So…are you planning a Rapture After Party? What’s that you ask? Well, I’ll tell you. If you (and I and everyone else) are still around on May 21, it’s a party to celebrate the world still being…well…the world. You see, Harold Camping, a Christian radio announcer and President of Family Radio, a California-based (where else?) religious broadcasting network, recently announced that–using Bible-based numerology–he knows Jesus Christ will return to earth on Saturday, May 21 (hopefully not too early, I have a 1:00 tee-time). You may remember Mr. Camping from when he last predicted an apocalypse–back in ’94. Unfortunately, Mr. Camping says Jesus will only be rescuing about 200 million people of the 6.92 billion on earth (what, they’re running out of room?), but I figure I can sneak in there somewhere (maybe under a nun’s habit–they’d never look there). By the way, Mr. Camping is 89. To hedge his bet he may have wanted to claim, “the end is near.” At his age, he wouldn’t be lying.

In the “there’s always a way to make a buck” category, I read about a guy that set up Eternal Earth-Bound Pets (http://eternal-earthbound-pets.com). He claims for $135 they’ll rescue your pet if the “lucky” owner is one of the 200 million chosen. Hmmmm.

Oh, in case you’re wondering, those still around on Sunday aren’t exactly home free either. According to the Maya calendar, the rest of us are due to check out on May 21, 2012 (May, Maya, get it?). Hey, that gives me a whole year to break 90!

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