Friday, December 07, 2012

the end is nigh

(Warning: The post you are about to read contains Lisleman’s fact and fiction. It only takes a quick spin on my office chair to start my inner ear spinning. Think about it. If my skill of wild speculation was any good I would be rich, famous, and too busy to post here so often.) 

Nigh.  When is the last time you used that word?  It just sounds right with the words "the end is".

If you ate too much at Thanksgiving or at that last holiday party your end might be near most everything around it. But I’m not talking about butts. No the end that some people talk about being near is the end of the world. (watch for a spike in REM song “It’s the end of the world as we know it” plays)

There was that day I thought I was Superman I was inspired to make a video clip about it.

“...Yes it’s Superman, strange visitor who came from another planet with …”

Ha!  We often forget Superman was an alien. (well not that you are thinking of Superman very often)

“What’s wrong dear?
Oh nothing, I was just thinking of Superman being an alien.”
(a conversation that never took place in my house. My wife never calls me “dear”.)

Well back to my point. It’s more a smudge than a point really. What is your favorite ending? Do you think the end will be an alien invasion?

- or -
A collision with the mystery planet Nibiru
- or -
A zombie uprising
- or -
A supernova blast
- or -
The Brazilian Butt Lifts going viral across the world (their ends do look great)

Even the Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard has gotten into warning us.  (her hair reminds me of Gillian Anderson. "The truth is out there")

If you believe scientists like I do there is nothing to fear between now and say the 2013 tax day. Nobody is going to pull the plug before tax day. Our government needs that money. Take a listen to this public service announcement from NASA. (more NASA facts and Q&A)

(these crazy ideas have been brought to you today by the crazy people on internet - thanks)

another circus 


Laurie Matherne said...

I don't think we will die from Brazilian Butt Implants. Honduran woman have those kind of ends too due to the mix of Indian and African ancestry.

Frau said...

This is exactly why I haven't started my diet....whats the point if the world is ending! Totally forgot Superman was our first Alien! Have a great weekend!

jnoragon said...

Will we end. Will we end not. Some of us worry. Some us us smile and keep on going.

lisleman said...

You logic sounds good to me. thanks

lisleman said...

Was that butt song (don't recall the title something about liking big butts) a big hit down there? Are the Hondurans descendants of the Mayans?

lisleman said...

your words remind me of what George Carling said -

Some people see things that are and ask, Why? Some people dream of things that never were and ask, Why not? Some people have to go to work and don't have time for all that.

Laurie Matherne said...

The Hondurans today are not descendants of the Mayans. However, the Mayans had early settlements in northern Honduras but they left for the Yucatan. Hondurans today are a mixed race of differing indigenous tribes and Africans, as well some Philippine and Chinese descendants who came to Central America early on to capitalize on the silver and gold mining.

lisleman said...

thanks for the info.

Cheryl P. said...

I hadn't ever thought about Superman being an alien.

As for how we will end. You know that red button that no one is suppose to press because it would launch some bomb capable of blowing up the world. I think some guy is going to get a promotion and have access to that button. On his first day, while getting the tour, he is going to say "What does this button d........

Or as Tom Lehrer said in his song We'll All Go Together When We Go

Oh we will all fry together when we fry.
We'll be french fried potatoes by and by.
There will be no more misery
When the world is our rotisserie,
Yes, we will all fry together when we fry.

lisleman said...

I'm glad to get you thinking about Superman. I was going to mention the general feeling during the 60's and 70's cold war that we were going to be blown up or die in the nuclear winter. Maybe another post. I think we will always need to be worried about a crazy leader launching atomic weapons. The genie is out of the bottle they say.

Lisa said...

Hehe..:) And I still could not decide what to wear.

CiCi W said...

The end of the world will happen eventually. In the meantime, I enjoy each day and keep my options open. Frau has a good point so what the heck.

lisleman said...

Lisa that is a great start for a post. What to wear for the apocalypse. I do think a woman should write it because I just wear the same stuff all the time.

lisleman said...

I agree it nothing to worry about. I think the big ending is many many generations from now. thanks - oh look in the sky it's -----

Secret Agent Woman said...

I have found myself singing that REM song a lot lately. But I've already bought my 2013 schedule book.

lisleman said...

Good for you. I didn't think about it but the calendar industry might be the hardest hit.

Jene said...

Superman has never been my favorite superhero, but I did catch this interesting piece on NPR driving to work last week about the assumptions that had to be made to fit in with a comic storyline:

Thought it was neat that DC actually sought out a scientist to figure it all out for them.

lisleman said...

Jene you really have great links. That is a fun and interesting story. wormholes, speed of light, novas - cool stuff. thanks

Lilly said...

Oh my I have not seen that Julia Gillard video. I cannot stand that radio station and never think anything they do is funny. A bit like the Australian radio DJs who rang up Kate Middleton. Idiots to the extreme! Love your superman video though, very funny indeed. And if the world is ending then I have just bought all these Christmas presents and braved the packed shopping centres for no bloody reason.....

lisleman said...

I believe people planning for the big ending to come during their lifetimes are practicing group narcissism. All these scientists can not be wrong but it shows that many people don't trust science. It's ironic that some American would be showing you a popular clip of your prime minister.

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