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Reply Tue 22 Sep, 2009 05:10 pm
. . . I think I'll be ready.

Nadir Of Western Civilization To Be Reached This Friday At 3:32 P.M. | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
 
jeeprs
 
Reply Tue 22 Sep, 2009 05:49 pm
@TickTockMan,
quick! To the mall!
 
Khethil
 
Reply Tue 22 Sep, 2009 07:30 pm
@jeeprs,
Wow, and to think WE were alive to witness this! <golfclap>

---------- Post added 09-22-2009 at 08:51 PM ----------

I got such a kick out of this, I thought I'd quote some of the above-linked article for those not disposed to click through and read it. This is great!

"From the prehistoric Lascaux cave paintings to the stirring symphonies of Mozart to today's hot-dog eating competitions and action films with comical gerbils, culture has descended into a festering pool of mass ignorance," said Yale sociologist Paul Riordan, who has spent his career analyzing western civilization's fall into the depths of depravity. "If our calculations are correct, this complete erosion of all that is enlightened and unique will reach absolute rock bottom on the afternoon of Sept. 25, 2009."

Hahaha! I may print this and put it on my wall.
 
TickTockMan
 
Reply Tue 22 Sep, 2009 10:52 pm
@Khethil,
This was one of my favorite passages:

"Experts predict that the penultimate catastrophe will occur at approximately 7:15 p.m. Thursday night, when the social networking tool Twitter will be used to communicate a series of ideas so banal they will instantaneously negate the three centuries of the Renaissance."
 
Khethil
 
Reply Wed 23 Sep, 2009 06:53 am
@TickTockMan,
TickTockMan;92895 wrote:
This was one of my favorite passages:

"Experts predict that the penultimate catastrophe will occur at approximately 7:15 p.m. Thursday night, when the social networking tool Twitter will be used to communicate a series of ideas so banal they will instantaneously negate the three centuries of the Renaissance."


Hahaha.. yes.

I'm so thrilled that this has been studied and put out (no matter how tongue-in-cheek it is) that the wife and I have decided to start our Friday Night "Date" early, so we can toast the pinnacle of ignorance!

... precious, simply precious
 
Phredderikk
 
Reply Thu 1 Oct, 2009 09:27 am
@TickTockMan,
TickTockMan;92895 wrote:
This was one of my favorite passages:

"Experts predict that the penultimate catastrophe will occur at approximately 7:15 p.m. Thursday night, when the social networking tool Twitter will be used to communicate a series of ideas so banal they will instantaneously negate the three centuries of the Renaissance."



It sounds like something out of a Douglas Adams book.... perhaps an unreleased one called "The Ignoramus's Guide to the Universe"....:whistling:
 
 

 
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