Now We Know Why the Public Option is Delayed Until 2013

There goes the infrastructure.

Back in January, when we first took note of the latest End of the World, we had no idea Hollywood was planning on buying the farm with a holiday blockbuster. Nor could we have imagined that NASA would provide The Greatest Trailer of All Time with a huge promotional boost:

The world is not coming to an end on December 21, 2012, the US space agency insisted Monday in a rare campaign to dispel widespread rumors fueled by the Internet and a new Hollywood movie.

The latest big screen offering from Sony Picture, “2012,” arrives in theaters on Friday, with a 200-million-dollar production about the end of the world supposedly based on myths backed by the Mayan calendar.

The doomsday scenario revolves around claims that the end of time will come as an obscure Planet X — or Nibiru — heads toward or collides with Earth.

The mysterious planet was supposedly discovered by the Sumerians, according to claims by pseudo-scientists, paranormal activity enthusiasts and Internet theorists.

Some websites accuse NASA of concealing the truth on the wayward planet’s existence, but the US space agency denounced such stories as an “Internet hoax.”

Speaking of hoaxes, apparently Planet X was supposed to ram us in May 2003. But when that didn’t happen — apparently Mission Accomplished meant something different than we all thought — the collision date was moved back.

Which reminds us of a pressing question: When insurance policies mention “acts of god,” which god are they referring to?

NASA on crusade to debunk 2012 apocalypse myths [AFP]

I, for one, welcome our incoming Elder God overlords, and look forward to doing their horrific bidding for the privilege of being eaten first.

It’s not like the loons are going to listen anyway. Besides, the only way we’ll all die in 2012 is when the collective stupidity of the masses causes the earth to collapse on itself.

BTW, speaking of insurance…

Speaking of moving the goalposts, these guys are still insistent that it’s going to be “Fall 2009” for the rapture.

Although this isn’t exactly the first time they’ve moved those particular posts.

Oh sure, like I’m going to believe these scientists at NASA who don’t even know that the pairs of dinosaurs Noah saved on the Ark later died from depression a few thousand years ago.

I’m debating whether to set my retirement date for December 22, 2012 as some kind of gesture. That should just about guarantee the Apocalypse.

@Dave H: The world’s apocalypse, your retirement, my 40th birthday. It’s all good.

@SanFranLefty: I once worked with a woman who said she checked the obituary page of the local newspaper every day and planned to go home if her name was there.

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