This is kind of a spin-off from the “what will you post” thread (which I also plan to answer), and probably should be in the IMHO section, but I am wondering a few things about that day.
How many people won’t wait to see if the Mayan calendar is wrong, and just go ahead and kill themselves?
Astromically, some people conjecture that it’s gonna be the sun that does us in.
(And no, I ain’t gonna go to global warming again - that’s why this is thread is here!;)). If that’s the case, we’ll see “The End of The World As We Know It”, coming at us gradually rather than suddenly, or am I wrong about that?
"EOTW Parties": Man, I bet the bars are gonna be full on the day before AND the day OF!
Do you think people are taking this a little more seriously than Y2K? (Dude, I bought BAGS of cat food, litter, rice, and toilet paper, and it lasted me two years AFTER Y2K! I also stocked up on TP, just in case!:D)
people have parties just because it’s Tuesday or whatever.
there was a news bit (saw on web days ago, don’t have URL) about a Mayan descendant that claimed it was a misinterpretation. seems there are other writings that go beyond that date. the date resulted from a tablet (or whatever) fragment where the full text or context is unknown.
As long as they don’t kill any children, or take any unwilling adult with them, or inconvenience me, I’m perfectly okay with people killing themselves for this reason. Hell, even if they leave orphans behind. The kids are probably better off with different parents.
The correct interpretation anyway is that it’s the end of a cycle, NOT the end of the world. I expect there will be some loonies that off themselves, but mostly I expect it will be like 2000. Lots of noise, but little action.