Even though it's probably safe to assume by now that the Mayan Apocalypse was a bust, we've still got a few more hours of socially acceptable nihilism on our hands. If you haven't already had the (figurative) pleasure, there will never be a better time to sink into the slowly unraveling despair that is Melancholia.
Testing, testing. Anyone there? If you can see these words, you'd have survived the great 2012 Mayan Apocalypse. Congratulations! You're all still alive! It's now 12:00 AM on December 21st 2012 and everything seems to be still ticking.
I'm writing these lines on December 20, 2:54PM. In Australia, it's December 21, 6:54AM. If you are in Australia, please reply in the comments promptly. We want to know if the world is over yet there or not. Also, if you have spotted any Nibirus, please tell us at once. Thank you.
Because of course this is going on. Lonely alarmists and pervy opportunists and generally fun-slash-promiscuous are taking to craigslist to find companionship, salvation, and maybe some casual sex.
When it came time to review Blue's Spark Digital microphone, we could have put a few mics in a row, sang a little, played a little guitar, then scrutinized the sounds. Or we could have talented musicians from two amazing bands create an all-new song for us.
We know that the world isn't going to end on the 21st of December (or at least isn't more likely to end then than any other day), but it's always nice to remember that there's a firm precedent for the world not ending on schedule. It didn't end in 1844, when William Miller and Samuel S. Snow convinced the Millerites…
Just because Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard knows that the world isn't going to end this month doesn't mean she can't have a little fun with the doomsday predictions. She recorded this video for Australia's Triple J radio and, in grand deadpan, warns us of the world's greatest apocalyptic threat: K-pop.
Funnyman and former PC John Hodgman has a hilarious solution to survive the upcoming Mayan Apocalypse on December 21, 2012 and it involves more urine and mayonnaise than is healthy. Still, you don't want blood waves and a dog army to kill you, right? Enjoy. It's so sensible! [YouTube via Laughing Squid]