Needless to say, this didn't happen.
Naturally Camping admitted his error, meekly begged forgiveness from his followers, and opened up his own coffers to help support the now-destitute members of his group.
Wait, no, that didn't happen either.
You see, as a card-carrying doomsday prophet, Harold Camping has essentially signed a blood oath to never admit that he's wrong, so instead he claimed that when he said that Judgment Day would take place on May 21st via a worldwide catastrophe, he actually meant that a "spiritual" Judgment Day with no visible or measurable consequences would take place. Makes sense, right?
In any event, he pushed back the actual end of the world to today, October 21st, 2011. That's a devastating date for the apocalypse if you're a gamer, since it means that we'd be denied the release of Battlefield 3 by four measly days, but thus far the planet doesn't seem to have exploded, nor has Jesus rung my doorbell and kicked me in the crotch when I answered.
Always kinda figured I'd go out like this...
In any event, I'll be curious to hear what Camping has to say when we all wake up in the morning. I suspect that there'll be more talk of "spiritual judgment" and undetectable Armageddon. Maybe he'll at least have the courtesy to push the inevitable next date for the Rapture back to December 21st, 2012 so that we can kill two nonsense birds with one stone that day