NOW THAT'S FUNNY
In response to the rumors that the world will end on December 21, 2012, the government says it won’t. In fact, they’ve promised.
Now I’m really worried.
I’m sure I’m not the only one who doesn’t trust the U.S. government’s promises. However, this proclamation comes from NASA, and they have a pretty good track record of scientific information. They wanted to allay fears of doomsday that seem to be persistent among some of the population, particularly idiots.
The idea that world is going to end this month is the brainchild of the ancient Mayans and their culture. You see, on December 12, 2012, their calendar ends.
But, according to a video put out by NASA the calendar itself doesn’t end, just a cycle in the calendar ends. It’s sort of like saying “OMG, 2012 is going to end.” Yes, but, 2013 will pick up where it left off.
The Mayans also said that some giant planet, Nibiru, is going to head our way and either crash into us or disturb our orbit. Well, not one astronomer has seen such a planet approaching anywhere near us. The Mayans might have believed in this planet, but they also believed in and practiced human sacrifice to insure that bad stuff wouldn’t happen to them. I don’t really trust their scientific expertise.
According to Yahoo! News, the United States is not the only country with panicked individuals regarding December 21. Russia has had to put out an official government statement to let people know the world will not end. It did NOT promise that its people would never have to see Vladmir Putin shirtless again, but it did promise the world will continue.
In a weird way, some people just enjoy thinking about the end of the world as a silly diversion. I guess it takes the pressure off. As my son said to me cheerfully this morning -- Christmas is in 15 days, but the world ends in 11. So, does that mean I don’t do any shopping, or I just blow the budget and get whatever I want?