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Six-Twelve

Posted 2012.12.19 8.37 in Life On Drugs, Pointless Blather

Just an update on the end-of-the-world stuff.

I’ve read that the exact moment of the Solstice is apparently 11:12 UTC, which would put it at 06:12 here in the eastern standard timezone (aka Toronto, New York, etc.)

Clearly that’s way too early for a normal person to be intentionally awake, so my only chance of seeing the world end depends on my insomnia and sleep apnea.

Or I guess if the whole ending process takes more than a few minutes, then I can wake up in time to catch the third period.

Additionally, if you’re planning a big End-O-The-World party for Friday night, you’re either going to be celebrating the world not-ending, or you’re going to miss the whole thing. Depending on how it pans out.

Personally, I think I’ll raise a glass on Thursday night, and hug my kitties extra close.

Still

I Knew It!

Posted 2011.03.09 9.06 in Pointless Blather

I knew it! I knew it all along!

The Truth About 2012

Posted 2009.11.03 9.44 in Music/Movies/TV, Pointless Blather

By now, you’ve probably heard about this 2012 thing. If not from something on the Discovery or History channel, then maybe from promos for the hollywood movie. On the off-chance you aren’t up to speed on the thing, here’s the short version. The Mayan civilization were very good with numbers and calendars and stuff, and their calendar showed a definite end – in other words, their calendar had a day that was the ‘last day’. Converting the Mayan calendar into our own system, the ‘last day’ translated to the Winter Solstace (December 21), 2012.

Now, the Mayans knew how long a year was with more accuracy than anyone else up until the last hundred years or so, and for whatever reason, people seem to think that this means they knew something that we don’t. In other words, since the Mayans didn’t bother to make a calendar that lasted beyond Dec. 21, 2012, that meant that the world would end that day and there was no point in having further days on the calendar.

Consequently, there’s lots of doom-and-gloom predictions.

I, however, propose a different theory.

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