12/21/12: What Are Your Plans For The Afterlife?


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Wade Icey

Trad climber
Dec 7, 2012 - 10:49pm PT
Credit: Wade Icey

I'm busy that day.

Trad climber
Dec 7, 2012 - 11:25pm PT
Probably Icehouse, cause it's the cheapest.

Somewhere out there
Dec 8, 2012 - 12:12am PT
after life is only death, i.e. nothing happens.

however, nothing is going to happen 12-21-12 - The Mayans got tired of counting and stopped making their calendars.

No special meaning
nick d

Trad climber
Dec 8, 2012 - 12:56am PT
I'm gonna shave Jeremy's Mom's back!!!

Woo Hoo!
The user formerly known as stzzo

Sneaking up behind you
Dec 8, 2012 - 01:02am PT
Jingy, you may be misinformed...

If anyone's interested, I'm selling Mayan calendar extensions.

For a mere $5 per day, your life can continue after 12/21/2012. Bulk purchase available for $500 per year.

Money-back guarantee!! If your life doesn't continue after 12/21/2012, I'll refund your purchase to your designated beneficiary.**

** Amount of refund is prorated according to time lived past 12/21/2012.

Dec 8, 2012 - 01:31am PT
I'm such an idiot, I had the best idea last night....

I should have made 21 day advent apocalypse chocolate calendars!!!

Less chocolate so they could be sold for cheaper than the Xmas ones!

I'd be so f*#king rich right now!! At least until Dec 22 when everyone came looking for a refund- next apocalypse for sure....

Other business ideas for the apocalypse:

The Mayan can opener- runs on solar power. This will keep you alive & allow you some first world luxury in post apocalyptic times.


Social climber
So Cal
Dec 16, 2012 - 08:56am PT


Captain...or Skully

Dec 16, 2012 - 09:07am PT
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Pretty funny stuff, there, TGT.

Big Wall climber
El Portal/Chapel Hill
Dec 16, 2012 - 09:34am PT
I'm going to have to find something to do with all of my old Mayan calanders!
Tony Bird

Northridge, CA
Dec 16, 2012 - 10:34am PT
i'm hoping to cruise through this crap and let 12/21/12 go the route of the harmonic convergence, which didn't seem to do diddly, and the apocalypse which seventh day adventists keep moving back every time it doesn't happen. and i don't like this interfering with the holiday season--all that money i'm gonna spend on christmas presents i might not even be able to give.

but ...

i'm taking this halfway seriously because of something which happened to me 3-4 years ago, which you might find a bit creepy, but which you're free to dismiss as just another of my ghost stories.

to give a short version, i had had a couple of dreams about my late mother, dreams that seemed conciliatory and communicative, the two of us sitting down at a small restaurant table for dinner, conversation, and maybe some explanation about issues which had never been resolved when she was alive.

i was expecting something from mom at this time because of these dreams. what happened surprised me, and it happened twice.

mom had lived with us in our home in northridge the last six months of her life. she suffered a difficult death due to emphysema, and it was also difficult to be close to her and to try to show her our love. i think a lot of people go through this. no matter how wonderful a person you may be during most of your life, the obvious coming of death can make you just plain cranky. mom wanted to move back to arizona, to be independent, but it couldn't happen. and so, after she died, a bit of her unhappy presence seemed to remain with us.

i arrived home one evening from my selling job in the south bay, and as i pulled into the driveway, my cellphone rang. i checked to see who was calling. the number was our home telephone. no one else was at home. i wasn't sure what to do, so i went into the house to see who was calling, but by then the phone stopped ringing. it left a time stamp, a few days before 12/21/12. i think it was 12/18/12. i had heard about the maya long count. somehow, this seemed like a connection to all that.

i showed this time stamp to my wife mariko, who has been a frequent consultant on such matters, and i also showed it around to a few fellow salesmen at work, who seemed to get a bit creeped out. no one could offer an explanation as to how a cellphone would produce a time stamp with a date in the future.

a couple days later, it occurred again, except that the time stamp was normal. but i drove up in the driveway, nobody at home, and my cellphone was being called again by my home phone. maybe i was afraid to answer it. again, i went inside and it stopped ringing.

as an aside, i've taken an amateur interest in maya archaeology over the years, not with any of this mystical pistical in mind, just out of a general fascination. the maya, i find, were an expression of culture which began with the olmec and ended with the aztec. human sacrifice was an important part of these cultures. don't think that christianity has offered anything morally "superior", with its phony wars demanding cannon fodder of every generation and its basically gruesome and morbid, although nicely sanitized, reenactment of the death of jesus and the eating of his body.

the mesoamerican cultures sacrificed humans at a seemingly incredible rate in order to keep their gods placated so that they would not destroy the earth. if you look at the history of christian wars, always fought for compelling reasons, you will find a similar, if not more dismal, compulsion towards "sacrifice". recently i read that martin luther had mused, "if a soldier dies in battle, it is the will of god."

i do hope, and i would pray if i knew whom to pray to, that these damnably negative traditions might change at some time soon in the future. 12/21/12 would be as good a date as any. i think it's long overdue.

afterwards, erik? just give us our lovely planet earth, and a chance, for the first time ever, to be civilized.

Dec 16, 2012 - 10:37am PT
A stash of porn and endless alone time.

mars...it's near nevada...
Dec 16, 2012 - 10:41am PT
the world ending is a crucial part of my student loan repayment plan...

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Dec 16, 2012 - 10:45am PT
One of my long term goals is to be stoking the fires down below and chillin with all my friends....

Apple Valley,CA
Dec 16, 2012 - 11:11am PT
For My First set, I wil be accompanied by Mr. Hendrix...
Credit: jlnclimbs
Followed by the duet of me and Mr. Garcia's light background vocals.
Credit: jlnclimbs

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Topic Author's Reply - Dec 19, 2012 - 09:10pm PT

Trad climber
4 Corners Area
Dec 19, 2012 - 10:46pm PT
"What are your plans for the afterlife?"

Dude, this is the afterlife.

Right now I'm thinking I really fuked up in my previous incarnation . . .
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Dec 19, 2012 - 11:44pm PT
What are my plans....hmmmm, need to check with my travel agent. :D

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Dec 20, 2012 - 12:31am PT
i'm holding out for 12/12/21.

Trad climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Dec 20, 2012 - 01:33am PT
Turn 40 on Saturday

Trad climber
The rock doesn't care what I think
Dec 20, 2012 - 02:47am PT
Trying to stay conscious of the experience long enough until I am reborn. But as has happened that last 3,456,971 times, I forget everything just before I'm reborn/conceived (a little mouse informed me of this). But it's different when I was coming back as plants. Of course I had no consciousness... there was that time I was as dumb as a stump.... wait, I was a stump!

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