Stand back, I have a plan. Come a couple of months before December 2012, I am going to buy the meanest Shelby Mustang the Ford dealer’s got. And even if the payments are nearly four figures, I won’t be paying them long. The world is going to end, no?
According to new reports, all that hub-bub about December 2012 was nonsense:
Contrary to popular myth, this calendar isn’t a countdown to the end of the world in December 2012, the study researchers said.
“The Mayan calendar is going to keep going for billions, trillions, octillions of years into the future,” said archaeologist David Stuart of the University of Texas, who worked to decipher the glyphs. “Numbers we can’t even wrap our heads around.”
The newly discovered calendar is complex indeed, featuring stacked bars and dots representing fives and ones and recording lunar cycles in six-month chunks of time. But it wasn’t these mathematical notations that first caught the archeologists’ eye. William Saturno, an archaeologist from Boston University, was mapping the ancient Maya city of Xultun in northeast Guatemala in 2010 when one of his undergraduate students peered into an old trench dug by looters and reported seeing traces of ancient paint.
Man, I was going to eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the Slater’s 50/50, home of the gut-busting signature 50/50® (50% ground beef and 50% ground bacon)!