OT: END OF THE WOLRD THREAD

Submitted by MGoPietrowski on December 21st, 2012 at 1:13 AM
According to calculations, the world ends at 11:11 GMT. That's 6:11 EST.

See u guys later.

No, really. What you guys drinkin' on.....

Comments

Johnny Blood

December 21st, 2012 at 8:43 AM ^

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!

mgobleu

December 21st, 2012 at 8:59 AM ^

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.

mGrowOld

December 21st, 2012 at 9:41 AM ^

Did the world end yet up in Michigan.  Down here in Ohio it looks like it has already begun!

Oh wait....

Nevermind - that's the way it always looks around here.  My bad.

profitgoblue

December 21st, 2012 at 10:05 AM ^

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.)

 

profitgoblue

December 21st, 2012 at 12:53 PM ^

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!

pinkfloyd2000

December 21st, 2012 at 12:56 PM ^

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.

 

pinkfloyd2000

December 21st, 2012 at 1:04 PM ^

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."

WolverineHistorian

December 21st, 2012 at 1:16 PM ^

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. 

Seth

December 21st, 2012 at 2:43 PM ^

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?

Mgodiscgolfer

December 22nd, 2012 at 10:15 AM ^

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?