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Are we still here?

Thump … thump (Taps mic.) Are we still here?

Today is once again the end of the world. I didn’t see a sign of Nibiru in the sky during my morning dog walk. Just Sol — and the only thing threatening him seems to be a scrim of perfectly normal, generally non-fatal clouds.

Still, some, writing on this very day say they see signs that the world is about to go defunct.

Have you spotted the Nemesis Star over your neighborhood yet? If so, please post in comments. But do it quickly. ‘Cause … well, you know.


For the rest of us, we in non-Nibiru neighborhoods, what do you think it’s going to be tomorrow?

Choice 1: “I was absolutely, 100% right in my analysis of the bible. The world did end, just not in a way that’s immediately noticeable.”

Choice 2: “I was absolutely, 100% right in my analysis of the bible. The world was going to end on September 23, but God heard our prayers and averted the disaster.”

Choice 3: “I’m so sorry I misled all my followers. I’ve re-checked and my calculations were just slightly off. Since Jesus lived 33.4 years and not 33 precisely (as I had calculated), I’ve now re-adjusted my figures. The world will end on November 31st at 11:42 a.m. EST, giving you plenty of time to send all your money to me so I can announce the new news to the world, giving it time to repent.”


On another subject entirely, a BIG THANK YOU to the person who dropped 0.03 BTC into my wallet the other day. It’s marvelous what that amounts to in USD at present. Whoever you are, your generosity kept my week from being a financial downer.

Also: Rick Burner’s fascinating account of Hurricane Irma will continue tomorrow. If we’re still here, that is. If anyone else who made it through Irma, Harvey, or any other disaster cares to speak up, I’d be very glad to publish your accounts or link to them on your blog.


  1. Bear
    Bear September 23, 2017 10:18 am

    Since it doesn’t appear that the world is going to immediately end, I went and did my bit towards at least the Mosquito Apocalypse (for, not by). So, yeah. I’m still here.

    Huh. What’s th

  2. Claire
    Claire September 23, 2017 10:23 am

    “Huh. What’s th”

    Bear? Bear? Uh oh. I think we now have confirmation that God has it in for the Southern U.S. (And why not? Everybody else does.)

  3. MamaLiberty
    MamaLiberty September 23, 2017 11:11 am

    Still here. Too cloudy to see anything much in the sky. Yesterday afternoon I saw a large flock of bright blue birds land in my horse pasture and peck furiously for at least an hour. Then they launched all at once and headed south. It’s the start of another season. Winter is just around the corner and I’m going to get as much joy as I can from the fall. 🙂

  4. free.and.true
    free.and.true September 23, 2017 11:34 am

    “The world will end on November 31st at 11:42 a.m. EST…”

    I see what you did there. ;^)

    Huh, I had no idea today was Apocalypse Now yet again. Oh well… looks like I’ll have to mow my weeds after all.

  5. Claire
    Claire September 23, 2017 11:54 am

    “I see what you did there. ;^)”

    I wondered if anyone would notice. Kudos for the sharp eyes and mind, free.and.true.

  6. chad
    chad September 23, 2017 1:50 pm

    Still here as well…just a normal Florida thunderstorm skirting around my edges. No pending apocalypse in sight. I was almost hoping…only because I’m still cleaning up from Irma. I like trees and I’ve got lots of them, so I had/have a major mess to clear. Almost would have been worth the end of the world.
    Being 63 I can’t do all day, everyday…though I’m too stubborn to admit it.
    My off-days are taken up with normal household stuff that has fallen behind, so I haven’t had much time to sit in my recliner with the laptop.
    I’m greatly looking forward to the rest of Rick’s post.

    And Bear: that was just cool!

  7. chad
    chad September 23, 2017 1:58 pm

    I just noticed that Google is promoting the Global Citizen Festival on Yucktube.
    Maybe the world is ending…

  8. SKSK
    SKSK September 23, 2017 2:36 pm

    For what it’s worth…for you astrology buffs…As of 9/21/17, Pluto is square Uranus, Neptune is square Saturn. These are slow moving planets (except for Saturn). This means wars, economic instability, and complete irresponsible craziness for a long, long time (at least a generation) for general humanity. Sorry to be Miss Susie Sunshine, but sometimes a “weather report” can be put to good use. I myself am seriously praying for a constructive outcome!

  9. deLaune
    deLaune September 23, 2017 3:02 pm

    We Southrons has survived a whole hatful of hard times.
    Apocalypse ain’t nothin’ new.

  10. Scott
    Scott September 23, 2017 4:09 pm

    Rogue Planet Nibiru sounds like a band name..

  11. larryarnold
    larryarnold September 23, 2017 5:48 pm

    I’m 99% certain that the disaster will hit here not today, but tomorrow at 1300, and I’ll be in it.

    Fortunately, not a real one. We’re in the middle of a new CERT class, tomorrow after church is the practical disaster drill, and I get to do the fake-blood and “Today is…” (look frightened) thing.

  12. rochester_veteran
    rochester_veteran September 24, 2017 6:09 am

    Reminds me of something that happened right here in Rochester. William Miller, the leader of the “Millerites, predicted that the second coming of Christ would occur and that Earth would be engulfed in fire sometime between March 21, 1843, and March 21, 1844. When that didn’t occur during that time period, Miller changed the date to Oct. 22, 1844. The Millerites sold their homes and possessions and those in Western New York climbed up Cobbs Hill and when Christ did not come and the world was not plunged into flames, they trudged back down while being derided and mocked by the residents of Rochester. The Millerites called this the “Great Disapointment. The Millerites went on to form the Seventh-day Adventist movement.

  13. Claire
    Claire September 24, 2017 6:15 am

    RV — I know that story! Although I didn’t recall where it happened. Yeah, wasn’t a large swath of the east coast called the “burned-over district” because of all the revivals that swept through there in the early 19th century? The birthplace of Mormonism was in that vicinity, too, wasn’t it?

    The Millerites have also been the basis of studies that show (and I find this so depressing) that failures of prophesy actually make hardcore believers into harder-core believers. Though a lot of people will fall away after those “disappointments” great and small, the movements actually get stronger in many cases. Boggles the mind …

  14. rochester_veteran
    rochester_veteran September 24, 2017 6:58 am

    Yes Claire, Western New York was considered the “burned-over district”:

    Joseph Smith supposedly found the golden plates that were the basis of the Book of Mormon on Hill Cumorah in Palmyra, NY on September 22, 1823. Every summer the Mormons hold the Hill Cumorah Pageant, a performance about the Book of Mormon.

  15. Bill St. Clair
    Bill St. Clair September 26, 2017 3:31 pm

    Obviously, you’re not up on the multiverse. The world we were in before DID end, horrifically. We’re now living in one of the alternate universes.

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