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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:15 PM

Mayans say world is going to end Friday so I'm waiting til Saturday to start Christmas shopping

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Reply Mayans say world is going to end Friday so I'm waiting til Saturday to start Christmas shopping (Original post)
TeamPooka Dec 2012 OP
proud2BlibKansan Dec 2012 #1
TeamPooka Dec 2012 #3
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2012 #5
Kber Dec 2012 #13
brooklynite Dec 2012 #2
TeamPooka Dec 2012 #4
Sekhmets Daughter Dec 2012 #6
Cleita Dec 2012 #7
TeamPooka Dec 2012 #8
Cleita Dec 2012 #9
RebelOne Dec 2012 #18
NightWatcher Dec 2012 #10
TeamPooka Dec 2012 #16
kydo Dec 2012 #11
KansDem Dec 2012 #12
tama Dec 2012 #15
RebelOne Dec 2012 #19
ThomThom Dec 2012 #21
Posteritatis Dec 2012 #33
louis-t Dec 2012 #14
TeamPooka Dec 2012 #17
louis-t Dec 2012 #20
TeamPooka Dec 2012 #22
Octafish Dec 2012 #23
love_katz Dec 2012 #32
fadedrose Dec 2012 #24
TeamPooka Dec 2012 #25
Warpy Dec 2012 #26
a la izquierda Dec 2012 #31
Warpy Dec 2012 #35
a la izquierda Dec 2012 #36
Walk away Dec 2012 #27
TeamPooka Dec 2012 #29
Walk away Dec 2012 #34
MFM008 Dec 2012 #28
pinboy3niner Dec 2012 #30

Response to TeamPooka (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:15 PM

1. I'm not shopping. I'm raiding the stuff left by the end timers.

It's all free.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:16 PM

3. lol

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:23 PM

5. all I will find in my raiding down here in the South will be guns, beer and huge tv screens.

and grits..lots of grits.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:39 PM

13. Grits are good.

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Response to TeamPooka (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:16 PM

2. That's absolutely ridiculous...

...You want to buy your stuff now so you get to enjoy them tonight without the charges going through...

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:17 PM

4. that's another way to go, spend til it ends....

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Response to TeamPooka (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:23 PM

6. It's already Friday

in Australia and China...

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Response to TeamPooka (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:24 PM

7. What's the point?

If friday is doomsday, you can't take your money savings with you anyway.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:25 PM

8. avoiding the hassle of shopping, maybe you love it but not me

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:28 PM

9. No I went out yesterday to do some shopping and it was a nightmare. Ugh! n/t

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 04:47 PM

18. I hate the hassle of Christmas shopping.

All of my shopping is done online. No fighting the Christmas shoppers. Everything is just shipped to my door.

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Response to TeamPooka (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:29 PM

10. Damnit, no reports of End of Times from Japan, Austrailia, etc....

Gotta send in my tax payment and student loan money tomorrow.

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 04:20 PM

16. If the worlds going to end it will justifiably start in America.... :)

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Response to TeamPooka (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:32 PM

11. You are just going for the crazy sales

this weekend just about everything is buy one get one free. That one mens store JD Banks or what ever has buy 1 get 2 free stuff. And Macy's is open the whole freaking weekend. Shoot even JCP is actually having a sale.

I wished they have a buy 1 get 1 free at the apple store. Either way I'm done shopping started Wednesday finished Wednesday, now its cooking time. Gotta start the tamale meat friday and when I wake up on sat I will commence making Christmas tamales.

But just in case the world might end I think I will call my mom and wish her a happy end of the world and that I did get her order of 2 dozen ck tamales and 3 dozen pork and I'll see her on New Years.

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Response to TeamPooka (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:37 PM

12. I don't understand all this Mayan hoopla!

When did the Mayans exert such an influence on American history and society? I mean, do we ever talk about Mayan literature? Or discuss the contributions of the Mayan movie industry? How about Mayan pop recoding artists or Mayan intellectuals? And what about Mayan cuisine? When’s the last time you went out for Mayan food?

Sure, the Mayas had a rich civilization and culture, but those slipped into decline around 1200 and we haven’t paid much attention to them since. But, just let them bring out this calendar that suggests the world will end tomorrow and we all go apeshit!

I think tomorrow will be on par with Y2K.

We Americans are a fickle people…

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Response to KansDem (Reply #12)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 04:01 PM

15. It's Western hoopla

 

There are still Mayans using the calendar and they don't like the Western hystery hoopla any more than you do and tell so out loud for anyone willing to listen. They say that the end of a calendar cycle and beginning of new cycle means deep changes, but not the end of the world. And from the look of it, they seem right.

As for "decline", western people theorize much why Mayans abandoned the pyramid building culture and went back to more simple way of life. But I haven't seen so far anyone asking Mayans themselves why they did so. The oppression and massacres continue, as does Mayan resistance. The Zapatista uprising by Mayan people has been great source of inspiration and learning for also western people.

PS: here's a Mayan Nobel Peace Prize winner. Much more justified choice than Obama the "let's not prosecute any war criminals" drone man.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rigoberta_Mench%C3%BA
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jLYy1jtBKU3WsNZRqWpDuv0y-idw?docId=CNG.5d9aadb13475faa5f122730bdb364726.521

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Response to KansDem (Reply #12)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 04:51 PM

19. Yup, I am one of those who freaked out about Y2K.

Glad nothing came of it. But I stockpiled a lot of canned tuna. My dog and I ate a lot of tuna after the Y2K scare.

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Response to KansDem (Reply #12)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 04:53 PM

21. there must be some mistake, the calendar I got from my

real estate company ends on Monday the 31th not the 21st. What gives do I have until the end of the month or not?

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Response to KansDem (Reply #12)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 06:31 AM

33. It's definitely Western hoopla; the Maya are rather annoyed by it. (nt)

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Response to TeamPooka (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:44 PM

14. Capital idea.

I'm not going to quit smoking until after the holiday.

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Response to louis-t (Reply #14)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 04:21 PM

17. wait until the new year for that anyway

thats when you make resolutions.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #17)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 04:51 PM

20. I can't just say "I'm going to quit on such-and-such day."

I have to do it when I'm out of smokes and in a good mood. Could be months.

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Response to louis-t (Reply #20)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 12:13 AM

22. lol

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Response to TeamPooka (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:06 AM

23. Firesign Theatre: Magog Brothers - Atlantis Carpet Reclaimers ''It's a Cataclysmic Sale.''



8:22 mark time!

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Response to Octafish (Reply #23)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 03:52 AM

32. ROFLMAO



Thank you, Octafish. I've never seen that particular Fire Sign Theater before.

"It's a Cataclysmic Sale", reminds me of local commercials from the 1960's. Too funny! I can remember that echoing voice-over from the announcer. Thanks for the flashback.

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Response to TeamPooka (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:07 AM

24. No sense in wasting money on presents no one can use....very smart of you. nt

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Response to fadedrose (Reply #24)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:10 AM

25. thank you!

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Response to TeamPooka (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:14 AM

26. The Maya never said such a silly thing, only that a new age was starting

as the prefix on their calendar changes.

Idiot wooheads who predicted the same thing when our calendar prefix changed are the same ones who are predicting the end of the world now.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #26)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 03:19 AM

31. Yep.

I'll be happy when this shit is over with. I've had questions about it every semester for years.

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Response to a la izquierda (Reply #31)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 04:19 PM

35. I just feel terribly sorry for the folks on the Yucatan and in Guatemala

You know every woohead on the planet with plane fare and a working knowledge of Velikovsky's horseshit has descended upon them.

I just hope the indigenous population is fleecing them thoroughly. It's high time they caught a break.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #35)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 05:47 PM

36. Jeez, no kidding.

I about flipped my lid when I saw billboards promoting 2012 when I was on a research trip in the Yucatan about 2 years ago. My husband pointed out that the native communities likely took the tourists to the cleaners.
Hehehe

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Response to TeamPooka (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:55 AM

27. My birthday was yesterday but I'm waiting until tomorrow before I add a year to my age....

I am also waiting until Saturday to wash the dogs.

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Response to Walk away (Reply #27)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 02:52 AM

29. my birthday is the 20th too.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #29)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 12:45 PM

34. Happy B-Day to us!

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Response to TeamPooka (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 02:34 AM

28. HAPPY END OF THE WORLD

again.....

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #28)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 03:06 AM

30. Skeeter Davis -- The End Of The World (1963)

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