by mrcookieface on December 27, 2004 · 15 comments
A photographer’s humbling view of the Phuket tsunami
A freaky series of photos taken from his balcony.
22,000 dead. Poor souls.
plagues, locusts, flooding…
yep, I think all we need now are the dead to walk and the end is near. I really think the worlds collective negative energy has what it takes to get this job done.
7 Native American tribes, 13 African tribes, and 2 Asian tribes had myths predicting that the end of the world would be between 2005 and 2015. I’m shooting for 2013 go mayan calander
yes, but what they don’t tell you is that on test day at mythology school, when they got to the question “In what year will the year end? (must be within 5 years of correct answer)”, the chiefs of all those tribes were copying answers off the one Native American tribal elder that actually studied.
The Mayan Dec 2012 thing is misleading, as well. The mythology doesn’t indicate an end of the world, just an end to this Age. Natural cycles and whatnot. The last time an Age ended (according to them) was the onset of the last Ice Age.
I think the end of the world will come when Johnny Carson dies.
I mean…..It’s obvious, duh!
this is the biggest cycle end ever…
and of course the world is not ending, the cosmos has delt w/ bigger assholes than us. civilization as we know it may it.
more noble or civil times? like when we flung poo at each other on the sahara planes?
I think these apocalypse things is a whole lot of bullshit. In my opinion, its people who are dis-satisfied with the era they are living and dream of perhaps, “Simpler” or more “Noble” times.
And on another note, I’m not saying that the people I’m accusing of feeling this way are in the wrong, they are a product of their generation like anyone else. It also speaks volumes about the times we’re living in.
I’ll agree with you to a point. Every generation likes to think it’ll be the last, but that doesn’t explain why the Olmec calendar (upon which the Aztec calender is based) would single out 2012 as the end of the Age.
It’s interesting stuff, either way
One of my favorite astrological coincidences is found in Hinduism. The mythology describes cycles of death and rebirth for their gods, with each cycle lasting the same length of time as the period of the Earth’s precession (axis wobbling).
Every big change in our calendar brings warnings of impending doom. Many people at the turn of the first millenium thought the world would end. But, this is a man-made thing. The calendar was created to coincide with natural phenomena, but it’s not that accurate. It has to be readjusted now and then to bring us back in line, and the basis for our time system was arbitrarily selected. Our current system sets the beginning of the day at twelve hours after the sun’s peak in the sky, but other systems set the beginning of the day at sunset. And none of this takes into account the fact that the Earth’s spin may be slowing down.
Still, major environmental catastrophe is possible. We know that the magnetic poles tend to reverse every 250,000 years; the last reversal was over 700,000 years ago. So we’re due. Some models show that the poles have started reversing, but there isn’t even a standard model for what creates the Earth’s magnetic field, much less how or why it reverses or what the effect will be. The magnetic field traps a lot of charged particles from the sun, so if it weakens during a reversal we might be bombarded with cosmic rays (more than usual). Which is cool, if you don’t mind being stretchy.
Well, you’ve got the Flaming Torch thing nailed down, that’s for certain.
of course this is crap, isn’t it obvious that we kinda like the hellfire and damnation idea. I would like to rename the planet Chicken Little
It also hadn’t explained why in the Bible it was said that the year 2000 was going to be the “BE ALL END ALL”. Jesus was supposed to come down, take the chosen to Heaven and then Earth was supposed to pop.
Well, the Rapture movement started in the late 19th century, for one. For another, the supposed ‘math’ done to calculate the End of Days places it between 1997 and 2014. (It’s based of the Jewish Calender, which is like asking a blind guy to describe a painting using only colors.)
that’s the big g-d having a little fun w/ building suspense. if you knew exactly when your time is up, what fun would that be? hell, that’s better than groundhawgs day. I’d run around crooked like a loon…. oh wait, too late.
I read something(which I can’t seem to find again) that suggests that the earth’s tilt was altered slightly by that last quake…
if you’re morbid you can look for your friends… or an old teacher like me.
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