It’s Midnight. So Far Nothing. So Far

Doomsday 2The clock has passed over to Dec. 21 in Saskatchewan. We’re okay here at the moment. No volcanoes, floods, aliens, lightning, earthquakes or giant, Regina-stomping kaiju. Though I guess they could be on city outskirts or emerging from Wascana lake even as I’m typing this. I’ll update this post if anything changes.

UPDATE 12:18 AM: I should probably explain the logo. As long-time Dog Blog readers might recall, back in spring 2011 the world was focussed on the doomsday prophecy of an old dude named Harold Camping. He’d got a lot of attention for his bible-based mathematical calculifications that indicated the world was going to end on May 21. Naturally, we live-blogged that “doomsday”. Designer Paul “awesome” Klassen even created a swank logo for it. Klassen updated his graphic for this apocalypse. Hope you like it. I mean, you better, because we probably don’t have long to live. After all, that last apocalypse was just about God (and if I understand this post by Rosie, Jesus and Macho Man Randy Savage were somehow involved). TODAY’S armageddon has Mayans. MAYANS, people! Much scarier.

Author: Stephen Whitworth

Prairie Dog editor Stephen Whitworth was carried to Regina in a swarm of bees. He's been with Prairie Dog since May 1999 and will die at his keyboard before admitting his career a terrible, terrible mistake.

6 thoughts on “It’s Midnight. So Far Nothing. So Far”

  1. Maybe they meant, by Dec 21, 2012, it would become clear that the world was ending… That’s becoming quite clear, non? In other news, since when do we care what the Mayans think?

  2. BTW what kind of weak-ass story is this?

    There’s got to be something more to this, like a $3 million giveaway to developers. This needs at least a little it of scrutiny. How well are users actually cared for?? And is this an effort to download prov responsibility on to mental health “entrepreneurs”?

  3. @3: I’m wondering why you would be so deeply suspicious of something that is akin to foster parenting, but for adults with cognitive and mental health issues. Foster parents are paid – not a princely sum – to help cover the expenses of the kids to whom they give a home, so why not properly compensate people who give homes to vulnerable adults?
    The provinces have long since followed the advice of professionals and have encouraged integration of such adults into the community, rather than keeping them in large institutions which were, in many cases, inappropriate to their condition. Would you like to see those institutions make a comeback? Would that be proof, to you, that the province is not downloading its responsibilities? If the province is footing the bill for these caregivers, and if these homes are licensed (which means subject to oversight), then how is that “downloading”?

  4. It’s the journalism I have a problem with. I’m surprised it didn’t end with “Oh, and incidentally, Brad Wall and Michael Fougere wish you and yours a very merry Christmas.”

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