Fandango’s Friday Flashback — October 18

Wouldn’t you like to expose your newer readers to some of you earlier posts that they might never have seen? Or remind your long term followers of posts that they might not remember?

Each Friday I will publish a post I wrote on this exact date in a previous year.

How about you? Why don’t you reach back into your own archives and highlight a post that you wrote on this very date in a previous year? You can repost your Friday Flashback post on your blog and pingback to this post. Or you can just write a comment below with a link to the post you selected.

If you’ve been blogging for less than a year, go ahead and choose a post that you previously published on this day (the 18th) of any month within the past year and link to that post in a comment.

This was originally posted on October 18, 2011 in my old blog.

The End of Times is Near…Again…Probably

The End is NearThis will be my last blog post. Why? Well, according to an Oakland, California minister, American Christian radio host, and president of Family Radio, Harold Camping, Friday, October 21st is probably the end of times.

As a regular reader of this blog, you may recall when I told you that Old Weird Harold had previously predicted that the end of life as we know it was supposed to take place earlier this year, on May 21st. When that didn’t happen, a “flabbergasted” Camping claimed that a math error had caused him to be off by five months.

Guess what, folks. Five months have elapsed and Judgment Day is now scheduled for this Friday. Are you ready to Rapture?

“I do believe we’re getting very near the very end,” Camping said in a pre-recorded podcast posted on his Family Radio website. “October 21, that’s coming very shortly, that looks like it will be, at this point, it will be the final end of everything.”

Having “learned that there’s a lot of things we didn’t have quite right” the last time he predicted the end of days, Camping is now fairly confident that this time he has it nailed.

However, you needn’t worry too much about it. Camping says that “probably there will be no pain suffered by anyone because of their rebellion against God.” Probably no pain and suffering. Yeah, that’s what my dentist always says when he’s about to stick that sharp, pointy, metal implement of dental torture into my gums.

But I digress. Camping believes the end of everything is going to come very, very quietly this Friday. “I really am beginning to think, as I’ve restudied these matters, that there’s going to be no big display of any kind,” he said.

Still, my friends, you need to get your shit together and be prepared to go, um, wherever one is supposed to go at the end of days in relative peace and quiet. No big deal. No catastrophic calamities. Just a nice, peaceful end of life as we know it.

So, as I said, if Camping got his math right this time around, this will be my last post on this blog.  If not, see you next time.

24 thoughts on “Fandango’s Friday Flashback — October 18

    • Fandango October 18, 2019 / 7:30 am

      Thanks for the flashback, Lorraine.


  1. annieasksyou October 18, 2019 / 5:16 am

    Good one, Fandango. I especially liked the dental comparison. Unfortunately, there are those who tie Camping’s predictions with the Y2K nothingness and use both to deny climate change. Oh, well…

    This link is to one of several posts I’ve written worrying about what’s happening to children. In this case, I found that there are some successful efforts to help kids—especially at risk kids— better cope with the stressors in their lives. Thx again for the opportunity to repost.

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  2. Cyranny October 18, 2019 / 7:49 am

    Have we been dead for a year already???? Please let me know… I sure will not keep going to work if I am no more. But you gotta give this to Camping: I sure didn’t feel a thing! I woke up on the 22nd thinking that life was just going on as usual. 😛

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    • Fandango October 18, 2019 / 10:20 am

      I hope he didn’t sell all of his material, worldly goods on October 20th!

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  3. The Real Cie (@therealcie) October 18, 2019 / 10:25 am

    Haha, I remember the whole Harold Camping thing. A good laugh was had by us hellbound agnostic sorts, but I’m not without a heart. I felt sorry for those people who bought into it. I wasn’t always a hellbound agnostic. My mother’s family harbors a lot of Fundamentalists, and I was raised with some fire and brimstone beliefs.
    My Friday Flashback is very fluffy.


  4. Cara Hartley October 18, 2019 / 10:27 am

    WordPress is really on a tear with eating my comments lately. I remember the whole Harold Camping mess. Although as a semi-godless heething, as the great PANSI would say, I had a laugh at Camping, I still felt sorry for those people who were taken in by his prophecies of doom.
    My flashback is of the fuzzy variety.

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    • Cara Hartley October 18, 2019 / 10:28 am

      And, sorry for the duplicate comment. I am going to go bury myself quietly now and await the asteroid. Or the End Times. Whichever comes first.

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      • Fandango October 18, 2019 / 11:35 am

        WordPress put your original comment in my spam folder for some reason.


    • Fandango October 18, 2019 / 11:17 am

      I tried to comment on your Blogger post, but they make it very difficult, so I’ll comment here: We have a dog and a cat and while they go about their business in a sort of peaceful coexistence, they never play together like yours do.


    • Fandango October 18, 2019 / 2:53 pm

      I can understand how you would get misty-eyed.


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