101 predictions for 2012

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2012: The Year The Internet Ends

Post: #106840 John Headstrong
Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:07 pm

2012: The Year The Internet Ends

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Post: #106984 emmsy
Mon Jun 02, 2008 12:50 pm

by 2012 i wouldve got the hang off this eco friendly way of life

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Post: #107950 Super.Niki
Sat Jun 07, 2008 11:49 pm

in reply to the world ending type theories....

Firday the 13th will be in January... that's just charming...just 11 days before my 24th Birthday!! :cry: However... if it's the 21st of December... Atleast I ould have got to celebrate! heh!! :occasion9:

re: olympics. Can't stand them. Was in meda class a year or so ago reading an article in a newspaper (can't remember which one, but it wasn't the Daily Mail...) and it said that a council owned plot of land in London, which is a desiganted gypsy site and has been for generations, will be demolished because it doesnt "look" right with the proposed plans... that's just wrong. Sorry to anyone who likes the odea of the olympics... but seriously, turfing people out of their homes they've had for generations (no matter what or whether you agree with their lifestyle) because it doesn't "look" right... really I find that wrong...

Winter Olympics, however, I do like... but really only watch the Ice Hockey!! Go Finland!! (atleast those stadiums are mostly already built!).. lets face it... England will never qualify to even get through let alone stand a chance of winning the ice hockey part, therefore, GO FINLAND!!! :mrgreen:

EDIT: There's another Friday the 13th in May 2012 too! yay!! half a hope!!
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Post: #107957 ocailleagh
Sun Jun 08, 2008 12:32 am

In defence of Friday the 13th (as it has cropped up a few times in this thread, not to mention the general reaction it provokes), Fridays (as can be gleaned from the name) were, in Germanic countries in times past, sacred to the goddess Freya (or Her local equivalent), and the 13th of the month, when falling on a Friday, was considered a blessed day as it combined the Freya-y goodness with the lunar number 13 (for the number of moon cycles/months in a year). The early Church, seeing this as a threat of some kind, maligned it as they did many other things of Pagan origin, which is why we have the superstitions attached to it in modern times. I'd have expressed this in a slightly more articulate fashion, only I'm just a little drunk :drunken: :mrgreen:
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Post: #107959 Super.Niki
Sun Jun 08, 2008 12:35 am

apparently (according to the brilliant Stephen Fry and Qi... from which I've learned more than I did in formal education!!) Mondays are supposed to be the most depressing day according to scientific research.... so maybe Friday 13th isn't all that bad?

ps ocailleagh: nice one! :drunken:
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Post: #107972 ina
Sun Jun 08, 2008 8:29 am

Super.Niki wrote:apparently (according to the brilliant Stephen Fry and Qi... from which I've learned more than I did in formal education!!) Mondays are supposed to be the most depressing day according to scientific research.... so maybe Friday 13th isn't all that bad?

ps ocailleagh: nice one! :drunken:


I think the Monday is supposed to be depressing for most because they go back to work... Doesn't make much of a difference if you are working weekends anyway.

And I agree - Ocailleagh, that's a brilliant explanation, sozzled or not. Never knew that. Ha, this site does so much for my education! :mrgreen:
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Post: #107985 lsm1066
Sun Jun 08, 2008 9:16 am

ina wrote:
Evilspartacus wrote:January 31
433 Eros will hit the Earth


:shock: What - 433 of them?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eros_(mythology)


An asteroid that was the principal target of the NEAR Shoemaker probe? See? I knew it was a load of old cobblers :lol:

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Post: #108219 Thomzo
Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:26 pm

Super.Niki wrote:There's another Friday the 13th in May 2012 too! yay!! half a hope!!


:cheers: My birthday - the world is going to end on my birthday :cheers:
Let's just hope that it ends after I've opened all my presents and cards and eaten my cake.

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Post: #108319 MKG
Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:30 pm

ocailleagh wrote:In defence of Friday the 13th (as it has cropped up a few times in this thread, not to mention the general reaction it provokes), Fridays (as can be gleaned from the name) were, in Germanic countries in times past, sacred to the goddess Freya (or Her local equivalent), and the 13th of the month, when falling on a Friday, was considered a blessed day as it combined the Freya-y goodness with the lunar number 13 (for the number of moon cycles/months in a year). The early Church, seeing this as a threat of some kind, maligned it as they did many other things of Pagan origin, which is why we have the superstitions attached to it in modern times. I'd have expressed this in a slightly more articulate fashion, only I'm just a little drunk :drunken: :mrgreen:


Oh, here too - Frig (pronounced Frey, surprisingly enough) had a little meeting place near me - as the discovery of a gold boar's head with garnet eyes proved. We weren't so daft then.


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