Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is The Sign Says.

On May 20, 2011, during our multi-day paddle down the Hudson River from Albany to New York City, we landed in the town of Highland for a meal in a riverside restaurant. And we saw this sign, promising Judgment Day for tomorrow. Devastating earthquakes were predicted to usher in the Rapture!

It sure looked like our trip would enter some seriously uncharted waters. Nevertheless, we kept paddling, and made it through May 21 without incident. We later learned that Judgment Day had been postponed until October 21, and then it was abandoned altogether…

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P.S. Some people have read the bottom line of this sign as “Ediblefellowship.com”, suggesting quite another set of possibilities…

(A second interpretation of “The Sign Says” is here.)

65 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says

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  2. That is so funny!! I love seeing signs like that. Have a great weekend.

    janet

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  3. lol great post :)

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  5. Laugh out loud, as Jesus said, no one but God the Father knows when the end will come, not even Jesus himself. Yet, many televangelists and other fundamentalist preachers insist on predicting the date.

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  7. 2812 photography

    Thank you so much for posting this. It’s simply bittersweet.

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  8. Great photo! I remember that prediction, Vlad; it was radio evangelist Harold Camping. People who believed him sold their homes and possessions; it was a big mess. Here’s a link to the story on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_end_times_prediction

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  10. That would be an unexpected adventure, for sure!

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  13. i’m so happy that Judgment Day has been postponed!

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  15. Haha! At least you gotta give them credit for spelling ‘judgment’ correctly!

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  17. Edible… Got a chuckle out of that. ;-)

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  21. Signs announcing the end of times have been around forever, I guess the actual date is a moving target. I remember a sign carrier (who scared the **/& of me) when I was about 10 years old back in Panama; at the time I took him seriously, then realized… he changed the date every year. LOL
    The end of time comes to us when we close our eyes for the last time.

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  24. For some reason the sign puts me in mind of the apocryphal (!) Englishman who wrote to The Times asking how soon after Armageddon public services would be restored —

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  28. How one sign can tell an entire story. Nice.

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  29. interesting post. Made me think of those folks out west who some charismatic person was able to convince to put on their red sneakers and take some poison when one of those 100 year comets passed by …

    It is an absurd world we live in

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  33. hahahahaha isn’t this the greatest weekly challenge topic!? I swear!! there is no end to the craziness out there!

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  34. Great sign! I love that it gives a specific date–for the end of the world!

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  35. Thanks for dropping by my blog earlier. Great sign you got here, put a wide grin on my face.

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  39. I’m saying nowt…:-)

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