on my blog: ... "alpacalypse"

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Wed Dec 5 16:19:52 UTC 2012

On Dec 5, 2012, at 7:48 AM, "Joel S. Berson" <Berson at ATT.NET> wrote:
> Arnold, you write:
> "Though the reference of the term Alpacalypse isn't clear here (in 18
> days?), ...".
> I infer that the "slogan/image" was posted on December 3, and
> "alpacalypse"  is a misplaced reference to the December 21 end of the
> world supposedly predicted by the Mayan "long count"
> calendar.

yes -- and nicely covered in comments on my posting.

i should always ask readers to check out the comments as well as the original posting. there's a lot that i don't get at first.


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