Hello all. I am working on a newspaper story about the Mayan calendar and the end of the world. For obvious reasons, my deadline is short.
But I'm seeking your help.
The idea is to take a light-hearted look at the popular (mis)reading of the Mayan calendar, this notion that the Mayans have foreseen the End of it All in a couple of weeks here. So here are some Questions for you to chew on, wax funny or philosophic, or just take a dismissive piss on it all, so long as you care to do it in print.
*Do you buy into any of this stuff, or know anybody who does? If so, what's your/their belief?
*Is there anybody having an end-of-the-world party?
*what would you do if you only had a week left before doomsday? (pulling out that 'contingency bucket list...')
*Why do think society is so obsessed with the Apocalypse, whether it be the Harold Painter, lake-of-fire, armies-of-angels, Jesus-with-a-sword variety, or the Native American, oh-shit-we-didn't-have-enough-stone-for-2013 type?
I'm fishing for material that I can use in my story along with other research I am doing. I appreciate any participation. Cleverness is always appreciated.