Who cares about the Fiscal Cliff? If you believe the people who believe the Mayan calendar, this is your last weekend on earth anyway. Like the Archbishop of New York in the movie “Ghostbusters” KRMG news isn’t taking an official position on the subject. We are however, asking folks how they might spend that time.
“A couple of shots of tequila and chill” was one man’s plan.
Another was more thoughtful “maybe tell all the people in my life I love them.”
But you’d hate to waste words and sentiments if it’s all a big misunderstanding like NASA says it is. That’s right NASA. The same people who brought you the space shuttle and moon landings are weighing in on the whole Mayan thing.
The space agency had a video produced with an explanation of how the Mayan calendar has been incorrectly interpreted. They were to release the video on December 22nd, the day after it’s said the Mayan calendar thinks we’ll all go bye-bye.
But someone over at NASA got an itchy trigger finger and put the video out now. That would be fine if the video didn’t begin with “why the world didn’t end yesterday, presented by science@ NASA.”
Oops. The film also says “according to media reports of an ancient Maya prophecy. The world was supposed to be destroyed on December 21st, 2012.”
Hang on there skippy. Those of us in “the media” may have reported what others were saying but we didn’t invent or even understand the Mayan calendar or culture. We may have inadvertently put our foot on the panic accelerator but simply by accident.
Bottom line here is none of us will know for sure for a few more days. But I will tell you how I’m going to handle the whole thing and it’s centered on my wife.
Her birthday is December 20th and if I believed the world would end the next day I’d max out my credit cards and empty the bank account while buying her the most lavish gift possible. Believe me, husband points are bankable here or in the afterlife.
But with a cooler head and a notion that this big blue marble will more than likely still be spinning on its axis on the 22nd, I’ll probably be in the fragrance isle at Walgreen’s by the afternoon of the 19th.
Husband points no. Easy way out when a long day strikes, absolutely.
I guess if it doesn’t go over I can always hope the Mayans were right.