We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
By the way, in case no one's mentioned it, this is your last day on earth. The event takes place tonight at 2:12 EST. Personally, I'll miss the ol' girl. You get kind of attached to a planet after so many years.
A very slick countdown clock is here. For just a silly project, the Sun-Sentinal did a terrific job. Click on 'How it works' to see what I mean. The Mayans were way ahead of the curve.
After the dust settles and the lava hardens, I'll be going back to my home state of California for a week. I'm bringing the laptop & wireless so I won't be out of touch. As you might recall, the last time I was out there was just before my operation, possibly saying 'goodbye forever' to family and friends. Not the happiest of times. I thought it appropriate that I revisit everyone now that the tidings are good. I'm still facing some serious medical costs, though, so if anyone is feeling the Christmas spirit, a small donation to my medical fund would be very appreciated.
Current temperature here in the Florida Keys? A delightful 76. I'm sitting here in my swim trunks with every door and hatch on the boat open.
Current temperature in Palo Alto, CA, in the heart of the S.F. Peninsula?
Nobody said this would be pretty. On the other hand, I suppose it beats 1,250 degrees.
That's the cleverest cartoon I've seen in ages. Loved the way 'Sat' was left blank.
The one sad thing is that here we were, about ready to enter the next global warming phase, a point in history that always signals the best of times, only to be struck down just as that nasty Little Ice Age was over and the next great era was about to begin. Darn the luck!
I hadn't thought of it that way, but you make a good point. Hopefully, it'll all turn out okay and the global warmists, having come so close to death, will see the truth in your words and will come to embrace this great era ahead of us.
You're right, Doc, that Mayan clock was quite interesting. Thanks for pointing it out, and thanks for pointing out that today is the Big Day. I've already told my kids they can have all the snacks they want tonight. Might as well go out on a happy note!
True, but one thing I didn't mention in the post is that I'm actually going to have more time to live than you landlubbers. I figure the ground will turn molten a good ten, fifteen minutes before the seas boil, so, being on a boat, I've got that working in my favor.
The Mayan Apocalypse is racist. Coming now at the end of the first Obama epoch and before he can be sworn in for a historic second term of his reign. There was so much he was going to change, now no one will be left even to remember his brief reign and the wondrousness of the Obamanation.
World ends in fiery apocalypse, Obama hit hardest.
Now that we're at the end of the world (as we know it) and there are orgies planned to celebrate same (as in going out with a bang), I wonder if their will be a corresponding increase in births nine months from now? Then again, we won't be here to see it so that puts that to bed - so to speak - nudge nudge wink wink say no more.
In honor of our impending doom, I've made a short list of Doomsday music for your enjoyment. Youtube will be your friend if you don't recognize any.
"99 Luftballons" by Nena
"All Along the Watchtower" by Bob Dylan
"1999" by Prince
"Bad Moon Rising" by Creedence Clearwater Revival
"The End" by The Doors
"Eve of Destruction" by Barry McGuire
"The End Is the Beginning Is the End" by Smashing Pumpkins
"Gimme Shelter" by The Rolling Stones
"In the Year 2525" by Zager & Evans
"Last Day on Earth" by Duran Duran
"London Calling" by The Clash
"One Hundred Million Dead" by the Butthole Surfers
"The Sky Is Broken" by Moby
"Two Suns in the Sunset" by Pink Floyd
"Until the End of the World" by U2
"We Will All Go Together When We Go" by Tom Lehrer
"Wooden Ships" by Crosby, Stills & Nash
Note two things - one, this is a list of songs people might know as opposed to songs done by bands named The Lord Weird Slough Feg or Cephalic Carnage which nobody has ever heard of.
Two, I did not include any songs by Jethro Tull because by definition, EVERY song by Jethro Tull is about the end of the world and thus would be redundant.
And finally, what would an end of the world thread be without this song.