Attention Word Slingers readers: Beginning December 11, 2019, all posts will be available at Thank you for reading Word Slingers!

It’s a new year and time to exit our doomsday bunkers  & introduce you to the Word Slingers! I’m looking forward to seeing what exciting & interesting things will come from this team. My contribution will be to make “Off the Cuff”  observations about what’s going on in the world. At least that’s my plan. I may end up more “off” than “cuff.” If you don’t like the jokes, you can always read the links.

The writers on our new word slingin’ team are mostly Okies. For those of you from out of state, “Okie” is a technical term for “Pre-Californian.” Actually, I read recently that more people have moved back to our state from California than left during the Oklahoma Dust Bowl. Do us a favor OKC, don’t show any of these people Lake Hefner until the lake level rises again. The exodus could start all over!

So 2012 was not the end? Kinda rethinking those “No Payments Until 2013” buys now! 

Last year was crazy, we had so many people fearing it was the end of the world. Of course the biggest scare was about the Mayan Calendar December 21, 2012 date. The day came and went without anything apocalyptic happening. It turns out the Mayans were not making a prediction about the end of the world at all, they were actually trying to calculate the shelf life of Hostess Twinkies.

The end-time fears continued even into January 2013. Astronomers warned there was a slim chance that the asteroid Apophis could come dangerously close the planet earth on January 9th. Fortunately the asteroid missed the earth by 9 million miles and won’t be coming back. If it had hit Washington, DC, it could have saved America trillions of dollars!

Stay in touch, I’m on Twitter @cforbesoklahoma