Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Rapture and the Macho Man

So, guess what, Rapture didn't happen.

Who would've thunk it?

Even though the one guy that was saying rapture was going to happen was mostly though as a crazy man, there's always that bit of fear in the back of your mind that, maybe just maybe he could be right.

Unfortunately, if he was right, and rapture would start at 6pm on May 21st, I would've been experiencing it on an airplane.

He really shouldn't have predicted it happening down to the minute. The current calendar configuration we use, the Gregorian calendar, was only put into use in 1582. The bible wouldn't refer to an exact date. Jesus or God would literally have to come to us and say, "On your calendar, one this exact day, rapture will begin" to actually be able to predict it. I just don't feel like that's God's style.

The only victim of rapture was Macho Man Randy Savage. He was a great wrestler and entertainer, a huge part of my childhood. I remember being brought to a wrestling event when I was maybe four or five with my uncle Eric at the old arena. The entire event held my jaw wide open, but it wasn't until the main event that I was for the next 10 years, a full on supporter of wrestling.

The Iron Sheik and Sargent Slaughter came out cursing America, flipping off the fans who were booing them. Then things got quiet, the lights went out. And we got an entrance from the Macho Man like this.

Him and Hulk Hogan were fighting for the fans in St. Louis and all of America really. He was one hell of an entertainer.

May you drop the flying elbow on heaven Macho Man Randy Savage.