Sunday, May 2, 2010

2012 Armageddon Edition

The plan yesterday was to go to brunch, get a pedicure, take pictures of a birther rally on the mall that I'd read about online, then to a BBQ in Alexandria.  After a lovely brunch and the world's worst pedicures, my friend and I moseyed over to a birther-rally-free mall. Confusion reigned until Sandy checked the original post online and realized I was off on the rally date by a month.  Oops.  So off to Alexandria for BBQ, where I saw this lovely car:

I was curious as to the particularized meaning of the Pleiade license plate, in the context of a Jeep touting Glenn Beck for news and facts.  A quick google search later, I had learned that the Pleiades star cluster has special meaning to 2012 armageddon folks.  Sure, this driver could be an astronomer, or a PhD researching the French Renaissance poets of the la Pleiade, but I'm going with 2012-er.

See, the Mayans recognized the cycling of the Pleiades, and the Mayans had major ceremonial events when the Pleiades would be directly overhead every 52 years, but the Mayan calendar ends in 2012, the same year as Venus goes through the Pleiades, AND in 2012 a solar eclipse will conjunct the stars of the Pleiades and align the sun, moon, earth, and Pleiades, and on Dec. 22, 2012, as the Mayans knew, it will be the death of Venus, AND the Pleiades sorta, kinda, maybe look like a cross, and the Pleiades are mentioned in the Bible -- even Shirley MacLaine knows! -- and maybe even in Revelation!  Or something like that.  OhMyGaga -- it's so easy to get sucked in to conspiracy theory!  Must. Stop. 

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