OT: END OF THE WOLRD THREAD
AM or PM?
I believe AM
I had a Great Lakes Blackout and a Dogfish Raison d' etre at the Jet Rock Cafe in PHL earlier. Now I'm just listening to the rain hit the house. I guess the world ends in a rainy whimper. T.S. Eliot was right.
If you are ever in the Philly airport, the Jet Rock is just a little ways into Terminal B and has over 30 taps. The food is hit or miss. Overpriced, but what isn't at the airport.
Pretty busy day...
now if only the World would stay in tact, it's gonna be quite a fun decade for M Sports
So, the world is not ending? Bring on the beer and liquor that I was already drinking a few hours ago! Got to love the holidays!! WOO
BTW it is always Seagrams 7 and 7UP.. YESSIR
That's all, folks. No refunds are available.
Promised me that I will survive, so if I will then I'm taking all of you with me and you're surviving too, so there!
Well. Only four hours left. It's been a pleasure gentlemen (and gentlewomen).
If the world does end, it'll end with an undefeated Michigan Basketball ranked #2 in the national. So that's a plus.
Knowing that the world may end before I have been admitted to the University of Michigan, I will be drinking Tennessee Honey from the bottle tho evening. I only hope that we live until Festivus, so I can air my grievances to you all.
No seriously im drinking Brady
Hoke kool aid
Ballin on a budget!
I always knew the world couldn't end on a MSU win streak
Even sparty knows that God hates them and would NEVER allow this to happen. So maybe they will lose to Texas tomorrow and the world will end.
The world is ending, and I'm working a night shift in the E.R. Should be drinking something delicious right now.
I am in the GMT +8 time zone now. The night is already upon us. So far it's been a pretty mundane and uneventful day.
I just got up to take my last piss on this Earth. At least I'll go out sleeping on a nice comfy Tempur-Pedic bed.
I just woke up and am refusing to take a piss as I am lying here messing with my phone. I mean, what's the point, right? On second thought, I may as well just let it go right here.
Sweet, molecular redistribution.
You couldn't link directly to where the action starts? I just wasted 90 precious seconds of our limited time in this world waiting for the fun to begin.
and I feel fine.
The Mayans aren't that accurate. Their prediction was that evil mountain trolls would rise up from Appalachia to commit unspeakable horrors upon those who consider themselves enlightened and great. This happened in 2007. Trust me, I was there. It was HORRIFIC!
At least after the end of the world I won't have to think about this any more.
I just took a glorious piss after a long night of drinking. Wake me up when shit starts hitting the fan.
I cant wait for my 12 virgins in 1 hour.
Thanks for the reminder. I need to go shopping at Best Buy, too.
Hey, before it all ends, I want Section1 to post a picture of himself. I always wonder what that bastard looks like.
You are kidding right?
The Mayans should have worried less about the end of the world happening in 2012 and more about white people.
it is like about two time zones left to find out what is what. if so be, we will go out as the all time winningest program for all of you to archive the acopalyse.
Post of the Year candidate!
It could have been the last great post anywhere of all time.
But there's still a chance....
28 minutes and counting, and for whatever reason, I'm doing laundry.
I love you all. Go Blue.
Before we go, al just please don't run Vincent smith up the middle again
....as I woke up about twenty minutes ago:
Last meal: Reheated leftover pizza
Oh, and coffee, just in case they are wrong.
Oh, god! I hear the wind blowing and I think a dog just barked. The animals always know first!
Well that was dumb.
Famous last words.
Hello, hello, hello... is there anybody out there?....
Where is the recruit!
I am like Pavlov's dog.
Is there anybody home?
Is it over? I was hoping I could sleep through it, so I was wondering if I should go back to bed.
Man, that John Cusak's full of shit......
I guess we dodged that bullet. Damn. Now I have to go Christmas shopping.
Slight false alarm! Everyone back to bed!
Back to bed? What are you, a slacker?
This the end, beautiful friend. Oh wait it's 6:51, my bad. I guess I have to work today now.
WORST. MAYAN. CALENDAR. EVER.
I am from Aztec descent, but if the world ends I love you all and my last thoughts will be of that Michigan helmet.....and my wife, kids n stuff. Go Blue, too. last words.
I KNEW I SHOULDN'T HAVE SOLD ALL MY POSSESSIONS EXCEPT MY INTERNET PROVIDING DEVICE WHICH IS HOW I'M COMMUNICATING THIS TO YOU
here's how it actually went
Mayan guy: Alright, now to put December 22 on the calen....OH NOES!!! THE SPANISH, WHICH I SOMEHOW KNOW ABOUT, ARE HERE WITH....SMALL POX OR SOMETHING!!!
I guess the Spanish Oh Noes play was as deathly effective as the QB oh noes Denard used to run.
and I didn't even get a snow day today from this so called Blizzard
Two snow days in a row for my kids - and therefore me - in the greater Madison, WI metro region. We had ourselves a nice little blizzard. I might add a nice little blizzard NOT PREDICTED BY THE MAYANS!
Later in the day, where the Mayan head priest takes full responsibility?
He'll come out and ask why everyone looks so glum and tell them to smile.
He came out in a cute little bow tie, but when asked if they considered firing the actual creator of the calendar, he responded...."I hope he doesn't fire me."
No apocalypse? Don't be too disappointed: there will undoubtedly be another prediction of the end of the world within the next year. My guess, though, is that when the end comes, no one predicts it, but it comes like a thief in the night.
Have already said they miscalculated the Mayan end-of-the-world date. Now, it's sometime in 2015. You've got another couple of years to buy that real estate inside the French mountain.
Perhaps, but until there is a movie about it directed by Roland Emmerich, we shouldn't take it too seriously.
Did I miss it? Man seems like I miss everything.
You missed it. The world was destroyed and you're dead. Welcome to the afterlife. Good news, it's Sparty and Buckeye-free.
They're just in that other place.
You can head over to Amazon and get a year of ESPN Magazine/Insider for $5. Link
I would suggest immediately cancelling auto-renewal by going to the Subscription Manager as there's no guarantee you will be able to renew for the same price in 1 year.
Deal lasts until the 25th. Thought I would post it, especially since it's from Amazon and not some questionable online magazine site.
Hope is not a strategy.
Thanks for posting this, giving myself the gift of TomVH for xmas now.
dammit all, i was really counting on those mayans to come through for me... should've studied for my test last night
When I was a student, I used to think that if the world ended, it should happen just before I started studying for finals, not a day or two afterwards.
I'm going to be very disappointed if the world ends at 4:01pm. That means I will have spent the last hours of my life working. I was hoping it would take place while I was asleep. Who doesn't want to go out in there warm bed?
Quick, before you die, learn how to use their, there and they're. Sorry, couldn't resist one last grammar check before the apocalypse.
Well, as of now I'm pretty ecstatic that you're going to die.
This thread is full of all kinds of winning comments. I'm laughing my a-- off here.
We're zombies actually. The walking dead who love Michigan football.
The Mayans never predicted the end of the world today. Today is just the end of their 144,000 day calendar cycle. Another one would've started tomorrow. Today is essentially Mega New Years Eve to a Mayan, so if they were still around, they'd be celebrating, not panicking.
How many a-holes do you think did/said something really stupid because they actually believed this foolishness?
Like the 30-some Michigan schools that cancelled classes two days early because of concerns over the reaction to the Mayan prophecies??? They should all be fired.
On a related note, are all these apocalypse prepper reality shows going to have some post 12-21-2012 episodes that show these nutjobs looking sheepish and foolish for investing so much effort into their paranoia?
The Mayans were the original rick roll.
But since it is the solstice, I have had my yuzu bath. Maybe some whiskey (suntori time!) later.
We're having a party tonight (not related to the end-of-world). So this is what I'm serving:
Beer -- Shiner Bock, Sierra Nevada Celebration, Stella Artois, Fat Tire, Pilsner Urquell, Miller Lite
Wine -- Root 1 Sauvignon Blanc, Caymus Conundrum, Educatated Guess Cabernet, Llai Pinot Noir
Liquor - Gentleman Jack, Crown Royal Reserve, Grey Goose
Misc -- Mike's Hard Pink Lemonade
I also bought a bottle of Absinthe out of curiosity and will play it by ear on that one.
Should be a heck of an evening!
It looks as if you are quite the host!
Hope you like the absinthe; it's one of my favorite drinks.
I'm not sure what to expect with it. Is it pretty much just a strong liquer now?
It just so happens the Mayan's version of April Fools happens only once and today is the day. They are all laughing in their pyramid graves.
Once every 13 baktuns, so we've got some time to kill before the next big laugh.
Don't you get it? This is the end, and all the righteous are gone but we're left behind. It's just hard to notice because there weren't that many righteous people. I'll check my grandmas condo. If all I find is an afghan in her empty chair, we'll know.
Well if the rapture happened, why is Barry Bonds still here?
I don't think they knew about Leap Year - the end is nigh!
Did the world end yet up in Michigan. Down here in Ohio it looks like it has already begun!
Nevermind - that's the way it always looks around here. My bad.
The end of the world is never off topic. C'mon.
it will have the appearance of a gigantic buckeye nut.
How many tattoos will it have?
It will also NOT strike Florida, California, Louisiana or anywhere else a bowl game is being played.
I think a lot of lawyers assumed the world was ending this morning. I only had 20 new emails in my inbox when I opened Outlook. (I'm sure its not because of the holidays - those a--holes never take vacation days.)
Good god do I hate lenders right now
So is the vacation days thing self-referential, or about OTHER lawyers?
I'm pretty sure profit is a lawyer in DC doing bankruptcy work, IIRC. Maybe he's just pissed that other lawyers won't stop working. All of us would if lenders would leave us alone, but they want to close deals to boost their year end bonuses.
Close. I'm an in-house guy for the evil lenders and all the out-house lawyers are making me stay and do work. (I even had to stay after 5pm yesterday!!!!) That said, keep those deals closing - my bonus depends on it too!
6 pm before I absolutely have to go Christmas shopping. Very well
Looking forward to spending Christmas with the family and seeing The Hobbit. Also, can't wait to see Zero Dark Thirty.
OH MY GOD. WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE.
I am going to live forever or die trying!
In Key West and its only 69 degrees right now, so maybe there is something to this? I'm going to drink like it's ending, anyway.
20 seconds to impact. Ten... nine... eight... seven... six... five... four... three... two... one... Impact. This is Crystal Palace. Are you still on? This is Crystal Palace. Are you still on? Anyone there? That's affirmative, sir. Yeah! We're here! - Jesus H Christ! We're still here! - Our boards are showing impact. No, sir. No impact. We're alive and well.
Shall we play a game?
I'm not sure how well this film resonates with the youth of today, but when it was released -- 1983? -- world-ending, all out nuclear war with the Soviets was very much on the minds of a lot of people, and there were very terrifying images and made-for-TV films (ahem..."The Day After") which fueled my nightmares for years.
On a lighter note -- my personal favorite part of the film is this:
"Remember you told me to tell you when you were acting rudely and insensitively? Remember that? You're doing it right now."
Did it seem like this apocalypse prediction got a ton of more pub that the previous 12 that were predicted this past decade?
Growing up, I was always told the world would end in the year 2000 (Y2K). Then June 6, 2006 (6-6-6) was supposed to be death day. And we had several in between that made the news. But those Mayans ended up getting the most press: articles, news segments, school closings, survival gear advertisements.
Sorry, world. No excuse to blow off your Christmas shopping now.
The world still seems to be turning, but my computer got hit with the mother of all Y2K viruses. Pictures of Michigan football players wearing WVU/Cal uniforms keep popping up on my screen.
Damn and I really wanted to try lizard sex. I heard the girls with forked tongues are masters.
Shit: I missed it. Are we now in some alternate reality where the world didn't end?
Well yes but the problem is that when it happened everybody's memories were changed along with it and now everybody here is telling me crazy things like Michigan didn't win the 2006 national championship and that we hired West Virginia's coach (as if Rodriguez would ever leave there) for three years. I mean I'm happy to avoided the Dantonio era and that whole embarrassment/fiasco--tell me, in this reality does he still end up in jail?
While I'm at it, please tell me the Big Ten never expanded with UConn and Pitt and we're still at 12 right? RIGHT?
Ellerbe's still the coach and Goss is still the AD, so it's all good . . . .
I see two people have downvoted this thread. Must be bitter Mayans.
Suck it Mayans. This is why there is no Mayan flag on the Moon.
= end of the world. I have spoken.
but we got a little scare last night @ 6 11 pm our power went out for about five to ten mln. Not the end of the world but very interesting. I am not sure what caused this but we did have high winds last night. Was anyone else besides my entire niegborhood without power around 6 pm last night?