Planet X spells doom for Earth in 2003.
August 24, 2001 7:18 AM   Subscribe

Planet X spells doom for Earth in 2003. This has been showing up in my inbox lately. Just figured I should share it and, y'know, save us all. (Continued inside.)
posted by dnash (21 comments total)

 
The email I got today reads:

"PLANET X passes through our solar
system in 2003 after 3660 years on
its regular orbit causing natural
calamities. X is a brown dwarf star
that orbits between BOTH suns. 1987
New Science & Invention Encyclopedia
Diagram url includes our dead twin
sun & X. Seven years prior to X's
passage it begins to trigger volcanic,
seismic activity, changes in weather.
"BLINDSIDED, PLANET X Passes in 2003,
EARTHCHANGES!"

(this is the sound of Carl Sagan turning over in his grave.)
posted by dnash at 7:20 AM on August 24, 2001


Well this should serve to make Manhattan Rents more affordable.
Itsa godsend really...And here I was, waiting for the polar ice caps to defrost.
posted by BentPenguin at 7:30 AM on August 24, 2001


why would a brown dwarf star be called Planet X?
Isn't the Sun a brown Dwarf Star - it makes no sense
posted by twistedonion at 7:33 AM on August 24, 2001


No, the sun is not a brown dwarf.....but Jupiter can be called a brown dwarf star, I think.

I wonder if Planet X is going to have really expensive upcoming shoes.
posted by Dagobert at 7:39 AM on August 24, 2001


2003 - 3660 = 1657BC

Some quick googling reveled very little happened then, except the end of Noah's flood, or whatever it's called, which doesn't seem all that catastrophic.
posted by Localemperor at 7:58 AM on August 24, 2001


remember duck dodgers in the 24th and a half century!
posted by moz at 8:04 AM on August 24, 2001


May I have my own personal Battlestar Gallactica complete with one Dirk Benedict to go???

Oh yeah, add the mechanical dog too! Super Size!
posted by gloege at 8:13 AM on August 24, 2001


Do you suppose Planet X is where all those Generation X people come from? Maybe they're all about to be called home. Will the Baby Boomers even notice that they're all gone?
posted by briank at 8:14 AM on August 24, 2001


gloege, I can't believe you brought up Battlestar Galactica and failed to see the truth:

Planet X is prophesied to portend the second coming of the messiah, who will rule the universe justly and wisely, and reminisce about his days as Ben Cartwright on TV's Bonanza.

Adama, we hardly knew ye!
posted by Kafkaesque at 9:22 AM on August 24, 2001


UN-altered REPRODUCTION and DISSEMINATION of this IMPORTANT Information is ENCOURAGED, ESPECIALLY to COMPUTER BULLETIN BOARDS.
posted by webmutant at 9:28 AM on August 24, 2001


why do you always have to buy something to live?
posted by fishfucker at 9:33 AM on August 24, 2001


Maybe he meant "Earth X".

(Alex Ross rules.)
posted by Shadowkeeper at 9:35 AM on August 24, 2001


uh oh, the sex sex world trolls have arrived.
posted by moz at 9:44 AM on August 24, 2001


Wait, if "Seven years prior to X's passage it begins to trigger volcanic, seismic activity, changes in weather," and it is going to pass us in 2003, then it must have been triggering such changes since... 1996. So apparently we have already had five years of total terror...
posted by Rebis at 10:32 AM on August 24, 2001


Wow! Just in time for the national surplus to come back, too!
posted by bison at 10:37 AM on August 24, 2001


Where are we going?
Planet X!
When?
Real soon!
posted by moss at 12:15 PM on August 24, 2001


Do you suppose Planet X is where all those Generation X people come from?

Well, if you'd read the book, you'd know that's Texlahoma.
posted by dnash at 12:33 PM on August 24, 2001


2003 - 3660 = 1657BC
Some quick googling reveled very little happened then


Does that account for those few years which were omitted to make some other event occur in the right year?
posted by ParisParamus at 1:45 PM on August 24, 2001


get the cold lamb vindaloo ready.

crap. i thought it said 'red dwarf'.

oh well.
posted by jcterminal at 2:18 PM on August 24, 2001


Is this the Planet X that the B-52s sung about in "Whammy Kiss"?

"On Planet X...it won't be long now..."
posted by tpoh.org at 10:22 AM on August 25, 2001


Mr. Planet X says * See PLANET X yourself at this web page, which does a great job of rationally explaining there is nothing to fear. Buy the book, just in case.
posted by hockeyman at 8:15 PM on August 26, 2001


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