A: The simple answer -- i.e. the one Brad understands -- is no. Ron does not believe the Mayas had a solid enough dialog with Itzamna, the chief deity of their religious pantheon, plus an accurate enough time-recording system to pull off a prognostication like this one.
"It's absurd," Ron once said. "Only a simpleton like Brad would believe this kind of hokum. We humans will be fine and dandy for at least another thousand years or so. F*ck the Mayas!"
So, what to do with this new (extended) perspective on life? How should we of the modern age celebrate?
Once again, Ron has your answer: "Drink!"
"You can dismiss all of the hocus pocus and celebrate the arrival of 2012. But if you want to pay tribute to the Mayas, propose a toast at midnight to the god of wine Acan. His name actually means 'belch' so be sure to let 'em rip at 12:01!"
Happy New Year!
Posted by Bittle at 04:05 PM
Give a man a fish, and he'll eat for a day.
Teach a man to fish, and he'll eat for a lifetime.
Get a man hammered on Jagermeister at the company
holiday party and you can talk him into eating
tropical fish from the reception room aquarium.
(Tristan Fabriani) @ruminate.com
Posted by Ron's Dentist at 11:18 PM
5> Family visit!
Mulling whether to dress up
or open a vein.
4> "Legolas" my ass!
Get back to your workstation,
stupid little elf.
3> I drum for Mistress.
My reward: "Come," she tells me.
2> "Reindeer games," you say?
Stop picking on Rudolph NOW,
you reindeer bullies!
and Topfive.com's Number 1 Holiday Season Haiku...
1> Maxed out my credit,
children still hated their gifts.
Shalom! Now we're Jews!
Posted by Ron's Dentist at 07:55 PM