October 16, 2011 · 1:00 PM
The Earth is scheduled to end (again) on Oct 21. We are planning a party to celebrate -- regardless of the accuracy of the prediction. Of course, when it doesn't happen, we can have another last Birthday Party in Dec of 2012 -- the next predicted endtime -- according to those who think the end of a calendar means there is no future beyond that last page.
"The End of the World (According to Actual Scientists)" by Patrick Draper, CFI Austin
"The Trumpet Shall Sound": The End of Time Tradition in American Culture. by Howard Miller, UT Government (ret.)
"The End Was Near: The Colorful (and False) History of Ancient Apocalypticism." by Jim Dee, CFI Austin, ret. Classics Prof.
plus Birthday cake
It is not necessary to RSVP ‘no’ unless you need to cancel a previous ‘yes.’ We assume you are not coming if you don’t reply.