I know, it’s completely fucking retarded, the whole Mayan Apocalypse thing. But indulge me anyway… when December 21st rolls around or whenever, there might be some fun stuff going on. How are going to spend your last day on Earth?
There are already too many dumb people in the world who seem certain that the world is going to end on December 21 of this year because of a goofy interpretation of the Mayan long count calendar. The whole Mayan Apocalypse thing, or the “end” of the Mayan calendar has been shit on, shot down and totally incorrect in every way according to every scientist, archaeologist, historian and every living Mayan. But some people, like this guy from China, really believe. Silly Uygher.
The government of Guatemala is playing into the whole Mayan doomsday myth and will be holding a big event in Guatemala City in December “just in case” the end of the world does come. But this for profit dog and pony show has pissed off local Mayans, who see the whole doomsday thing as a twisting of their heritage for monetary gain.
Regardless of you flavor of cataclysm, nuclear, zombie, or robot, what are your, say top 5 songs on your Soundtrack to the Apocalypse?
Bad news if you’re one of the people who has believed the crap about the long count Mayan calendar ending in 2012, thinking this means the Maya knew that the end of the world would happen at the end of this year— you’re wrong. Okay, so that’s old news, but the new news is that a newly discovered Mayan long count calendar goes way past 2012. So they weren’t predicting anything. Obviously.
The world is full of abandoned theme parks— China, Russia and Japan certainly have their fair share— but in the US, when a small theme park fails, it’s generally quickly replaced with a more profitable strip mall. Except for Enchanted Forest in Maryland, where the rotting remains of this park built in the 50s look like a bizarre post-apocalyptic Candyland nightmare.