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2001-09-12 03:34:20 PM
Cool. Now instead of having to explain it to a hundred people, I can just give them this link.

I love snopes.
 
2001-09-12 03:38:05 PM
I don't understand.
 
2001-09-12 03:39:31 PM
Thank you, thank you, thank you to whoever posted this. Snopes rocks.
 
HPZ [TotalFark]
2001-09-12 03:41:05 PM
Damn. I believed it. The one I read said:

In the year of one and two thousand
On the day of eleven
In the month of nine
A great winged beast will swoop from above
and take a bite from the home with five sides
And also, there will be two planes crashing in to the Twin Towers in New York
and another one in Pennsylvania that was probably aiming for Camp David
And the Towers will stand up for a while, but then fall down
And Fark.com is gonna get lots of traffic

So much for Nostradamus.
 
2001-09-12 03:41:29 PM
Snopes has come to the rescue once again...I love them.
 
2001-09-12 03:43:40 PM
Damn, HPZ...how could you have believed something so vague as that one?
 
2001-09-12 03:45:38 PM
You guys are welcome, even if I did misspell Nostradamus in the title.

I actually ran across it by accident because I receieved a repeat of the old speech from 1973 by the Canadian broadcaster praising the US, and I wanted to point out to the sender that it's not something new that just popped up...

3Horn
 
2001-09-12 03:45:45 PM
"From my loins will spring a great penis"
 
2001-09-12 03:46:18 PM
In the Year of 2001
Many Morons will Befall #fark
People will Moan and Groan
But then a Great Op will Come
And Kick Their Ass Out Of The Channel.

sorry.
 
2001-09-12 03:50:58 PM
Nah Sgamer, that's not nearly vague enough...

3Horn
 
2001-09-12 03:51:16 PM
I've been aruging this one for two days now... I did a search on the Nostradamus web sites and found nothing that even resembled the quote... And then someone pointed out when Nostradamus died and it all fell into place...

farking idiots...
 
2001-09-12 03:54:19 PM
The one I read went like this:

In the year of one and two thousand
On the day of eleven
In the month of nine
A great disruption
Two eagles collide, two brothers fall
Time comes into question
in the midst of great tragedy
When Dan Rather seems bloated and pasty
When to adjust the tint
 
2001-09-12 03:56:41 PM
So we should all listen to this Neil guy's predictions now?
 
2001-09-12 03:56:46 PM
Farked.
 
2001-09-12 03:58:23 PM
Confirmed, It's Farked.
 
2001-09-12 04:00:52 PM
I don't know, it seemed like a real crappy prediction to me.
 
2001-09-12 04:04:15 PM
Dan Rather seems Bloated and pasty???
HE IS BLOATED AND PASTY.....
 
2001-09-12 04:06:23 PM
Didn't P.T. Barnum say something about suckers? People (present company excepted) are stupid.
 
2001-09-12 04:06:34 PM
Actually it was the great prophet NOSTRIL-damus, who foretold of a great Booger Man who would sneeze and rain snot from the sky to drown everyone.
 
2001-09-12 04:07:30 PM
bloated and...


pasty
 
2001-09-12 04:14:09 PM
Actually, P.T. Barnum never said that, either. He never denied it, though (Discovery Channel rocks).
 
2001-09-12 04:15:11 PM
http://historybuff.com/library/refbarnum.html
 
2001-09-12 04:15:33 PM
and a great prophet named Chick shall emerge......
 
2001-09-12 04:21:04 PM
Freddy - That reminded me so much of Douglas Adams' and the
Coming of the Great White Handkerchief
 
2001-09-12 04:21:45 PM
Just in case site gets farked again, here's a good quote:

"Nostradamus did not write the quatrain now being attributed to him. (One wonders how a guy who died in 1566 could have written an item identified as being penned in 1654 anyway.) It originated with a student at Brock University in Canada in the 1990s, appearing on a web page essay on Nostradamus. That particular quatrain was offered by the page's author, Neil Marshall, as a fabricated example to illustrate how easily an important-sounding prophecy can be crafted through the use of abstract imagery. He pointed out how the terms he used were so deliberately vague they could be interpreted to fit any number of cataclysmic events. "
 
2001-09-12 04:27:17 PM
Good job who ever dug this up... now we just have to endure the multiple FWD's we've all learned to hate in our mailboxes, over the coming weeks.
 
2001-09-12 04:32:03 PM
DrDave: ROFL!
 
2001-09-12 04:33:11 PM
And by the way, did Nostro also predict the advent of the Dada movement?
 
2001-09-12 04:33:42 PM
I searched all 10 quatrain chapters earlier this morning, and came to the same conclusion. NYC is not even at 45 degrees; it is located at about 42 degrees.
 
2001-09-12 04:36:23 PM
Totally unrelated, can someone give me link or exact reason why Osama hates us so much. Is it purely because our backing of Israel? I have heard that it is because what we did to Afghanistan during war with Soviets, any truth to this?
 
2001-09-12 04:44:19 PM
 
2001-09-12 04:49:54 PM
A photoshop? You think?
 
2001-09-12 04:50:58 PM
Its definitely Photoshop. Gee..the devil sees the camera on him and smiles. Get real.

Anyone have a link to the original Canadian broadcaster story?
 
2001-09-12 04:51:01 PM
Atel: I think it's the head of Col. Sanders.
 
2001-09-12 04:53:15 PM
Like I know who he is :)
 
2001-09-12 04:54:55 PM
That is a cloud of dust, nothing else.

Once, I was looking at clouds, and I saw Nostradamus' face in one of the clouds and he was giving me the finger then a baby fell out and it looked at me!
 
2001-09-12 04:58:00 PM
Well, ok, it wasn't a photoshop (http://www.cnn.com/video/ - "second plane hits the WTC") but still. Same thing with the face on the moon, freaky coincidence...
 
2001-09-12 04:58:34 PM
DADADA: Nice Ralph Wiggum reference.
 
2001-09-12 05:00:47 PM
The dust really did make that formation. Watch the video on cnn.com.

"Video: Second WTC attack"

Not a photoshop.
 
2001-09-12 05:02:07 PM
Very true. Just a cloud of dust. Nevertheless, a little creepy if you watch the vid.

You think he's related to the face on Mars?
 
2001-09-12 05:03:52 PM
(twilight zone theme) doo doo doo doo...
 
2001-09-12 05:06:05 PM
oh yeah... it was on Mars, not moon. Dumb me.
 
2001-09-12 05:07:11 PM
This link won't load for me, seems to be farked
 
2001-09-12 05:07:26 PM
You mean on the moon, not mars.
 
2001-09-12 05:09:46 PM
Hehe... Jetfire said Mars... I'm not sure anymore. Whatever... Face on a rock in space.
 
2001-09-12 05:14:54 PM
Anyone ever see Nostradamus on Mr. Show? He became the lover of a fashion designer, and prophesized fashion trends for the next season. Comedy gold...
 
2001-09-12 05:18:02 PM
Damn you 3horn, you must have posted this minutes before I did. :)

I was tired of getting the "prophecy" in chain email. I like your headline better than mine though.
 
2001-09-12 05:28:39 PM
Hwnd - No, there was a face on Mars. It got lots of coverage in tabloids.
 
2001-09-12 05:31:49 PM
Neil Marshall is the one true prophet! All hail "that guy" Neil!
 
2001-09-12 05:46:10 PM
There *was* a face on Mars, thanks to the relatively poor resolution of the Viking lander. The Mars Global Surveyor satellite took a better-quality picture:

http://www.solarviews.com/eng/face.htm

Now all those Cydonia nutjobs are trying to save face. ar ar ar
 
2001-09-12 05:57:19 PM
And now, magically, it's unFARKed. The link works again. Interesting reading; thanks, 3horn!
 
2001-09-12 05:59:54 PM
Yeah it was mars. I was thinking of Final Fantasy 2 for snes. When you get the the moon in that game.. that same face is there..

A little craziness by the game programmers..
 
2001-09-12 06:12:30 PM
...and farked again.
 
2001-09-12 06:13:56 PM
Hwnd: LOL! Yes, I remember that. A great game!
 
2001-09-12 06:14:36 PM
Atel: It's up and down. Keep trying.
 
2001-09-12 06:14:50 PM
Thanks, I needed something to stop the damn chain letters being circulated around my office with this nonsense attached.
 
2001-09-12 06:26:52 PM
Hehe, what was your heading Outshined?

3Horn
 
2001-09-12 07:00:52 PM
Some retard called into Howard Stern this morning and read the "City Of York" prophecy. I think the dumbshiat genuinely believed it was Nostradamus, and he had Howard and crew going for about ten minutes. Then Gary researched it online and they realized he was full of it. So for about ten minutes i was screaming at my radio. I should really think about switching to decaf.
 
2001-09-12 07:04:01 PM
An Emperor will be born near Italy,
Who will cost the Empire very dearly.
They will say, when they see his allies,
That he is less a prince than a butcher.
(Translation of Century I, Quatrain 60)

This is the first and the most famous quatrain that describes Napoleon Bonaparte. Napoleon, was indeed born near Italy in Corsica. He is of course remembered for costing the lives of thousands of young men but it is interesting that Nostradamus specifies the title "emperor" which Napoleon unexpectedly took for himself as ruler of France.
 
2001-09-12 07:20:47 PM
3horn: "Snopes debunks fabricated Nostradamus story, can we please drop it now?"

:)

O
 
2001-09-12 08:07:59 PM
Syndrome18: Or perhaps, just switching radio stations...
 
2001-09-12 09:00:14 PM
http://www.sumeria.net/cosmo/NOS6.html
 
2001-09-12 09:03:20 PM
what's the URL for that devil video thing? i only found one video of the second attack, but it's not the right angle to be that version.
 
2001-09-12 09:11:35 PM
I'm waiting for the Revalations prophecy stuff to start coming out. "Wars and rumors of wars" and that verse about the kingdom to the north invading the middle east and stuff (Russia invades Afghanistan?) Ah well. It's hella fun, anyway. Better than listening to televangelists.
 
2001-09-12 09:13:02 PM
ANYONE GOT ANY GOOD LINKS?

Of people jumping out of the windows? I wanna see that again.. I thought it was so shocking seeing that..
 
2001-09-12 09:14:23 PM
try rotten_com. they probably have it, along with a lot of other sick crap for you.
 
2001-09-12 09:32:11 PM
Lonecrow.. I pray for the sake of your soul that was jsut crass ingnorant callous flame bait. If not well the way thigns are going sometime in the future you or one of yours may be in a situation similar. See if you appreciate people with your brand of "humor" then.

Canada I do not hold this schmuck against you...
 
2001-09-12 09:54:17 PM
Ranxerox: Just for the hell of it, I've been trying to think what this could mean: "The sky will burn at forty-five degrees" What's the angle of the sun at mid-morning in N.Y.C. ?
 
2001-09-12 10:01:44 PM
Bongoman:
It was about half past 8 i believe. The sun would be at about that angle, but that could just be a coincedence.
 
2001-09-12 10:19:54 PM
"And the People in the Last Days shall be Greatly Evil, and the Pope shall wave his Shepherd's Crook in Holy Frustration at the Young Whippersnappers"
 
2001-09-12 10:50:03 PM
"And there shall come forth a man from Nantucket..."
 
2001-09-12 11:48:46 PM
Beppo,
Thanks for the much needed laugh.

MrCharlie,
I have seen that episode of Mr. Show. Excellent stuff. The only reason I keep HBO (except for Tenacious D).
 
2001-09-12 11:51:27 PM
Bongoman: I haven't researched anything, but I believe NYC is at about 45 degrees latitude...?
 
2001-09-13 12:00:47 AM
yeah,good one bepman =)
 
2001-09-13 05:11:22 AM
Although this one prophecy is fake,I read somewhere that Nostradamus wrote his prophecies in a mixture of Old French,Latin,anagrams,and general vagueness,because the church at that time probably would have punished him as a heretic.
 
2001-09-13 05:46:57 AM
Nostradamus, is the same stupid coont that predicted the end of the World in 2000. If anyone is dumb enough to believe that shiat, they're as farking stupid as he was.
 
2001-09-13 08:21:05 AM
From 'Good Omens' -

Azrael:"Oh they all loved to give predictions."
Crowley:"Predictions?"
Azrael: "You know, 'And so the end of the world will come, in tumpy-tumpty-tumpty-one' or two, or whatever. something-Six is probably a very safe year - nothing much rhymes with six."
 
2001-09-13 08:32:00 AM
Hang on... if Nostradamus didn't make the prediction, maybe Neil Marshall is a great prophet?

All Hail Neil Marshall!!
 
2001-09-13 11:55:21 AM
Is that Nostradamus a hippopatamus when it come to quatrainin' your future?

Call me for your free readin' now!
 
2001-09-13 09:34:10 PM
i would love to thank snopes.com!!!!!!!!! They are the saviours! My biology teacher, whom i can't stand, decided that she should read this "prediction" forward. I heard it was an e-mail forward and thought to myself, "Oh my god, this is farking stupid." Well, she read it and the class was _amazed_. Farking idiots, all of 'em.....cept jason, he knew it was bull shiat too....but back to the point. I see this link on fark, and follow it! Low and behold, the answer to my prayers! So, I did what every "good" student would do.....i printed it out with a nice little letter that said "don't believe e-mail forwards!!!!!!" and am going to give it to her tomorrow morning with a smirk on my face. she'll be proud, a little extra research never hurt anybody! THANKS FARK AND SNOPES!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
2001-09-13 10:13:41 PM
I'm just mad that so many people are calling him "Notre-Dame-us (The cathedral, not the NCAA team). At least in my area, that is. I live in SW PA about 40 miles from the crash site; do you think I would find any debris in my area?
Not to sell, of course.
 
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