end of the world

R.I.P. Harold Camping. Before the Mayans got all the glory, this Alameda resident predicted that the world would end on Oct. 21, 2011.

One of the great things about visiting Alameda is knowing that an old-school doomsday preacher like Harold Camping was going about his busy day on the very same island.

Sometimes I would even drive real slow by his house (pictured above) just to bask in his eminence and remind myself that the quiet, suburban tree-lined streets are often populated by people whose minds run deeper and wilder than we could possibly imagine.

The last time I drove past his house was on Wednesday, Nov. 27, the day before Thanksgiving, at 2:42 PM. That is when this photo was taken. He died 18 days later.

R.I.P. Good Reverend. I know that the world really did end on October 21, 2011, no matter what the others say.