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Friday, December 21, 2012


At 6:12 A.M. Eastern Standard Time it happened – the Winter Solstice, and the end of the Mayan calendar. Some thought it would be the End of the World. It was actually the end of Baktún 13 and the beginning of Baktún 14, and the Long Count started over again. It is a new era – the Sixth Sun.

That's what my latest Chicanonautica over at La Bloga is all about. Here are some videos to watch as the world keeps going on:

A lot of folks were as hot for the End of the World as Major Kong was for the Bomb:

They're probably feeling like Skeeter Davis today:

Arthur Brown also blew relationship troubles up to apocalyptic proportions:

And Barry McGuire thought it was the Eve of Destruction:

But that was a long time ago and, of course, he was wrong.

As for the Maya:

So have a great Baktún14! Welcome to the Sixth Sun!

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