COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:35 pm

This is the law of the jungle
As old and as true as the sky.
The wolf who keep it will prosper
And the wolf that breaks it, will die.
(tumty-tumty tum tumpty tum tumpty)
Drink deeply but never too deep
Remember the night is for hunting
Forget not the day is for sleep

Wait, isn't it better to hunt mayan zombies in the day time when they sleep?

Does tumpty have a "p"?
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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby Ugly Dougly » Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:47 pm

I always wonder, where you draw the line? How do you know you have a real pocky clips?
A real hard rain storm where the lights go out? Time to bug out and start shooting looters and looting shooters!
And if the balloon goes up, where do I look to see if it does go up? In the western sky? On the third day at dawn, look to the east?
This end of the world jazz is fun but confusing.
Maybe we can just have a party around the end of December, cook some food, exchange some gifts, and jumble a few ancient traditions together just for fun?
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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby Simon of the Playa » Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:00 pm

honey boo boo.




if she is not the seventh seal, then i don't know what is.




now buckle your seat belts, sit back and enjoy the ride.
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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby gyre » Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:02 am

That was the question examined in the pre-apocalyptic film This Is Not a Test.

Could it happen as in Dhalgren or The Machine Stops, with everything slowly grinding to a halt, like Detroit?

Will some people watch as the missiles sail harmlessly overhead?

Historically the issues are lack of water or disease.
=Too many people.
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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby Box Burner » Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:28 am

...or perhaps like Lucifer's Hammer by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle.
Dance in the heart of chaos. . . . .

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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby ygmir » Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:27 am

Lucifers Hammer was a very well done book. Easy to imagine.
Swan's Song, though a little more fantasy, too.

but, It'll probably be "The Road"..........
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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby Box Burner » Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:45 am

ygmir wrote:Lucifers Hammer was a very well done book. Easy to imagine.
Swan's Song, though a little more fantasy, too.

but, It'll probably be "The Road"..........



haven't read the book but I saw the film. will be like that for lots of people I think.
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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:34 am

I'm holding out for VALIS.
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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:45 am

I had a stint where I was reading every apocalyptic novel I could get my hands on.
There was one about a castle in France, forgot the name. Then there was one called No Blade of Grass.

I think that we are subconciously sensing that we have conquered all there is to conquer, and that the only thing left to do is to start over.
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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:48 am

Ugly Dougly wrote:I think that we are subconciously sensing that we have conquered all there is to conquer, and that the only thing left to do is to start over.

There's all sorts of scientific mysteries to learn about. I'm not real big on space, but the depths of the ocean are barely known. Artistic forms. Social improvements? I think you're only looking at the obvious...
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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby ygmir » Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:10 am

theCryptofishist wrote:
Ugly Dougly wrote:I think that we are subconciously sensing that we have conquered all there is to conquer, and that the only thing left to do is to start over.

There's all sorts of scientific mysteries to learn about. I'm not real big on space, but the depths of the ocean are barely known. Artistic forms. Social improvements? I think you're only looking at the obvious...
Sorry, Dougly.


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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:13 am

*walks in circle going "la, la, la"*

Hey what's the biggest disaster you've been in?
Me, a hurricane in Hawai'i, and one in Maryland. Loma Prieta. Missed Mt St Helens by months. Mustered for the Rodney King Riots ("Fire City").

Whadda you got?

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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby TomServo » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:18 am

I lived in West Oakland for 6 months. That was pretty disastrous. Then there was the Wall Street burn...
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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:19 am

TomServo wrote:I lived in West Oakland for 6 months. That was pretty disasterous. Then there was the Wall Street burn...

That's a full 30 points...
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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby knowmad » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:23 am

theCryptofishist wrote:
TomServo wrote:I lived in West Oakland for 6 months. That was pretty disasterous. Then there was the Wall Street burn...

That's a full 30 points...

OMG you don't know the half of it. :wink:
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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:33 am

knowmad wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:
TomServo wrote:I lived in West Oakland for 6 months. That was pretty disasterous. Then there was the Wall Street burn...

That's a full 30 points...

OMG you don't know the half of it. :wink:

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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:05 pm

five bucks says the crane above 57th street comes down.


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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:09 pm

when life gives you lemons, add some gnarly vodka, dude...


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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:11 pm

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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby H.G.Crosby » Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:18 pm

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he and i had a hart to hart that day he went "swimming"...
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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby ygmir » Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:18 pm

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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby wh..sh » Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:06 pm

Drawingablank wrote:
Ugly Dougly wrote:Yeah, Ygmir, I got a batch going. Either hot water or cold water, each leaching method has its benefits.
The acorns I picked last weekend are not too bitter at all, varies from species to species.

As a general rule of thumb - white oaks are far less bitter than red oaks. And even if you are not a tree expert they are easy to tell apart by the leaves - white oak leaves have rounded lobes and red oak leaves have pointy lobes. The problem is trying to beat the deer to them as they zero in on white oak mast almost to the exclusion of everything else while it lasts.

A favorite wild plant of mine is sheep sorrel - it has a nice lemony taste. Has a distinctive spade shaped leaf and you often find it near clover plants.

:shock: If my life is going to depend on ^this^ sort of information, I won't make it down the stairs.
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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby Box Burner » Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:31 pm

wh..sh wrote:
Drawingablank wrote:
Ugly Dougly wrote:Yeah, Ygmir, I got a batch going. Either hot water or cold water, each leaching method has its benefits.
The acorns I picked last weekend are not too bitter at all, varies from species to species.

As a general rule of thumb - white oaks are far less bitter than red oaks. And even if you are not a tree expert they are easy to tell apart by the leaves - white oak leaves have rounded lobes and red oak leaves have pointy lobes. The problem is trying to beat the deer to them as they zero in on white oak mast almost to the exclusion of everything else while it lasts.

A favorite wild plant of mine is sheep sorrel - it has a nice lemony taste. Has a distinctive spade shaped leaf and you often find it near clover plants.

:shock: If my life is going to depend on ^this^ sort of information, I won't make it down the stairs.


Not to worry... the house will probably collapse and it will no longer be necessary to go down the stairs. :P :lol:
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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:32 pm

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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby Box Burner » Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:36 pm

So... the apocalypse has been postponed then?
Dance in the heart of chaos. . . . .

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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:37 pm

everything that has burned before will burn again.
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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:38 pm

so say we all.
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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby wh..sh » Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:40 pm

Box Burner wrote:
wh..sh wrote: :shock: If my life is going to depend on ^this^ sort of information, I won't make it down the stairs.

Not to worry... the house will probably collapse and it will no longer be necessary to go down the stairs. :P :lol:

At least I won't feel I put too much effort into it :D If I struggled and survived in the forest for 4 days and THEN get killed, I would be really pissed!
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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby H.G.Crosby » Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:41 pm

Roberto Dobbisano wrote:so say we all.
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Re: COUNTDOWN to the APOCALYPSE

Postby tattoogoddess » Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:58 pm

Never been more "excited" to go into work tonight. The dish is off till next week so all of our news is via CNN on our phones. Work has 3 TVs so I can see the Crain fall when the storm hits in an hour
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