“It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine.”–R.E.M.
The Mayan calendar ends on December 21, 2012. Many people believe this is a prophecy of the end of the world. First of all if the world ends on December 21st that will seriously put a crimp in my birthday party plans for two days later. The new movie, 2012 coming to a theater near you in November, has whipped the apocalypse zealots into a frenzy and scared school children everywhere.
In the news yesterday a current day Mayan leader said, “Dude, seriously, I am so sick of hearing about this. If the world does end, don’t try and pin it on us. Damn, did you ever think that maybe the guy making the caledar just died, got laid off, or was fired for stealing office supplies?” I may be paraphrasing a bit, but that was generally the gist of what he said. He also pointed out that in some other carved-in-stone tablets another Mayan referenced the year 4077. He didn’t reference a specific day, but I’ll be pretty damn mad if the world ends right before my birthday again.
My cell phone, pda, and computer all have calendar functions and all of their calendars go past Dec. 21, 2012 so there’s all the proof you need that the world is not going to end in 3 years. In fact, I have written a post and dated it to be released to my blog for Dec. 22, 2012. Suck on that you Mayan calendar nutjobs.
Hmm… interesting. I had no idea. Guess I should get ready.
Well as a Christian I hold a different view about when the world will end, but I'm not going to preach on your blog!
Come on, preach it, Cool Joe!
Hey Dawn we could carry on a discussion on Phil's blog about it, I'm sure he'd be delighted! 😀
Oh, Phil there is an award on my blog for you too.
Oh sure, he wouldn't mind! Although, I'm definitely not the person to preach to… I couldn't be more NOT Christian. I don't even celebrate Christmas!
So what do you want to do before the end of the world? :o)
Damn and LL- You two are too funny. Feel free to converse in my comments all you want.
Lindsey- The shorter answer would be what don't I want to do before the world ends. Of course you know me, I don't believe me or the world are ever going to end.
Well, Happy Birthday 2012 (just in case)!
Seriously, I don't believe in any of this “end of the world” madness…but it is interesting to learn this bit of info about the Mayan calendar.
PS – I like the way you paraphrased the Mayan leader's comments. 🙂
Dawn, sorry I spelled your name “Damn” in my previous comment. I swear it wasn't a Freudian slip!