Obviously, this year is not the real 5 July 1998 because the X-ists definitely did not beam me up on the pleasure saucers. I spent the whole damned day at work, and NOT watching the rest of the world destroyed by aliens. Either “Bob” has forgotten us, or the Conspiracy is more clever than we thought about messing with the calendar.
And, for all of you Pink who were wondering,
X-Day is a traditional part of the Church of the SubGenius, a religion formed as a parody of cults and extreme religious groups, and their pamphlets and claims. X-Day fell on July 5, 1998, the scheduled “end of the world”, and has been celebrated on July 5 each year since then. From its inception in 1980, the Church had prophesied that an army of alien invaders (known as the “X-ists” or “Men From Planet X”) would land on the planet Earth and destroy the world of “normals”, “pinks”, and “glorps,” while the members of the Church of the SubGenius would be rescued by the aliens and taken away into space. (Wikipedia)