Seventeen days (including today) and a wake-up to go until the Mayan calendar comes to an end. My wife and I visited southern Mexico as part of a cruise a couple of years ago. We toured some Mayan ruins, had to get there by bus from the ship. Our tour bus guide told us that while much of the world believes the end of the world will take place when the Mayan calendar ends, most Mayans just believe it will just be the day the calendar ends and that it will be time to start a new one. I would think, that with all the work needed to do all the figuring that goes into the calculations necessary to make up a calendar like that, someone should have started at least a few years ago - even if using a computer. Of course, it's not just the calculations, there is the stone quarrying and the carving to be done. Those Mayans had best get there act together pretty quickly if their prediction is to come true. Then again, maybe they are not bothering to create a new calendar because they really know that the world, as we know it, is actually going to end on December 21st.
Maybe it is time to start cleaning the guns and getting the ammo into grab & go bags along with some other necessities. One of these days, someone who predicts TEOTWAWKI is going to be right. If it happens in my lifetime, I want to be ready for it.
All the best,