Lamont and Dude Consider Prophesy

“What do you think of that billboard, Dude?”

“Which one?”

“That huge ass big thing blocking the view of two mountains, a Walmart, a Safeway and a homeless camp.”

“Oooh, yeah, that one.”

“Well, what do you think of it? Do you think the world IS going to end on Saturday?”

“Which Saturday, Lamont? As far as I can see, there’s a 1 in 7 chance that the world will end on SOME Saturday. Those aren’t the worst odds I’ve ever seen.”

“THIS Saturday. Day after tomorrow.”

“OoOOOOoooh. Yeah, those odds aren’t as good. I wouldn’t bet on them.”

“You have no idea what’s going on.”

“That depends. I know what I know.”

“OK so there’s this religious nutcase up the coast who says some angels came to him and told him that because of the direction humanity is now taking, God is going to bring his chosen people to Heaven and by Halloween, the whole shebang will be only a memory.”

“That’ll be interesting. I wonder if it’ll be another meteor.”

“So you believe it?”

“Well, Lamont, that guy’s guess is as good as mine. That’s an ugly billboard though. Now that you mention it, I HAVE seen it. What’s that guy doing in the corner? Taking a…”

“I wonder that, too. I think it’s supposed to represent prayer.”

“Yeah, to the porcelain god. If we’re going to have a lot more of those billboards, I guess it’s for the best if the world comes to an end.”

“So it’s about aesthetics?”

“It has to be about something.”

 

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4 thoughts on “Lamont and Dude Consider Prophesy

  1. I like that you took the humorous side to that billboard. However, I disagree with this, “that guy’s guess is as good as mine.” Dude’s “guess” can be backed up 🙂

    • No guess can be backed up. That’s what makes it a guess and what makes a guess different from a theory. And what this man did was neither guess nor theory, what’s more, it damaged the lives of the people who believed him. People sold their homes and quit their jobs and pulled their kids out of school. My post is humorous, but the real situation, in spite of being crazy, wasn’t very funny for the people who believed what this man said (and probably, himself, believed). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Camping

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