And Yet More Mountains!

Mountains seem to be a theme, for this particular end of the world:


“People know I’m closed in the winter,” claims Jovanovic. “But those people said they wanted to come a week before the apocalypse and book over a week afterward to see what happens.”


When the great great great great great grandson of the last Mayan Ball League commissioner comes to the podium on Friday and announces the end of the Mayan Ball League lockout people are going to be looking mighty sheepish.

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More Mountain Monkey Business

So we’re nearing the end, and I expect we’ll see lots more of these types of things, but yet another mountain (this time in Argentina) is closing for the Mayan apocalypse.


“The invitation, signed off simply by “EBR” continued: “We will abandon our impure flesh and transport our spirit through the inter-dimensional portal which will open at 21:00 on 21/12/12. Unite with the Army of Light which will save all humanity!””

I’m pretty sure that’s a direct comment on the fact that the Mayan Ball League will be holding its one final exhibition game, ending a nearly two thousand year old labor dispute between the owners and players. Take that, NHL donkeys, holding up their own league.

And you can read all about the events leading up to this historic lockout in “The History of the Mayan Ball League” (or as an iBook), of course.


The People’s Apocalypse?

This article, “Mayan Apocalypse is Unlike Other Doomsdays“, skirts the real issue with the end of the Maya calendar:

“The Mayan apocalypse myths are similar to prophecies like Martins’ in that they take a non-Biblical view of the end of the world. Mayan apocalypse believers get their inspiration from the Mayan Long Count Calendar, which consists of 144,000-day-long cycles called b’ak’tuns. (There are also longer units of time, such as piktuns, which are made of 20 b’ak’tuns.) Dec. 21, 2012 marks the end of the 13th b’ak’tun, which would have been seen as a completed full cycle of creation by the ancient Maya. However, there were no apocalyptic predictions associated with this day.”

But what they’re missing is that the prophecy really came from a bunch of disgruntled sports fans, as you can find out, in “The History of the Mayan Ball League” (or as an iBook).