Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Much Ado About Mayans

This is what happens when you read too much. A correspondent from this writer's locality has passed along the following.

There have been about 514 leap years since Caesar originated the idea in 45 BC. Without the extra day every four years, today would be -- this could be just a rough guess now -- July 30, 2013. And since the Mayan calendar did not account for the leap year, the world should have ended about seven months ago. On top of that, the Mayan calendar never technically ends. So if we were to assume that it would end on the 21st of December, it would simply start over again the next day. And you would never have to throw it away and get a new one.

On the other hand, the world could end as this is being written, for “thou knowest neither the day nor the hour.” (Matthew 25:13) And yet, until the 21st of December of this year, comedic films and witty marketing campaigns will make as much of this as they can.

Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow ...

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