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Old 27th November 2012, 11:43 AM   #1
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The Dec 21st Armageddon Countdown thread....

I have got a feeling the nuttiness will increase as the day draws closer,so decided to be preemptive and start a thread about it.
I just realized I will probably be in San Francisco on the 21st, one of the hotbeds of New Age Nuttiness Should be interesting.
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Old 27th November 2012, 01:16 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
I have got a feeling the nuttiness will increase as the day draws closer,so decided to be preemptive and start a thread about it.
I just realized I will probably be in San Francisco on the 21st, one of the hotbeds of New Age Nuttiness Should be interesting.
I reckon there will be a woofrenzy leading up to the 21st, but what will they do when nothing happens?

My money is on "select a new doomsday of their choice".
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Old 27th November 2012, 02:03 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by abaddon View Post
I reckon there will be a woofrenzy leading up to the 21st, but what will they do when nothing happens?

My money is on "select a new doomsday of their choice".
Oh I'm sure there are plenty of new "prophets" waiting to make headlines...
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Old 27th November 2012, 03:15 PM   #6
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Surely no one is even bothering with this particular doomsday? It's been debunked for months.

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I am having some difficulty finding anyone who still believes this one. Even those trumpeting it months and years ago, seemed to have settled into some kind of "spiritual" ending or beginning. Ala Harold Camping.
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Old 27th November 2012, 04:44 PM   #8
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I am having some difficulty finding anyone who still believes this one. Even those trumpeting it months and years ago, seemed to have settled into some kind of "spiritual" ending or beginning. Ala Harold Camping.
Agreed. Kind of a let-down if you ask me. Had been looking forward to seeing woo take another hit on this, but, so far, mostly seems to have lost a lot of steam. Even the y2k insanity was crescendoing in the weeks leading up to the systematic collapse of all society. I can't think of a single 'toldjaso' I will get to smugly employ. Even an end-of-days party seems to lose some of its ironic appeal.
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Old 27th November 2012, 05:40 PM   #9
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Still trying to find a way to make some money off this ethically. Don't know if it's possible.
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If it doesn't happen, does anyone know how to find someone who believes it will who would give me all their assets on December 20th? I could really use it and I'm only half joking.

If it does happen, I won't panic. I'm a cool frood who knows where his towel is.
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I know one lady who is going to ride this to the end. She has a shelter ready and everything......granted it is the same shelter she had ready for Y2k.
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Old 27th November 2012, 11:42 PM   #13
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Err, wait, what? Considering that the woo has been anywhere between it being a prophecy of some god or another doing it, and it being some kind of Earth-destroying cosmic ray woowoo... exactly how's ducking into a cellar going to help with any of those?
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Old 27th November 2012, 11:52 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by NobbyNobbs View Post
If it doesn't happen, does anyone know how to find someone who believes it will who would give me all their assets on December 20th? I could really use it and I'm only half joking.

If it does happen, I won't panic. I'm a cool frood who knows where his towel is.
Blow that, I'm going to tuck in to a lot of Pan-Galactic Gargle Blasters.
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Err, wait, what? Considering that the woo has been anywhere between it being a prophecy of some god or another doing it, and it being some kind of Earth-destroying cosmic ray woowoo... exactly how's ducking into a cellar going to help with any of those?
The same way as closing your eyes and putting the covers over your head makes the monster not be able to see you. Unless it's the one under your bed.
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Old 28th November 2012, 07:34 AM   #16
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I don't think we will see much hysteria at all about this date. Nothing compared to y2k. All the prominent gurus in this area have been hedging against anything happening on Dec 21 for years now. And the most gullible people are gullible because they listen to these gurus, not because they ignore them and do their own research. I don't know of a single prominent person who claims that any dramatic and detectible event will occur on Dec 21.
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The same way as closing your eyes and putting the covers over your head makes the monster not be able to see you. Unless it's the one under your bed.
Oooh, THAT way. Yeah, it makes sense now
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Old 28th November 2012, 07:48 AM   #18
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I don't think we will see much hysteria at all about this date. Nothing compared to y2k. All the prominent gurus in this area have been hedging against anything happening on Dec 21 for years now. And the most gullible people are gullible because they listen to these gurus, not because they ignore them and do their own research. I don't know of a single prominent person who claims that any dramatic and detectible event will occur on Dec 21.
Actually, I think the only reason they're backpedalling is because it's probably the most debunked thing ever.

With Y2K nobody could tell you for sure that there aren't computers left in some streetlights who'll stop working... even though they have no need for the date in what they're doing. On the contrary, every single marketing and PR shyster, scammer, con-man and snake-oil peddler was going into overdrive to keep the population scared witless that even their power-cables and headphones need to be replaced or civilization will fall back into the stone-age. Everyone was bombarded with labels even on PC speakers that said "Y2K compatible", which told them that there are some which aren't, and paid-for PR masquerading as news pieces telling them that all is doom and gloom if they don't reach for their checkbooks and make some scammers rich.

For all Joe Average could tell, people smarter than him agreed that Y2K is the end of civilization as we know it.

But for 2012, pretty much everyone sane just went "no, it ain't, there's no prophecy, and it's not even the end of the piktun fer fork's sake."

And they didn't even have any major religious group on their side, to offset that. You can reel people in by pushing the rapture buttons and whatnot, that their religion put in them. But for some heathen Mayan "prophecy"? I don't think anyone got raised to await the return of Quetzalcoatl any more.
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Damn, I forgot about the 21 December. Just this afternoon I accepted a dinner invitation for the evening of the 22nd. Suppose I should call back and cancel.
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So, it it supposed to happen all at once? At what time, in what time zone?

Or, assuming it's at GMT, will it occur at 00:00:01 on Dec 21, or at 23:59:59?
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I reckon there will be a woofrenzy leading up to the 21st, but what will they do when nothing happens?
Dear abaddon,

They'll say that it's a "slow entry". The New Age has begun and we will see a new direction of change.

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Or, assuming it's at GMT, will it occur at 00:00:01 on Dec 21, or at 23:59:59?

Not a very good assumption, considering the Mayan civilization predates the formation of GMT by. . . oh, a few years.
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Err, wait, what? Considering that the woo has been anywhere between it being a prophecy of some god or another doing it, and it being some kind of Earth-destroying cosmic ray woowoo... exactly how's ducking into a cellar going to help with any of those?
Well she was sure that Y2K would cause the simultaneous launch of all nuclear missiles. So she invested in a bunker to try and survive that. I think this time around she is expecting something similar or perhaps an invasion by the army of Nibiru.
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So, it it supposed to happen all at once? At what time, in what time zone?

Or, assuming it's at GMT, will it occur at 00:00:01 on Dec 21, or at 23:59:59?
The planet will slowly be destroyed one time zone at a time. Should look pretty cool from orbit.

Some guy at a store was talking about this and saying "We won't be here this time next year!". I asked him if I could take his car off his hands on the 20th!

"I don't have a car"

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So, it it supposed to happen all at once? At what time, in what time zone?

Or, assuming it's at GMT, will it occur at 00:00:01 on Dec 21, or at 23:59:59?
It will be at some weird base 20 number system time. Like 75 minutes after 14am.
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The planet will slowly be destroyed one time zone at a time. Should look pretty cool from orbit.
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the mormon 2012! brilliant.

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I reckon there will be a woofrenzy leading up to the 21st, but what will they do when nothing happens?

My money is on "select a new doomsday of their choice".
I've seen a number of claims that it's an "Awakening" of some kind. It looks like a lot of folks are already hedging their bets with that canard. I'm looking forward to the follow-up stories in the coming months about the idiots who took out massive loans expecting society to collapse on Dec 21.
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I am still hosting an End of the World Party, though. It will feature a potential-to-view screening of "2012" (I expect at least half the people will be doing the jigsaw puzzle in the other room, except I'll herd everyone into the family room for Escape From LA segment, which is far too funny to miss); a "What I'd Like For My Last Meal" potluck; and a group of good friends.

If luck favors me, there will be some good bad Syfy movies on, too, but whatever.

I just like an excuse for the potluck. I think everybody has food that they love, but don't usually eat because it is: A) Too fattening; B) Too much work to make; C) Too expensive; or D) Too good to waste, and too rich to finish before it goes bad. Sometimes a combination of the foregoing. So I expect there to be cheesecake, fabulously evil things involving alfredo sauce, chocolate truffles and possibly exotic alcohol. Plus my justly famous marinated flank steak, which is really good and has actual nutrient value!

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I've been wondering, is it plausible there will be 'mass suicides' on 21st, or 'statistically significant suicides'?
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I've been wondering, is it plausible there will be 'mass suicides' on 21st, or 'statistically significant suicides'?
That will be interesting to watch because December is normally the month with the fewest suicides, which seems a little odd because December and January have the highest overall death rates.
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Old 10th December 2012, 04:59 AM   #39
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My daughter is going to wear a red shirt on that Friday, as well as the rest of her friends.
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Old 10th December 2012, 05:13 AM   #40
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SweatyYeti or Bill Munns would be my vote for looking at this - BFSleuth @ BFF
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