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(Mother Nature Network)   Did you ever notice that most doomsday predictors don't have a very good accuracy rate?   (mnn.com) divider line 76
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2012-12-18 01:21:13 AM  
Well, to be fair even if they are right, the known failure rate is still going to be 100%.

/ stick that in your bong
 
2012-12-18 09:11:15 AM  
www.fulinhyu.com
 
2012-12-18 09:17:01 AM  

FuLinHyu: [www.fulinhyu.com image 699x385]


Looks like I'll need an umbrella Friday.
 
2012-12-18 09:22:26 AM  

FuLinHyu: [www.fulinhyu.com image 699x385]


Where did I put my sunscreen?
 
2012-12-18 09:41:00 AM  
all it takes is for one to be right, though
 
2012-12-18 09:51:40 AM  

SlothB77: all it takes is for one to be right, though


I'm guessing you buy lottery tickets. ;-)
 
2012-12-18 10:26:15 AM  

FuLinHyu:


Dammit! I knew I shouldn't have put off building that fall out shelter.
 
2012-12-18 10:27:11 AM  
Are you hoping they get it right?
 
2012-12-18 10:27:17 AM  

FuLinHyu: [www.fulinhyu.com image 699x385]


i184.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-18 10:28:17 AM  

SlothB77: all it takes is for one to be right, though


But then what's the point? If you're right, there won't be anyone left to laugh at.
 
Skr
2012-12-18 10:30:03 AM  
Don't panic. Every time the world has ended, someone has rebuilt it exactly the same way that it was before, and we are all none the wiser.
 
2012-12-18 10:30:32 AM  
Comparing ancient text with overnight celebs from the 60's and claiming it's proof of nothing happening to end the world EVAR... priceless.
 
2012-12-18 10:31:03 AM  

SlothB77: all it takes is for one to be right, though


The world is going to end...

I'm right!!!!!
 
2012-12-18 10:31:14 AM  
MOST?
 
2012-12-18 10:31:29 AM  
Most?
 
2012-12-18 10:31:47 AM  

abhorrent1: FuLinHyu: [www.fulinhyu.com image 699x385]

[i184.photobucket.com image 500x245]


Isn't that the Aztec calendar?
 
2012-12-18 10:32:14 AM  
Did you ever notice that most all doomsday predictors don't have a very good PERFECT accuracy rate, 0%, as in never?
 
2012-12-18 10:32:57 AM  

lewismarktwo: Isn't that the Aztec calendar?


Mr. Christie makes gooooood cookies.
 
2012-12-18 10:33:33 AM  
My parents fell for that crap perpetrated by Herbert W. Armstrong. He died a rich man, and his followers ended up with drained bank accounts. This is why I hate organized religion. Baistards.
 
2012-12-18 10:34:10 AM  

FuLinHyu: [www.fulinhyu.com image 699x385]


Now is not the time to start having unconditional faith in the weather report.
 
2012-12-18 10:35:15 AM  

Arkanaut: SlothB77: all it takes is for one to be right, though

But then what's the point? If you're right, there won't be anyone left to laugh at.


The world is big. It won't end all at once. Maybe they'll have a few minutes to point and laugh before we all die a horrible death.

/or maybe not
 
2012-12-18 10:35:20 AM  

FuLinHyu: [www.fulinhyu.com image 699x385]


Cloudy with a chance of meatballs?
 
2012-12-18 10:36:20 AM  
I have had a vision! I predict that on Friday, December 21, 2012, the sun will rise in the morning and set in the evening. My calculations are exact and cannot be wrong. You have been forewarned! Chaos! Chaos!
 
2012-12-18 10:36:44 AM  
I was just talking with someone who says they believe in the Mayan apocalypse, but wanted to invite me to their New Years party.
 
2012-12-18 10:37:15 AM  
images2.wikia.nocookie.net

December 21?? This year? That's cutting it a little close, isn't it? I mean, just from a sales point of view, the book just came out, right? So you're not even looking at the paperback release for maybe a year. And it's going to be at least another year after that if the thing has movie-of-the-week or mini-series potential.
 
2012-12-18 10:37:57 AM  

WippitGuud: FuLinHyu: [www.fulinhyu.com image 699x385]

Cloudy with a chance of meatballs?


The FSM is coming. We shall all be smothered in His Noodly Munificence.

/ Actually, now that you mention it, I'm going to make Holy Spaghetti on Friday. It's been a while since I've celebrated His divine bounty.
 
2012-12-18 10:38:51 AM  

WippitGuud: FuLinHyu: [www.fulinhyu.com image 699x385]

Cloudy with a chance of meatballs?


1250 degrees? That's-a spicy meat-a-ball!
 
2012-12-18 10:39:33 AM  

MooseUpNorth: WippitGuud: FuLinHyu: [www.fulinhyu.com image 699x385]

Cloudy with a chance of meatballs?

The FSM is coming. We shall all be smothered in His Noodly Munificence.



I suddenly have a idea for a porn movie...
 
2012-12-18 10:39:43 AM  

lewismarktwo: abhorrent1: FuLinHyu: [www.fulinhyu.com image 699x385]

[i184.photobucket.com image 500x245]

Isn't that the Aztec calendar?


Don't know. Saw it posted elsewhere. Didn't bother to check.
 
2012-12-18 10:40:35 AM  
Yes, subby, but according to their logic I think they only have to be right once.
 
2012-12-18 10:43:47 AM  
I predict the world will end around the year 4000000000.
 
2012-12-18 10:46:29 AM  
I do wonder if any of these nut balls are going to do something stupid to perpetuate this nonsense on Friday.

/I plan on grabbing some Crown Royal and watching TV for news breaks.
 
hej
2012-12-18 10:47:31 AM  
I'm not sure I agree, subby, considering they never specify what exactly "the world ending" entails.
 
2012-12-18 10:48:29 AM  
Has anyone pointed out yet that the sky is falling?
 
2012-12-18 10:48:42 AM  

gorgon38: I predict the world will end around the year 4000000000.


You're actually about 1 billion years too early on that prediction, according to estimates.
 
2012-12-18 10:49:01 AM  
 
2012-12-18 10:49:48 AM  
Whoever is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.

"Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God." - Luke 9:27
 
2012-12-18 10:51:56 AM  

hej: I'm not sure I agree, subby, considering they never specify what exactly "the world ending" entails.


Pretty sure it has something to do with gay people getting married.
 
2012-12-18 10:54:33 AM  

LonMead: I was just talking with someone who says they believe in the Mayan apocalypse, but wanted to invite me to their New Years party.


Well, it's always good to have a contingency plan....
 
2012-12-18 10:55:29 AM  

me texan: Well, to be fair even if they are right, the known failure rate is still going to be 100%.

/ stick that in your bong


the ones who offed them selves did meet their own personal doomsday

Reach out and touch faith
Your own Personal Doomsday
Someone to hear your prayers
Someone who cares
Your own Personal Doomsday
Someone to hear your prayers
Someone who's there
 
2012-12-18 10:57:11 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: hej: I'm not sure I agree, subby, considering they never specify what exactly "the world ending" entails.

Pretty sure it has something to do with gay people getting married.


And women taking birth control.
 
2012-12-18 10:59:23 AM  
I just noticed that my calendar ends on December 31st.

EVERYBODY PANIC
 
2012-12-18 10:59:24 AM  
Is the mother nature network going to follow up with research project that proves floods are indeed wet?
 
2012-12-18 10:59:33 AM  
www.bible.ca
 
2012-12-18 10:59:55 AM  

abhorrent1: i184.photobucket.com


I was listening to NPR last night and an Archeology Professor with a specialization in Mayan history was the guest and while he did a thorough debunking (and mocking) of the whole doomsday thing, audio stream here, and at the end, he noted that the "funniest" thing about it is that the one image that all the doomsayers use is that picture of a calendar stone.

But the Maya never made calendar stones. That stone is Aztec.
 
2012-12-18 11:05:56 AM  

SlothB77: all it takes is for one to be right, though


That was the contention of a guy I know at work. He preps for them all . He bought 4 generators preparing for the Y2K disaster. I got one real cheap off of him when that one fell through-use if for my hunting cabin.

Don't believe in the end of world stuff but believe in being prepared for natural disasters and financial ones like loss of job. So I have things slike 45 days of non-perishable food and hygiene items along an emergency fund in cash stored.Also fortunate that I have only myself to care for.
 
2012-12-18 11:07:06 AM  

FuLinHyu: [www.fulinhyu.com image 699x385]


It's going to rain meatballs Friday! fark yeah!
 
2012-12-18 11:08:01 AM  

Thunderboy: I just noticed that my calendar ends on December 31st.

EVERYBODY PANIC


I'm not worried. Mine is a dry erase calendar, it ends every month.
 
2012-12-18 11:09:16 AM  

Thunderboy: I just noticed that my calendar ends on December 31st.

EVERYBODY PANIC


DID YOU KNOW: There is a Winnie the Pooh story about that subject.
 
2012-12-18 11:13:30 AM  
Why would anyone want to survive the end of the world? I don't want to live the rest of my life watching my loved ones die and/or struggle to survive. I also don't want to isolate myself from humanity in some bunker/prison/concrete coffin. I don't understand the why people obsess over the end and welcome it. Preppers and predictors all seems hell-bent on trying to be "right" and all fantasize over the delusional power they think they will acquire after "the end" in being able to say, "I told you so."
 
2012-12-18 11:16:09 AM  

abhorrent1: FuLinHyu: [www.fulinhyu.com image 699x385]

[i184.photobucket.com image 500x245]


Excellent
 
2012-12-18 11:22:38 AM  
I don't know - I've been making predictions about whether the world is going to end for ages, and so far I've been right 100% of the time.
 
2012-12-18 11:32:41 AM  

RedTank: Why would anyone want to survive the end of the world? I don't want to live the rest of my life watching my loved ones die and/or struggle to survive. I also don't want to isolate myself from humanity in some bunker/prison/concrete coffin. I don't understand the why people obsess over the end and welcome it. Preppers and predictors all seems hell-bent on trying to be "right" and all fantasize over the delusional power they think they will acquire after "the end" in being able to say, "I told you so."


It makes up for their perceived lack of power in this life.
 
2012-12-18 11:33:02 AM  

RedTank: Why would anyone want to survive the end of the world?


Curiosity?
 
2012-12-18 11:33:14 AM  
Maybe if they make these assclowns responsible for the damage they cause it would stop a lot of this crap.
 
2012-12-18 11:34:26 AM  

hasty ambush: SlothB77: all it takes is for one to be right, though

That was the contention of a guy I know at work. He preps for them all . He bought 4 generators preparing for the Y2K disaster. I got one real cheap off of him when that one fell through-use if for my hunting cabin.

Don't believe in the end of world stuff but believe in being prepared for natural disasters and financial ones like loss of job. So I have things slike 45 days of non-perishable food and hygiene items along an emergency fund in cash stored.Also fortunate that I have only myself to care for.


So after the war, when the cities are dust and fallout is everywhere, instead of being put out of your misery you have the joy of suffering through it for at least 45 days.
 
2012-12-18 11:45:08 AM  

meat0918: It makes up for their perceived lack of power in this life.


That is very true. They feel they have no control in this life so they have nothing to latch onto except for the end which is like being so afraid of dying that you never leave your home.
 
2012-12-18 11:45:20 AM  
List fails without any mention of all the climate catastrophes that were supposed to have happened. WHAR are the millions of "climate refugees?"
 
2012-12-18 11:51:56 AM  
I`m surprised this has not descended into an AGW thread yet. That`s the latest `O Noes! Teh world is ENDING!` thing that IMO will probably turn out to be a damp squib.

Ozone
China syndrome
LHC Black holes
Mayan calender
grey goo
malthius
My mother telling me I would go blind.

All failing to happen so far...
 
2012-12-18 11:54:03 AM  

dready zim: I`m surprised this has not descended into an AGW thread yet. ...All failing to happen so far...


Perhaps your faith in humanity (and FARK) can now be restored!
 
2012-12-18 12:03:12 PM  
UUmm, what time zone exactly?

Just wondering.
 
2012-12-18 12:03:52 PM  

dready zim: I`m surprised this has not descended into an AGW thread yet. That`s the latest `O Noes! Teh world is ENDING!` thing that IMO will probably turn out to be a damp squib.

Ozone
China syndrome
LHC Black holes
Mayan calender
grey goo
malthius
My mother telling me I would go blind.

All failing to happen so far...


So young.
 
2012-12-18 12:20:04 PM  

WippitGuud: FuLinHyu: [www.fulinhyu.com image 699x385]

Cloudy with a chance of meatballs?


No. Donuts.
img705.imageshack.us
 
2012-12-18 12:39:19 PM  
So somebody having a heart attack, or involved in a car wreck, or underneath a falling limb dies on Friday. What then? It's still real to them, dammit.
 
2012-12-18 01:26:18 PM  
Does ANYONE really think the world is ending Fri?

I have had a vision! I predict that on Friday, December 21, 2012, the sun will rise in the morning and set in the evening. My calculations are exact and cannot be wrong. You have been forewarned! Chaos! Chaos!

and my husband will age a whole year in 1 day!
 
2012-12-18 01:38:28 PM  

RedTank: Why would anyone want to survive the end of the world?"


So they can go through your stuff when you're gone
 
2012-12-18 02:23:12 PM  
Noah was pretty damned close.
 
2012-12-18 03:13:29 PM  

stonicus: So after the war, when the cities are dust and fallout is everywhere, instead of being put out of your misery you have the joy of suffering through it for at least 45 days.


reviewswithatude.files.wordpress.com

/Depressing movie is depressing...
 
2012-12-18 03:56:39 PM  

Sinto: RedTank: Why would anyone want to survive the end of the world?"

So they can go through your stuff when you're gone


Good, I won't give a flying fark.
 
2012-12-18 05:39:54 PM  
Meh. This is why I don't join the Church of AGW, or Atheism, or any religion.

I do gravitate towards the people though.

I made a whole bunch of money during the Y2K issuse. After turning down a couple of bids for updating systems, I had to start taking them seriously.

There were two types of people that hired me, the nut that thought the world was going to collaspe, and the people that worked for them. I just let it be known that I had holistic system to save them.

Fix your computers, harden your business, and home security, and even provide training to your employees. After all, who is going to run your business after the world collapses?

I am one of the guys that sold DDF, a shelf stable, ready to eat food. Just a cup per ten pounds of body weight a day was all you needed, and water, you'd need lots of water.

Well, it was dry dog food packaged in 5 gallon buckets, the buckets could be used as toilets when the were emptied of food. But DDF is nutritous, and it would make your hair shiny.

The few employees I had were family, and they knew enough, barely, to keep their mouths shut, if they wanted the paychecks to keep coming in.

Good times, good times. I'm staying out of this one, the people are just too cheap now a days.
 
2012-12-18 06:43:10 PM  
Someday one of them will be right and we'll never hear the end of it.
 
2012-12-18 10:22:41 PM  

stonicus: hasty ambush: SlothB77: all it takes is for one to be right, though

That was the contention of a guy I know at work. He preps for them all . He bought 4 generators preparing for the Y2K disaster. I got one real cheap off of him when that one fell through-use if for my hunting cabin.

Don't believe in the end of world stuff but believe in being prepared for natural disasters and financial ones like loss of job. So I have things slike 45 days of non-perishable food and hygiene items along an emergency fund in cash stored.Also fortunate that I have only myself to care for.

So after the war, when the cities are dust and fallout is everywhere, instead of being put out of your misery you have the joy of suffering through it for at least 45 days.


As I stated I not preping for a doomsday but natural disaster like a hurricane. SInce I do not live in the Northeast or Louisiana 45 days should be enough time to get basic services restored.
 
2012-12-18 10:37:07 PM  

Earl Green: So somebody having a heart attack, or involved in a car wreck, or underneath a falling limb dies on Friday. What then? It's still real to them, dammit.


Yeah, but we won't care so long as they didn't die from a direct space object strike, the resulting ejecta rain, or the superheated wind.

/I'll take my umbrella to work, I think.
 
2012-12-18 11:46:40 PM  
blogs.sfweekly.com
 
2012-12-19 12:06:31 AM  
My favorite 'doomsday' prediction - more of a curse really - involves the desecration of 'Tamerlane' / Timur's Tomb in Samarkand.

(quick & dirty copy/paste from the wiki):

'Timur's body was exhumed from his tomb in 1941 by the Soviet anthropologist Mikhail M. Gerasimov.'
...

'It is alleged that Timur's tomb was inscribed with the words, "When I rise from the dead, the world shall tremble." It is also said that when Gerasimov exhumed the body, an additional inscription inside the casket was found reading, "Who ever opens my tomb, shall unleash an invader more terrible than I."[88] In any case, two days after Gerasimov had begun the exhumation, Nazi Germany launched Operation Barbarossa, its invasion of the U.S.S.R.[89] Timur was re-buried with full Islamic ritual in November 1942 just before the Soviet victory at the Battle of Stalingrad.[90]'

/doh!
 
2012-12-21 10:33:14 PM  
jwstruggle.com
 
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