While the chances of a movie-style zombie apocalypse is shall we say… stupidly low and probably not even scientifically possible, the Pentagon, being tasked with keeping America safe, has to have contingencies for all kinds of scenarios, no matter how far fetched. And apparently one of those scenarios is a plan for some kind of all-out zombie apocalypse.
What with Avengers: Age of Ultron coming out in 2015, and Fox unwilling to let go of its precious X-Men movie rights, they’ve decided to go big, by not only talking about bringing X-Men and Fantastic Four together in the movieverse, but by going big in terms of villains. Last week, Bryan Singer announced the next X-movie, due out in 2016, will be called ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ and focus on the biggest, nastiest villain in X-Men lore, Apocalypse himself. OH SHIT YEAH
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.