The Judgment Day billboard at Charlotte and Truman is gone, replaced with a Safe Auto ad. Unless we all got left behind, doomsday predictor Harold Camping was wrong. Again (he'd previously predicted the end of the world would be 1994).
Camping, an 89-year-old evangelical preacher, told his followers that the world would end at 6 p.m. May 21. Camping is calling his Rapture fail "tough," apparently disappointed by the lack of earthquakes and death, and saying he's "looking for answers." However, Monday night, Camping was still saying Judgment Day had come -- just an "invisible judgment" and a "spiritual" return -- and the world will end on October 21. Third time's a charm, right?
"Macho Man" Randy Savage is in the illustration on the right that's getting passed around the Internet. Although that's as plausible of an explanation as anything Camping has offered.
Camping told listeners that the world has been warned. There will be no more billboards. So get ready for October 21. You know, he sees you when you're sleeping. He knows when you're awake. He knows when you've been bad or good. So you better be good for goodness' sake and all of that.
Also, a special shout-out to Austin, Texas-based comedian and a friend of The Pitch Chris Trew, who happened to be in Times Square for the Rapture event. See Trew -- he's the guy with the bushy Jesus beard in the photo below -- mocking Doomsday Code author Robert Fitzpatrick around 6:05 p.m. Saturday and pretending to be Jesus.