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#1 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -

December 21, 2012. That is the day that the world is supposed to end. You probably think its bullshit, right? Well, Julia Gillard (the PM of Australia) has confirmed it. She is obviously my joking and this is 100% serious. Obviously...

I am not able to embed the video as I am on a mobile device, but here is the link to said video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?nomobile=1&v;=ebtj3gDaE64

How should people react to this? Some think it is a disgrace, others think it is quite funny. Where do you fall in?

#2 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -

She is obviously "not" joking is what I meant to type. Silly auto-correct!

#3 Posted by Demoskinos (15095 posts) -

@NekuSakuraba: Link lead me nowhere....

#4 Edited by Rainbowkisses (472 posts) -

The link just led me to the youtube frontpage.

#5 Posted by Kerned (1170 posts) -

Hm. For some reason it just redirects to my YouTube home page. Stupid YouTube.

OT, if she isn't joking than that's a little sad. Idiot politicians are a fact of life no matter where you live.

#6 Posted by Demoskinos (15095 posts) -

Here is the proper link....

#7 Posted by forkboy (1174 posts) -

It's harmless & funny

#8 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -
@forkboy said:

It's harmless

#9 Posted by fox01313 (5088 posts) -

Maybe it's some metaphorical thing where it's just the end of the world for that island as the UK decides to convert it back to a prison colony.

#10 Posted by hidys (1029 posts) -

This is obviously a result of the carbon tax and boat people.

#11 Posted by Eviternal (197 posts) -

For those outside Aus, Triple J are a subsidiary of the (Australian) ABC; they're the cool 'n' hip side of government broadcasting.

I can't tell if you're serious, the video is clearly a joke. It's not hilarious, but I giggled.

#12 Posted by laserbolts (5341 posts) -

Clearly a harmless joke.

#13 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3081 posts) -

QUICK, EVERYONE MURDER YOURSELF!

#14 Posted by Alexandru (301 posts) -

People believeing again and again in stuff like this shows you just how retarded humanity is...

#15 Edited by commonoutlier (136 posts) -

My astronomy class had to do an assignment about the origins of these prophecies about 2012 and the pure ridiculousness about them. There is literally no scientific basis for them, and if it were true, its literally something that the government or anyone could NOT hide, since some of the attempted claims for what's going to happen could be easily seen and determined by amateur astronomers if it were true.

The video though seems to be purely for laughs, I don't see how in anyway it could be serious...that last comment she makes especially would be out of place if it weren't a joke. Also this.

#16 Posted by MrXakaRebel (58 posts) -

@Alexandru said:

People believeing again and again in stuff like this shows you just how retarded humanity is...

Gotta love when people talk about how dumb humanity or society is and proceed to show that they themselves can't spell. But yea she obviously IS joking. Relax...

#17 Posted by Ghost_Cat (1467 posts) -

I know Australians are known for a very quirky sense of humor, but this is a bit hard to read.

#18 Posted by Animasta (14718 posts) -

@commonoutlier said:

My astronomy class had to do an assignment about the origins of these prophecies about 2012 and the pure ridiculousness about them. There is literally no scientific basis for them, and if it were true, its literally something that the government or anyone could NOT hide, since some of the attempted claims for what's going to happen could be easily seen and determined by amateur astronomers if it were true.

The video though seems to be purely for laughs, I don't see how in anyway it could be serious...that last comment she makes especially would be out of place if it weren't a joke. Also this.

the dumbest thing is that the mayan calendar in xultun disproves the fact that the mayans thought the world would end since they have dates past the 13th b'aktun or whatever (I was reading about it yesterday, I WAS BORED OKAY)

#19 Posted by TooWalrus (13255 posts) -

K-pop is still a threat...

#20 Posted by JasonR86 (9762 posts) -

Australia is in good hands I see.

#21 Posted by AlexW00d (6382 posts) -

@fox01313 said:

Maybe it's some metaphorical thing where it's just the end of the world for that island as the UK decides to convert it back to a prison colony.

When did it ever stop being a penal colony?

#22 Posted by DoctorWelch (2774 posts) -

What does it say about me that every bit of my being knows the world isn't going to end, but I still desperately want to see it happen because that would be fucking crazy and kind of awesome and, dude, just imagine if it actually did.

#23 Edited by theguy (796 posts) -

Be happy that your country is a place where having a sense of humour in government is ok.

#24 Posted by psylah (2182 posts) -

The best part is that if it really IS the end of the world, and she's wrong to have mocked it, she doesn't have to worry about it ruining her political career because we're all dead anyways!

#25 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

@TooWalrus said:

K-pop is still a threat...

Don't worry, citizen. New Starcraft is being developed by top scientists at this very moment to combat the looming danger of K-Pop.

#26 Posted by Spoonman671 (4748 posts) -

That's my birthday! So, yeah, probably will be the end of the world. Good thing I got my present already.

#27 Posted by Alexandru (301 posts) -

@MrXakaRebel said:

@Alexandru said:

People believeing again and again in stuff like this shows you just how retarded humanity is...

Gotta love when people talk about how dumb humanity or society is and proceed to show that they themselves can't spell. But yea she obviously IS joking. Relax...

I'm romanian, this is not my native tongue. How many languages do you know?

#28 Edited by MrXakaRebel (58 posts) -

Admittedly I'm only fluent in English but I am learning French and Spanish, I can honestly say I'll be sure to do my best to spell correctly in those other languages as well and thank anyone who corrects me when I make a mistake. You're welcome.

#29 Edited by Tomzombie (400 posts) -

No ill just turn the 14 Bakutun in the maya calender. 14.0.0.0.0
  

#30 Posted by BonOrbitz (2243 posts) -

I can't believe people believe in this shit. Bananas!

#31 Edited by Sooty (8082 posts) -

@Ghost_Cat said:

I know Australians are known for a very quirky sense of humor, but this is a bit hard to read.

It's a stark contrast to the US govt who are just in a "they're laughing at you, not with you" situation.

#32 Posted by Rafaelfc (1413 posts) -

@DoctorWelch said:

What does it say about me that every bit of my being knows the world isn't going to end, but I still desperately want to see it happen because that would be fucking crazy and kind of awesome and, dude, just imagine if it actually did.

I feel EXACTLY the same way

#33 Posted by Cold_Wolven (2287 posts) -

I've never actually seen her joke like that so that was a surprise.

#34 Posted by jsnyder82 (762 posts) -

@Alexandru said:

@MrXakaRebel said:

@Alexandru said:

People believeing again and again in stuff like this shows you just how retarded humanity is...

Gotta love when people talk about how dumb humanity or society is and proceed to show that they themselves can't spell. But yea she obviously IS joking. Relax...

I'm romanian, this is not my native tongue. How many languages do you know?

BURN!

#35 Posted by Ghost_Cat (1467 posts) -

@Sooty: Yeah, that's what I gathered.

#36 Posted by commonoutlier (136 posts) -

@Animasta said:

the dumbest thing is that the mayan calendar in xultun disproves the fact that the mayans thought the world would end since they have dates past the 13th b'aktun or whatever (I was reading about it yesterday, I WAS BORED OKAY)

Yep, even had a section about that in the essay I had to write.

"Perhaps, though, what is most damaging to those who believe the prophecies about the end of the Maya “Long Count” calendar is that there are texts that refer to dates beyond Baktun 13, such as one by King Pacal of Palenque that predicted the anniversary of his accession would occur on October 15, 4772. Only one prediction on the Mayan calendar even mentions a date in 2012, and the texts do not even begin to hint at the end of the world at this date."

#37 Posted by Veektarius (4972 posts) -

@theguy said:

Be happy that your country is a place where having a sense of humour in government is ok.

#38 Posted by PenguinDust (12600 posts) -

This made me want to hear Gee again. Bring on Armageddon if it means more catchy tunes like this.

#39 Posted by Xeiphyer (5608 posts) -

I think literally everyone in this topic is joking, and some of you aren't getting that. Lol.

OTT: Thats pretty awesome that they can do fun government videos. In Canada or the USA this sort of thing would have such a huge backlash.

#40 Posted by Nilazz (627 posts) -

Sweet, don't need to pay my bills then.

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#41 Posted by Subjugation (4730 posts) -

ITT: People who don't get the joke.

#42 Posted by FilipHolm (669 posts) -

It's funny...

#43 Edited by living4theday258 (680 posts) -
#44 Posted by Trainer_Red (314 posts) -

Oh, Australia... What are we going to do with you?

#45 Posted by oraknabo (1514 posts) -

@living4theday258: Do you take the church of the Subgenius seriously too?

Speaking of them. I loved that when 1998, their end prophecy year (X-Day), came and nothing happened, they said they made a mistake and saw the prophecy upside down--it was really 8661 and you should still buy their end of the world bumper stickers, just rotate them 180 degrees before sticking them on your car.

#46 Posted by Roger778 (960 posts) -

I'm sorry, but I don't believe the world is ending this year. It's just a myth spread by the Mayans.

#47 Posted by Animasta (14718 posts) -

@Roger778 said:

I'm sorry, but I don't believe the world is ending this year. It's just a myth spread by the Mayans.

the mayans never said the world was ending (just that it was the end of a b'aktun, which is cause for celebration rather than doom), so it wasn't even spread by the mayans, it was spread by asshole americans (I think)

#48 Posted by gaminghooligan (1477 posts) -

@Tomzombie: that was an awesome vid. thanks duder

#49 Posted by SmilingPig (1340 posts) -

@JasonR86 said:

Australia is in good hands I see.

...So...dose the end start in Australia or is it the last place to go... (I can't figure out the time zones).

#50 Posted by JasonR86 (9762 posts) -

@SmilingPig said:

@JasonR86 said:

Australia is in good hands I see.

...So...dose the end start in Australia or is it the last place to go... (I can't figure out the time zones).

It's like how the flushing toilets spin the other way in Australia. The apocalypse will just go the opposite way and it'll be like the Garden of Eden in Australia while the rest of the world is fucked.