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    Random thoughts...

    But isn't the world going to end in 2012?

    Or maybe just the Mayan view of the world...
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    Quote Originally Posted by srboone View Post
    But isn't the world going to end in 2012?

    Or maybe just the Mayan view of the world...
    Technically it doesn't end until the end of 2012 (aka the Mayan calendar doesn't go to 2013). However, we think that our copies of Dracula are on their way to us. I forgot to track the labels we sent for them to be shipped to us. So we'll hopefully have them soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Hocker View Post
    Technically it doesn't end until the end of 2012 (aka the Mayan calendar doesn't go to 2013). However, we think that our copies of Dracula are on their way to us. I forgot to track the labels we sent for them to be shipped to us. So we'll hopefully have them soon.
    Do we even have any real "Mayans" anymore??

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsaenz24 View Post
    Do we even have any real "Mayans" anymore??
    Not like we have native american's in that sense. Any "Mayans" that where left have been intermingled with the Euro settlers and converted to some form of Christianity. The one's that weren't converted where pretty much "put down" so to speak. To this day no one really knows what happened to the "Mayan" empire, as it fell before the Spanish arrived in South America. In fact if I remember correctly there are only like 3 books left from all of the vast Mayan libraries, as most where either lost in the fall of the empire or burnt by the missionaries coming to South America to convert the indigenous people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by srboone View Post
    But isn't the world going to end in 2012?

    Or maybe just the Mayan view of the world...
    Not even that, lol. People just like to make stuff up and scare people into thinking the end is near. All it means is that it is the end of Mayan's long count calender, not the end of the world as we know. They also had several other calenders before the one ending next year that ended, so they kept making new ones. If the Mayans were around in the way they were back then, they most likely would be creating an even longer calender now.

    So have no fear, you will get your copy from CD!

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    Great thread ...

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    I was always of the understanding that the Mayans made many calenders and the one that ended in 2012 was simply the last one of the ones that have survived; and that lead people to belive they were predicting the end of the world by this. A silly notion, but one that has been exploited in recent decades.

    Of course, now, Dracula as the first Nazi, has merit...

    I wasalso pretty shocked to wake up and find out that I had started a new thread...
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    Quote Originally Posted by srboone View Post
    I was always of the understanding that the Mayans made many calenders and the one that ended in 2012 was simply the last one of the ones that have survived; and that lead people to belive they were predicting the end of the world by this. A silly notion, but one that has been exploited in recent decades.

    Of course, now, Dracula as the first Nazi, has merit...

    I wasalso pretty shocked to wake up and find out that I had started a new thread...
    I think that most likely the one ending in 2012 is the last one they even made because of it's length (and because they all but disappeared before needing to make a new one). I think the actual end-date is something like December 22. I believe Dan is right about what that date coincides with as well, which was probably what the Mayans were using for the end of their ages.

    If I thought I could actually write a story of Dracula being the first Nazi I would definitely do it, but I doubt I'd do a very good job, lol

    You must have drank a lot last night if you don't remember starting a new thread!

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    Now firstly i'm not sure if i believe in ghosts or not. The cottage is an old one, 300+ i think, and there is no-one on one side of the cottage and number 2 is currently empty. There was only me and Annabel the dog in last night so why (for the second time) could i hear someone walking around upstairs? Annabel was barking her head off too!

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    Every house/cottage has "Occupants", Tom. Other than the ones that actually live there. I met the one that lived in my childhood home, back in '71. Of course, being a kid of only 5, I simply called her "the lady who lives in the basement." Turned out, it was my grandmother who died in that house before I was born, she just wanted to say "hi!" Afterwards, I never saw her again; but the noises in the basement continued.

    True story.
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    I, for one, would read a book about Dracula being a Mayan Nazi.


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    My random thought today:

    I want Cemetery Dance to rename themselves, Dance Dance Hedda Gabler. I have spent soooo much money since I joined this site, I think I'm personally keeping the lights on in the warehouse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedda Gabler View Post
    My random thought today:

    I want Cemetery Dance to rename themselves, Dance Dance Hedda Gabler. I have spent soooo much money since I joined this site, I think I'm personally keeping the lights on in the warehouse.


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    If you are of a certain age, the name Beverly Clearly probably summons the spirit of nostalgia. Henry Huggins was one of my first “chapter” books. It was followed quickly by the others in the series, special favorites were Henry and Ribsy, Henry and The Paper Route. Mrs Cleary will be turning 100 next month, so I just wanted to say thanks and early Happy Birthday!

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    Those were probably what planted the seeds of my love of reading.

    Happy Birthday Ms. Clearly!

    Quote Originally Posted by mhatchett View Post
    If you are of a certain age, the name Beverly Clearly probably summons the spirit of nostalgia. Henry Huggins was one of my first “chapter” books. It was followed quickly by the others in the series, special favorites were Henry and Ribsy, Henry and The Paper Route. Mrs Cleary will be turning 100 next month, so I just wanted to say thanks and early Happy Birthday!

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    Found out tonight that one of my co-workers is actively trying to avert the zombie apocalypse. His is a state employee in the Fish and Wildlife Department. Apparently, there is a modified protein present in deer in 29 counties in Missouri that causes the deer's brain to deteriorate; the deer will then wander about aimlessly, causing whatever destruction it can until it gets hit by a car or just expires. The fear is two-fold: 1) that hunters will process and consume the meat of the infected deer and 2) that when the deer dies in the wild, the modified protein will be absorbed by plants (which it has already been shown to happen) and the protein gets into the general food supply. Who knows what that protein would do in humans.

    His department is preparing to test 9,000 deer in the next two days in those counties.

    Zombie deer are already among us. The zombie apocalypse threat is real. And my friend is one the front lines!

    ..........

    Needless to say, his "Coolness Quotient" just sky rocketed!!!

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    So. . . shouldn't there be some shadowy government organization on the way right now to shut up everyone who's got information and to take over and bungle the operation?
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    I picked these up a few years ago. One of my best buys from Cemetery Dance. My GAK-O-Lanterns. Did anyone else pick them up??
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhatchett View Post
    I picked these up a few years ago. One of my best buys form Cemetery Dance. My GAK-O-Lanterns. Did anyone else pick them up??
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    I skipped them and wished i hadn't.

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