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(Outside Online)   The tiny town of Bugarach, France is the safest place to be on December 21, as aliens will emerge from a nearby mountain to rescue humans from the Mayan apocalypse   (outsideonline.com) divider line 109
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2012-12-04 03:36:51 PM  
i.imgur.com
What Bugarach, France may look like.
 
2012-12-04 03:39:37 PM  

Isildur: [i.imgur.com image 304x224]
What Bugarach, France may look like.


i was thinking more along the lines of Transbot. on Sega Card

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-12-04 03:39:51 PM  
I'm currently traveling on business, and some of the coworkers here at the site I've traveled to were having a little conversation about the Mayan Apocalypse.

I've never actually facepalmed in reality before, but after hearing that the apocalypse is caused by the Sun, the Earth, and the black hole at the center of the Universe aligning, I couldn't resist. I literally slapped my palm against my forehead in astonishment.

Sometimes people wonder why I'm so anti-social. I never wonder.
 
2012-12-04 03:43:37 PM  
img823.imageshack.us
 
2012-12-04 03:47:48 PM  

stu1-1: [img823.imageshack.us image 440x450]


what about the 1987 release of Black Sabbath's The Eternal Idol??
 
2012-12-04 03:48:28 PM  
It would be nice to turn that crisis into an opportunity. French women (minus Paris) have a reputation for being...enjoyable.
1. A small pilgrimage to Bugarach
2. meet and sweet talk never been married or in love French woman
3. switch Fearmongering end of the world talk
4. Sex
5. Next flight to Boston
 
2012-12-04 03:50:45 PM  
I haven't been to Bugarach itself, but I've stayed in the general vicinity. It's wild, beautiful and very rugged territory. And it's been home to packs of heretics and wackaloons for centuries (e.g. the Cathars).
 
2012-12-04 03:53:57 PM  
Ahhh, uhhh. Look, man. And so forth.

www.webchoices.us
 
2012-12-04 03:56:59 PM  
www.ufopaedia.org

Spotted en route to Bugarach, transporting a welcoming committee.
 
2012-12-04 04:00:56 PM  

Jon iz teh kewl: Metalocalypse??


Hell yeah!

epguides.com
 
2012-12-04 04:02:54 PM  

darth_badger: [www.milesago.com image 300x305]


listening to that as we speak . . .

\\no more gravity . . .
 
2012-12-04 04:03:52 PM  

Happy Hours: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Star children on the black road to salvation
Children of the forest, child of the Woodstock Nation
You've gotta care for the needs of your planet
Catch the dawn that once was there
First-born atomic generation
Open the door, don't you know that's what it's for
Come on and join us ... on the other side of the Sun

As a matter of fact I have seen the saucers


Happy Hours: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Star children on the black road to salvation
Children of the forest, child of the Woodstock Nation
You've gotta care for the needs of your planet
Catch the dawn that once was there
First-born atomic generation
Open the door, don't you know that's what it's for
Come on and join us ... on the other side of the Sun

As a matter of fact I have seen the saucers


I knew someone would have to get that
 
2012-12-04 04:07:03 PM  

Flakeloaf: [videokeman.com image 350x400]

RIP Burt Bugarach


Came to make this pun. I see it's been covered, so I'll just Bugaroff.
 
2012-12-04 04:10:28 PM  
Can someone tell me just WHY everyone thinks the Mayans predicted the end of the world in 2012?

Seriously. In a simple, abridged way. What is the theory, exactly?
 
2012-12-04 04:12:30 PM  

topcon: I've seen some otherwise intelligent, well educated people lately (in real life) who, even if they don't believe it fully, have some inkling of doubt that just MAYBE the world could possibly end on December 21st.

I don't come out and actually call them a dumbfark to their face, but I tell them in no uncertain terms how ludicrous the idea is for a number of reasons, and that is is no different than the countless other prophecies that come to be famous and never pan out.

One guy, who has an advanced degree in mathematics and who is also a programmer, simply replied "Oh, you're such a skeptic."

I don't understand how people get wrapped up in this horseshiat. And when December 21st passes, some retard out there will claim "Oh, it was off by six months, they carried the 2 wrong," and then some people will keep clinging onto it, then someone will say "Oh, they were off by four years," and so on.


Me too. Actually, the first I ever heard of the whole 2012 thing was from a friend who is an atheist and thinks all religions (not just organized religion, all religious beliefs) are stupid. Yet for whatever reason, he buys into this. But I think he's one of those survivalist types who actually wants some catastrophe to happen so maybe its wishful thinking.

I don't know; I don't get it.

My theory is: the guy making the calendar ran out of room. In 2013, they were to switch over to the new Puppy-a-Day calendar.
 
2012-12-04 04:15:29 PM  

doczoidberg: Can someone tell me just WHY everyone thinks the Mayans predicted the end of the world in 2012?

Seriously. In a simple, abridged way. What is the theory, exactly?


Basically it's the theory that because your calendar runs out of pages after December, time comes to an end.

Just tack on some poorly-understood 'ancients', and the generally terrible state of education and critical thinking, and you've got a derpstorm of massive proportions.
 
2012-12-04 04:22:05 PM  
I've been reading this thread and it occurred to me, "hmm, well at least the Farkers have common sense because they seem to unanimously agree that this is all bs." Then it hit me. "The Farkers unanimously agree on something? Surely that's a sign of impending apocalypse!"
 
2012-12-04 04:39:08 PM  
Ricewind will save us.
 
2012-12-04 04:41:13 PM  
Everyone in this thread is going to look like total asses if this all turns out to be true.
 
2012-12-04 04:50:27 PM  

doczoidberg: Can someone tell me just WHY everyone thinks the Mayans predicted the end of the world in 2012?

Seriously. In a simple, abridged way. What is the theory, exactly?


Because their calender went so far into the future and stopped. People figured they must have known when the world was going to end.
 
2012-12-04 04:54:54 PM  

I should be in the kitchen: topcon: I've seen some otherwise intelligent, well educated people lately (in real life) who, even if they don't believe it fully, have some inkling of doubt that just MAYBE the world could possibly end on December 21st.

I don't come out and actually call them a dumbfark to their face, but I tell them in no uncertain terms how ludicrous the idea is for a number of reasons, and that is is no different than the countless other prophecies that come to be famous and never pan out.

One guy, who has an advanced degree in mathematics and who is also a programmer, simply replied "Oh, you're such a skeptic."

I don't understand how people get wrapped up in this horseshiat. And when December 21st passes, some retard out there will claim "Oh, it was off by six months, they carried the 2 wrong," and then some people will keep clinging onto it, then someone will say "Oh, they were off by four years," and so on.

Me too. Actually, the first I ever heard of the whole 2012 thing was from a friend who is an atheist and thinks all religions (not just organized religion, all religious beliefs) are stupid. Yet for whatever reason, he buys into this. But I think he's one of those survivalist types who actually wants some catastrophe to happen so maybe its wishful thinking.

I don't know; I don't get it.

My theory is: the guy making the calendar ran out of room. In 2013, they were to switch over to the new Puppy-a-Day calendar.


They didn't run out of room, they only went into the future as far as the end of an era that they were in. It all has to do with astronomy. If they were still around in the same kind of culture, they would have made a new calendar for the new era coming up.
 
2012-12-04 04:58:32 PM  

Great Janitor: Everyone in this thread is going to look like total asses if this all turns out to be true.



Boy will my face be red! Might be because it's engulfed in flames, but STILL!
 
2012-12-04 05:00:20 PM  

MarkEC: doczoidberg: Can someone tell me just WHY everyone thinks the Mayans predicted the end of the world in 2012?

Seriously. In a simple, abridged way. What is the theory, exactly?

Because their calender went so far into the future and stopped. People figured they must have known when the world was going to end.


You'd think they would have noticed the Spanish conquistadors in their prognostication.
 
2012-12-04 05:03:03 PM  

Diogenes: Sybarite: Obliteration or anal probe? It's a tough choice. I get the feeling once they've got you up there it's not going to be just the once either.

I know I'm hot and all, but I don't understand what intelligent beings who have mastered interstellar travel would find interesting about my anus.


No one would have believed in the early years of the 21st century that our world was being watched by intelligences greater than our own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns, *they* observed and studied, the way a man with a microscope might scrutinize the creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water. With infinite complacency, men went to and fro about the globe, confident of our empire over this world. Yet across the gulf of space, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic regarded Diogenes' anus with envious eyes and slowly, and surely, drew their plans against it.
 
2012-12-04 05:06:58 PM  
NO BIRDS!
 
2012-12-04 05:14:14 PM  
I wonder what the History Channel is going to do on Dec 22nd they are going to have a huge chunk of space open on the program scheduale
 
2012-12-04 05:22:23 PM  

Great Janitor: Everyone in this thread is going to look like total asses if this all turns out to be true.


Hey I'm man enough to admit when I'm wrong. If the world ends on the 21st I'll be here to post an apology.
 
2012-12-04 05:27:40 PM  

groppet: I wonder what the History Channel is going to do on Dec 22nd they are going to have a huge chunk of space open on the program scheduale


They'll just re-run all the Hitler stories that they started with.
 
2012-12-04 05:39:39 PM  

MarkEC: I should be in the kitchen: topcon: I've seen some otherwise intelligent, well educated people lately (in real life) who, even if they don't believe it fully, have some inkling of doubt that just MAYBE the world could possibly end on December 21st.

I don't come out and actually call them a dumbfark to their face, but I tell them in no uncertain terms how ludicrous the idea is for a number of reasons, and that is is no different than the countless other prophecies that come to be famous and never pan out.

One guy, who has an advanced degree in mathematics and who is also a programmer, simply replied "Oh, you're such a skeptic."

I don't understand how people get wrapped up in this horseshiat. And when December 21st passes, some retard out there will claim "Oh, it was off by six months, they carried the 2 wrong," and then some people will keep clinging onto it, then someone will say "Oh, they were off by four years," and so on.

Me too. Actually, the first I ever heard of the whole 2012 thing was from a friend who is an atheist and thinks all religions (not just organized religion, all religious beliefs) are stupid. Yet for whatever reason, he buys into this. But I think he's one of those survivalist types who actually wants some catastrophe to happen so maybe its wishful thinking.

I don't know; I don't get it.

My theory is: the guy making the calendar ran out of room. In 2013, they were to switch over to the new Puppy-a-Day calendar.

They didn't run out of room, they only went into the future as far as the end of an era that they were in. It all has to do with astronomy. If they were still around in the same kind of culture, they would have made a new calendar for the new era coming up.


Did I really sound like I was being serious? Because i wasn't (except for the Puppy-a-Day part. Or not.)
 
2012-12-04 05:40:26 PM  
Bugarup?

www.discworldemporium.com
 
2012-12-04 05:47:49 PM  

doczoidberg: Can someone tell me just WHY everyone thinks the Mayans predicted the end of the world in 2012?

Seriously. In a simple, abridged way. What is the theory, exactly?


www.webexhibits.org

because those 2 eyes in the middle mean "DRAGON". aka rand al'thor, tar valon, etc..
aka YEAR OF THE DRAGON WHICH IS 2012
 
2012-12-04 05:49:48 PM  
You are all being glib.

You don't even know what the Mayan Apocalypse is. If you start talking about the Mayan Apocalypse, you have to evaluate and read the research papers on how they came up with these theories. OK. That's what I've done.

You don't know the history of the Mayan Apocalypse, I do.
 
2012-12-04 05:53:29 PM  

Diogenes: [media.smithsonianmag.com image 631x300]

It's been done.


It was even done before that...

ecx.images-amazon.com

Also...

i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-04 06:16:00 PM  
We'll make great pets !!!
 
2012-12-04 06:20:38 PM  

topcon: I've seen some otherwise intelligent, well educated people lately (in real life) who, even if they don't believe it fully, have some inkling of doubt that just MAYBE the world could possibly end on December 21st.

I don't come out and actually call them a dumbfark to their face, but I tell them in no uncertain terms how ludicrous the idea is for a number of reasons, and that is is no different than the countless other prophecies that come to be famous and never pan out.

One guy, who has an advanced degree in mathematics and who is also a programmer, simply replied "Oh, you're such a skeptic."

I don't understand how people get wrapped up in this horseshiat. And when December 21st passes, some retard out there will claim "Oh, it was off by six months, they carried the 2 wrong," and then some people will keep clinging onto it, then someone will say "Oh, they were off by four years," and so on.


picard facepalm.jpeg

One would think that someone with a math degree would think logically, by default. I guess that isn't necessary so.
 
2012-12-04 06:29:01 PM  
If you think the world is going to end, then why keep your money? You won't need it. Send it to my Paypal.
 
2012-12-04 06:56:14 PM  

uncoveror: If you think the world is going to end, then why keep your money? You won't need it. Send it to my Paypal.


durr i'm changing all MY MONEY to BITCOINZ!!
 
2012-12-04 07:09:32 PM  

SirEattonHogg: You are all being glib.

You don't even know what the Mayan Apocalypse is. If you start talking about the Mayan Apocalypse, you have to evaluate and read the research papers on how they came up with these theories. OK. That's what I've done.

You don't know the history of the Mayan Apocalypse, I do.


Agreed. It sounds like most people in this thread have educated themselves as far as listening to what's been thrown at them on the internet/tv.

I've read a few books (non-conclusive, full spectrum revealing books), watched in-depth programs, seen a live 2-hr presentation on Mayan knowledge, philosophy, etc.., and have spoken with as many people as possible about what 2012 means to them/what they think might happen.

I don't claim to know what will happen in the future, but if I've learned anything about 2012 through my inquiries, it's that our planet & life as we know it is very likely to change in a big way sometime in the near future; maybe 12/21/12, or sometime in 2013 or in the next few years/decade. Perhaps 2012 serves as a mid-point in a change that's already started. Additionally, it wasn't just the Mayans that signaled big changes for this point in time. The Egyptians and quite a few other ancient civilizations left behind knowledge about this time. Not to mention the astrological possibilities - massive solar flares at the peak of the sun cycle, earth's shifting polarity, etc..

Please read up on this convergence of 2012 happenings if you don't believe me (preferably in a non-paranoia inducing book as opposed to the wavering opinions of the internet). It's hard to ignore such a multitude of predictions (from ancient to current peoples) for such a wide variety of outcomes, all of which convene sometime in the next year. The media likes to focus on freaky, money-making headlines and people like to find things to hype & be scared about, in case you haven't noticed, but there is much more to 2012 than doomsday claims.

Maybe the shiat is going to hit the fan. Maybe aliens will land. Maybe the poles will shift. Maybe we'll transport to other dimensions. Maybe nothing happens. No one knows! Stop discounting the Mayans as "not predicting their own demise" and "not able to be extremely astrologically advanced since they sacrificed animals" and the historians for "not accounting for leap years" and, "well we survived y2k & 6/6/06." These claims are all from people who spout out crap they've heard from others who haven't educated themselves.

/More convinced than not that we'll survive 12/21/12. At least, I've certainly convinced myself of that to avoid paranoia because being paranoid about things out of your control is silly.
 
2012-12-04 07:13:23 PM  

doczoidberg: Can someone tell me just WHY everyone thinks the Mayans predicted the end of the world in 2012?

Seriously. In a simple, abridged way. What is the theory, exactly?


Because they're gullible morons.

The Mayan calendar is composed of cycles within cycles. As the numbers go, one very long cycle on the calendar is ending. That, by the calendar, is followed by the next one beginning. It has to do with the numbers and counting system chosen. No more, no less.

Even if the Mayans had some sort of magical power to predict the future, WHICH THEY DIDN'T, they never actually said anything about the world ending.

So, as I said before, gullible morons. They can be safely ignored.
 
2012-12-04 07:15:03 PM  
are we supposed to listen to Rush's 2112 masterpiece on 12/21/12, or something gay like Back Street Boys?
 
2012-12-04 07:32:51 PM  
The Dec 21 date was an early estimate anyway for the calendar flipover, and has turned out to not be accurate, but try telling that to the derp squad after they've already fixated on that one particular date.
 
2012-12-04 08:28:14 PM  
straightbananas

Indeed.

The Egyptians and quite a few other ancient civilizations left behind knowledge about this time.

And how many accurate, fulfilled predictions have these civilisations left behind? What sort of track record do they have in prognostication? By what mechanism were they able to predict events thousands of years in the future, and how were they able to comprehend and communicate concepts beyond their current level of understanding? Were the Egyptians, for example, able to predict Persians, Macedonians, Romans, Arabs, Mongols or Turks?

I'm not being a dick, I'm being logical. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.
 
2012-12-04 09:15:19 PM  
Th most ironic thing about this Mayan calender theatrics is that it is actually a CYCLE! Dec 21, 2012 is the end of a very long cycle!!! CYCLE by it's very definition means it is perpetual otherwise it wouldn't be called a farking cycle!! One cycle ends and the next begin! like a farking monthly cycle! December ends and January comes next!

If you truly believe the Mayan calender than by it's very definition means that you should definitely NOT believe in the end of the world.. even more so than folks who do not believe.
 
2012-12-04 09:17:38 PM  
One day will be the end, for each and everyone one of us.

We're mortal.
 
2012-12-04 09:18:19 PM  
I'm going to Teotihuacan for the end of the world.
I arrive in Mexico City on the 20th.

Should be fun.
 
2012-12-04 09:24:50 PM  

doczoidberg: Can someone tell me just WHY everyone thinks the Mayans predicted the end of the world in 2012?

Seriously. In a simple, abridged way. What is the theory, exactly?


Read my previous post. It's nothing more than a calender cycle!! The mayan calender ends on that day and a new one begins. They have some bad shiat written on some text and some walls BUT by no means end of the world, end-of-days, ELE type event!!

If the Mayan's (giving them the benefit of doubt here) were sure it was truly the end, then they would have put a GIANT . at the end of that calender cycle... ALAS they didn;t because the next calender cycle begin immediately!!
 
2012-12-04 09:30:56 PM  

Great Janitor: Everyone in this thread is going to look like total asses if this all turns out to be true.


If what the Mayan says will happen (bad shiat but not end of world stuff by any means) than feeling like an ass on that day would probably be the least of my concern.

the Mayans were probably predicting the 05 tsunami, Japanese quake, Sandy, Katrina and throw in a couple Iraqs, Vietnam and Afghanistan type of seriousness all happening at the same time kinda events. Terrible things no doubt BUT not end of humankind scenerio by any means.
 
2012-12-04 09:44:09 PM  

Bondith: straightbananas

Indeed.

The Egyptians and quite a few other ancient civilizations left behind knowledge about this time.

And how many accurate, fulfilled predictions have these civilisations left behind? What sort of track record do they have in prognostication? By what mechanism were they able to predict events thousands of years in the future, and how were they able to comprehend and communicate concepts beyond their current level of understanding? Were the Egyptians, for example, able to predict Persians, Macedonians, Romans, Arabs, Mongols or Turks?

I'm not being a dick, I'm being logical. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.


If you're curious, read some books. Watch lectures on the subject. Have you researched at all?
This book is a great place to start, written by a level-headed dude who's been researching the subject for 25 years.
 
2012-12-04 10:02:53 PM  

no clever name here just move along: I'm going to Teotihuacan for the end of the world.
I arrive in Mexico City on the 20th.

Should be fun.


Did you get a round trip ticket, or just one-way?
 
2012-12-04 10:35:17 PM  
I enjoy believing in an ethos that has never once been true. I for one will welcome our new alien overlords.
 
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