JoshuaYup, he’s back! Or maybe we just haven’t been paying attention. Either way, we couldn’t be happier since he’s one of our favorite Berkeley … uh, eccentrics? Honestly, we missed hearing his cries of “Yahweh!” all throughout the campus. It just kinda made us feel at home. And his warnings to find a savior or else a post-apocalyptic hellscape awaited us always made us feel cared for.

We thought when that whole May 21 Judgment Day thing didn’t work out very well for him, he might’ve been too embarrassed to be seen around Sproul Plaza again. But he’s back and he’s even got the new Judgment Day countdown!

Since we were so happy to see him back, we decided to say hi and ask him what happened to all that fiery death read more »


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After discovering the latest omen of the world’s coming demise, the Clog encourages Berkeley students to put down their books and enjoy their short-lived time on Earth.

In a bold move to massively inconvenience millions of Californians while also potentially causing wide-spread panic and chaos, the city of Los Angeles has decided to close a major section of one of its most driven-on and most complained-about freeways, the infamous 405, for an entire weekend in July.

The 405, which is a bypass of the 5, begins in the San Fernando Valley and read more »


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Call it this week’s postponement of the apocalypse: recent research by UCSB professor Geraldo Aldana suggests that the infamous date in 2012, said to mark the end of the Mayan civilization’s calendar, could be inaccurate by 50 to 100 years.

The discrepancy is allegedly due to many scholars’ adherence to a specific, fixed numerical value (called the GMT constant) when converting dates between the Mayan calendar and our own. Huh. Sounds like conspiracy to us.

Seeing as the world hasn’t come to an end yet (or maybe it has), it looks like we’ll have to accept the fact that we’ve got at least 50 more years until the apocalypse. Darn. And 2012 was becoming such a convenient excuse not to worry about our plans for after college, too.

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2012 Doomsday is Miscalculated, California Professor Says [Epoch Times]


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After discovering the latest omen of the world’s coming demise, the Clog encourages Berkeley students to put down their books and enjoy their short-lived time on Earth.

Now the Clog’s heard a lot of things in our day, but cleavage-induced earthquakes? That’s one for the books.

Spring break and Mardi Gras might be long gone, so instead, women are showing off the goods in the name of science. In response to Muslim cleric Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi, who claims that immodestly dressed women cause earthquakes, the Blag Hag blog has decided to test the theory. Blag Hag invites women everywhere to don their most revealing tops and flaunt what they got in the hopes that “the power of our scandalous bodies combined … (will) produce an earthquake.”

Ladies, boast your B cups and display your double D’s—it’s not skanky if it’s for a good cause, and this one might, quite literally, rock your world.

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In the Name of Science, I Offer My Boobs [Blag Hag]
Boobquake [Facebook]
Earlier: ‘Messiah’ Says He Isn’t the Messiah


The Truth is in the Legos ...After discovering the latest omen of the world’s coming demise, the Clog encourages Berkeley students to put down their books and enjoy their short-lived time on Earth.

Did you guys know the messiah lives in Bay Area? We didn’t. Well, not until today, anyway, but now the San Francisco-based economist who followers of some New Age religious sect are calling “The One” is claiming they’ve got the wrong guy.

Raj Patel has basically been harassed non-stop since the sect’s leader, Benjamin Creme, let the cat out of the bag after seeing Patel on “The Colbert Report.” We guess that’s just what Patel gets for being “born in 1972,” being “dark-skinned,” and traveling “from India to London in 1977.” Oh, and for neither confirming nor failing to confirm his status as Maitreya. Poor guy.

OK, actually, now that we think about it isn’t the more important question here whether this make Stephen Colbert some kind of holy disciple? Because that’s totally what we’ve been saying since, like forever.

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Fed-Up ‘Messiah’ Tells Followers That the Shoe Doesn’t Fit [The Bay Area]
Earlier: Unfortunately Not Due to April Fool’s


National news coverage seems to be likening last night’s Durant riots to a 16th-century apocalypse landscape: a cavalcade of fear and destruction, a smoky, crucifix-laden free-for-all with legions of skeletons unleashing themselves upon what remains of the living, a student strumming his lyre in the name of public education, unbeknownst to the demon poised behind him, a hooded reveler lashed read more »