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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

DECEMBER 21, 2012

Remember the horror that was Y2K?  And all of the predictions of the End of Times through the years from one religious quack or another?  The current one stems from the calendar of the Mayan Indians of Mexico, which supposedly comes to an end on December 21st, 2012, at 11:11 p.m. Universal Time.  That's the prediction of one Lawrence E. Joseph, an alleged writer.

But others, like Sandra Noble, executive director of the Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican studies, say to render Dec. 21, 2012, as a doomsday or moment of cosmic shifting, she says, is "a complete fabrication and a chance for a lot of people to cash in."

So, as the old saying goes "don't sell the farm."  I suspect we'll all make it to Christmas Day next year.


But in the meantime, the sky over my part of Arizona today resembled some kind of apocalypse.



8 comments:

Tom Cochrun said...

great cloud shots. as for the doomsdayers-we can buy them a drink the next day.

Thérèse said...

Your sky does not look too good!
Too bad we were not on the I10 between Chandler and Tucson to take pictures, quite a bad dust storm...

Lowandslow said...

I dunno....sounds like an excuse to have one helluva party on the 20th, just in case. :)

S

Catalyst said...

Tom and Scott - I think the 22nd would be the best day for the party!

Therese - After hearing about all the crashes down around Picacho, I'm glad I WASN'T there!

The Bug said...

There's a cartoon making it's way around facebook showing a Mayan with a stone saying he only had room to go up to 2012... That's about how I feel about these predictions - totally man-made drama :)

Jarart said...

Great cloud pictures! I don't mind the clouds, it's that wind that gets to me!
I'm with you on the calender thing. There are a lot of folks who are getting pretty nervous about it though.

Catalyst said...

Dana, you're exactly right.

Judy - Wow, that wind yesterday afternoon was terrible. I was out filling the birdbath and it sounded like a hurricane.

Steve said...

No matter what happens, the movie was okay.