I’m pretty much a skeptic about the Mayan Calendar being the end of the world at this point, although there are days while watching the news, that I wish it were true. This past week one of my best blogging buddies, C. J. Wright of Auntie Moon sent me two really funny takes on the subject. Could you use a laugh, too? If so, click on the links below. I won’t cut and paste the materials because that would be flagrant plagiarism of the work of two especially creative artists who deserve to be treated well.
I wound up subscribing to both of their daily posts, because unlike the various Joke of the Day sites and emails, these guys are brilliant and poke fun at the stupidity that’s running rampant just now. Uranians, both of them, I’m sure.
The first is a hilarious cartoon with a perfectly logical explanation of the Mayan Calendar’s sudden end: http://bizarrocomic.blogspot.com/2009/12/countdown-to-catastrophe.html
The second is from Duhism – The Impractical Wisdumb of Bob Tzu–a really funny site with frequent posts under the title of The Daily Duh. See the post at: http://www.duhism.com/1350/its-too-heavy-to-hang-on-my-wall-though/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+duhism2+%28Duhism+-+Impractical+Wisdumb+from+Bob+Tzu%29.
Bob Tzu is a funny guy altogether, and has a free ebook on his site too: “The Duh of Success.” The tongue-in-cheek blurb for the book reads: “How to Bend the Universe to Your Will, Get Everything You’ve Ever Wanted, and Become Permanently Happy, Forever and Ever. Really.”
( I added the emphasis on tongue-in-cheek because there are far too many gullible folks out there seriously trolling the net for a book or workshop that would do precisely that.)
After this was posted, astrologer Chris Brennan of The Horoscopic Astrology Blog sent me this funny photo of his girfriend that he took at a Barnes and Noble bookstore and challenged me to come up with a caption for it. When I and my stellium in Gemini were only too glad to oblige, he agreed to let me use it here. Thanks, Chris!
Finally, how about a piece I wrote about the Mayan Calendar: 10 Impossible Things—Do You Believe? On the Not So Funny side, be advised that fearmongers will use the end of the calendar as still another way to spook you and get you to do what they want. The closer we get to the date, the greater the hype will be. Read Catastrophobia: What Causes it and How to Heal it and People who Misuse Pluto and Saturn—Don’t be Fooled by Scare Tactics!
And here are some more astrological and metaphysical maunderings on Skywriter here:
- Clients Say the Darndest Things!
- Spotlight on Leo—a Tale of three Queens
- The Law of Progressive Annoyance—Mars or Jupiter?
- Hyperactive Jupiter Syndrome—The Down Side of an Upbeat Planet
- Beam Me Up? I don’t THINK so!!
Still looking for fun? Auntie Moon has lots of funny things too, as well as a steady diet of homey advice about how to work with the daily and monthly lunar events. And Joyce Mason of The Radical Virgo is always good for a chuckle and a steady stream of puns. Let’s lead a movement to get more humor into astrology blogs–with all these grim aspects, we’re gonna need it.
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