…In With The New

I know the past year has left many of you wary of predictions concerning the end of the world, especially after so many raptures failed to materialise. That’s why I’m not going to predict the end of the world but rather tell you a seemingly forgotten fact about the Mayans. They didn’t ever predict the world would end in 2012. Let me repeat that; The Mayans never once predicted the end of the world in 2012.

The calendar they created only goes as far as 2012 and that is where all this panic has come from. For some reason the human race took that to mean that they believed the world would end in 2012. My own first reaction to that news was that the Mayans lived thousands of years ago so they can be forgiven for getting that far with their calendar and deciding to leave the rest until a bit later. It’s not like they’d suddenly run out of time. Just like we wont be running out of time this year either.

So for those of you who are genuinely worried about the impending doom of this world, chill out, settle down, join the rest of us and let’s all have a happy new year.


43 thoughts on “…In With The New

  1. Only a few people know about the Mayo Indian Calendar. It was discovered by a German historian in late december 1974, as he was sorting out his collection of vintage dressing jars. He found that by reading the text on the label of one jar upside down in the mirror a secret message concerning our future occured. Unfortunately the part where the year and date of what later became known as The Mayo Appocalypse was revealed was missing, because the professor's wife had recently attemted to clean the jar for using it as a container for pickled cabbage, so there goes another perfectly good end of the World opportunity

  2. For all we know, it's actually the very first edition of Monopoly and Hasbro have spent millions trying to make it seem apocalyptic to save having to give billions in compensation to the people they stole the game from.

  3. Martin ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† :lol:Actually, you know, that might be true :left: Anyway, I like pickled cabbage so probably this will be a good year :happy:That calendar was known to one who created it and maybe few more people to whom he explained what it is useful for. All the rest are just guessing ๐Ÿ˜›

  4. I like the idea of it being the first edition of Monopoly! The losers were perhaps the ones who spread the rumours about the end of the world! :left:Happy new year to you and Kimmie!

  5. In Denmark we have a board game called Matador which is even more evil than Monopoly, though it's basically the same game. If you have lost this game even once the end of the World means nothing to you.

  6. Matador is a long running TV series too, isn't it :)Irrelevant of course, and of little or no interest to non-Danskers. Once a year with the pickled red cabbage is quite enough for me, ditto the little sugared potatoes. :)Good luck to us all for 2012, and if the world *does* end, please let south east London disappear into the slurry of eternity first ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Yeah. One caramelizes about half a kilo of white sugar in a frying pan, then rolls a bunch of pre-cooked baby potatoes in it until they're hot, then they're served, accompanying 'standard' potatoes. Not horrible by any means, but certainly an unexpected culinary combination. I think only done at Christmas ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Makes it interesting though – and there's always room for more potatoes on my plate, however unexpectedly cooked ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Yes, and the thing is to let the little potatoes suck that melted sugar/hot butter mixture for a long time. That is nothing, really, compared to the traditional Christmas dish from my native region: pork pie made from the pig's head and toes. It's called "sylte". To be eaten with bread and mustard and pickled beetroot along with the rest of the traditional Christmas lunch dishes. There are several of them. Boiled cabbage mash, served steaming warm with cinnamon-flavoured sugar on top.Eat it up!

  10. Whoah! I must admit I *love* pickled beetroot (and boiled, roasted, however you want to cook it) ๐Ÿ™‚ I'll give them all a go, for sure :up: I want to try everything that's actually trad and localregional ๐Ÿ˜€

  11. I think that if everyone just learns to live for each day, they'd wind up being much, much happier in the long-run. My Dad's a big believer of this whole 12.21.2012 thing. ๐Ÿ™„ Every time I talk to him on the phone, he's like, "We're getting closer…" I don't understand why anyone would WANT to dwell on something so freakin' negative. Even if it really is going to happen (which I don't believe it will), how the hell is dwelling on it and constantly worrying going to solve anything? Why not spend your final days making the most of them rather than being scared shitless and worrying constantly?Meh. I just don't get it. Whatever, though. People are entitled to do whatever they want to do. No matter how destructive it is to themselves. </ventage>

  12. Originally posted by Nerak:

    I don't understand why anyone would WANT to dwell on something so freakin' negative.

    my theory is they don't really believe it or they would pretend to ignore it! :p .

  13. Tell your dad that the god of the web says that the world wont end then, but it may have a power cut for a short amount of time.Hell, even if the world does end, we can always try switching it off and on again. :up:

  14. Nah, it was the phone slamming as God realises that tech-support just might be bastards with no clue how to help but a really long sadistic streak.

  15. "Thank you for calling Inter Galactic Tech Support. All our operatives are currently busy. Please stay on line, someone will answer your call soon. Your patience is appreciated. *30 seconds of music*If you want a service in your language, please press 1. If you are interested in your account status, please press 2. If you want to reboot Universe, please press 3…"

  16. It's just the Mayan version of the Millennium Bug. Of course, due to their tech not making it up to microchips, it took a little longer for everything to crash. It's the big secret behind the collapse of the Mayan civilization :p A few bits limped on by turning the calendar off, but ultimately their inability to record time without destroying themselves became insurmountable :p

  17. The musak is actually postive. One phone company here puts you on hold, and you have to keep making noise or their system cuts you off automatically.

  18. I'm so damn happy my landlord is a chick! :lol:.:sst: and you said you'd never mention when you offered that money! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  19. Oh, yeah?! Well, the people who printed my 2012 kittens calendar only went up to December! Explain that, smart guy!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  20. In Denmark there's actually more wild cats than domesticated, because people will set their cats out in nature if they have to move or something, in stead of letting the vet put them down. Cats have no problems surviving in nature, and they will even breed. In fact most European countries have a fairly big population of wild cats. Guess it goes for other countries too because all peoples of the World have cats.Of course they will take over the World at some point. I guess that's pretty obvious to anyone who knows cats. Perhaps, that's what the Mayan Calendar really is telling us.:no: ๐Ÿ˜ฅ :worried: ๐Ÿ™„ ๐Ÿ˜€

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