So where were you at 6 p.m. on Saturday, the day the world was supposed to end?
I was eating Portuguese bean soup with my family and watching “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” debating if I should open a bottle of pinot noir or stick with Diet Coke.
If the world ended at that moment, I would have been pretty satisfied.
But alas, the anticipated rapture — as predicted by Harold Camping, a, 89-year-old retired civil engineer who built a multimillion-dollar Christian media empire around these apocalyptic predictions — never happened. And thousands of believers were left wondering, well, what now and, maybe more importantly, what should we do next time.
Honestly, I had forgotten about the May 21 rapture. Otherwise, I would’ve surfed a little longer, ate a little worse and shortened that midday nap.
It’s interesting what people did on Saturday (or days in advance), thinking the world was going to end. Folks drained their savings or gave away their worldly possessions. Others took trips or visited loved one.
Honestly, I don’t know what I would do if I knew the world was going to end, say, on Thursday. I certainly wouldn’t be counting calories.
What would you do?
And more important, what would your playlist be? I say this because CNN cleverly put together a doomsday playlist. And here are the songs:
- “Eve of Destruction” by Barry McGuire
- “It’s the End of the World” by REM
- “Until the End of Time” by 2Pac
- “The End” by The Doors
- “Until the End of the World” by U2
- “Waiting for the End of the World” by Elvis Costello
- “Doomsday Clock” by Smashing Pumpkins
- “Apocalypse Please” by Muse
- “The End of the World” by Skeeter Davis
- “The Man Comes Around” by Johnny Cash
Got any to add?
Save the playlist. Many people have been talking about our year 2012 and the end of human life according to the Maya long-count calendar.
For 2012, I am predicting a leap day February 29, a London Summer Olympiad in June, and a US presidential election on November 6. Sorry, I couldn’t squeeze in the end of the world, but I think I might have a weekend free sometime in 2031 for that.
LOL. I think you’re onto something!
so….how does that work for all the different time zones? When they say “its the end at 6pm”? Us in Hawaii gets a little more time? Anyways, i bet if you mixed that diet coke and the pinot noir it may have been armageddon after all….
My particular preferred playlist would be : “Bark at the Moon”,by Ozzy. “Heaven and Hell”,by Black Sabbath. “Faries Wear Boots”,by Black Sabbath. “Mr.Crowley” by Ozzy. And then the entire album “Dark Side of the Moon” by Pink Floyd. AND, for the next end-of-days in 2012, i’ll start off with “Stairway to Heaven”, by Led Zeppelin….
“Stairway to Heaven” — good one!
I did even think or worry about it. In fact I didn’t even believe it. Only GOD knows.
I wish I had remembered, actually. I woulda done something extra fun. Just in case!
2012, and last Saturday end of the world predictions. Color me bored silly with all this hype. Sad thiing is lots and LOTS of people are making money off of guilible folks who believe this nonsense.
Wonder if Vegas posted the odds…
At the supposed rapture hour, I was at Magic Island clowning with tweeps for @rsuenaga memorial photos, I couldn’t have asked for better company, weather, setting or purpose! Food would have been great though 🙂
FOOD! I’m surprised there wasn’t any!
One suggestion to those who fall for these “false prophecies”, just don’t drink the kool-aid.
Aerosmith: “I Don’t Want To Miss a Thing”
Wasn’t that song on “Armageddon”?
You could put together a long set of Arnold Schwartzeneger movies about Judgement Day and The End of Days. He might just be wishing that it really happened on May 21.
No kidding! LOL!
I think I was in line at The Counter in San Mateo, waiting to get my burger on. probably browsing around Trader Joe’s next door, waiting for the text message that my table was ready.
Not a bad way to go, actually!
i would down a shopping cart full of psychedelic drugs and jump out of a plane with no chute while listening to Rocket To Russia by the Ramones
That’s one glorious way to go!
I like your style. 🙂
I would add “Nah, nah, nah, hey, hey, hey, goodbye” to the list. BTW the dude’s new prediction is Oct 21 now. Kind of a nice B-day present for me I think. Guess I’ll throw a party XP
There’s always 2012!
What would I do if the world was definitely for sure ending on Thursday… fly to St. Andrews tomorrow and play the old course, next would be Pebble Beach, and on Thursday I’d have a 6:00am Tee Time at Augusta National. those are my bucket list courses… and there is one girl on this planet I might finally get around to telling that her husband is a complete a$$hole and she should marry me for 3 days. Tough call for me… I really really want to play those courses.
Cat, when you say, “people were preparing…” it’d be more accurate to say, “a small number of people were preparing…”
I doubt many at all gave credence to this loon’s ideas.
I think you had the right idea–forget it was even happening, and watch a movie…
“Oooooooooooklahoma, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, Oklahoma…”
My favorite part of the movie!