On this day in 1844, the world came to an end. (The apocalypse had previously been postponed from 1843.) That most of its residents did not perceive the change can be ascribed only to the fundamental dullness of the average intellect.


  1. Clay Potts says:

    Ironically, on today’s date in 1925, an 1844 time capsule was discovered on a dusty shelf behind a stack of unsold books in an old publishing house on Devonshire St., Boston. Included in the time-capsule was an 1844 vintage bottle of champagne. To celebrate this discovery, the finder decided to uncork the bottle and toast to the depositors of the time-capsule. The Boston Globe later reported that the cork came out of the bottle, not with a bang, but a whimper…

  2. RepubAnon says:

    Isn’t it funny how often the End Times are predicted, and how often our hopes of not being required to file a tax return next year are dashed?

  3. The greatest apocalyptic change has been our understanding of the semicolon. Prior to 1843, the semicolon was used as above, i.e., mysteriously; but ever since the apocalypse punctuated the world with its revelation, we have known the semicolon’s true use.

    Jeffery Hodges

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