So sometimes the Discovery Channel and the History Channel have rather informative programing... but not always. Sometimes they run stupid shit about Nostradamus and the horrible 2012 end of world. This is about the latter.
Today at work my lovely 60-something year old assistant manager at work asked me if I ever watch the History Channel. Then she started telling me all about these amazing things that Nostradomus predicted (like 9/11 apparently lol) and other bullshit. Then she went on about how she really needs to start going to church again because apparently the universe is gonna to end on December 12, 2012.
So I rolled my eyes and she goes, "oh no, you don't understand, the Mayan calendar ends on 2012." My response was, "yeah, and my calendar ends in december of 2009 but you don't see me freaking out." She later went on about "well why on earth would they end their calendar if it wasn't the end fo the world. It's so very clear that that is when Jesus is coming back."
I really had nothing more to say. All I could do is grit my teeth at the idea that they actually peddle bullshit like this on what should be respectable scientific channels. Oh please, just pull the trigger now...
Thankfully 2012 isn't far away so people can finally shut up!
ADDITION: So after I wrote this short ditty of a blog, I searched "jesus return" in Google image search and oh my god, some of these images are hilarious. Here are few of the great gems.