Notice: Programming Interruption On Saturday For End Of World

download-5We will be suspending blogging today due to the end of the world as predicted by Christian writer David Meade. While Meade is reportedly now hedging his bets on whether we may survive on September 23rd, I have already told my classes that they may disregard the remainder of the term syllabus.   I know that the end may come as something of a bummer for many. However, as stated in Monty Python’s The Life of Brian, “if life seems jolly rotten, there is something you’ve forgotten.” There are ten good reasons to welcome the apocalypse.

p6913_p_v8_aaOf course, NASA is saying the world will not end because there is no Planet X (or Niburu) but that is what the government always says and we have a movie proving its existence.  After all, who are you going to believe a bunch of pointy headed scientists or a world-renown Christian conspiracy writer.  Besides even NASA agrees that the Earth will die eventually, so we are just quibbling over a few billion years. They just want it to die on their own schedule and terms . . . space bureaucrats.

For my part, I intend to go out with a smile on my lips and a presidential tweet saying “I told you aliens were dangerous. End of the World. Sad.”

So here is the list:

10. The Chicago Bears will finally finish a season with only two losses.

9. No one will ever have to Keep Up With The Kardasians again.

8. The last copy of Muscrat Love by Captain & Tennille will finally be eradicated.

7. The Green Bay Packers are going with us.

6. The Special Counsel investigation will finally come to a conclusion.

5. I was running out of face-saving excuses for not taking the boys to see the horror film “It.”

4. Hillary Clinton will finally have a real reason why she is not president other than herself.

3. Chris Christie will likely be reclining on the beach at the time

2. Gridlock, bedazzled jeans, dabbing, twerk videos, and Kanye West all come to an end on the same day.

  1. The last episode of The View is finally here.

 

 

65 thoughts on “Notice: Programming Interruption On Saturday For End Of World

  1. If it really is the end of the world, perhaps Porky Pig will simultaneously appear on all electronic screens everywhere, to announce “That’s all, folks !”

  2. Some have speculated that our universe and our existence is just a massive computer simulation, a virtual reality. If so, perhaps there will just be a “CTRL-ALT-DEL” to end it all.

  3. The World Won’t End Saturday, But The Next Extinction Could Happen in 2100, Says This MIT Scientist

    Kate Sheridan
    Newsweek, September 23, 2017

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/world-won-apos-t-end-145002991.html

    “A new analysis of previous mass extinctions adds more support to the idea that there will be another—soon.

    “Daniel Rothman, a geophysict at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, compiled a database of information about previous mass extinctions and major environmental changes. After analyzing the data, he boiled it down to a (deceptively) simple equation and a number: the amount of carbon that would be required—if added over a short period of time—to throw the carbon cycle out of whack.

    “That threshold is about 310 gigatons of extra carbon in the oceans. Earth will likely hit that critical amount by 2100, according to predictions based on Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change models.”

        • You apparently know very little about science. If you obtained a university education you probably skipped the sciences and that affects critical thinking where science is concerned. A lot of people want their 15 minutes of fame or a book deal. That incentivizes the development of crazy ideas.

          • So says the peanut (allan) — who spends an inordinate amount of time posting comments to Jonathan Turley’s blog. What a legacy.

            While the following piece is about the 50 Cent Party in China, there are certainly entities in the U.S. who would be willing to advance their agenda/s, in a similar fashion:

            https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/01/trolling-by-distraction/514589/

            “The distraction tactics that China’s troll army favors could just as easily be deployed elsewhere. Debating detractors directly, or censoring them outright can backfire—political scientists have found that more repression is sometimes correlated with increased mobilization—but derailing the conversation or diluting the intensity of collective criticism can be a sneaky way to defuse it.

            ““The activity and especially the scale we discovered in China was surprising and even shocking to us (and others), but the general strategy is not unique. You can find aspects of it on smaller scales from elected officials, corporation heads, citizens, and numerous others,” wrote Gary King, one of the researchers behind the study, in an email. “Usually it is not the official policy of a government.””

            If the shoe fits.

        • I kinda thought the world might end after hearing the first single from the “cash me ouside, how ba da” girl Bhad Bhabbie.

    • 2100 huh. I’d have expected predictions to say that because of the transition to hydrogen power in 2037, the planet would’ve flooded completely since the exhaust product of hydrogen is water vapor.

      • The hydrogen in organic-derived materials (oil,gas,coal) gets oxidized into water anyway. So I doubt the overall quantity of water is much if at all affected.

        • A) the exhaust output of hydrogen is essentially a steam/moisture cloud.

          B) my post was a joke given the ridiculousness of trying to set one’s clock to match the end of the so-called world.

  4. I presume the end of the world comes with:

    – It’s own hashtag.
    – A reality TV show of some sort.
    – Non-stop coverage complete with a countdown clock on at least one major cable network.
    – Pretzel twists of logic that make it either Trump or Obama’s fault that Hillary could’ve averted if she woulda, coulda, shoulda, but her staff wouldn’t let her as told on any given page of “What Happened”.

    It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine 🙂

  5. I knew it! I’ve long said The End will come when pigs fly or when we learn Jonathan Turley has a sense of humor. Excuse me while I get on my knees and pray. If there was ever a Come to Jesus moment this is it!

  6. Was the predictor from the left or the right — and what is the difference? Seems like identity politics allows one to label anyone with whom they disagree as being “from the left”.

  7. We have it in good authority, some other things need to happen first.

    Matthew 24:36-44 (ESV)
    No One Knows That Day and Hour
    But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only. For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and they were unaware until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.
    Then two men will be in the field; one will be taken and one left. Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken and one left.
    Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.

    • The things predicted to happen you quote, have already happened. There is no future 2nd coming.

      Proof: I double triple dare you to find one definition of the word “you” consistent with your wrong interpretation that there is still a future 2nd coming of Jesus.

      Every definition of the word “you” requires the speaker of the word to be personally addressing at least one or more of the persons who hear his words. This means one of three things:
      1. Someone who heard Jesus in the 1st C AD still walks the earth now alive.
      2. Jesus’ 2nd coming already happened in the 1st C AD and your interpretation of what would occur is wrong.
      3. Jesus lied.

      I suspect Jesus is properly quoted, and he’s not a liar. Hint: no one alive is 2k years old, dude! That leaves only #2.

      IOW, you wrongly and literally interpret allegorical and metaphorical language of the OT and NT. See OT stories in which the “sun is darkened,” etc. Hint #2: nowhere does the NT state “end of time,” but does talk of the “end of the age,” meaning the end of the Mosaic era, which occurred in 70 AD when Nero (“666”) destroyed the Ioudaios (wrongly interpreted “Jewish” which word Jew did not exist prior to 1775 AD) temple.

  8. Well, it seems I took my vacation just in time. The four horsemen are upon us.

    I guess I’ll chime in:

    10) No more political advertisements on television
    9) No more television
    8) Hillary Clinton will finally go away after her last supporter–Satan himself–abandons her.
    7) Interstate 5 at the Tacoma Dome will at last be free of congestion.
    6) I can put off mowing the lawn as long as I want.
    5) The 100+ year old light bulb at the Livermore Fire Department will in-fact truly outlast humanity.
    4) No more having to endure endless vocalizations of the word “like” and creaky voices (vocal fry).
    3) All the alarm clocks will stop working
    2) Schröndinger’s cat comes out alive
    1) End of the world predictions finally end.

    • I’m good with it on the whole Darren, especially #4. Although, in the face of imminent death, I would be largely troubled by #2.

      But I would imagine it would be more like this:

    • Satan, Hillary’s last believer??? That is my Saturday morning LOL. Satan is merely the personification of evil but it is interesting that the Satan you believe in is a HE!!

    • 1. Meryl Streep will no longer be nominated for anything. Not that her performances weren’t wonderful, her acceptances speeches were agony.

      2. Congress has ended its investigations of Russia. Russia is now investigating us.

      3. The Robert Mueller investigation of “Election 2016” projects the final report will be issued in January 2166. The lawyers stand ready to investigate whatever Congress can’t figure out next.

      4. The Annual Middle East War will commence as soon as the current Middle East Conference for Peace completes its report and votes who is to fire first.

  9. JT, add to your list, U.S. debt all paid up & accounted for. It’s a death & tax thing.

    Doomsday prophet Harold Camping had Saturday May 21, 2011 picked as end date, but nothing happened…..Glory be.

  10. JT – certainly one of the boys must drive or your wife can take one for the team. What are marriages for? I have been through Y2K, the Mayan Calander and that cult in California that was going to ride on the back of Haley-Bopp. And the Cuban Missile Crisis. I kissed my ass goodbye a long time ago. 🙂

    If the boys are not old enough to get into the movie on their own, then let them sneak in like any self-respecting teen.

  11. EOW indefinitely postponed. Congress failed to pass the budget for it. Ryan claims that it is all the Democrats fault, despite his being the majority party in the House.

  12. I think it was the Mayan calender that supposedly predicted the end of the world on Dec.21, 2012.
    My girlfriend was born on Dec.24, so I thought I might get out of having to shop for two gifts.😉
    I ended up having to shop for the two gifts anyway….I’m fed up with all of these phony predictions.

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