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Big Denny Does Shakes Beer

by Max Shapiro |  Published: Jan 23, 2013


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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