I'm in Chicago today and tomorrow for work, and although I forgot my laptop charger I wanted to use my last minutes of battery power to share some wisdom my cabbie imparted on the way from Midway to my hotel.
It seems that on December 21, 2012, the earth is going come into alignment with the galactic plane. This, among other things, is going to cause a disruption in the earth's magnetic field, which in turn is going to cause all the tall buildings in metropolitan areas to fall down. So... I guess we should all stay away from buildings on that day. Mark your calendars!
Oh, also - global warming is all just part of the natural cycle of the universe. We'll reach the peak of the warming phase in 5-10 years (approximately), but it may continue to warm up for another 3,000 years (or so) before the earth begins cooling and we enter the next ice age. So, if you're one of the lucky few to survive the great magnet disaster, watch out for that.
Last, but not least, he told me the cure for Alzheimer's Disease - it's a combination of three simple vitamins: K, C, and... he couldn't remember the third one. Unfortunately, he didn't see the humor there. Instead, he just recommended that I take a multivitamin every day, to make sure all my bases were covered.
I was going to try to work out before my meetings this afternoon, but since the world is coming to an end in four years, I think I'll just sit here and watch Seventh Heaven reruns instead. I'll pop a few Centrums when I get home to make up for it.