May 26th, 2006

Rocket Man!

I love a good kook in the morning

I'm sure we were all as relieved as relieved could be to wake up this morning and find that Mr. Eric Julien's OMG TSUNAMIS EVERYWHERE prediction had borne false fruit. The prediction was as follows:
I have received information psychically, which is corroborated by scientific data, according to which on May 25, 2006 a giant tsunami will occur in the Atlantic Ocean, brought about by the impact of a comet fragment which will provoke the eruption of under-sea volcanoes. Waves up to 200 m high will reach coastlines located above and below the Tropic of Cancer. However, all of the countries bordering the Atlantic will be affected to greater or lesser destructive and deadly levels.
Any time something begins with "I have received information psychically" you know you're in for a treat.

However, much like similar Judgement Day-like prophets, when Mr. Julien's prediction did not pan out, he did not worry, nor did he cry, nor did he take the cash and abscond to Belize. Rather, he decided that now is the time to reveal that, oops, forgot to tell you guys earlier, but the "time window" for the OMG TSUNAMI! is actually 48 hours, so please keep your hip waders on until Saturday night. Additionally, Mr. Julien is very happy to point out that his prediction has to be correct, as Congress had an evacuation exercise yesterday and brother, those guys don't evacuate for nothin!
According to informed sources, contacts in the American intelligence services confirm the existence of a time window of 48 hours, centered on May 25th at midnight GMT, for the impact a comet fragment south of the Azores.

This corroborates information of an evacuation exercise of the U.S. Congress to occur later in the day of May 25th, information which reached us this morning.
I presume after the weekend passes without incident, he'll claim his predictions weren't made on the Gregorian calendar or something. Perhaps he'll claim it was made on the ... (wait for it, waaait for it...) Julien Calendar.