Jan 1, 2010

Happy New Year! Mrs. Sneed and I were just talking about how 2009 didn't suck too much. If you were a Sneed, you would know that "didn't suck" is fairly high praise in these circles. So, it is on to 2010. Some people think that the Mayans predicted the end of the world coming in 2012. We have to consider the possibility since many of the really accurate predictions of the past have come from the Mayans. For instance, the Mayans foresaw the advent of cable TV, although they missed out on HD. Their earliest writings talked about a blond pale-skinned princess who would come from the West, bearing a mysterious thigh reducing machine. I'm not saying that the Mayans predicted the Thigh Master, but two words, Suzanne Sommers. Pale skin, blond (perhaps) and, okay they screwed up the princess part, but what other indigenous peoples predicted an infomercial? Recent research into the meaning of the Mayan calendar has throw doubt into the validity of the 2012 prediction. The notion that the Mayan calendar might be a prank has emerged in certain academic circles. "Chac Ah Uuc Ticab was the chief Maya calendar keeper during the late classical period," said Gary Grayson, historian and Mayan researcher. "Ah Uuc Ticab was a known prankster, some call him the Soupy Sales of his time. He might have simply been messing with people. We can't rule that out." But, just when you think you might be down with the whole Mayan/2012 deal, along comes radio preacher Harold Camping. Rev. Camping is fully convinced the the world will actually end on May 21, 2011 and he has nothing short of biblical authority for his apocalyptic prediction. Critics point out that this is not the first time that Camping has predicted the end of the world. He made a similar prediction in 1994. That prediction did not come to fulfillment. Camping dismisses critics by saying that the batteries on his calculator were low while he was calculating the earlier prediction. Between then and now, Camping has invested in Duracell rechargable batteries and routinely tests his calculator. 15 years of further ciphering have made him confident that his latest prophesy is a lead-pipe cinch. Merle Wayne Sneed, on the other hand, predicts that the world will not end in 2010, 2011 or 2012. But, just to be on the safe side, live life to the fullest in 2010. Things in this blog represented to be fact, may or may not actually be true. The writer is frequently wrong, sometimes just full of it, but always judgmental and cranky


Barbara said...

I just hope if and when the world ends, it is sudden and complete. Scenes from The Road play through my mind and make me want to have a cyanide pill on hand just in case. But for now, I will content myself with life in the present moment, which actually seems pretty good right now.

Have a healthy, happy 2010! Live every day as though it might be your last. Whoever really knows?

Bella Rum said...

Whatever happens, I hope the Sneeds have an excellent 2010.

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The Bug said...

I want to know why I don't have a thigh master in my home? Lord knows I need one LOL.

Here's to a happy & healthy 2010 for the Sneed family!

Reya Mellicker said...

I love you, Merle.

OK Susanne Sommers a blond? I do not think so.

As for the Mayans I'm sure they just got sick of counting. BTW it's December 21, 2012.

My guess is that the day will pass like most days. If the world does end, won't that be exciting? Me? I'm taking a wait 'n see attitude.