STSTT Post Number 1400
I have not done any research regarding the Mayan calendar and the apocalypse. I have not posted an advance warning of our supposed demise. You are reading this, which does nothing more nor less than to demonstrate to you that the world is still here.
I think the foofaraw is largely the fault of simple misunderstanding of events. From what I have heard (one could not avoid hearing some of this) it appears that December 21, 2012 is the last day of the Mayan calendar. The misinterpretation is this: some have assumed that because it is the last day of the calendar, it is the last day of the world. All it really means is that the workmen finally tired of the chore of chipping and carving, laid down their tools and said, "The heck with it, let's go for a swim and a cold beer."
Have you never left a task unfinished? Of course you have. The only portent for the future is that that task was left unfinished (and that maybe someone else will have to do your job for you).
Happy December 21, and a Merry Christmas, and may the rest of 2012 be filled with good things in your life.