What, if anything, do you think will happen on December 21, 2012?
It is supposedly the end of the Mayan calendar. Not everyone agrees that's even true, but of those who do, some think it's no more significant than one of our annual calendars ending on December 31. You just get a new one. Others think it indicates the end of the world, something equally dramatic.
There's also Terence McKenna's Timewave Zero, which predicts moments or periods of "novelty" in earth's history. It's been right so far, and it seems to indicate something completely new happening on that date.
I'm sure others have looked at the positions of the planets and see something significant there, I don't know. I've heard some people predict a shift in the earth's magnetic poles, but I have no idea why they think it will happen on this upcoming solstice.
So: Do YOU think anything significant, earth-changing, consciousness-bending, or reality-shattering will occur on December 21, 2012?
Please r2, mittens will be long forgotten by then.
The Mayan calendar already ended a while back, dummies.
The Mayans Will Hang A New Calendar
The human race learns that the new 2,000-year Mayan Calendar comes with daily Garfield comic strips and we collectively lose our will to go on.
R4 would be dog meat within 24 hours of an actual revolution.
[quote]Stores wil hold their final pre-X-mas sales.
No, stores will hold their first pre-Planet-X sales.
I'm going to make yet another trip to Costco so I can make my fabulous green bean casserole for the boys. They love it so.
As usual, around that time of year, I'll be wrapping gifts only to get myself in a total flap as I realize I've forgotten to buy a present for someone. I'll contemplate going to the store but the thought of doing that four days before Christmas will mean I'll go to bed hoping the Mayans are right and the world ends, thus saving me the trouble.
On December 22nd I'll wake up, very much alive, and realize my wish has not be granted. I'll trudge out to Best & Less, hoping they have something that looks a million bucks but costs $5.00, cursing those Mayans the whole time.
Right around a minute after 11:59 pm, almost imperceptibly, will come December 22, 2012.
Well, the Harry Styles from One Direction and BBC Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw Part 97 thread will keep on going - even after the end of the world...
The masses across the world will rise up and say in no uncertain terms "KILL the Kardashians, we've had enough", "Kill Honey Boo Boo, that annoying lil tart", "Kill Donald Trump, a man in search of real hair and a real mouth", "Kill Ann Coulter just because", "Kill Rush Limbaugh for leading people astray with lies and innuendo". Then the universe will be realigned and peace will reign for ten thousand years.
I bet the new Mayan Calendar will show a hot mayan woman wearing daisy dukes sitting on a motorcicle.
On Friday, Dec. 21st, I'll be thinking about getting out the strings of Christmas lights and testing the bulbs to make sure they're all working when I put them on the bushes in the yard over the weekend.
Most people will ignore it. A few people will go off the deep end. Datalounge will have a good laugh at the few nuts who took it seriously.
Well scientists confirm that all the deep drilling and fracking is definitely causing these odd earthquakes, so I figure if not in 2012, fairly soon, we will simply break apart. It'll be like that John Cusack movie, except it won't end well.
This is a big deal in other countries. I talk to a lot of people in Italy and a lot of them have been referencing that they don't think things should be planned for 2013. I think we'll see some big killings somewhere out of fear.
What's going to happen on December 21st?
The winter solstice, you fools.
Nothing will happen.
I'm friends with one of the major Mayan scholars who dispute the whole bullshit "end of times" scenario.
It's simply a shift in culture and time, like New Year's Day. The Mayan calendar was based on royal regimes and adjustments to societies; change from primitive to agrarian to their version of "industrial."
When they depleted all their resources, they abandoned their temples and moved, and the royals fell into decline.
It has nothing to do with the modern world.
Every celeb in the closet will come out. There'll be a lot of jumpin' up and down!
We still won't know who the next president will be.
Lots of end of times parties, I would expect. Come as your favorite Mayan.
Nothing will change. Another year will tick by and it'll be 2013. I'm just waiting for the day we abandon the Christian aka Gregorian Calendar and go for something more forward looking.
I think Star Trek got it right with Star Dates to be honest.
Well, something damned well BETTER happen! I've been waiting for this ALL YEAR!
I just had a momentary stroke - and not the kind that the boys used to enjoy in the collaborative privacy of their Kolob-themed tents. I'm the only animal that should be making that noise in the night, Craig...
I meant to say that Obama will emerge victorious! Also, I will have finally trampled Ann to death.
Melancholia will come out of hiding from behind the sun and will crash into earth and destroy all of mankind.
I've said this twice before, but the world will end.
Harold Camping, Family Radio
[quote]I talk to a lot of people in Italy and a lot of them have been referencing that they don't think things should be planned for 2013.
Most Italians I talk to are lazy, corrupt SOB's who don't like to plan for anything that takes much effort or thought. So it's just this year's excuse.
I predict that, in the northern hemisphere, it will be much cooler than it is now. It will be the shortest day of the year. There will be a lot of people shopping that day, but many many more the next day. . If you're playing the Pick-4, don't play 4709--it's a loser.
First day of Winter, perhaps?
[quote]I've heard some people predict a shift in the earth's magnetic poles, but I have no idea why they think it will happen on this upcoming solstice.
Because it's the end of the Mayan calender.
Don't forget people who predict a positive change and the start of the golden age. I guess I vote for that, without fiery destruction first, if possible, thanks.
Well, I have a dentist appointment that day, so I know that won't be fun.
All those doomsday preparers will be sitting in their dugout shelters in front of shelves of peas and Chef Boy R Dee pasta combos just daring anyone to try to take them. Guns at the ready.
That's not correct. It's supposed to be a huge deal according to the Mayans. It's not supposed to be the day a new cycle just so happens to start, as New Year's is and always has been seen in our culture, it's supposed to be the day a NEW CYCLE STARTS. Even the Chinese New Year is way more significant than our New Year, but this is definitely, definitely much more significant in Mayan mythology.
The Chinese restaurants will give out flimsy new Mayan calendars. And 4 or 5 people will do a Heaven's Gate and off themselves.
I'm really interested in this. I hope there's a change in culture. It's probably delusional thinking. I definitely don't think it's the end of the world, but something must happen of significance.
The new Tom Cruise movie will be released.
Tourism to South America will collapse.
You will still ask stupid questions.
Nothing of significance will happen. It's just another day. I suppose a lot of people will be embarrassed about their Mayan end of the world nonsense but nothing related to the Mayans or their calendar will happen that day.
Jason Sudekis will finally realize that he wants me bad.