About this whole 2012 thing. If for some reason you don't know what I mean, (okay, not you. That other person...) I refer to the fact that a lot of people seem to believe that 2012 is the year the world will end because that is when the Mayan calendar apparently ended .
First of all, I don't know why suddenly the Mayans got put in charge of everything. I don't remember asking them for advice on anything else . Also, under what other circumstances do we get all of our important tips about living from the makers of calendars? I've got some at my house with pictures of pugs in a tulip bed. Why doesn't anyone care what the people who put that calendar together have to say about the future?
But second of all , it seems just as likely to me that at the last minute the Mayans in charge of stuff turned their calendar production over to a really lazy Mayan. Calendar writing couldn't have been a job anyone reasonable wanted. So probably this was a guy who was sick to death of the endlessly repetitive task of writing Tuesday May 5, 2012, Wednesday May 6, 2012, Thursday May 7, 2012. My guess is that one day he finally started screaming “For the love of God, you guys, its only 800 AD! I'm already 1200 years ahead. Doesn't that seem to you like we are caught up? Why can’t I just write ‘and so on, etc.’ on the last page and let someone between now and 2012 do a bunch of pages? How many years ahead do I have to be? Why do I have to do all of it right now?”
At least, that's what I would have done if I were a Mayan in charge of the calendar.
Causes Merrill Markoe Supports
1. The Jane Goodall Institute 2. Tailsofjoy.com 3. Best Friends Animal Rescue 4. The Humane Society 5. PETA
6. The Sam Simon Foundation