Imminent Armageddon ideas have been around for hundreds of years, and National High Five Day for just ten. But today they coalesced in downtown Grand Rapids.
I noticed the motor home and other vehicles first, parked on Monroe Avenue. Then the man on stilts with his sign caught my attention and I pulled over to read the sign. As I did so, the stilted man was approached by someone from the Grand Rapids Press who was asking him why he was doing this.
Neatly pulling it all together, a few shouting people with a bull horn were informing everyone within earshot that the end of the world was 30 days away. Standing in front of the Civil War Memorial on Division, they could be heard several blocks away on Monroe Center.
So make someone happy with a high five, or be very afraid. I think I’ll stick with this guy who just played on.
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It's now May 22, 2011 and we're all still here. Whew!