(ROGUE GOVERNMENT) Funnyman Seth Rogen was left stunned by a recent encounter with his moviemaking hero George Lucas – because the Star Wars director spent 20 minutes telling him the world would end in 2012.
Rogen was left speechless when Lucas and Steven Spielberg joined a movie meeting he was a part of – but the encounter has left him worried his life will be over next year.
He recalls, “George Lucas sits down and seriously proceeds to talk for around 25 minutes about how he thinks the world is gonna end in the year 2012, like, for real. He thinks it.
“He’s going on about the tectonic plates and all the time Spielberg is, like, rolling his eyes, like, ’My nerdy friend won’t shut up, I’m sorry…’
“I first thought he (Lucas) was joking… and then I totally realized he was serious and then I started thinking, ’If you’re George Lucas and you actually think the world is gonna end in a year, there’s no way you haven’t built a spaceship for yourself… So I asked him… ’Can I have a seat on it?’
“He claimed he didn’t have a spaceship, but there’s no doubt there’s a Millennium Falcon in a garage somewhere with a pilot just waiting to go… It’s gonna be him and Steven Spielberg and I’ll be blown up like the rest of us.”
*I’m posting this because it’s semi-local for anyone in Florida and we’re going to need ALL the protesters we can get! Keep in mind, Florida is a difficult place to drive to from anywhere else so us Floridians have to really step up to the plate and show these guys that we mean business. It won’t be like protests in other areas where people come from tons of different states, takes 6-7 hours just to reach Tampa from the north Florida border!
Anyway, make plans to be here when the convention happens so that we can make a statement for Florida as well as the entire Country – We’re Mad As Hell And We’re Not Gonna Take It Anymore!*
OXON HILL, Md. – Republicans choose Tampa as the site of their 2012 presidential convention, hoping the swing state of Florida will help them defeat President Barack Obama.
A Republican National Committee panel recommended the Gulf Coast city during a closed-door meeting, rejecting Salt Lake City and Phoenix. The decision came amid calls from Hispanic groups and others to boycott Arizona after it adopted a law to crack down on illegal immigrants.
Florida, with its hefty 27 electoral votes, decided the 2000 election for George W. Bush. Obama won the state in 2008.
“The host committee’s hard work and dedication resulted in a tremendous bid that we are confident will produce a successful event,” said RNC Chairman Michael Steele.
Presidential hopefuls typically decamp in Florida during the final weeks of a campaign, and nominating conventions dominate local news coverage and help drive the parties’ message to voters who might otherwise ignore the formalities.
Republicans met in Minneapolis-St. Paul in 2008, hoping to swing Minnesota to the GOP although it went for Obama. Democrats similarly met in Denver in the hopes of making the Mountain West friendly territory. The president won Colorado.
It is a GOP strategy, though, that has worked infrequently. The last time Republicans held a convention in a swing state and won, Ronald Reagan won Michigan in 1980 over Jimmy Carter.
The selection committee’s recommendation would still need formal approval when the Republican National Committee meets in August in Kansas City, Mo., but that is considered a given.
The last Republican convention in Florida was in Miami in 1972 when the party nominated President Richard M. Nixon and Vice President Spiro Agnew.
(AskMen) – According to followers of the Mayan Calendar Prophecy, the Mayan civilization saw the future with unmatched clarity, they foresaw important global and galactic events, and predicted a particular doomsday to occur in late 2012.
If they were so good at seeing the future, why didn’t one of them mention an earlier kind of doomsday for the Maya, that of 1517, and the coming of the Spanish Conquistadores? You would think that their future suffering from enslavement and smallpox would have set off some alarm bells for a skilled prognosticator — we’re just saying.
In reality, there is no evidence that the world will end in 2012. There is, however, evidence that it’s going to hell right now: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to 2012 was coauthored by an “authoritative” believer in crop circles. These guides used to be written for idiots. What’s next; “The Idiot’s Guide to Spirit Orbs” written by a respected Edgar Cayce enthusiast?
As the inmates begin running the asylum, we present 5 things you didn’t know about the 2012 prophecy.
1- The 2012 prophecy relies on discredited calendrics
The first thing you didn’t know about the 2012 prophecy is all you really need to know about the 2012 prophecy.
Back in 238 B.C. (or so, maybe 236) someone in Mesoamerica (likely not even a Mayan), chose a specific day many years prior in a pair of overlapping calendars as the date of the beginning of the world. This person used the 260-day sacred almanac (Tzolkin), and the 365-day secular calendar (Haab‘), calendars used across Mesoamerica, not just among the Maya. The chosen day corresponds, in our Gregorian calendar, to August 11, 3114 B.C. This ancient person had his reasons for choosing that day, but they weren’t terribly good ones, especially when you consider that he was effectively assigning it the origin of the world.
He then combined the Haab‘ and Tzolkin into a complex cycle of 52 years called the Calendar Round. To measure longer spans of time, he extrapolated their concepts of time into the so-called Long Count calendar — the source of the alleged prophecy — said to be on cycles of about 5,125 years, which suggested that this Long Count calendar cycle will come to an end on or around December 21, 2012, and a new cycle will begin.
Because this probable date occurs near the winter solstice, and because it shares a figure, 144,000 (a subdivision of days in the Long Count calendar and a figure that features prominently in the New Testament Book of Revelations), the conspiracy morons came crawling out of the woodwork claiming end of days, galactic disasters or shifts of consciousness, when in reality the end/beginning of a new cycle would have been a reason for celebration among the Maya, not a nail-biting Armageddon.
2- Apple has a 2012 app
Never mind what those calendrics say, Apple thinks you should drop a dollar on a 2012 app for your iPhone, one that will provide everything you’ll need to take you right into Armageddon or a shift in consciousness or whatever the hell’s supposed to happen in late December 2012. This handsome app features a handy countdown to inform you of your remaining time on earth, a “note to self” feature to remind you of unfinished business before the big day, a curious “time capsule” feature, and interesting facts about Maya culture to impress your soon-to-be-dead friends.
We first came across this app on a web site dedicated to 2012, which featured a video for the app. Underneath, a single user comment read: “This is the dumbest thing I have ever seen.”
Sums it up very nicely.
Embrace the doom and gloom of 2012, and don’t forget to buy bottled water and matches..
3- The Mayans call 2012 the “Gringo Invention”
Another thing you didn’t know about the 2012 prophecy concerns the Maya themselves. They’re fascinating aren’t they? After hundreds of years of advanced civilization, they suddenly up and vanished from the earth. How mysterious!
And how patently false. As many as seven million “Maya” live today, in pretty much the same areas they lived 15,000 years ago; parts of Mexico, the Yucatan Peninsula, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, and Honduras. They speak as many as 30 languages, some of them threatened with dying out, and in general they find the doomsday interpretation of their calendar system to be exploitative and demeaning.
4- 2012 is the new Y2K
Remember 1999? Boy, that millennium bug was such a bust! Well, a bust in terms of disaster scenarios, but a boom for business. And as you might suspect, a similar feeding frenzy is on for “Armageddon ’12″ and the anciently mysterious Mesoamerican belief systems said to support it.
Books began coming out on the subject decades ago, although they’re starting to pour in now (we kindly ask that you look them up on Amazon yourself, as we’d rather not give them any free publicity); along with a number of major motion pictures are either coming out or in development, in some cases starring big names like John Cusack; countless web sites devoted to this pathetic hoax; and a number of 2012 Conventions, where people pay figures considered to be Mayan authorities to speak in the kind of nonsensical New Age language that was first truly perfected in L. Ron Hubbard‘s Dianetics.
5- The 2012 Armageddon will be broadcast from Sherman Oaks
The last thing you didn’t know about the 2012 prophecy is that the arrival of its unholy Armageddon will probably be broadcast live on the nation’s most paranoid radio station: Coast to Coast AM. This wildly popular overnight show beams straight outta’ Sherman Oaks, California, former home to the famous Galleria and birthplace of that eternal bitch-you-hate-to-love, the Valley Girl. It’s hosted by George Noory and picked up by XM Radio Satellite as well as hundreds of stations nationwide. It has a devoted following composed of “omigod I’m so shur” conspiracy theorists, trepanation freaks, ghost hunters, and alien abductees in and out of therapy. The show covers every imaginable make-believe topic; if you can shake a stick in front of it and say “hocus pocus” or “abracadabra,” they discuss it.
A subscription to their Streamlink would make a wonderful Christmas gift. According to the Mayan calendar there are only three Christmases left before the apocalyptic convergence of our galactic harmonies, so don’t delay!