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With December 21st rapidly approaching have you been making plans on how to face the end of the world?

I'm thinking a glass of good whiskey and a cigar.


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I'll probably hang a few more Christmas lights...

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If any of you need a little extra cash to spend on hookers and blow, I'd be happy to purchase your homes, cars, etc.  Transfer to take place on Dec 22.

Of course, since I'll never to get to use them, the price will need to be significantly reduced.
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I'll probably hang a few more Christmas lights...

:laugh:

It's a Friday.  I'll go to work, come home and make pizza.  And engage in frantic house cleaning as, if the world ends I want things to look nice, and if it doesn't, nearly all my in-laws (husband's sibs, parents, even a nephew) are showing up here for Xmas.


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I'm pretty sure that I'll be scheduled to work on the 22nd, so they are just going to have to put this end of the world thing on hold.  :;):
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The Internet told me that it's gonna be a big asteroid, so my plan is based on attracting it, so as to get it all over with quick.

I'm gonna get really drunk and at the secret time of impending doom, I'll paint a red bullseye on my a$$ and aim my nekkid butt at the approaching asteroid.

(Note to self:  Buy latex paint that is easy to wash off, in case the Internet is wrong)


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Guess this means I should probably put off my Christmas shopping for a while.

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Guess I should get an end of the world list together, making very slow progress on the Bucket List anyway.

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I'm gonna get really drunk and at the secret time of impending doom, I'll paint a red bullseye on my a$$ and aim my nekkid butt at the approaching asteroid.

Would that qualify as an assteroid?

That aside, I'm disappointed that the end of the world wasn't scheduled on a weekend - poor planning IMO.
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Thought about taking whatever's left of this case of Weyerbacher (pumpkin, monk and idiot) and heading toward Houston to hang out and watch it go. :;):

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and heading toward Houston to hang out

I've got a new bottle of single malt if you care to join me.

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Hookers and blow.  Like every traditional Yule/Solstice.
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I'm going to go with Chuck's idea of a glass of good whiskey and a cigar. The hookers and blow from the last end-of-the-world event left me with a hangover that made me wish the world really had ended.

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The Internet told me that it's gonna be a big asteroid, so my plan is based on attracting it, so as to get it all over with quick.

I'm gonna get really drunk and at the secret time of impending doom, I'll paint a red bullseye on my a$$ and aim my nekkid butt at the approaching asteroid.

(Note to self:  Buy latex paint that is easy to wash off, in case the Internet is wrong)

NEGATORE!  End of world will likely be chaotic.  We will need ALL law enforcement personnel working overtime -- all day and through the night.   So plan accordingly.    :p

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I'll make sure I have on clean underwear  :p  :D

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Hookers and blow.  Like every traditional Yule/Solstice.

Bring those to Chuck's place in Houston.  It's a Friday, so we may need you to bring more Weyerbacher...pumpkin still on the shelves?

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Hookers and blow.  Like every traditional Yule/Solstice.

Bring those to Chuck's place in Houston.  It's a Friday, so we may need you to bring more Weyerbacher...pumpkin still on the shelves?

No, but their Winter Ale is out and QUAD should be on the shelves.

QUAD would be perfect for an elegant Apocalypse.


And I just decided "elegant apocalypse" is an awesome band name.
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First, I will NOT panic.

Second, I will NOT run around in my backyard, randomly firing rounds from my rifles at the approaching asteroid.

No, I will stand still, and take good aim.  No sense in wasting ammo.

I also think some steamed shrimp will be in order.


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The Internet told me that it's gonna be a big asteroid, so my plan is based on attracting it, so as to get it all over with quick.

I'm gonna get really drunk and at the secret time of impending doom, I'll paint a red bullseye on my a$$ and aim my nekkid butt at the approaching asteroid.

(Note to self:  Buy latex paint that is easy to wash off, in case the Internet is wrong)

NEGATORE!  End of world will likely be chaotic.  We will need ALL law enforcement personnel working overtime -- all day and through the night.   So plan accordingly.    :p

Who says I won't be working that day and doing all that anyway?  :p

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The Internet told me that it's gonna be a big asteroid, so my plan is based on attracting it, so as to get it all over with quick.

I'm gonna get really drunk and at the secret time of impending doom, I'll paint a red bullseye on my a$$ and aim my nekkid butt at the approaching asteroid.

(Note to self:  Buy latex paint that is easy to wash off, in case the Internet is wrong)

NEGATORE!  End of world will likely be chaotic.  We will need ALL law enforcement personnel working overtime -- all day and through the night.   So plan accordingly.    :p

Who says I won't be working that day and doing all that anyway?  :p

Touché.  Our tax dollars at work.    :laugh:

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The Internet told me that it's gonna be a big asteroid, so my plan is based on attracting it, so as to get it all over with quick.

I'm gonna get really drunk and at the secret time of impending doom, I'll paint a red bullseye on my a$$ and aim my nekkid butt at the approaching asteroid.

(Note to self:  Buy latex paint that is easy to wash off, in case the Internet is wrong)

NEGATORE!  End of world will likely be chaotic.  We will need ALL law enforcement personnel working overtime -- all day and through the night.   So plan accordingly.    :p

Who says I won't be working that day and doing all that anyway?  :p

Sounds like a typical Friday night for our local PD.

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Well, seeing as how it is the end of the world and all, I was hoping to get a pity f**k. But I'm not counting on it.
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Any particular time?  I'm usually asleep by 9:30pm (east coast).

Not sure if I should stay up for it or if it's something best slept through.

With all the alcohol and guns y'all are planning, I might try to sleep through it.
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Since I don't have a band, I just decided I have to work that into my next story.  Or maybe write a bit of SF by that title.

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Well, seeing as how it is the end of the world and all, I was hoping to get a pity f**k. But I'm not counting on it.

Followed up by this gem from reubenstump

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Not sure if I should stay up for it or if it's something best slept through.


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Well, seeing as how it is the end of the world and all, I was hoping to get a pity f**k. But I'm not counting on it.

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Any particular time?  I'm usually asleep by 9:30pm (east coast).

Not sure if I should stay up for it or if it's something best slept through.

Well, at least I won't experience armageddon alone, even if you sleep through it.
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