Oh look, the world didn't end (...YET! *ominous tones*)

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Sduibek, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. Sduibek

    Sduibek Creator of Fallout Fixt Moderator Modder

    Oct 27, 2010
    Just sayin'.

    I wonder if there will be mass suicides or other craziness today? Hmm.

    I'm actually having an "End of the world Party" today. Should I wear a suit? Might as well go out in style. *rimshot* We'll be playing Munchkin Zombies and Cards Against Humanity; seemed appropriate to me. There's probably appropriate-er games but I don't own them.

    Love ya'll, I'm glad there's more NMA to be had instead of blackness.

    Happy Holidays and Continued Existence,
    <3 Sduibek
     
  2. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    I don't think the world will end *ponder-face*
    I am almost certain it is based on some kind of hoax!
    *intense thought*
     
  3. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    I thought most people weren't taking this particular end of the world very serious. I hope there's not too many suicides from sad, delusional people.

    20-12-2012 was a nicer date than 21-12-2012
     
  4. plaidchuck

    plaidchuck It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    May 4, 2012
    Oh but I disagree, it snowed here today in the northeastern US. IMPOSSIBRU!
     
  5. mobucks

    mobucks woof Orderite

    May 22, 2010
    SHAMEFURUU DISPRAY!!
     
  6. Jebus

    Jebus Background Radiant
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    Jan 29, 2004
    There was, all in all, waaaay too much media coverage on this. For like the entire month.
    Eh, beats more Christmass stuff I guess.
     
  7. DevilTakeMe

    DevilTakeMe Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Sep 12, 2011
    Mayan time still has another 6 hours and 25 minutes from this posting for it to become 12-22-2012.

    I'm not exactly running out to the bunker, though.
     
  8. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Carbon Dated and Proud
    Modder

    Sep 14, 2009
    Frank Zappa was born on the 21st of December...yep, good old Frank. As for the end of the world, well let's just wait a few billion years and see.

     
  9. DevilTakeMe

    DevilTakeMe Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Sep 12, 2011
    In celebration of Frank, I shall dedicate the Christian name of my firstborn child "Rainbow Fishcake".
     
  10. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
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    Indeed. Something I never really understood.

    The "world" isn't ending with us. If we disappear we will just make room for someone else to try his luck. And who knows, maybe they will do it even better this time. Crazy Plants creating some civilisation! I heard cock roaches are waiting too just for their chance to take over!

    I mean com on, how old are we? 50 000 years? On a world that is already around 3 Billion years old. Could have seen a few civilizations already which rose to power and disappeared again. - unlikely I know just saying, we mean to this planet nothing. Even if we would throw all the nuclear weapons at each other the planet would sneeze a little and carry on!
     
  11. DammitBoy

    DammitBoy Carbon Dated and Proud

    Feb 23, 2006
    Why? Fewer idiots in the world is a good thing.

     
  12. x'il

    x'il Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Mar 3, 2009
    How do you know? and more importantly why/who cares? once we're over the universe is over.
     
  13. Josan

    Josan Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Oct 23, 2003
    I caught some of those idiots today on a TLC show about people preparing for the 12/21/12 end. I doubt they'd be missed.
     
  14. SnapSlav

    SnapSlav NMA's local DotA fanatic

    Jul 1, 2012
    While I would normally agree with that sentiment, since I'm quite fond of the idea of Social (and practical) Darwinism, there's one small problem with this... There were 2 OTHER "End of the World" stories this year, both of which were perpetuated by some particular cult (I forget the details), which initially asserted that the end of the world was coming in May, I believe. Utter crock, of course, and this was TOTALLY unaffiliated with the mass hysteria of 12/21/12 "Apocalypse", but fanatic believers killed themselves over this..... and their family members.

    Morons taking their genetic information out of the equation by virtue of their own incompetence is certainly not something to automatically shun, and can indeed be somewhat amusing. But morons FIRST killing their friends, loved ones, and CHILDREN- most of which because they were unwilling to kill themselves because they didn't believe the bullshit -BEFORE committing suicide, is absolutely disgusting. I couldn't laugh at or enjoy that. Maybe it's because something similar happened to one of my sister's friends, who was murdered, along with her mother, by her father, who in a fit of traditionalist Asian bigotry decided that his whole family had to die when he got laid off... WHY?

    What's worse, after that initial end of the world didn't come (yet thousands had already quit their jobs and many were dead), that idiot cult just said "Oh we think we got the date wrong. The End is still coming, but it'll actually be in October!!!" I forget if similar incidents happened that time. But TOO many people believe the utterly most ridiculous shit. If this was genuinely part of an ancient Mayan prediction, I could understand the craze. But it's an email chain story. It's an urban legend. Shit, even those who claim that the end is predicted in the Bible just CHOOSE to apply a specific date to the Revelations "predictions", which couldn't BE more vague if they tried to be! There's no real faith-based story behind any of it, but people believe it.

    On the inside, I'm laughing about all of this, because it is so absolutely absurd. But I'm still upset when I hear that fanatics killed their non-fanatic loved ones over this bullshit. That's just evil.
     
  15. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    The world will end on 31.12.2012. It's scientifically proven by my Spongebob calendar. This calender ends on 31.12., and so far this calendar has made over 350 completely accurate predictions. That can't happen by random chance, that calendar must have been made by an intelligent designer.
    As the calendar ends on 31.12. it is reasonable to assume that the world will end with it.
     
  16. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    I already got a 2013 calendar hanging on the kitchen wall, so I say you're bluffing.
     
  17. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    Stop posting from the future, alec.
     
  18. Dead Guy

    Dead Guy Senate Board Director oTO Moderator Orderite

    Nov 9, 2008
    Ehehe, this is the best Total War meme.
     
  19. Richwizard

    Richwizard Waiting to die Orderite

    Jan 18, 2010
    Well, I'm glad the world didn't end. It would suck to miss Christmas.
     
  20. Matthews

    Matthews It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Aug 29, 2012
    Agreed. I find it quite interesting to see how easily affected (or mentally feeble) persons act whenever a thing like this pops up. Not to mention the "leaders" screwing them over, like AHS-9.

    Still, going to feel good celebrating yet another christmas eve.