I thought I would make this post dedicated to the date 12/12/12 for no other reason than I won’t ever be able to do it again in this life time. I have even set my WordPress scheduler to post this at 12/12/12 12:12. Also, I just think the WordPress scheduler is the coolest tool they’ve come up with.
Here’s another thing: I thought this type of date was called a palindrome — I’ve always wanted to use this word in a post — ; however, a palindrome, according to Wikipedia, is “a word, phrase, number, or other sequence of units that may be read the same way in either direction”. It is not really a palindrome if you read it number by number. That would be 21/21/21, right? But it would still be a palindrome if you read them as full numbers: Twelve, Twelve, Twelve. I guess I’ll go with that because, as I said, I want to use the word “palindrome” and this will be my last chance, EVER, to legitimately do that.
But what I really want to mention today is that while doing my research, to my surprise, I found out that TODAY, 12/12/12, is supposed to be the Mayan end of the world. I got a whole bunch of google hits on this topic. Now, I am really confused. I was counting on the end of the world to be on 12/21/12, the winter solstice. If the end of the world is supposed to be today and not the 21st, then the History Channel and the Discovery Channel has really gotten this wrong. I guess I just can’t trust them any more
Okay, so this is my post for 12/12/12. If any of you in Oz — about 19 time zones ahead of me — are reading this at 11:59 pm on 12/12, please let me know whether or not the world has ended. I’ve got things to do today.
ljgloyd (c) 12/12/12 at 12:12 a.m.