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Q: For Pinkfreud please: Is the End of the World Nigh ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   3 Comments )
Subject: For Pinkfreud please: Is the End of the World Nigh
Category: Computers
Asked by: probonopublico-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 02 Aug 2006 07:35 PDT
Expires: 01 Sep 2006 07:35 PDT
Question ID: 751848
A Comment posted by philnj-ga in August last year has just come to my attention on:

BTW, the end of time is somewhere in 2038, when the number of seconds
since 1/1/70 overflows a 32 bit word.  It will be like Y2K all over
again.  I view it as an employment windfall just before I retire.

What to do?

Should I start panicking now? Or later?

Worried of Hove
Subject: Re: For Pinkfreud please: Is the End of the World Nigh
Answered By: pinkfreud-ga on 02 Aug 2006 11:26 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

It seems to me entirely likely that the end of the material world is
nigher than nigh. Not to mind. No matter.

Keep a towel handy, and don't panic.  

My favorite end-of-the world skit is from "Beyond the Fringe," one of
many delightful comic inventions from the UK. This is a good deal
funnier when heard, but it's amusing when read, too:

The End of the World

I may be at least partially responsible for hastening the world's end.
According to Dr. Venkman in "Ghostbusters," one of the signs of the
End is "dogs and cats living together." Here's part of my small
contribution to the situation:

For the Final Occasion, I have written a smallish po (which, as I have
detailed elsewhere on GA, is like a poem, only less so).


After the novae dim, as the last stars unshine,
After a light-streaked romp in the meteor shower,
The sun will snap off in its final hour
As strands of all dimensions intertwine.
DNA spiraling backwards, countercurled,
Unwinds itself like a child's spinning top,
And time, that takes survey of all the world,
Must have a stop.
All good things must end.
All bad and ordinary things, as well.
Things have no meaning now, as we transcend
The shell,
The nautilus unchambered, free,
Yet still distinguishable from the sea.


Goodbye forever, or until next we meet (whichever comes first).
probonopublico-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $5.00
Many Thanks, Pink

As usual, the po was marvellous, as was the piccy of your doggy eyeing his dinner.

Many thanks also for the link to Peter Cook & Dudley Moore (among
others) both of whom have already left for another world.

Goodbye Forever 2U2

Survivor of Rorke's Drift, Mafeking, The Somme, Dunkirk and Kemlo's cruel wit.

Subject: Re: For Pinkfreud please: Is the End of the World Nigh
From: kemlo-ga on 02 Aug 2006 10:08 PDT
Dear Worried of Hovis
Without meaning to be rood, what is likelyhood the on your bieng alive
in thirtytwo years time you being a veteren of the Great National
This is really somthing for Daisy Mk Vll to be planeing for
Your most affectionate Fiend KEMLO
Subject: Re: For Pinkfreud please: Is the End of the World Nigh
From: pinkfreud-ga on 02 Aug 2006 11:51 PDT

Thankya for the five stars & the extra tippage! Pay no mind to Kemlo's
cruel wit. I suspect that the poor soul is merely expressing, in his
barely literate way, his envy of your superior qualities, your
magnificent canine companion, and your lengthy username.

Subject: Re: For Pinkfreud please: Is the End of the World Nigh
From: steph53-ga on 02 Aug 2006 17:07 PDT
Toooo funnnyyyyyyy.

I "WUV" you guys ;)


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