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Big Denny Does Shakes Beer

by Max Shapiro |  Published: Jan 23, 2013

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For months my demented friend Doomsday Don had barraged me with dire warnings about the end of the world on December 21, 2012 when the Mayan calendar would expire after a 5,125 year cycle. It was one cataclysmic prediction after other: an interaction between Earth and the black hole at the center of the galaxy, a collision with a planet called “Nibiru,” the arrival of the next solar maximum, or — most drastic of all — the government banning all forms of poker. Dee Dee then took the worst beat of his life when the dreaded day arrived and nothing much happened. But not to worry — my cheerful pal assured me it was simply a minor mathematical error and that catastrophe had merely been postponed. The last I heard he was holed up somewhere, frantically doing research and calculations, trying to come up with a revised date. However, not ...


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