Personal Significance to 12/21/2012

I know how you feel. Remember that Christian group who was making all that noise about the rapture occurring on May 21st last year? Well May 21st
was my birthday. So I know what it feels like. I raised a glass of single Malt Scotch on my birthday in thanks of all of those folks being wrong.
I’ll raise that same glass on your birthday with even more single malt (Talisker) and wish you a happy birthday even though I don’t know you, and
we’ll all still get to see the 22nd.

Neil DeGrass Tyson once said something along the lines of, “The Mayans predicted the end of the world but not their own downfall?” He’s used
variations of this argument a time or two, and it’s very relevant. Then if you like comedy more than a scientist, you could always look to that Far
Side comic (at least I think it was Far Side) that shows the maker of the calendar wheeling it into the chief and he says something like, “I could
only get it up to 21 December, 2012.”, and the chief says back, “That’s going to mess with someone someday.”

Enjoy your personally significant day. Raise a glass of your favorite spirit and smile.

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