Isn't it tiresome how many shows on Discovery channel or history channel talk about doomsday type scenarios related to things which may happen? They never seem to pass up the opportunity to sound like shrieking Cassandras about the possibility of extinction-level events which might be ahead for our planet. It could be an asteroid impact, the death of all plankton or a super-volcano none of us know we are sitting atop. They want us to take them seriously. They want us to believe and quake in our lovely little shoes. They almost never pass up the opportunity to say that this coming disaster is "not a question of if but when."
Anyway, isn't all the on-the-brink doom and gloom just beyond boring at some point?
And while we're on the topic of the advancing calendar, let's mention that 2012 baloney that was more film promotion than anything related to the end of the Mayan calendar. My sister and I were tsk-tsking over that whole flap and she said something funny. She said The world probably will end in 2012, because that's when the truck will be paid off.
Imagine no truck payment. It's easy if you try.
Dateline 2010, January 2, No Truck Payment, and all is well.