Born in 1503, Nostradamus was a French Apothecary who is considered by many to the greatest prophet who ever lived (Yes, even better than Ms. Cleo). However, you have to take this with a grain of salt, since everything that he has ever written has been interpreted a myriad of ways to fulfill the purpose whoever happens to be translating his work. Many people credit Nostradamus with predicting the Great London Fire, the rise of Napoleon & Hitler, and the September 11th attacks. However, these events are always pointed after they happen, and as they say, hind sight is 20/20. However, until recently there has been one passage that has puzzled the finest philosophers the world has to offer.
Page 24, Paragraph 4 of Les Propheties states:
In the 8th year after the coming of the new millennium, the wind shall return to a gentle man that doth reign over thy mountains with an iron coozie.
On June 17, 2006, Covering the Spread was given credit for providing the most logical translation of this passage.
M: Bah I’m going to call Douglas
R: You just called him five minutes ago, it went straight to voicemail.
M: Bah it went straight to voicemail
R: Don’t worry you can call back in five minutes when you forget about this time.
M: Bah it’s late. I bet Jimmy is buying thousand dollar ties right now.
R: At 4 AM?
M: Bah I’m winded
(An Over/Under has been set for June 18, 2008 for when Mar stops saying, “I’m winded”)
As I am writing this, it has been three days since the last time Mar was winded. I don’t even know what to say about that. Stay tuned as we wait two weeks to find out if Mar will ever be winded again.