Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Quote of the (End of ) Day(s)
"I've crunched the numbers, and it's going to happen."
-- 33-year-old Brian Haubert, who believes that a coded message in the Bible proves the world will end on May 21st
I have no idea how I managed to avoid bringing this up until now.
This whole time I've been going about my business, futilely reveling in the big DXM Fifth Birthday Jubilee -- thrilled that this site will officially celebrate year five on May 30th -- and holy shit, we're all gonna die!
Thus begins the official DEUS EX MALCONTENT COUNTDOWN TO THE RAPTURE.
In all seriousness, I listened to the report below over the weekend. Yeah, it's easy for me to poke fun at these dingbats, particularly people like Brian who actually attempt to apply real-world logic and reason -- "number crunching" -- to ancient superstition. But to be very honest there's nothing funny about the couple that's planned it so that by May 21st they've spent every last dime they have, since, well, who's gonna need money after the apocalypse?
You know who? Their infant daughter who's apparently now going to die one way or the other -- either at the hand of the Almighty or from starvation.
See, this is why I despise religion.
Oh well, at least I'll have Inara with me at the end.
Good luck, everyone.
NPR: Is the End Nigh? We'll Know Soon Enough/5.7.11