In 31 days its going to be 2012!!!
Do you know what that means??
Not only does my license expire that year and I will have to experience the hell that is the DMV, but also it may possibly be the end of the world or something really badass!
The Mayans predicted the world to end on 12/21/2012.
According to the sacred texts of Wikipedia, it states and I quote: The 2012 phenomenon comprises a range of beliefs that cataclysmic or transformative events will occur on December 21, 2012. This date is regarded as the end-date of a 5,125-year-long cycle in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar. Various astronomical alignments and numerological formulae related to this date have been proposed. interpretation of this transition postulates that this date marks the start of time in which Earth and its inhabitants may undergo a positive physical or spiritual transformation, and that 2012 may mark the beginning of a new era. Others suggest that the 2012 date marks the end of the world or a similar catastrophe.”
So I will either turn into a unicorn, zombie, or die in fiery horrible death.
Am I the only one who gets how crazily bad ass/freakin crazy this might be?
Anybody? Hello? Hello?
So in order to sharpen on my Mayan skills, I decided it would be a good thing to watch a movie that may involve the Mayans in some way.
The only thing I was interested in seeing was Apocalypto.
I had seen this movie before. If you haven’t, I suggest you see it. It’s as visual an experience as it is visceral.
Set in the Mayan civilization, when a man’s idyllic presence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, he is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate and spurred by the power of his love for his woman and his family he will make a desperate break to return home and to ultimately save his way of life.
The Mayan kingdom is at the absolute height of opulence and power, but leaders are convinced that unless more temples are constructed and more human sacrifices made, the crops, and ultimately the people, will suffer.
Mayans have been known to cut out the hearts of their victims as the movie shown.
So what did I learn?
Well in general, bras and undies are a commodity that we should never take for granted!
And second, the Mayans were bad ass.
But I learned nothing that pertains to our current predictment.
OMG I am going to die a sad unicorn!!!!
There is hope. Lets ask our government… the good ole U.S of A!
I just asked my mom and she just said I am totally fucked in the head!!
Her words: Bullshit! The end of the Long Count holds no more significance than Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve: the Maya just had a celebration and then started a new calendar. Even they didn’t think it was going to be the end of the world, and even if they had, why the fuck would they be expected to know?
Mother!! Watch your language!!
Anyways, I never listen to my mom anyways.
So I prepared an End of the World kit.