Feb 22nd, 2014 the end of the World?

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  1. GrumpyCabbie

    GrumpyCabbie Senior Member

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    Well the Vikings recon the end of the World is nigh! The date (which is probably as good as any other predictions) is next February 22nd, or 100 days from now.

    Will the world end in 100 days? Sounding of ancient trumpet in York warns of Viking apocalypse on 22 February 2014 | Mail Online

    It must be true as they blew the horn last night. Perhaps if you're in two minds as to whether this prediction be true or not, you should come over and enjoy a couple of weeks in York? (y)
     
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    Perhaps that is when our football team (Vikiings) will win the Super Bowl for the first time ever!
     
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    Fore Don't look back!

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    Most likely thanks to Obama.
     
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    Anybody else not understand this rant?
     
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    Slightly deranged poster??
     
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    Trollbait It's a D&D thing

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    The mods are pretty proactive about shifting threads that start going political to the politics section before they can spoil the landscape elsewhere. I think that's the root of it.
     
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    I too, fear the day Pres. Obama will finally complete his piecemeal cyborg transformation into MechaObama and proceed to eat all our kittens.

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    Think of the kittens, people. Think of the kittens.
     
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    2k1Toaster Brand New Prius Batteries

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    I believe that has to be preceded by
    Mecha-Streisand destroying small mountain towns. She and Mecha-Obama will then join forces.​

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    If you want to save your kittens and make sure they are well taken care of after the world ends, give me $1000 per cat. If the world ends and you aren't satisfied, you can get a refund.
     
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    They'll merge a la Voltron into a slightly larger Whoopi Goldberg? Ye Gods.


    (Yes, I realize Whoopi isn't actually Jewish. I couldn't think of an actual African American of the Jewish faith that would be amusing as the merger of Pres. Obama and Ms. Streisand.)
     
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    Lets pretend for a second that the Vikings DID predict the end of the world.

    Does anyone have any evidence that they knew more about the end of the world than the average man on the street?
     
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    ETC(SS) The OTHER One Percenter.....

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    Yet another prognostication by a group of people that didn't manage to predict their own downfall!

    Do ever wonder why Psychics and Fortune tellers always live in dilapidated houses (or trailers) in the poorer neighborhoods???
     
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    Some variation of the rule about not changing events/things in the past when you time-travel?

    I see now... psychics and fortune tellers are early-onset Alzheimers suffers from the future that the powers-that-be send back in time (to now) just to screw with us. :D
     
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    daniel Cat Lovers Against the Bomb

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    Odin: Just one more god worth not believing in.

    When a few New-Age loonies decided that the end of the then-current cycle of the Mayan calendar predicted the end of the world, somebody decided to ask the Mayans themselves. The Mayans said that their calendar is cyclical, just like ours. We have days, weeks, months, years, centuries, and millennia. Nobody claims that the end of a century signals the end of the world. And the end of one cycle of the Mayan calendar was NEVER said by the Mayans to signal the end of the world. It just signaled the beginning of the next cycle. (And I think they had a big party.) But of course the nut jobs didn't care what the actual Mayans said, and kept predicting the end of the world.

    There are no more Vikings around to ask, unlike the Mayans, a few of whom still live in isolated villages in Mexico and Central America. So we cannot ask any Vikings. But I'm pretty sure that if we could ask any real Vikings about this latest end-of-the-world prediction, they'd say "Are you nuts???"

    Whatever of actual Viking mythology is represented in this latest Viking apocalypse tale, probably doesn't mean what the latest loonies are claiming.

    And as far as I know, Scandinavia has been having its summers on schedule, so even in its probably-much-distorted version, it doesn't apply.

    As for visiting York, it sounds interesting, but I am reluctant to go places where I don't speak the language.

    Oh, and are we supposed to believe that the gods are going to come just because some man blows that horn??? Hell, if I was a god and some doofus blew a horn, claiming that it would get me to come to the battle of the end of the world, I'd squish him like a bug and go back to whatever paradise gods live in, and resume whatever fun stuff I was doing, which would probably be something the mods here would rather I leave unsaid. Wink, wink.
     
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    Don't know that I would squish him, probably just give him sneezing fits anytime he got close to a horn so I could get some sleep:)
     
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