

I recall there was similar speculation when Harold Camping's doomsday dates came around last year; it makes a lot more sense if whatever is going to happen occurred all at once (especially something like a planet smacking into Earth).
Considering it doesn't appear that anything celestial is going to happen, unless the aliens are cloaking their space ships, it's more likely that something geological is going to happen that would bring the world as the Mayans knew it to an end, not the whole world.

Keep your eyes on the Sth American news channels, it's unlikely that whatever it is will actually get way down here, but continental Nth America might be in the road.
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:19 AM
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The horror! The horror!! Ooooowww. Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo .....











Sorry about that. Everything is fine now. Had a bad toe cramp for a minute there.
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:24 AM
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Checking in from the Gulf of Mexico. The satellite internet is holding up strangely well. Normally it cuts in and out badly in bad weather, and we are having some pretty rough seas out here right now. Just felt the boat shake pretty badly as I was typing this! We are supposedly heading back to port in Louisiana, but I won't be surprised to find out that there simply is no Louisiana anymore.
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:41 AM
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the restaurant i cook at closes at 9pm. at 8pm there was a wait for a table 20 people long.

this normally doesn't happen on thursday nights.
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:26 AM
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Clouds have gone away and the sky, omg, it is full of stars. Hey, do I see an angry-looking starship from Krikkit headed this way?
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:03 AM
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9.03pm Australia: something's going down soon. I mean someone's going down soon. I'm pretty sure it's me. So I hope it's big.
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:18 AM
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The sky is black. A clear liquid is tumbling out of the void. I can hear it! It's splashing against my windows because of the wind!

God have mercy on our souls!
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:38 AM
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http://youtu.be/JsxavPANO8s
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:44 AM
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Tungurahua volcano (Ecuador) remains in full eruption, producing ashfalls on surrounding communities, loud roars and detonations, occasional pyroclastic flows (which reached 4 km from the crater earlier this week), and the continued threat of lahars if/when rainfall should increase. EPN reports the ash plume over the volcano hovers around 2 km height today.




AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!





ps: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:50 AM
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What's happening???!!! There's a bunch of little red 3 inch high demons, with horns and pitchforks. Is this even part of Mayan mythology? WTF?

They've formed a congo line and they're moving down the hall towards the home office where I'm sitting at my computer. I think they're singing. They're voices are high pitched and squeaky, like nails on a blackboard. I think it's an old R.E.M. song.

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Old 12-21-2012, 05:12 AM
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Yes! We survived! The Doctor saved us!
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:19 AM
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Yeah, that was a close one.
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:19 AM
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Well, I'm still preparing for the proper lips.
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:26 AM
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What's happening???!!! There's a bunch of little red 3 inch high demons, with horns and pitchforks. Is this even part of Mayan mythology? WTF?

They've formed a congo line and they're moving down the hall towards the home office where I'm sitting at my computer. I think they're singing. They're voices are high pitched and squeaky, like nails on a blackboard. I think it's an old R.E.M. song.

Never mind. It was just a shadow.
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:12 AM
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Something is wrong.

I'm not kidding.

We had a fire alarm test at work. They do this once a month, trip the alarm wait a few seconds turn it off. This time, though, the alarm is still going. It's been going for about 5 min before I starting typing - and it shows no sign of slowing.

Wow this is irritating.


p.s. AAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhgggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:15 AM
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Oh wait.

It's off now.

Carry on with your regularly scheduled life, and have a nice apocalypse.

Last edited by Nature's Call; 12-21-2012 at 07:15 AM.. Reason: I do have a headache now. The Mayans were RIGHT!
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:17 AM
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I took a one hour walk outside down a bike path towards my University at 1:30AM after everybody has already moved back home until next semester and there was nobody out there except me, not a one. Clearly I'm the only person left in this corner of Tucson. At least there will be plenty of places to loot for food in the coming years of solitude.

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Old 12-21-2012, 07:19 AM
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Crap.

Now I gotta buy Christmas presents.
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:48 AM
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See: http://www.straightdope.com/columns/...-world-in-2012

Of course, if the world doesn't end today, there's still the possibility that the end of the long count calendar is actually on Dec 23, so we can try again two days later. Or else wait the 5,100 or so years until the calendar cycles round again.
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:04 AM
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No fear
Cavalier
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:15 AM
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Not to sound alarmist, but has anyone seen a dolphin today? I know I haven't.
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:18 AM
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Confirmed it: Rahu changed his mind.

Stupid Rahu, can't commit to anything.
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:00 AM
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Not to sound alarmist, but has anyone seen a dolphin today? I know I haven't.
I thought I heard something that sounded an awful lot like "So long and thanks for all the fish"
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:12 AM
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I'm not sure what you guys are taking about. I'm in the Ottawa region right now and it looks to me like Robert Frost has finally gotten his answer.
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:43 AM
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Crap.

Now I gotta buy Christmas presents.
AND I gotta do laundry and take my car 'round to be inspected. Unload the dishwasher, too. Oh, and pay some bills. Phooooey.
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:02 AM
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Well not much happened so far. Let me switch my computer to Mayan Standard Time (MST) so I can figure out what's going on.

Ądןǝɥ ˙uʍop ǝpısdn pןɹoʍ ǝɥʇ pǝuɹnʇ suɐʎɐɯ ʎʞɔıɹʇ ǝsoɥʇ Ąpoƃ ʎɯ ɥo
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:09 AM
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Nasa was so sure there'd be no apocalypse that they made this video ahead of time.
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:28 AM
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OK everybody - go home now. Nothing to see here. Mayan your own business.
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:47 AM
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What's happening???!!! There's a bunch of little red 3 inch high demons, with horns and pitchforks. Is this even part of Mayan mythology? WTF?

They've formed a congo line and they're moving down the hall towards the home office where I'm sitting at my computer. I think they're singing. They're voices are high pitched and squeaky, like nails on a blackboard. I think it's an old R.E.M. song.

Don't worry -- just Congress warming up. I've seen it lots of times in the course of my life.


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Crap.

Now I gotta buy Christmas presents.
OK -- I'll give you 20 pounds of my smoked meat and MREs. But be sure to wrap them up pretty.
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:20 PM
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Yeehah! Just woke up in Mayan Paradise!

Unfortunately, I got sent to a place that looks pretty much like my crummy old house.
These Mayans got some 'splainin' to do.
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:21 PM
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The world ended a long time ago.
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:54 PM
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The world ended a long time ago.
But they haven't finished the paperwork.
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:10 PM
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... They've formed a congo line ...
A shipping company? They formed a shipping company?
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:27 PM
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A shipping company? They formed a shipping company?
You expect me to be able to spell with all of that going on?
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:44 PM
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The world ended a long time ago.
Yeah, the Mayans forgot about that:

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It is our duty to inform you that as of 7:35:05am UTC on September 10, 2008, the Earth has been destroyed.
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:29 PM
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All of this talk of the end of all things is just so sil
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:49 PM
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The Toronto Star had as its headline today, "We're All Still Here!"

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Old 12-21-2012, 06:32 PM
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The Apocalypse
(It's taking longer than we thought.)
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:32 PM
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Apparently the event was supposed to happen at the moment of the solstice, which was 6:21 EST this morning. I was asleep. Clearly, the world has ended, but I am dreaming that it continues.

Pray that my roommate doesn't wake me up...
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