Ah, Heck

Do you suppose the end will look like this?

In case you didn’t know it, today is the end of the world. Some genius got out his Bible, version unstated, but I’m guessing King James, and did some fast calculations (see, computers are great for something like calculating the end of the world) and determined that 23 April 2018 is the fulfilment of prophesy and today is the end of the world or the “rapture”. First we survive Y2K, then the Mayan Apocalypse, and now this one. I swear, one of these is going to be right.

So I decided to ask myself, “Self, what do you do on the day the world ends?” Well, Self answered, “Take in a ball game.” Sounded like a good way to finish off an otherwise middling day on a middling planet. Then it turns out the local minor league team is out-of-town for a game. The Rangers are in town, but it’s a long drive to Dallas. So I guess I’ll set back, find a game on TV and watch until everything goes blank. And sometime today I’m going to sit down and read Ray Bradbury’s wonderful The Last Night of the World.

Been nice knowing all of you. Oh, and one piece of advice. Just in case they’re wrong, don’t charge your credit card to the hilt.

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8 Responses to “Ah, Heck”

  1. Jackie, The Baseball Bloggess Says:

    Oh for Pete’s sake. Just at the exact moment the Orioles were about to turn around this so-far dismal season! And, now this!

    You know, that’s what I always planned to do — charge up my credit card.

    Enjoy the ballgame … I’m planning to super-indulge in calories … cakes, milkshakes, donuts. It won’t matter tomorrow, right? 🙂

    (Oh, and now that you mention Ray Bradbury, have you read his book “Zen In The Art Of Writing”? Part memoir, part inspiration for writers. All good. So, so good.)

    See you on the other side, v. (Assuming you’ve been good and all.)

    • verdun2 Says:

      Have read the Bradbury book. Big fan of his, although as a rule I can’t stand Science Fiction.
      Assuming you’ve been good and all, my guess is we won’t be meeting. 🙂
      v

  2. Miller Says:

    My favorite line, “Sounded like a good way to finish off an otherwise middling day on a middling planet.”

    Hey, at least I got to laugh on my final day.

  3. Gary Trujillo Says:

    What a great post! You never cease to amaze v. 🙂

  4. wkkortas Says:

    The world can’t end now! It’s where I keep all my stuff!

    • verdun2 Says:

      Not to worry. Apparently we survived another of these, or else everyone I know (including me) is such a reprobate that none of us were raptured.
      v

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