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1:07 am on Dec 19, 2012 (gmt 0)

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End of World Means Most Amazing Home Page Ever, Says Google
by Andy Borowitz
December 18, 2012

[newyorker.com...]

Regarding the Mayan Apocalypse this Friday...
"People are freaking out about the world coming to an end -- I totally get that," said the Google C.E.O. Larry Page in a conference call with reporters. "But at Google we view the Apocalypse as a unique opportunity. This company was founded with the goal to 'organize the world’s information' and we see the next three days as our chance to get that done."
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That was too funny. Every paragraph of that satirical article is hilarious. But I won't spoil it for members by quoting any more of it. Just read it. :)
1:38 am on Dec 19, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Oh Goody! Skynet and the Apocalypse..with ads! ( because you know that G will actually do "something" )..Bugarach in a home page "doodle" perhaps ?..
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<begin Boring Old Poop mode>
Didn't someone in foo only just get through explaining that the world is not coming to an end, they're just rolling over the calendar for the 18th time?
</BOPm>

:: wandering off to research which calendrical system uses 18 December as the equivalent of 1 April ::
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>>>Didn't someone in foo only just get through explaining...

Lucy, you may want to consider reading the essay [newyorker.com]. It is satire.
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Uhm, possibly you missed the remark about calendrical systems :P
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Perhaps the only advantage of G+ over FB is that G+ works in the afterlife, but only for those who go south.
8:42 pm on Dec 26, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Where "south" = down?

Anyway, something must have changed, because my aquarium timer now jams at 1PM rather than 5AM.
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@lucy24 - south as in the domain of that red scaly guy with the bifurcated tail and a hay fork.
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Yup, south = down :)
 

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