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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...

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.

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

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  
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???
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...

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  
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:


Now all those Cydonia nutjobs are trying to save face. ar ar ar
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