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"It's the End of the World as We Know It..."
« on: December 28, 2007, 09:50:53 AM »
Meanwhile, over on www.warrenellis.com...

"Searches for the term “end of the world” on Jamais Cascio’s OPEN THE FUTURE have gone up eightfold in the last couple of months."

Smashing. I still got my lawn chairs and ice tea. You're all welcome on my roof when the firestorm arrives.
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Re: "It's the End of the World as We Know It..."
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2007, 02:09:07 PM »
And I feel fine...

I have a friend that can sing that whole song at speed without missing a word. Of course, being on key is slightly harder for him, but it's still fairly impressive.

Everyone knows that the End of the World won't happen till 2012 anyway, so what's the hubub?  :P
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Re: "It's the End of the World as We Know It..."
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2007, 07:44:24 AM »
The paranoia has to build, that's only 4 short years away.
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Re: "It's the End of the World as We Know It..."
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2007, 04:54:40 PM »
Is it really wise to dwell on such things like when the apocalypse might occur? Best to concern yourself with things that you can change, rather than what you can't change.  8)
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Re: "It's the End of the World as We Know It..."
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2007, 06:46:37 PM »
And I feel fine...

I have a friend that can sing that whole song at speed without missing a word. Of course, being on key is slightly harder for him, but it's still fairly impressive.

Everyone knows that the End of the World won't happen till 2012 anyway, so what's the hubub?  :P
Considering that the Mayan calendar had already ended several times before they made one that ran 'all the way' to 2012, I have my doubts about the end of the world - they believed in a world that was destroyed and renewed in such a way as to make no never mind....

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Re: "It's the End of the World as We Know It..."
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2007, 11:06:26 PM »
Auld, it was a joke. I don't honestly believe that since the Mayan calandar is ending the world will too. Though a couple friends of mine decided that if they're still going out they're getting married the day the world's supposed to end, just for kicks.
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Re: "It's the End of the World as We Know It..."
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2007, 11:41:03 PM »
The Mayan calender is inaccurate anyway. The date was pushed back by several hours for every live sacrifice made. And they made a LOT of sacrifices.
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Re: "It's the End of the World as We Know It..."
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2008, 01:13:37 AM »
Auld, it was a joke. I don't honestly believe that since the Mayan calandar is ending the world will too. Though a couple friends of mine decided that if they're still going out they're getting married the day the world's supposed to end, just for kicks.
Sorry, I have met too many, ummm, idiots is the only good term for it, who really do believe in it. Millennial doom mongering with a new age twist. They quite spoiled my sense of humor about it.  :-\

I find such nonsense useful for RPGs though, so I really should not complain.

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Re: "It's the End of the World as We Know It..."
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2008, 06:42:16 PM »
Razzin frazzin darkness...

I am no doom monger. Honestly, there's no point in it. If the world ends, nobody will notice, because we'll all be dead. So why bother worrying?
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Re: "It's the End of the World as We Know It..."
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2008, 08:15:22 PM »
Auld, it was a joke. I don't honestly believe that since the Mayan calandar is ending the world will too. Though a couple friends of mine decided that if they're still going out they're getting married the day the world's supposed to end, just for kicks.

My freind decided to get married the day after. That way if the end does come...

Anyway I get to precide as one of my nicknames is the Reverend. They are doing it medievel and I get to where medievel bishop robes!!!!!!!


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Re: "It's the End of the World as We Know It..."
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2008, 08:40:27 PM »
Y'know, I've lived through Y2K, numerous All Blacks World Cup losses and any number of other possible end of the world predictions. I'm pretty sure I'll live to see 2013.

That said, I have always wanted to go to Central America. Maybe some additional sacrifices might help, y'know, just in case...
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Re: "It's the End of the World as We Know It..."
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2008, 08:51:07 PM »
That said, I have always wanted to go to Central America. Maybe some additional sacrifices might help, y'know, just in case...

You volunteering as one?  :o

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Re: "It's the End of the World as We Know It..."
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2008, 02:42:21 AM »
You volunteering as one?  :o

No, but I performed enough disections in high school and uni to be able to make them. No, where did I put that feathered head-dress...?
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Re: "It's the End of the World as We Know It..."
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2008, 04:29:46 PM »
Safe enough to say we have a few billion years till the sun goes red giant.

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Re: "It's the End of the World as We Know It..."
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2008, 08:40:15 PM »
Razzin frazzin darkness...

I am no doom monger. Honestly, there's no point in it. If the world ends, nobody will notice, because we'll all be dead. So why bother worrying?
No, my fault - my apology did not sound like one I guess. I had just had a discussion with one of the people who really do believe in it a day or so before posting. SO I was primed. Sorry about that.

Now Armageddon, there's something to enjoy.... How many battles have already taken place there?

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