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Only 2 weeks left until the end of the world! Dec 21, 2012

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by StihlHead, Dec 7, 2012.

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  1. StihlHead

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    Just wanted to set the record straight with people that actually think that Twinkies will last forever... and eat them.

    Someone paid $60 for a box of them 2 weeks ago on Ebay.

    Me, I am waiting for that ride in the Mercury. I was living in San Diego when Hale-Bopp came around, and here in Oregon when the Rajnish's had that place in eastern Oregon, and my x-x-x-x-x-x-x-GF wanted me to go visit Jim Jones' place in Guyana when I was with her in Central America. She also wanted me to go to Nicaragua after the government was overthrown there, but I declined on both. I had enough problems in southern Mexico and El Salvador being a gringo and having M-16s shoved in my face.

    Some people do actually get carried away with this stuff. My dad was in NYC when the War of the Worlds was on the radio, and he said people went stark raving mad. Even though it was advertized to be a hoax long in advance. On the flip side I was in Southern California during the Rodney King riots. One minute a guy was dragged from his truck and hit in the head with a garbage disposal on the news, and the next thing they were looting and burning in East San Diego and South Central LA. I bought the majority of my guns after living through that inferno. Things can and do go to absolute shyte in about 20 minutes...
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  2. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Um, I thought that the ancient Egyptians had already figured this out long before the Mayans. Their civil calendar was based on a 365 day year.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sothic_cycle
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    We had a package of Twinkies on top of a cabinet at work. It had to be up there for at least 5-7 years. When we moved offices and discovered the Twinkie package it was dusty, but otherwise hard to tell from the product on the grocer's shelf.
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    Dustin Feeling the Heat

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    My biggest fear, is that tons of people will buy into this and go bat sheet crazy on the 21st.

    Making work very, very busy for me.
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    Here's one that has been around since 1976 . . . no mold . . . but I don't think I would dare eat it based on the condition.

    http://www.wmtw.com/news/maine/Gold...time/-/8792012/17473566/-/raesj9/-/index.html
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    Time to make the Purple Kool-Aid!
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    The world is ending? OK, the following people can kiss my ass.......
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    seems the Mayans have, fairly accurately, predicted the end of The Jersey Shore TV program.....not to shabby for a people who had no TV. Kudos to the Mayans. I'm more worried about the new beginning that follows....what if it signals the rise of "socks and sandals are ok"?? or "you can mix polak dots with plaids"?? Be afraid, be very afraid.
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    I might have to go back to Hawaii so that I can dance around a fire on the beach naked.
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    That date has no meaning to me because I will have returned to K-PAX by then.
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    Hearth Mistress Minister of Fire

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    My husband and I will be celebrating Yule, or the solstice as well!

    I will be making a special dinner- roasted leg of lamb with root vegetables and mincemeat pies. I am the 3rd generation of Wiccans in my family, please don't think anything less of me - It's just another religion, not the stupid stuff seen in movies and on True Blood :) I've always been the "keeper of the fire" hence my avatar and the joys of my wood stove!
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    The only people I would think less of are the people who would think less of you because of your beliefs. Hell with them. Enjoy the season...however you choose to celebrate it. Rick
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    Guy on the radio brought up a good point today. The Mayan long count calendar doesn't have leap years. So by the Gregorian calendar translation the world has already ended. >>
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    Thanks Rick! Nice quote in your signature too :)

    "Witchcraft & superstition will always prevail over logic & reason"

    I've studied religions out of curiosity and love the traditions and rituals of it all, the why we do what we do and how it all got started just fascinates me. Hum...maybe I should start a new thread on everyone's holiday traditions :)
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    You sir, made me spit perfectly good beer out in laughter.

    I'm on duty that day. I think i'll take my patrol boat out and float in the middle of the Columbia, far away from the crazies
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    Here we go again. They had a great spot on this topic on our local jazz station today:

  17. StihlHead

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    You can go down to Steilacoom and dance nekked on the beach... of course you might be arrested... or freeze to death in this foggy drizzle weather.
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    Leg of Lamb? Good eats that. Too bad you are on the other side of the continent from me. My ex-SIL is a Wiccan up in Vermont. I am descended from a witch tried in Fairfield, CT in the 17th century, as well as the judge at that trial, most of the witnesses, and the town clergy. I am also descended from many founding Quakers/Friends in the Bucks, Co. area of PA. We must me shirt-tail cousins. My ex (and her sister) are 8th cousins to me.
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    No, the real end of the world occurs when Scotty starts believing in the actual facts about the beginning of the world...
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    I thought 12/12 was the day.......here I was already breathing a sigh of relief.
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    Hah! I LIVE in Bucks County, PA and so do my Parents and who's left of my grandparents! We may be related after all :)
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    Send that wood over here. you can't take it with ya.........................
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    Reading, Hazelton, Latimer, Warrington, Perkasie....all the stomping grounds of parts of my family before and even now......

    Quakertown is where I got all my stoves in the early days...lots of stove history around there.

    When I lived there I found out they don't call it "Bucks" county for nothing......
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