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December 31, 2011

A Good Reason to be Optimistic about 2012

P.S. Indeed, he should have say "Mayans" but that doesn't take away from his hilarious rant!

Posted by Robert at December 31, 2011 12:00 PM
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If they were so great a knowing the future you'd think they'd have been prepared to wack the Spanish when they first showed up.

Posted by: Oz at December 31, 2011 12:38 PM

Actually, the Mayans didn't predict the end of the world for 2012 either. The same way the Bible doesn't place a date for the end of the world. End of the world predictions have always been based on urban myth or misapplying modern mathematical calculations, not on anything clearly stated in ancient sacred texts anywhere.

Posted by: ricardo at December 31, 2011 12:41 PM

Thanks for that Robert. Miller presents the basic tenet of any message...'consider the source'.

Posted by: bluetech at December 31, 2011 1:06 PM

Miller's pretty confused with the chronology and history of early mezoamerican cultures- but the naked truth that we're on the road to Xibalba is hard to deny.

Posted by: Quetzalcoatl at December 31, 2011 1:20 PM

I deny that I'm on the road to Xibalba.
Gee, that was pretty easy!

Posted by: Oz at December 31, 2011 1:29 PM

Obviously Oz,you're on the yellow brick road.

Posted by: wallyj at December 31, 2011 1:31 PM

Attempted to bet several 2012 'end of timers' the deed to my house against the deed for their house.

No takers..

Its a Suckers bet-

If it all ends in 2012 there will be plenty of empty houses,
If it doesnt,
I will own another house to rent..

anyone want to bet a million dollars?

Posted by: Fearless Leader at December 31, 2011 1:33 PM

I'm reminded of one of the highlights of the 30+ years "60 Minutes" has been on the air.

The week Ed Bradley read a letter they received, without comment:

"Dear 60 Minutes,

"Last week you did a show about a psychic lady who sued because she hurt herself in an accident and lost her psychic powers.

"Why didn't you ask her if, if she was really a psychic, she didn't see the accident coming?

"Sincerely, Bobby Smith, age 7"

Posted by: Kathy Shaidle at December 31, 2011 1:51 PM

The Mayans missed the end of the world by 12 years.
Everyone knows it all ended back with the Y2K apocalypse and we're living in limbo until all the debt gets paid down.

Posted by: Oz at December 31, 2011 1:55 PM

The Mayan civilization died. That should tell you all you need to know. Love the skit by the way.

Posted by: Revnant Dream at December 31, 2011 2:12 PM

I feel the same way about the Chinese. I mean, how advanced can they be if they haven't figured out yet that a fork is superior to chopsticks in almost every respect?

They also haven't figured out that an alphabet is superior to pictograms.

I also don't credit a 4000 year old culture for finally making it to 19th or 20th century development.

It would also help if they learned to cover their faces when they sneeze, unless spreading germs is their method of population control.

Posted by: Reginald at December 31, 2011 2:34 PM

Where is the 'end' of a circle? The Mayan calender is circular; there is no end, just the start of another cycle.

Doomsday cults are as old as history. These are the same idiots that predicted the Y2K 'crisis'.

Posted by: North of 60 at December 31, 2011 2:46 PM

Hrmph! Sirius Canada is trying to get me to sign up for another two years....Must think I just fell off the turnip truck!

Posted by: Snagglepuss at December 31, 2011 3:16 PM

"Sirius Canada is trying to get me to sign up for another two years...."

... language warning pretty much implied here ... Penn & Teller - The End Of The World (2012 bullshit)

Posted by: Quetzalcoatl at December 31, 2011 4:06 PM

I feel the same way about the Chinese. I mean, how advanced can they be...

Advanced enough to conquer North America in the aisles of MalWart, without ever firing a shot.

...and where was that computer you're using made? Not to mention nearly everything else you use every day.

Posted by: North of 60 at December 31, 2011 5:24 PM

Yeah, but if the Mayans were right, then nobody is going to get a chance to dump on you guys for being wrong. So, in advance, just in case, print the following message out and keep it handy so you can whip it out and read it just as the orange glow in the sky gets brighter and brighter and the wind picks up to something unreal, whipping the rising waters into a frenzy -


NEENER NEENER

In the meantime - Happy New Year everyone.

Posted by: kakola at December 31, 2011 5:25 PM

Everyone knows it all ended back with the Y2K apocalypse and we're living in limbo until all the debt gets paid down.

-

Now,

or until it all ends,

that is hilarious!

Posted by: Fearless Leader at December 31, 2011 6:45 PM

Advanced enough to conquer North America in the aisles of MalWart, without ever firing a shot.

Let's see...China lends us money at ridiculously low interest rates. They subsidize our purchases of their goods by keeping their currency artificially weak. They suppress domestic demand and make goods at cut-rate wages.

And I'm supposed to be mad at them or embarrassed for this?


...and where was that computer you're using made? Not to mention nearly everything else you use every day.

You must be under the impression that I buy a lot of CRAP. I do not.

My computer was assembled in Mexico. Many of the parts probably come from China. The processor was made in the USA.

My televisions are from South Korea.

My furniture was made in the USA. My car was made in the USA with parts from all over the world.

My watch is Swiss. My guns are from Austria and the USA.

My wife is Chinese.

In case you missed the point, I don't give a rat's ass where my things are made. I support free trade, so it doesn't matter. I don't care if hordes of Chinese make dog food dishes for the whole world.

China imports steel, iron, oil, coal, pork, wheat and many other resources. China has a trade surplus with the US, but by next year they will have a net trade deficit with the world.

How does that strike you about the paper dragon, Sparky?

Instead of shooting your mouth off from the hip, you might want to take aim.

Posted by: Reginald at January 1, 2012 12:09 AM

Chill out dude.

Posted by: North of 60 at January 1, 2012 1:23 AM
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