Wednesday, 4 January 2012

A New Year.

Its the year 2012 now. Growing up in the 90's there was always three years I wanted to see, 2000, 2012 and 2020. I saw the first one years ago (twelve years to be exact) and now I'm experiencing 2012!

Why do I want to see these years? 2000 cause of its futuristic implications (you young kids wont understand) and 2020 cause of it being the date in many sci-fi movies and comic books.

And 2012? For two reasons (that merge as one) when I was 13 (1995) I watched a documentary talking about how the end of the world was gonna be on Dec 21 2012 and it showed the ending as a time when machines killed off humans, no not machines like tanks and atomic bombs or terminators, but machines like toasters and refrigerators. Seriously that's how they explained it! People would be killed off by there household appliances! I, of course, being me, thought it was the stupidest and funniest thing ever! and over the next decade would always include in stories I wrote that that's when the world ends.

So although to most 2012 has certain ramifications, to me it is always a remembrance to that silly documentary and a fun reminder of all the stories I wrote and comic books I drew as a kid.

45 comments:

  1. I heard similar and maxed out the credit cards.....I'm not dealing well with still being alive.......

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  2. You were 13 in 1995. Christ, I already had a 3 year old daughter. We didn't even have calculators or colour telly when I was little. Calculators didn't come out till I was in college. You're still a baby to me big guy. I'm old enough to be your mum, but arent' you glad I'm not.

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  3. I just got that comment. I'm so pleased you like my rack big guy. The next tat I'm getting is your name on my rump. I'll even post it, so everyone can see just how much I care about you!

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  4. I totally understand this!
    Very interesting story!

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  5. haha I always wanted to see those first two as well. After that maybe 2050 if I'm lucky. I want to see the look on all those nuts faces when Dec 22 comes and we are all still here.

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  6. how are toasters gonna kill us all? LOL

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  7. @The Angry Lurker Thats a good idea! I should max out some credit cards!

    @Anne Yes I'm glad your not my mom.

    @Anne Sweet! Glad to hear it! (now I'm really glad your not my mom!)

    @R Thanks! Greatest comment ever!

    @GT Thanks!

    @Pat Hatt 2050? Now I wanna see that one too! I too will enjoy seeing those nuts faces! (inless we all die!)

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  8. @annoymouse I wondered that myself.

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  9. 12/2012 is supposed to be the end of the world, again - hopefully it wont happen!

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  10. oh, hell, Berserc, you've just reminded me that 2020 is just around the corner, we are old as mummies! I really need to find a fountain of youth, I don't wanna be 40 in 2020 :)

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  11. I love the way you look upon 2012 man, I wish I didn't have that it's make or break time attitude that I do. Here's hoping it's a good year for you though buddy, filled with plenty of hilarious reviews and other stuff, you deserve it!

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  12. I don't like that 1990 was 22 years ago, I really don't. I'm kind of looking forward to 2020 myself now. I think that they always imagined it would be household appliances that killed us, like the in the Y2K Bug episode of Simpson's Treehouse Of Horror. I wonder if those stories were the inspiration behind that episode.

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  13. a new year, a new start :D happy new years dude :3

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  14. I was 15 when 2000 came around. I thought it was be awesome and that with the Y2K bug shit would be exploding everywhere..... turns out all those explosions were just the fireworks.....

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  15. Oh man, I always thought the machine uprising would be evil sentient robots, not kitchen appliances. Now I see The Brave Little Toaster in a completely different light.

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  16. @Natural One I hope the world doesn't end either!

    @DEZMOND I don't have to worry about that, I'm immortal.

    @YeamieWaffles I hope your year turns out great too!

    @Mark I remember being at a new years eve party back in 1989! I remember when it became 1990! Ahh the memories!

    @i_love_weed Thanks! I hope you enjoy your new years aswell!

    @JOutlaw I can imagine how disapointed you must have been!

    @One I've always been suspisious of him. And if you think of it, who better to attack humans then that what they lest expect! Household appliences!

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  17. Toasters are perfectly capable of decapitating us now. Or, well, it can be made so they are.

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  18. what year was it that demolition man took place in, like 2004 or something, that was a good one too... doh, great earthquake was in 2010 and the movie takes place a few years later. i dont know! but i bet you know what im talking about

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  19. Sadly, the end probably won't be all sexy. Most likely it will be a sudden super nova or some blast of gamma rays.
    We won't even know what hit us.

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  20. I say that given the number of people that have guessed that the end of the world was coming and given that it has thus far not happened, I feel pretty safe about this one too.

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  21. so much for flying cars,domestic robots and martians then.... 80s kid here

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  22. I wish I'd seen that documentary. I'd like to know how my toaster will kill me. I sense it's intentions and am keeping an eye on it.

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  23. I hope a review of that documentary is forthcoming?

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  24. just want to wish you happy new year! may you live long enough to see 2020! ;)

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  25. But I don't want to die yet. :(

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  26. In 2012, I'm holding out for flying cars.
    Or sex robots.
    Better yet, a sex robot chauffeur.
    For my flying car.
    Sweet.
    You know, now that you mention it, I never turn my back on my toaster. Now I know why.
    You rock.

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  27. You've gotta go read Matthew's blog. I'm dying to see your comment after you do!

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  28. I am still annoyed every year that I don't see Judge Dredd romping around! Its getting beyond a joke now...

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  29. Tv = why watch anything not on premium channels?

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  30. @D4 Thats awesome! We need more decapitating toasters!

    @Adam Happy New Year!

    @Bart Preditor 2 took place in 1997! Tank Girl in 2033 and Soylent Green in 2022! Soylent Green is people!!!

    @AllenTesch Your probably right. And aliens thousands of years from now will see our world destroyed as it lights up their sky and say "That looks cool!"

    @convictus Its always best to have a level head!

    @Valcan Raven I really want a robotic flying martain car!

    @Libby Be ever vigilant! They are probably monitoring you right now! Don't use the phone! Its one of them!

    @Mich If I can find a copy but I don't know what its called. I saw the documentary 17 years ago!

    @Shutterbug Thanks! I hope everyone lives to see 2020!

    @My 2 Pesos You don't have too! Just keep an eye out for your toaater!

    @Bones Same to you!

    @Al Penwasser I too wish for robot sex! Specially if it will drive me around places in a flying car! A flying car I can have sex with! It could be an orgy! I love orgies!... and a toaster I could have sex with!... wait I might be able to do that now!

    @Anne I think you'll be disapointed, he rated me quite fairly!

    @Jessica Thorncroft I agree! The future needs to hurry up and happen already!

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  31. @The Observer Good observation!

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  32. I'm not disapointed, I think you'd rate an 8 out of 10 easy. You're the feckin' Herc! And you're going to answer my questions as well! You know it feels weird not saying "I'm off to Youtube ya"

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  33. I remember when 2000 was the "year of the future" too.

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  34. Happy new year! haha just kidding its the fourth. Wow that would be encouraging growing up thinking your going to die in 2012 lol

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  35. This one time, I left a hamster on the kitchen counter when I needed to go pee. I came back and started some toast, then looked for the fuzzball.

    Long story short, I'm the one who gave the toasters a taste for living blood, and for that, I'm sorry.

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  36. There was one boy names Harold Camping who had called "wolf" many times and hence even if I am drowning I am going to blame Mayor and comed and die.

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  37. Hmmm... I dunno, man. I think that if the world does end it's going to be in a Grey Goo scenario where nanomachines begin to reproduce themselves and the world is stripped completely of resources and becomes a ball of grey goo composed of an infinite number of microscopic robots.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey_goo

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  38. You were 13 in 95? Whoa you're old :P

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  39. A very happy new year to you as well.

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  40. You know, if I'm going to go this year I hope it is by the hand of (cord of?) my Kitchenaide mixer. There's no other way I'd want to be taken out on 12/21/12.

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  41. I'm watching you, toaster. First you tried to burn me this morning when I made Pop Tarts, and now you're going to end the world. Let's see you try it... after I unplug you!

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  42. Also my super power would be the ability to see through things. Very productive and would improve everyday life. Well I mean as long as you could control what you see through..

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