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- December 11, 2012 at 11:40 am #344875
Okay, not really a serious topic, but what are your thoughts about the end of the world on December 21?
In Russia, this issue is taken quite seriously. For example this is an application for leave of absence for December 21 (red line – explanation "because of the end of the world"):
No one actually believe it so much, but as soon as the concepts of fortuity and "avos’" (maybe/what if?) are of significant importance in Russian mentality, everyone prepare according to their capabilities, such as taking credits for example
On the other hand, December 21 is Friday, and on Fridays everyone drinks so much that every week we have our own end of the world. So most likely the official end of the world on December 21 in Russia will go unnoticedDecember 11, 2012 at 11:45 am #407028
I hope there's a thunderstorm on the 21st just so people get scaredDecember 11, 2012 at 12:17 pm #407029
I expect I will defend my magister thesis by then Other than that, well I hope, cold will be mroe tolerable 22nd of DecemberDecember 11, 2012 at 5:43 pm #407030
Nothing out of the ordinary.
Apolinario Chile Pixtun is tired of being bombarded with frantic questions about the end of the world. "I came back from England last year and, man, they had me fed up with this stuff," he said.
A significant time period for the Mayans does end on the date, and enthusiasts have found a series of astronomical alignments they say coincide in 2012, including one that happens roughly only once every 25,800 years.
But most archaeologists, astronomers and Mayans say the only thing likely to hit Earth is a meteor shower of New Age philosophy, pop astronomy, internet doomsday rumours and TV specials such as one on the History Channel which mixes "predictions" from Nostradamus and the Mayans and asks: "Is 2012 the year the cosmic clock finally winds down to zero days, zero hope?"
Still, things are only likely to get worse for Mr Pixtun. Next month Hollywood's "2012" opens in cinemas, featuring earthquakes, meteor showers and a tsunami dumping an aircraft carrier on the White House.December 11, 2012 at 6:13 pm #407031
Just like in Russia – people will get drunk so they can enjoy the end of the world. Following week they will say that was the best end of the world ever and they look forward to another one.Quote:I hope there's a thunderstorm on the 21st just so people get scared
Lol, Svevlad, you're so sneakyDecember 11, 2012 at 7:09 pm #407032
Don't know. But it would be a fun day to have an "end of the world" party.December 11, 2012 at 7:11 pm #407033
According to Maya it is just a new era. Some say golden ages are comming.December 11, 2012 at 7:14 pm #407034
I'll stay awake so I can't miss it. Two years ago I overslept 2 ends of the world!!! > Can't do so again! Actually the end of the world got quite commercialised. Radio stations are using it as an advertisement in a positive way. Anyway, a fellow told me they forgot to count the leap years, so it actually should be already over some 8 months earlier. ??? Does anybody know more about this?December 11, 2012 at 7:18 pm #407035
AnonymousQuote:Anyway, a fellow told me they forgot to count the leap years, so it actually should be already over some 8 months earlier. ??? Does anybody know more about this?
Do not trust anybody!! These cruel people deprive others of hope!December 11, 2012 at 7:26 pm #407036
AnonymousQuote:Do not trust anybody!! These cruel people deprive others of hope!
Oh my god! Just don't tell me you enjoy in this crab. God forbid to make it true, afterall my best years are yet to come! Gotta make some serious bussiness, can't aford to simply stop living! Anyway, I'll probably just fall asleep ans when I'll wake up I'll curse again 'cause I missed it – again.December 12, 2012 at 2:09 am #407037
I expect a bunch of cults will commit mass suicide to prepare for the apocalypse, but that's it.December 12, 2012 at 2:12 am #407038
I was listening to the radio this morning and they were talking with a man who worked at a popular betting company in Australia. He told the station that a man had bet $150 on the world ending on the 21st. If he's correct, he will win $75 000. Thing is though, if he's right, how are they going to pay him?December 12, 2012 at 2:14 am #407039
Chalk it up to Slavic pessimism . Expect the worst and be happy when things turn out not to be as bad. Guess December 21 will be a good day for vodka and beer sales. I have a bottle of Stoli in the fridge and a bottle of blue agave tequila for an end of the world emergencyDecember 12, 2012 at 2:36 pm #407040
AnonymousQuote:I expect a bunch of cults will commit mass suicide to prepare for the apocalypse, but that's it.
😮 – Then they wont go to heaven!!! 😮December 12, 2012 at 8:21 pm #407041
AnonymousQuote:😮 – Then they wont go to heaven!!! 😮
No, they will become pine trees in hell like Dante said!
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