December 10, 2012

I'm Dreaming of a Wiped Out Christmas: "Now is the end. Perish the world!"

I don't know about you but I'm putting off Christmas shopping until December 22 in hopes of saving a lot of money.


In France believers were preparing to converge on a mountain where they believe aliens will rescue them.... In the French Pyrenees the mayor of Bugarach, population 179, has attempted to prevent pandemonium by banning UFO watchers and light aircraft from the flat topped mount Pic de Bugarach. According to New Age lore it as an "alien garage" where extraterrestrials are waiting to abandon Earth, taking a lucky few humans with them. -- Mayan apocalypse: panic spreads as December 21 nears

Cue the band singing: "We have all been here before. We have all been here before."

Peter Cook, Jonathan Miller, Dudley Moore and Alan Bennett. They are seated, huddled, on the top of a mountain...

Jon : How will it be, this end of which you have spoken, Brother Enim?

Omnes: Yes, how will it be?

Peter : Well, it will be, as 'twere a mighty rending in the sky, you see, and the mountains shall sink, you see, and the valleys shall rise, you see, and great shall be the tumult thereof.

Jon : Will the veil of the temple be rent in twain?

Peter : The veil of the temple will be rent in twain about two minutes before we see the sign of the manifest flying beast-head in the sky.

Alan : And will there be a mighty wind, Brother Enim?

Peter : Certainly there will be a mighty wind, if the word of God is anything to go by...
Dudley :And will this wind be so mighty as to lay low the mountains of the earth?

Peter : No - it will not be quite as mighty as that - that is why we have come up on the mountain, you stupid nit - to be safe from it. Up here on the mountain we shall be safe....

Full script at: The End Of The World

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 10, 2012 12:17 PM
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I may be the only one who is tired of British humor these days, but it's just too damn glib and unfunny. Even if December 21 comes and goes with all the planet in tact, the Brits are in the Final Solution phase of their own extermination as a culture. We aren't all that far behind. All Europe has a huge lead, though.
Of course, End of the World Industrial Complexes have existed since the Beginning of the World. I always found it ironic that the world's most stable country on the planet should give all the hype any credence at all. Oh wait, there's this:

1994: Cult members die in 'mass suicide'
The bodies of 48 cult members have been discovered by Swiss police following an apparent mass suicide.
Twenty-three of the bodies were found in a concealed chamber beneath a remote farmhouse in the village of Cheiry, 48 miles north-east of Geneva.

A further 25 bodies, including some children, were recovered in three burnt-out chalets in Granges-sur-Salvan, 47 miles east of Geneva, near the Italian border.

The deaths have been linked to the apocalyptical Order of the Solar Temple sect, which was founded in 1984 by Dr Luc Jouret and Joseph di Mambro.

The Order of the Solar Temple condones the mass stock-piling of weapons to prepare for the end of the world.

Just hours before the grisly discoveries in Switzerland, the bodies of two more people, also believed to be linked to the sect, were found in Quebec, Canada, in a burnt-out apartment owned by Dr Jouret.

It is not known yet whether either of the cult leaders are among the dead, but the Swiss authorities have said they are searching for two people in connection with the deaths.

Gunshot wounds

In Cheiry, emergency services were called to the farmhouse after locals reported a fire.

Initially they only discovered the body of the farm's owner, 73-year-old Alberto Giacobino, who was lying dead on a bed with a plastic bag over his head. He had also been shot.

The concealed chamber, covered in mirrors, was discovered during a search of the property for further bodies.

Many of the bodies were found with gunshot wounds and plastic bags over their heads. Others were found clasping their hands in prayer. Most of the bodies were clad in ceremonial robes.

According to rescuers, champagne bottles littered the floor and the victims were lying in a star formation.

On a make-shift altar within the chamber there was a rose, a cross and a picture of Mr Jouret. The sect's motto is "Rose Eternal Cross."

Plastic bags of petrol and gas cylinders wired up to explode by a telephone signal were found although the system had failed to work. It is thought a second fire was started manually elsewhere in the building.

A similar timer device had also been rigged up in Granges-sur-Salvan. However, it is thought the dead may have been drugged or poisoned before the fires began.

Local people in both idyllic villages had no idea that cult members had been living in their midst and have been left shocked by the events of the past 24 hours.

Similarities are being made to events in Jonestown in Guyana in 1978 when 914 people led by the Reverend Jim Jones, committed suicide in a jungle clearing.

And just last year in Waco, Texas 80 members of the Branch Davidian sect, led by David Koresh, died after fire broke out during a siege.

Posted by: Jewel at December 10, 2012 5:42 PM

Hate to pick nits, but the soft spoken monk is Rowan Atkinson, not Dudley Moore. Atkinson is known for his odd pronunciation of the letter B which he uses sublimely in this skit.

Posted by: BJM at December 13, 2012 9:05 PM

Rowan is correct. Thanks.

Posted by: vanderleun at December 14, 2012 10:25 AM
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