Countdown Clock to 12/21/2012
April 14, 2012
(EDITOR'S NOTE: A portion of the following was originally published as a column by MyBayCity Publisher, OJ Cunningham. This segment of that earlier column will run here until 12/31/2012. If the world ends on 12/21/2012 . . . this column will no longer be available.)
By: MyBayCity Staff
The next "scheduled" End of the World event will be the December 21st (2012) End of the Mayan Calendar. This has the world in an uproar.
And I've got to admit . . . I'm actually a bit on edge about this one, myself. My wife says I spend way too much time listening to radio talk-show host George Noory (Coast to Coast, AM) between 1:00am and 5:00am each night.
If you liked X-Files . . . You would LOVE Coast to Coast Radio. Because . . . The Truth Is Out There
The problem with the Mayan Calendar is this . . . One day . . . the Mayans (and there were a lot of them, so I've heard) . . . just up and began disappear off the face of the Earth. According to most sources, the Mayans were techno savvy and may have already been using HD TV and were developing WII Technology.
Most "in the know" scientific types got all up-tight when they realized that not only did the Mayans leave without much of a farewell (Maybe it something to do with those Spanish Conquistadors with the sharp swords) . . . but they left behind a calendar that (for no apparent reason) . . . stops abruptly on December 21st, 2012.
If you have any relationship with math/science people, you know that December 21st is the Winter Solstice -- which means it's the longest night
of the year . . . Just like June 21st (Summer Solstice) is the longest day
of the year.
George Noory and his late-night radio cohorts discuss the Mayans on a pretty regular basis -- maybe once every 10 minutes. If Norry and his clan are so obsessed with the Mayans, kinda makes you think there might be a message there . . .
One of the Mayan mysteries that just bothers the bejeezus out of many archaeologists is the disappearance of the Mayan civilization that culminated back to 900A.D when they vacated some of their most significant cities. Looking back from 2012, it's as though they literally picked up and left the planet.
But that was 1,200 years ago.
My question is . . . Why was the Mayan "calendar guy" working 1,200 years ahead . . . Seriously . . . 1,200 years. If you're like me, I have trouble posting updates to my Google calendar more than a week into the future except for that annual entry to remind me when to put RID-X into the septic tank.
With apologies to the Dave Letterman tradition . . . here's the MyBayCity top five (5) reasons that the Mayans left planet Earth about 1,200 years ago . . .
NUMBER FIVE --
The Mayan Calendar Guy could no longer reach higher than the top of the calendar stack.
NUMBER FOUR --
The quarry where the calendar pages were mined closed.
NUMBER THREE --
The sun-dial was invented.
NUMBER TWO --
Mayan Waste-management companies complained that too many calendars were filling up the landfills.
NUMBER ONE REASON MAYAN CALENDAR GUY STOPPED MAKING CALENDARS IN 900AD --
Mayan Lottery Profits no longer used to fund Calendar Project.
For future reference . . . here's the countdown clock (below) to December 21st in 2012 . . . the end of the Mayan Calendar.
Before we move on . . . One thing I want to add about these Mayan dudes . . . They used to cut the hearts out of living virgins every night to ensure the sun would rise the next day -- Maybe we shouldn't be giving so much credence to their calendar.