You have to at least admire their commitment.
And for those Mayan Apocalypse Naysayers, you shouldn't be harsh on an ancient and venerable race just because they've become pop-culturally relevant. No, we should be harsh on those who made them pop-culturally relevant. Especially since they did it by willfully misunderstanding the entire calendar.
The calendar isn't actually counting down, it's counting up. Not to mention that the Long Count, the five-number date coming up on our December 21, 2012, is not the end of the Mayan calendar. If we wrote December 21 in a Mayan form with numerals (they actually had names for most of those slots so that a full day would actually be something like "7 Death 18 Yellow Sun"), it would read 188.8.131.52.0. But the actual "end" of the calendar is 184.108.40.206.19, which corresponds to October 12, 4772. So we've got a minute or two before we hit the actual Mayan expiration date.
So, get out there and enjoy the day, here, it marks the return of the sun
Today is the longest night of the year........and we start getting more sun now until July.....I tell you, at -27, that's great news