FDL Late Night: End of the World Sundae?

Let’s face it, things are weird. I am avoiding using any Dickensian references because I think they could be only half right and not the happy half, but there is a small of amount of hope: Fukishima may not be exactly as bad Chernobyl; Bradley Manning’s treatment got called on the State Dept carpet by AP reporters; the discovery of a 300-million-year-old shark jawbone found 700 feet below ground in a Kentucky coal mine may disrupt ebiblefellowship.com’s End Times calendar stating May 21 as the Rapture/Judgment Day and October 21 as the End of the World, which seems designed to one-up the Mayan 2012 countdown.*

Speaking of judgment and rapture, Fox News thinks Pap smears are available at Walgreens, which means either they have insider tips or are really stupid. And Denny’s has a maple bacon sundae on the menu. Either bacon is burned out or cured pork cures all.

*Plan a party for Sunday May 22! Menu ideas, anyone? And will you include bacon?

96 Responses to "FDL Late Night: End of the World Sundae?"
Elliott | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:01 pm 1

Lisa!

mmm maple bacon sundae

— who knew?


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:03 pm 2

I had a taste of bacon brown sugar buttermilk gelato last night. Yum!


DrDick | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:03 pm 3

Lisa!

I really hope they are right about the rapture and we can be rid of those religious nutjobs. As to the menu, of course it will have bacon!


Suzanne | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:07 pm 4

cured pork cures all!


PJEvans | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:11 pm 5

Does Fox News know what a pap smear actually is?


EvilDrPuma | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:12 pm 6
In response to DrDick @ 3

Don’t bet on it. This is just another in a long line of whackjob groups who can’t understand it when their own god tells them “this isn’t for you to know.”


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:14 pm 7
In response to PJEvans @ 5

well, maybe Fox & Friends are stuck in ye olden tymes when breasts were called “paps” (per OED) and thus Doocey, Blonde and Other Dude thought a breast exam and “paps smear” were the same thing?


DrDick | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:15 pm 8
In response to EvilDrPuma @ 6

I know, just wishful thinking on my part.


Elliott | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:15 pm 9
In response to Suzanne @ 4

bacon über alles


EvilDrPuma | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:16 pm 10
In response to PJEvans @ 5

Why do they need to know that? It’s not as if they’re going to tell the truth about it or anything.


DrDick | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:16 pm 11
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 7

I prefer to think of it as their heads are so far up their butts that they haven’t got a clue what they are talking about.


demi | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:17 pm 12
In response to DrDick @ 8

It just is so tempting, isn’t it?
Peg and I had a conversation just the other day, where I said, Cool. Bring It On. Or something like that.
And she replied, Par-tay!


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:18 pm 13
In response to EvilDrPuma @ 10

Well, with Congressman Kyl purposefully saying things meant to be unbelievable…why should we trust the news.

BTW, check out the link about Bradley Manning (Marcy’s post), the video is jaw dropping. I have issues with AP re Fair Use, but man their reporters KICK ASS! State Dept PWND!


demi | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:20 pm 14
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 13

Preach it, sister.


PJEvans | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:20 pm 15
In response to demi @ 12

hi demi! How’s it going?

(It’s time to find garden a new home. If you know someone with space, email’s on my profile page – rot-13′d. I may try to get space in a community garden, but that’s not guaranteed.)


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:20 pm 16

on facebook I called this discussion Bacon Rapture and Pap Smears; a friend commented that it sounds like a punk album…and you know tonight I was on RollingStone.com, and there was an ad for hip joint relief. I don’t think it was medical marijuana, either. Ouch.


EvilDrPuma | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:20 pm 17
In response to DrDick @ 11

Well, it is Faux Nooz, after all. Their heads are so far up their asses that they have to unbutton their shirts to watch TV.


Elliott | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:20 pm 18
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 13

totally

growing up I was so proud to be an American, now not so much


DrDick | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:22 pm 19
In response to EvilDrPuma @ 17

Their heads are so far up their asses that they can lick their tonsils.


demi | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:22 pm 20
In response to PJEvans @ 15

The food bank I volunteer at has a community garden project starting. Sometime. But, they also have a garden in the corner of the parking lot. I’ll email you. Thanks!


Elliott | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:23 pm 21
In response to demi @ 20

tomatoes rule!


EvilDrPuma | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:24 pm 22
In response to Elliott @ 18

It’s not your fault.


alan1tx | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:24 pm 23

I like bacon.


PJEvans | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:25 pm 24
In response to EvilDrPuma @ 10

True – they’d probably claim it gives you athlete’s foot or something like that. (Not that any of the decision-makers there are ever going to get one. /s)


demi | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:27 pm 25
In response to Elliott @ 21

I put tomatoes and bell pepper in the rice we had for dinner tonight. You are very correct! Totally rule.


PJEvans | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:28 pm 26
In response to demi @ 20

I did some googling and there’s supposed to be a garden at Orcutt Ranch, at the west end of Roscoe. I don’t have a firm date – they apparently got the notice last week or the week before, and it’s going to take a little while for the legal wheels to roll over them.


demi | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:28 pm 27
In response to EvilDrPuma @ 22

That’s so nice of you to say. True, too.


demi | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:29 pm 28
In response to PJEvans @ 26

BTW, whatcha got?


PJEvans | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:30 pm 29
In response to demi @ 25

onions go with it, too. (I have some Turkish food blogs bookmarked. Tasty stuff, like this!)


dancewater | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:31 pm 30
In response to Elliott @ 1

maple bacon ice cream is rather popular here in Asheville NC …. I don’t like it that much, but, lots of folks do!


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:31 pm 31
In response to demi @ 14

I ma planning a party May 22 and of course Halloween, because really, if I recall correctly from when I was an editor at a religious history magazine, the end of the world has been predicted (and hasn’t happened) since 1000.

And plus I can;t figure out form ebiblefellowship.com how they got the exact date. And to top it off they are spending a ton of $ on billboards, and up in Griffith Park every morning on the trails, people are passing out fliers, a heft percentage of which miss the trashcan.


Elliott | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:33 pm 32

Menu Ideas Lisa?

how about
Dark Chocolate Bacon Cupcakes


ThingsComeUndone | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:34 pm 33

May 21 as the Rapture/Judgment Day and October 21 as the End of the World, which seems designed to one-up the Mayan 2012 countdown.*

The Fundies are trying to horn in on Mayan end of the world myths and claim them as their own? Can’t a Brown Person own anything without Christians trying to steal it first our gold now this!


PJEvans | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:34 pm 34
In response to demi @ 28

some small pots with garden lilies, and some very large pots with grapevines and a true bay (the kind you use in cooking). Also an Alpine strawberry in a smallish and some rhubarb (which needs to be planted permanently somewhere, but it’s in big pots now).
I can get plant shelves with grow lights for the cactus, that’s just money and they don’t need that much space. I’ve offered the baby oak to the Santa Monica Mountains people, but I haven’t heard back yet.

(It’s going to need a truck for the big pots.)


EvilDrPuma | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:35 pm 35
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 31

And plus I can;t figure out form ebiblefellowship.com how they got the exact date.

By reading every part of the book except the bits that told them they weren’t to know the exact date.


Elliott | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:35 pm 36
In response to dancewater @ 30

yeah, maybe a bit much
but maple — ooo, Heaven — sap of the gods


PJEvans | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:36 pm 37
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 31

Old greeting card:
(outside) The world is coming to an end on Sunday!
(inside) So, what are you doing on Saturday night?


ThingsComeUndone | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:37 pm 38

Well, with Congressman Kyl purposefully saying things meant to be unbelievable…why should we trust the news.

What does a GOPer have to do to get censored or fired lying in public to the press about stuff that pertains to your job would sure get me fired if it were a lie.


Elliott | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:37 pm 39
In response to PJEvans @ 34

some small pots with garden lilies, and some very large pots with grapevines and a true bay (the kind you use in cooking). Also an Alpine strawberry in a smallish and some rhubarb (which needs to be planted permanently somewhere, but it’s in big pots now).

oo, what a nice planting


demi | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:39 pm 40
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 31

I know! I’ve thought about the money aspect too. But, then if you think it’s all gonna be over, or different, or something, you might as well spend, spend, spend.
The other thing I wonder when I see the billboards is Yeah, and what am I supposed to do? I mean, only the catholics get that Last Minute Hall Pass. Or, am I wrong?


ThingsComeUndone | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:40 pm 41

I ma planning a party May 22 and of course Halloween, because really, if I recall correctly from when I was an editor at a religious history magazine, the end of the world has been predicted (and hasn’t happened) since 1000.

Day 7 year of the Reed Cortez came:( I think the Fundies want to claim Obama is Cortez:)


demi | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:41 pm 42
In response to PJEvans @ 34

I drive a van. Will be in touch. Sounds like I can easily find a good home for all.


DrDick | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:41 pm 43
In response to ThingsComeUndone @ 33

Actually, the Mayans do not claim that the world will end in 2012. In fact several Mayan leaders have issued a cuple of announcements to that effect. Maya tradition holds that the world will end on the last day of a baktun (an interval of 394.3 years), which marks the point where the Mayan long count calendar resets to 0. Next year marks the end of one such unit, but the tradition does not specify which one. It was a bunch of white New Age fruitcakes that decided that this was the “big one.”


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:43 pm 44
In response to demi @ 40

actually anyone can last minute say they believe in jesus etc and get Christian heaven. and i suppose if on May 21 a bunch of people disappear there might be 6 months of conversions.

The thng is that supposedly on 144,000 will get raptured, and like there are 6.5 billion people on earth and lots of those are Christian…so is there cherry picking?


PJEvans | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:45 pm 45
In response to Elliott @ 39

I like cactus, even without the flowers – one of the ones I’ve had for many years is still a baby, and it has incredible tangled fishhook spines. The lilies are straight up show – I’m lucky if I get flowers, it’s really too warm here for them.


DrDick | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:45 pm 46
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 44

There is that whole bit in Matthew 25:31-46, however, that sort of limits the select. According to that, there won’t be any Republicans or Talibangelicals sitting alongside the heavenly throne.


demi | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:45 pm 47
In response to EvilDrPuma @ 35

So, people get ready. Always stay ready, right?


demi | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:47 pm 48
In response to DrDick @ 43

Fruitcake and bacon. Yummmmmmmm.


EvilDrPuma | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:48 pm 49
In response to demi @ 47

Yeah, that’s what Jesus said. Interesting how his “most devoted” followers don’t seem to know that.


ThingsComeUndone | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:48 pm 50
In response to DrDick @ 43

Thanks for the information do you teach mythology?


demi | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:50 pm 51
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 44

I suggest that you check out this Sunday’s Book Salon. James Carroll on his new book Jerusalem, Jerusalem. Saw him speak two evenings on it several weeks ago at All Saints. Cool beans.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:50 pm 52
In response to Elliott @ 39

Nice! Amaranth from a birthday arrangement last June seeded itself mid summer and then again sprouted, bloomed, and is now bringing up seeds!


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:52 pm 53
In response to demi @ 51

awesome, I had seen the post about the book salon, thanks for the tip!


DrDick | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:52 pm 54
In response to ThingsComeUndone @ 50

Not really, but I teach anthropology and classes on Native Americans. I used to be really interested in Mesoamerica and read a lot on it though that is not my research area. I have read the Popol Vuh and have actually held the original in my hands.


ThingsComeUndone | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:53 pm 55
In response to DrDick @ 54

I’m sure your a great teacher:)


demi | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:54 pm 56
In response to EvilDrPuma @ 49

I’d say It’s a sin, but that would be judging. *g*


EvilDrPuma | Tuesday April 12, 2011 08:59 pm 57
In response to demi @ 56

I dunno about it being a sin; I just think it’s a crying shame that they have all those words printed in red in their KJV and they don’t know what they say.


demi | Tuesday April 12, 2011 09:01 pm 58
In response to EvilDrPuma @ 57

Isn’t Sin whatever moves one away from God. Sin. Without. Like sinsimella is without seeds? Using valuable lessons for evil is, like, a bad thing, I think.


AitchD | Tuesday April 12, 2011 09:02 pm 59

Oooh! Another thread when I can post that peanut butter & bacon on toast is as good a sandwich as chopped egg & bacon w/ mayonnaise on toast.


lsls | Tuesday April 12, 2011 09:06 pm 60

Smoked pork chops with pancakes and syrup is really good.


PJEvans | Tuesday April 12, 2011 09:07 pm 61
In response to Elliott @ 39

some of the garden can be found here.


DrDick | Tuesday April 12, 2011 09:07 pm 62

Time for me to toddle off. Take care all.


demi | Tuesday April 12, 2011 09:08 pm 63
In response to DrDick @ 62

Take care, sweetie. Stay dude.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday April 12, 2011 09:08 pm 64

Night Dr D


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday April 12, 2011 09:09 pm 65

AitchD, I find your ideas intriguing and would liek ot subscribe to your newsletter.


demi | Tuesday April 12, 2011 09:10 pm 66

I’m taking my bowl of rice to bed. I’ll just leave some on the side, here. Night nite.


lsls | Tuesday April 12, 2011 09:11 pm 67

In response to DrDick at 46..There is also Matthew 17, which sort of suggests reincarnation..they’ll be baaack…John was Elijah..something like that. lol


ChristineEdmonson | Tuesday April 12, 2011 09:11 pm 68
In response to DrDick @ 54

Hi DrDick! Just saying hello.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday April 12, 2011 09:12 pm 69
In response to demi @ 66

Night Demi!


demi | Tuesday April 12, 2011 09:14 pm 70
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 69

Hope to See You on Sunday….


Elliott | Tuesday April 12, 2011 09:17 pm 71
In response to PJEvans @ 61

you a knitter?


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday April 12, 2011 09:19 pm 72

So the exterminator came today to get rid of The Thing in the Attic. A company called La Cucaracha. I decided agaisnt using my regular bug guy who not only handles poisons but is a licensed massage therapist and term life insurance salesman.

LaCuc set traps and sealed off tll access to the attic from the outside. We heard a little frolicking and now NOTHING! I am very happy.

(you never want to hear “squeal, thud thud thud squeal squeal” means things have not gone as planned. Tomorrow LaCuc comes back and checks traps. Rinse repeat.


AitchD | Tuesday April 12, 2011 09:23 pm 73
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 65

Aw, thanks, Lisa. What newsletter? Here & the other FDL blogs are the only places I write. Oh, also my daily personal journal (where I’ll mention you tomorrow!)


AitchD | Tuesday April 12, 2011 09:30 pm 74
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 72

Today I discovered a bunch of poison ivy sprouts a few yards away from my back terrace. I rent, so it’s not for me to take direct action, maybe tomorrow I’ll tell the management folks about it.


Elliott | Tuesday April 12, 2011 09:31 pm 75
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 52

!! how wonderful


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday April 12, 2011 09:32 pm 76
In response to AitchD @ 73

that phrase “I find your views intriguing…newsletter” is an internet meme, something we say when we like an idea.

I do love egg salad with bacon on whole wheat.


Elliott | Tuesday April 12, 2011 09:33 pm 77
In response to AitchD @ 59

PB&J rules over all


Elliott | Tuesday April 12, 2011 09:35 pm 78
In response to PJEvans @ 61

ooo so beautiful, thanks for sharing


PJEvans | Tuesday April 12, 2011 09:41 pm 79
In response to Elliott @ 71

Also.
(Fastest way to get a picture of a sock: throw it on the scanner!)


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday April 12, 2011 09:41 pm 80

I am thinking it’s ice cream time soon, followed by magnesium powder and herbs.


PJEvans | Tuesday April 12, 2011 09:43 pm 81
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 72

I lived in a house that at one point had birds in the attic: peeping and little claws on the other side of the ceiling. (Sparrows, most likely; small birds, from the small noises.)


AitchD | Tuesday April 12, 2011 09:44 pm 82
In response to Elliott @ 77

Maybe I’ll try it again, but I won’t like it again.

About 10 years ago I saw a product in the supermarket, pre-portioned PB in plasticine wraps like you find individual cheese slices. Ick. I want to see the split-screen TV ad that compares the time saved when you unwrap a slice of PB vs spreading it. I’d guess that over a lifetime it would be 3 or 4 seconds. Yeah, but you don’t have to worry about cutting your tongue when you lick the butter knife.


AitchD | Tuesday April 12, 2011 09:48 pm 83
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 76

It’s the first I ever heard of it, and I cut my iTeeth on Usenet in the middle 1990′s.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday April 12, 2011 09:56 pm 84

Aitch, do u spend time on 4chan? It comes from there.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday April 12, 2011 09:57 pm 85

stemmed form the Simpsons and caught on in chans


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday April 12, 2011 09:59 pm 86

Night all! Have a great rest of the week!


Bustednuckles | Tuesday April 12, 2011 10:01 pm 87

Speaking of judgment and rapture, Fox News thinks Pap smears are available at Walgreens, which means either they have insider tips or are really stupid.

Dayum, do I need an appointment for a real hot prostate milking?

Fucking idiots


AitchD | Tuesday April 12, 2011 10:04 pm 88
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 85

For real: I only read at Macintouch.com (a newsletter) and at FDL. And never watched The Simpsons.

To Lisa @86: Night, and you too!


Elliott | Tuesday April 12, 2011 10:05 pm 89
In response to AitchD @ 82

good god


Elliott | Tuesday April 12, 2011 10:05 pm 90
In response to Elliott @ 89

or not such a good god


Elliott | Tuesday April 12, 2011 10:08 pm 91
In response to Bustednuckles @ 87

oh my


wmd1961 | Tuesday April 12, 2011 10:12 pm 92

Maple bacon sundae demands garlic ice cream.


AitchD | Tuesday April 12, 2011 10:18 pm 93
In response to Elliott @ 89

The only explanation I could think of is that it’s for latchkey kids, and all the utensils are locked away in the gun cabinet.


Elliott | Tuesday April 12, 2011 10:40 pm 94

catch22oy | Wednesday April 13, 2011 02:58 am 95
In response to DrDick @ 3

As soon as they’re raptured I’m looking for a nice sports car with the keys in it. I’ll have to peel that fish symbol off of the trunk, though.


edur | Wednesday April 13, 2011 06:27 am 96

Oh, rapturous day, callou, calais!


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