The End of the World
Friday, December 21, 2012
Today, December 21, 2012 is the day the world is prophesied to end. I have heard a bunch of such prophecies. After a while you get sort of immune!
The first one I can recall was in 1968.
There was supposed to be a massive earthquake that split off California from the rest of the continent and dropped it into the ocean. It gradually evolved that the whole wicked west coast was doomed.
I was a 19-year-old living in Longview, Washington. I remember intelligent, mature people discussing whether Longview, 70 miles from the coast, would be dropping off, or if only the part west of the mountains would go.
I felt disappointed, I was too young to have my life cut off! The year passed, uneventfully! And another 40 years. And a bunch of prophecies.
I wanted to share this bit of song that keeps running through my mind...it has a calypso beat, very catchy, and it was wildly popular at our local radio station in 1968.
Day after day-ay-ay-ay
More people come to L. A.-ay-ay-ay
Hey! Won't you tell everyone
The whole place shakin' away!
Where will you go-oh-oh-oh
When there's no San Diego-oh-oh-oh?
Better get ready to tie up
Your boat in Idaho!
Merry End-Of-The-World Day to you!
Many happy returns!