Austin Post Ask 10: How Are You Preparing for the Mayan Apocalypse?
Psst. According to reliable sources ranging from Nostradamus to Peruvian Shamans, when the world ends in a Mayan Apocalypse this month, Bugarach, France will be the only place left standing. I know the guy panhandling on MoPac and Parmer wants cash to buy rocket fuel so he can escape before the Mayan apocalypse, but I was curious how the rest of Austin was preparing for the end of the world.
My birthday falls on 12/21 and so I plan to throw a party on the 20th with a pre-apocalyptic theme and allow everyone to come as their own version of an apocalypse.
Last year, I was asked.. "Hey Dr. Vale, what do you make of all this Mayan Calendar hubbub?" My reply was simple... "If ANY of the things that happened in the film 2012 happen in reality on 12/21/12 I will consume every hat that I own, no sauce." I have spent time since then purchasing better tasting hats.
Stupid trivia - the Mayan calendar doesn't have leap years so the end of the world already happened. We are all figments of your imagination.
I really don't know how you prepare for a vague inexplicable "end to all things." I'm just keeping on and making plans for the possibility that the world keeps turning.
I'll probably sneak as many of bottles of good wine in before the end of the world as I can. I might try and un-see "Twilight," too.
I am going to submit an article for publication if it is the last thing I do! I'll never know it it was accepted or not, but at least I'll have checked that off my life-to-do list.
I've been through the end of the world with Katrina. It's highly overrated.
I'm not buying into the hype. There's no way that anyone could predict the end of the world. I'm just going to keep carrying on and not giving any f&*#s as per usual.
The Mayans who live on the Yucatan Peninsula said the calendar was made in China.
Booze? In all seriousness, I do not have a plan, for it will be just another day. Judging the end of the world based on a calendar that ended probably because oh I don't know... the Spanish killing them off is just silly - not to mention the leap year account. Personally I like to think it's the world's most creative troll and wish I could pull off something to mess with people thousands of years later. Now, is the hopeful optimist inside of me secretly hoping it will be Z-day? Of course! However that's any given day for me.