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March 6, 2011 9:38 AM   Subscribe

May 21, 2011 (not September 6, 1994, as once thought) is the big one, and Project Caravan -- not to be confused with the Caravan Project -- is rolling your way, albeit on a path suspiciously coincident with the Gasparilla Pirate Fest. Family Radio will bring the message to those not on the route, but the caravan is bringing the message along more than 30,000 miles of road. "Everybody's desperate trying to make ends meet/Work all day, still can't pay the price of gasoline and meat/Alas, they drive . . . in big RVs."
posted by Clyde Mnestra (17 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
"GAY PRIDE-- PLANNED BY GOD A SIGN OF THE THE END!" by Harold Camping? I don't know about the rest of you, but there's my sardonic laugh of the day.
posted by jokeefe at 9:53 AM on March 6, 2011


YOU STOLE MY THUNDER!

I've been preparing a FPP for the last couple of weeks, when I saw these people caravan through Austin. I was going to tie it in with other doomsday cults, but try not to do it in a LOLXIAN manner (not saying that's what you did).

I really can't wait to find out what the guy says on May 22, 2011. He's been wrong before, and he blamed that on misinterpreting scripture (really!), which has since been "corrected" with additional insight from biblical scholars.

I tuned in the day I saw them drive by, and I listened to about an hour of the crazy. There was nothing that shocking or stupefying, other than the fact that he has about a million different ways to "prove" that he's right about knowing when the end of the world is coming.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 10:01 AM on March 6, 2011


I really can't wait to find out what the guy says on May 22, 2011. He's been wrong before, and he blamed that on misinterpreting scripture (really!), which has since been "corrected" with additional insight from biblical scholars.

Wasn't this a Simpsons episode?
posted by NoMich at 10:17 AM on March 6, 2011


Thanks for the link to the video of Warren doing Mohammed's Radio live. Appropriate and appreciated.
posted by nonliteral at 10:27 AM on March 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


From the NPR article, sounds like we won't really know until October.
posted by maryr at 10:39 AM on March 6, 2011


I claim that the end of the world begins today. Now disprove it.
posted by anarch at 10:43 AM on March 6, 2011 [1 favorite]


"The world ended on Dec. 31, 1999. Everything since then is an illusion of the devil"
posted by Redhush at 10:58 AM on March 6, 2011 [2 favorites]


I saw these guys setting up on the street where the parade runs, a few weeks back. I almost raptured one of 'em a bit too early because the best way to figure out why an RV is parked at an angle is apparently to step into a busy road without looking where you're going.

I guess if you're convinced that the world is about to end, checking for traffic really isn't a concern.
posted by cmyk at 11:06 AM on March 6, 2011


Lenny Bruce is not afraid.
posted by davebush at 12:14 PM on March 6, 2011 [3 favorites]


Didn't I read once that no man would know the day or the hour? That and something about a thief in the night.
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 12:19 PM on March 6, 2011



If I could add an additional month to my life for every erroneous prediction about the end of the world.......
posted by notreally at 12:40 PM on March 6, 2011


Seems like the Wikipedia article on Doomsday Cults would be a good thing to include, at least for the sake of perspective. "The End of the World is Coming" is hardly an original idea.
posted by mosk at 2:24 PM on March 6, 2011


I put my affairs in order to get ready for September 6, 1994 and nothing happened. I will just have to skip this end of the world day because I have a luncheon planned. Sorry.
posted by Cranberry at 2:33 PM on March 6, 2011


I remember seeing Camping in TV and listening to him on his original radio station while growing up in California. I swear to Odin that man has never been less than a thousand years old.
posted by Avenger at 4:29 PM on March 6, 2011


This guy's got his work cut out for him: The Jehovah's Witnesses have already had to whoopsie-daisy on a whole bunch of sure-thing Armageddons that never happened.
posted by Sys Rq at 8:26 PM on March 6, 2011


Ah, thanks Sys. I couldn't remember which group it was - I thought it was the Seventh Day Adventists, but couldn't find what I was looking for on Wikipedia.
posted by maryr at 10:03 PM on March 6, 2011


I drive by one of their houses every day. I stopped and took a picture of it this weekend because I've been meaning to show the people at work the professional paint job they have on their SUV. I've been puzzling over what they're going to do when May rolls around and nothing much happens. It looks like a really expensive paint job.
posted by wending my way at 10:33 AM on March 7, 2011


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