Tuesday, July 07, 2009

One of the signs that the apocalypse is upon us

Today @ 4 am something really interesting will happen. The time and the date will line up in a straight flush of sorts, and create a phenomenon most of you will miss. While you lay in the midst of a R.E.M. painted dream, the cosmos will pause a moment for this.

But not me. Not the vampiric graveyard shift manager on a technical team. I will be awake for it all, a front-row-ticket holder at the event of the century.

While most of you will be sawing logs, the equivalent of a planetary alignment will happen; it will be 04:05:06 during 07-08-09.

Do yourself a favor and run for the hills. This is gonna be bigger than Y2K and leap year combined. Think "Rockin' New Years Eve" but with people turning into zombies and Titans being released from Tartaros, or Nicholas Cage running around trying to save the world because numbers make things go boom. Blood will flow like rivers. Brains will be chomped. Asteroids or maybe Pluto (still pissed at getting voted off the island) are going to crash into the seas.

Or maybe not.

It is true that a date/time event like this one in the morining is admittedly a bit of a yawner. It feels like it should be accompanied by the afore mentioned zombies or demi-gods (if you believe cinema in the last 40 years) , perhaps even narrated by Nick Cage. Instead it will come and go, most folks not even making the connection that the "hand" they had would beat four of a kind, a full house, a flush, a straight, or three of a kind. Perhaps the old Greek and Roman gods are just playing cards, and early tomorrow morning Hermes will win yet another hand.

I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

-Jay

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