Hilarious! 2001: Preakness and the rapture, it seems, are the same day – baltimoresun.com
Since then I have tried a variety of betting schemes, and this year I am relying on information gleaned from predictions of the rapture to make my Preakness Stakes picks. Both events are scheduled to unfold Saturday, so there seems to be some sort of harmonic convergence in the air.The rapture, as described by Harold Camping, the head of the Family Radio broadcasting network and chief alarm bell ringer of this apocalypse, is the first step in a two part process that wipes out the universe. The first stage, May 21, 2011, is also referred to by Mr. Camping as Judgment Day, when true believers will be transported into the sweet hereafter. Here in Baltimore, that date is known as Preakness Saturday, when about 100,000 fun seekers try to transport themselves into sweet oblivion.