UPDATED FORECAST-- accumulation not likely to last
Welcome to this Intellectual Snob DEBATE -- Chap XXI. Be there or be square. And thanks to Nerd Fun!!
John Harvard's is on Meetup.com "favorites" list, because always popular & gets great ratings.
We have a special area reserved for us. Management reassures me there is no requirement to order food. Seating will be at 4-5 long tall separate tall-top tables in close proximity, so people don't get trapped behind them & can talk to anyone, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO STAND & or BE MOBILE BETWEEN OUR TABLES (the tables will not be drawn together) so as to MEET UP. Please bring cash, John Harvard's can't run tabs because we're mobile (that's the trade off). Be kind & tip well, cash collection for them is arduous.
There is a lot of buzz about 12/21/12 (ACTUAL DATE IS IN DISPUTE!) & the potential for a doomsday scenario. Here's one:
Other potential supposed sources of Apocalypse abound: a resurgence of the Pneumonic Plague discovered in some "Bird Flu" victims--(& described in The Last Man by Mary Shelley); nuclear war or nuclear meltdowns (should reactor unit 4 of Fukushima collapse, "it would release the equivalent of 800 nuclear bombs & make the Northern Hemisphere uninhabitable"); human infertility induced by synthetics; a sudden new ice age, as surmised (& justified) in this film addressing reversals in the Jet Stream:
Could it be argued that the end of the world really means that it is the end of the world for humans & not the beginning of the world for whatever we are replaced with & is that not somewhat egotistical?
DEBATE: is all this hogwash? Lets debate it.
You don't have to be a genuine intellectual-- pseudo-intellectuals are also welcome.
All you need is an aloof attitude full of irony or some baffling ideas, or-- dare I say it-- some unanswered question you wish to convey incognito.
Humor in good taste-- ALLOWED. Intellectual apparel: allowed. Startle the waitstaff with a fake mustache, goatee, Periwig, or monocle. Fold-up sunglasses, corduroy jackets with elbow patches-- allowed. No Meerschaum tobacco pipes, please. Absinthe is not served.