questionsanyone else planning an end of the world party…

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We're planning a Survivor's Party for Saturday :-)

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This is the first I've heard that the mayan calender ends at a very specific time.

I wonder where that little nugget of insanity was found.

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@samstag: It's all over the web, but here is one good explanation of the time. Interestingly, sites seem to disagree on am or pm, the first site I saw had it as am so that's what I took.

" The Mayan calendar completes its current “Great Cycle” of the Long Count on the 13th baktun, on 13.0.0.0.0. Using the most common conversion to our modern calendar (the Gregorian calendar) the end of the “Great Cycle” corresponds to 11:11 Universal Time (UTC), December 21, 2012, hence the myriad of doomsday prophecies surrounding this date."
http://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/mayan.html

This site clearly states it as 11:11am GMT(UTC)
"The Mayan Long Count End Date (13.0.0.0.0 in the Long Count) represents the rare alignment of the Winter Solstice Sun crossing through the Galactic Equator along the dark band of stars at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy, and the Ecliptic (the path of the Sun) that will occur exactly 11:11 AM Greenwich Mean Time."
http://tinyurl.com/babjq88

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A bar in town is having an end of the world party. You get to keep the glass ('cause it's not like they're going to need them, amiright?) I assumed the booze would be free, but alas, they are preparing for humanity to struggle on with 2.50 you call its. Should be fun.

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Well we just barely missed being hit by an asteroid yesterday. It passed Earth up within the moon's orbit. If that would've hit in a densly populated area we could have had death tolls in the millions. I'll have my survivor's party today!

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McRib really will only be back for a limited time.

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@samstag: Actually, the Mayan's ran out of wall space and someone interpreted that as the end of the world.

Since the Mayan's didn't allow for leap years their calendar actually ran out early spring.

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Going to a huge end of the world party at a bar, Plan on running a tab just in Case;) Btw It is not going to happen http://www.oneminuteastronomer.com/7156/2012-mayan-calendar-doomsday-nonsense/