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Those Pesky Mayans

The Teleprompter Speaks Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 2:02 PM
Does it end everywhere at once, or start in Australia and move west? I figure I'll know Thursday before I go to bed because it's already tomorrow there. BTW: This doesn't work for sports betting. They don't know what the NFL scores are just because it's already Monday there.

If you've been awake for anything more than 13 minutes, some toothy, giggly anchor dressed in a sleeveless dress on your local news channel has already told you that today is 12-12-12 and he then added that the next time there can be three numbers the same in a date will be January 1, 2101.

Of course, there won't BE an 01-01-01 because why? Because the end of days is 12-21-12 which is almost a palindrome.

More to the point, it is also my 66th birthday.

Why is that meaningful? Because under current law (and until the...