As if the writings of

As if the writings of Nostradamus aren't bullshit enough, now people are forwarding around these words from the "prophet:"

"In the City of God there will be a great thunder,
Two brothers torn apart by Chaos,
while the fortress endures,
the great leader will succumb."

-Nostradamus 1654

The irony is not only that Nostradamus died in 1566, but that this specific quatrain was actually written recently by a student as part of an online essay entitled "Nostradamus: A Critical Analysis" as an example proving how if you "are intelligent enough to word (your predictions) in such a way that they are abstract" you'll be celebrated as a seer!

To really top things off, people are now adding their own nonsense to the email hoax in Nostradamus's name including references to the date of 9/11 when "two metal birds will crash into two tall statues."

Mark half-jokingly suggested to me that the email originated with publishers who are trying to sell more Nostradamus books. Seems to me like the kid who wrote the essay should take credit and score a fat book advance! Link Discuss