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(Chicago Sun-Times)   As the deadline for the Mayan apocalypse nears, one group of people is oddly calm and thinks the planning and worrying is hilarious. That group, of course, is the Mayans   (suntimes.com) divider line 114
    More: Ironic, Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, mayans, Mexico, hold hands, worrying  
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2012-12-16 11:05:01 AM  
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2012-12-16 11:13:01 AM  
That stupid prophecy didn't account for leap year days so the world really should have ended over a year ago.
 
2012-12-16 11:14:03 AM  
UH-MAY, Mexico

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Are there really people who believe this Mayan end of the world thing? I thought it was pretty much a joke.
 
2012-12-16 11:32:17 AM  

Mugato: UH-MAY, Mexico

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Are there really people who believe this Mayan end of the world thing? I thought it was pretty much a joke.


It is; but it's a "go-to" subject for slow news days, when we pretend it's serious.
 
2012-12-16 11:33:04 AM  
It better NOT be frikkin true

/I just spent a bundle on a Christmas present for myself, and it's supposed to arrive that day
 
2012-12-16 11:49:09 AM  

Jamdug!: That stupid prophecy didn't account for leap year days so the world really should have ended over a year ago.


Damn I wish people would stop repeating this piece of idiocy. It's worse than the claim that the end of the Mayan calendar means the end of the world. The Mayans did not use our calendar. If I state something will happen 10,000 days from now then that amount of time is still 10,000 days. That's 10,000 rotations of the Earth. Just because you are using the Gregorian calendar doesn't mean 10,006 days have actually passed.
 
2012-12-16 12:29:21 PM  
I for one welcome our cataclysmic asteroid overlords.
 
2012-12-16 12:39:37 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: It better NOT be frikkin true

/I just spent a bundle on a Christmas present for myself, and it's supposed to arrive that day


Well, yeah, but think of it this way: if it's true, you won't have to pay the bill!

/I promised my intro to archaeology students a full refund of their tuition if the world ends. Good luck collecting, suckers! Ha Ha Ha!!!
 
2012-12-16 12:47:44 PM  
The fact that the Mayan calendar runs out on Friday is no more a predictor of the world ending than the fact that I haven't bought a 2013 calendar yet is.

/that reminds me, i need to do that
 
2012-12-16 01:00:13 PM  
If the Mayans were that good at prediction, they would have set the date between 1000 and 1100 AD, or maybe August 13, 1521 (though that was the fall of the Aztecs).
 
2012-12-16 02:28:41 PM  
Colonization is coming. They're coming back to take what's theirs again.

images1.wikia.nocookie.net

upload.wikimedia.org

BEWARE THE BLACK OIL!
 
2012-12-16 02:36:58 PM  
It is sad to think people take this nonsense seriously.
 
2012-12-16 02:37:35 PM  
Mayas continue their daily lives, industriously pedaling three-wheeled bikes laden with family members and animal fodder down table-flat roads.

It's too bad we don't have a word for a three-wheeled bicycle.
 
2012-12-16 02:37:45 PM  
I hope the world does end... I wanna see if there is an afterlife for Farkers...
 
2012-12-16 02:39:03 PM  
I'm banking on the world ending. "No interest financing until June 2013" = "New Jacuzzi for Me"
 
2012-12-16 02:40:10 PM  
As it is turning out, the whole 2012 phenomenon may have been started by psychedelic "guru' terrence mckenna and a relatively obscure author during the 1970s..
 
2012-12-16 02:40:30 PM  
I'm working up a nice Facebook post for he 22nd, noting how nice it is to see a doomsday deadline pass without it being revised for 3 months down the road.

Plus, as everyone knows, the real apocalypse is January 18, 2038.
 
2012-12-16 02:40:50 PM  

diaphoresis: I hope the world does end... I wanna see if there is an afterlife for Farkers...


The Farker afterlife is Reddit.
 
2012-12-16 02:40:51 PM  
My ex is a therapist. She says she has counseled numerous clients about their Mayan apocalypse fears.
 
2012-12-16 02:41:17 PM  

diaphoresis: I hope the world does end... I wanna see if there is an afterlife for Farkers...


Think creepy, dimly lit basement... xbox games all around... empty bags of Cheetos litter the floor. Overwhelmingly strong smell of semen emanating from the plethora of spank-rags and kleenex that litter the floor.
 
2012-12-16 02:42:27 PM  

mittromneysdog: My ex is a therapist. She says she has counseled numerous clients about their Mayan apocalypse fears.


I hope you're joking. Please tell me you're joking.
 
2012-12-16 02:43:04 PM  
Wasn't this posted a few days ago? I remember a number of my professors saying, years ago, that the calendar didn't end at that point, anyway, just that the things in it became far more spaced out.
 
2012-12-16 02:43:20 PM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: I'm banking on the world ending. "No interest financing until June 2013" = "New Jacuzzi for Me"


You are using the "end of the world" loophole. Cheater.
 
2012-12-16 02:43:42 PM  

skinink: diaphoresis: I hope the world does end... I wanna see if there is an afterlife for Farkers...

The Farker afterlife is Reddit.


So, Hell it is then...

WhippingBoy:
diaphoresis: I hope the world does end... I wanna see if there is an afterlife for Farkers...

Think creepy, dimly lit basement... xbox games all around... empty bags of Cheetos litter the floor. Overwhelmingly strong smell of semen emanating from the plethora of spank-rags and kleenex that litter the floor.


That or Reddit.... which to choose....
 
2012-12-16 02:44:55 PM  

jimpoz: It's too bad we don't have a word for a three-wheeled bicycle.


they're called threelies, dumbass
 
2012-12-16 02:45:21 PM  
It's sort of like when Protestants say the Old Testament is the literal word of God, and the Jews who wrote the thing say it's not.

Better to take the Jews' word for it like Catholics do.
 
2012-12-16 02:45:25 PM  

WhippingBoy: diaphoresis: I hope the world does end... I wanna see if there is an afterlife for Farkers...

Think creepy, dimly lit basement... xbox games all around... empty bags of Cheetos litter the floor. Overwhelmingly strong smell of semen emanating from the plethora of spank-rags and kleenex that litter the floor.


So I'll need to trade in my ps3?
 
2012-12-16 02:45:32 PM  
I figured if most of us outlived 2000, that was probably the biggest chance of an apocolypse in our lifetime.
 
2012-12-16 02:45:54 PM  
FTA : Many still live simply in thatched, oval, mud-and-stick houses designed mostly for natural air conditioning against the oppressive heat of the Yucatan, where they plant corn, harvest oranges and raise pigs.

Such noble savages.
 
2012-12-16 02:49:02 PM  

BronyMedic: Colonization is coming. They're coming back to take what's theirs again.

[images1.wikia.nocookie.net image 800x458]

[upload.wikimedia.org image 250x141]

BEWARE THE BLACK OIL!


Totally wrong. Those little twerps will be swept away and literally crushed under foot/tentacle when the Old Ones return from the Outer Reaches of the Nameless Dimensions the next day. Link
 
2012-12-16 02:51:42 PM  
Is it bad that, over the last year, I've acquired nearly 1000 rounds for my mosin nagant? The 50 cal ammo can that I use to store it has to weigh 50 pounds by now. And I can't fit all the ammo I have inside it.

/ I think I'm set for a while
 
2012-12-16 02:54:08 PM  
Maya thread?

www.washingtonpost.com
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2012-12-16 02:54:52 PM  

Somaticasual: I figured if most of us outlived 2000, that was probably the biggest chance of an apocolypse in our lifetime.


Yeah.. no doubt. I was worried about HUMAN made apocalypse in 2000. Human idiocy is a much more reliable reason for bad things to happen than anything paranormal or extra-terrestrial.
 
2012-12-16 02:55:18 PM  

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Totally wrong. Those little twerps will be swept away and literally crushed under foot/tentacle when the Old Ones return from the Outer Reaches of the Nameless Dimensions the next day. Link


cfile8.uf.tistory.com

Greetings Commander. In response to the alien threat, this Council of Nations has chosen to activate the XCOM project

You have full control over this new unit.
 
2012-12-16 02:56:05 PM  

Somaticasual: I figured if most of us outlived 2000, that was probably the biggest chance of an apocolypse in our lifetime.


Dunno, depends on how pissed off the right-wing survivalists and left-wing revolutionaries decide to be over the fact that the world keeps stubbornly refusing to end. If they ever join forces to destroy the human race, their ability to do so will probably come as a surprise, even to the destroyers themselves.

/and every country where liberty is killed by collusion between leftist and rightist authoritarians makes the final apocalypse come that much closer
//they even have a winning strategy... leftists promise utopian perfection if the old order is overthrown, rightists gain popularity by personal charity work and take over from the leftists once the revolution succeeds, ruthlessly crushing all dissent
///eternal theocracy is successfully imposed, and the public can only mill about in confusion wondering what happened to the empty promises they were given, or the scientific and cultural freedom they had before the revolution
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2012-12-16 02:56:40 PM  
according to GIS, this girl's name is Maya..

files.myopera.com
 
2012-12-16 02:59:05 PM  

medius: jimpoz: It's too bad we don't have a word for a three-wheeled bicycle.

they're called threelies, dumbass


hackedgadgets.com
What a threelie may look like.
 
2012-12-16 03:00:04 PM  
I'm guessing the Zetas or Arellanos will have a little sumthin sumthin planned for a load of whacked out New Age farktards that show up out in the bush and a number of them ARE going to have an apocalyptic experience. Hey Moonchild, better pack an AK and a Sig Sauer for your spiritual enlightenment. Throw in a grenade launcher just to be sure.
 
2012-12-16 03:01:14 PM  
I'm going to go to the Salvation Army on the 20th and buy a bunch of clothes of various sizes. Then in the wee hours of the 21st, I will leave empty outfits about.

For teh lulz.

Srsly, tho, if we do happen to have some sort of random power outage on the 21st? That'd be funny.

[pic of scene in Airplane with the plug... "just kidding!"]
 
2012-12-16 03:04:06 PM  
Mya i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-16 03:10:08 PM  
Apocalypse? In Mayan calendar? It's more likely than you think.
 
2012-12-16 03:16:35 PM  
i.imgur.com

It should be noted that the group mentioned in the article is not predicting any kind of doomsday. Rather, like most Aquarian religious groups, they are looking at an opportunity for further spiritual evolution to be spread among humanity--a quantum consciousness advancement, so to speak. Yes, there are apocalyptics--pessimists are often the flip side of optimists. In this case, they are putting it terms of a new birth--not that uncommon for those already thinking of Solstice, Christmas or Hanukkah or Diwali as a season of light renewal anyway. The only people talking doomsday in TFA are the reporters and the advertisers.
 
Byn
2012-12-16 03:18:23 PM  
In January, my husband and I were in Guatemala, and we toured the Mayan site Iximche with a local Mayan priest. When asked about the "Mayan Apocalypse", he laughed and responded, "it's just like when you turn the page on a calendar. We just have a new page now"

It will be a time for celebration, and ceremony. I totally wish I could be there for it.
 
2012-12-16 03:18:39 PM  

Noah_Tall: Jamdug!: That stupid prophecy didn't account for leap year days so the world really should have ended over a year ago.

Damn I wish people would stop repeating this piece of idiocy. It's worse than the claim that the end of the Mayan calendar means the end of the world. The Mayans did not use our calendar. If I state something will happen 10,000 days from now then that amount of time is still 10,000 days. That's 10,000 rotations of the Earth. Just because you are using the Gregorian calendar doesn't mean 10,006 days have actually passed.


About as annoying as the Aztec image being posted everywhere labelled as the Mayan calendar. Shame, since the Mayan artwork is a lot more appealing in my own opinion.
 
GBB
2012-12-16 03:19:24 PM  
You know how every November - December, sometimes evern earlier, you start seeing these kiosks pop up in the mall selling calendars for the next year?? The Mayans just didn't do it as often.  Link
 
2012-12-16 03:19:54 PM  

Noah_Tall: Jamdug!: That stupid prophecy didn't account for leap year days so the world really should have ended over a year ago.

Damn I wish people would stop repeating this piece of idiocy. It's worse than the claim that the end of the Mayan calendar means the end of the world. The Mayans did not use our calendar. If I state something will happen 10,000 days from now then that amount of time is still 10,000 days. That's 10,000 rotations of the Earth. Just because you are using the Gregorian calendar doesn't mean 10,006 days have actually passed.


This!

They used the long count calendar that has glyphs depicting periods of time. The date in question refers to ending of one of those periods of time, and basically the damn calendar is resetting itself. The Mayans used more than one calendar. They had one to give names to children, the long count, and they had a regular solar calendar that we know of today.
 
2012-12-16 03:20:13 PM  
Is there actually anyone "planning and worrying" in the real world? Everyone just treats it like a fun joke.
 
2012-12-16 03:20:22 PM  

BMFPitt: I'm working up a nice Facebook post for he 22nd, noting how nice it is to see a doomsday deadline pass without it being revised for 3 months down the road.


Science@NASA is way ahead of you.
 
2012-12-16 03:21:50 PM  

Bill Frist: Is there actually anyone "planning and worrying" in the real world? Everyone just treats it like a fun joke.


Yeah, it's winter solstice like normal. You know, bonfires, mistletoe, the goat parade...
 
2012-12-16 03:22:55 PM  

FunkOut: Noah_Tall: Jamdug!: That stupid prophecy didn't account for leap year days so the world really should have ended over a year ago.

Damn I wish people would stop repeating this piece of idiocy. It's worse than the claim that the end of the Mayan calendar means the end of the world. The Mayans did not use our calendar. If I state something will happen 10,000 days from now then that amount of time is still 10,000 days. That's 10,000 rotations of the Earth. Just because you are using the Gregorian calendar doesn't mean 10,006 days have actually passed.

About as annoying as the Aztec image being posted everywhere labelled as the Mayan calendar. Shame, since the Mayan artwork is a lot more appealing in my own opinion.


I think the Mayans created some wonderful sculptures, but the Aztec made some awesome architecture, and relief sculptures. The works of art from the Templo Mayor is very interesting to look at. Besides a lot of the Aztec views came from Teotihuacan, and basically nothing is known about that group of people.
 
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