New York Post — The reading of the Mayan calendar was wrong according to a conspiracy theory on Twitter, and while the world didn’t end on Dec. 21, 2012, as originally prophesied by calendar readers, Mayan doomsday is sometime this week or next.
“Following the Julian Calendar, we are technically in 2012… The number of days lost in a year due to the shift into Gregorian Calendar is 11 days… For 268 years using the Gregorian Calendar (1752-2020) times 11 days = 2,948 days. 2,948 days / 365 days (per year) = 8 years,” scientist Paolo Tagaloguin tweeted last week according to the Sun. The series of tweets has since been deleted.
If Tagaloguin is correct, adding up all the missed days, then the Mayan doomsday date is … this week.
Alright y'all, pack it up. We've had a nice run.
I've generally been annoyed by the constant barrage of, "OMG 2020 could not get any worse," and everybody saying this is the worst year on record — it's not — but I think it goes without saying the literal apocalypse would give it an edge for the top spot. Honestly, the world ending next week tracks much better than it ending in December of 2012. That was just a date we'd heard about that came and went; now we're hearing about the supposed date after months of world-ending type shit.
We got hoodwinked. We focused on December 21, 2012 for years when we were supposed to be focused on June 21, 2020. My only regret if the world does, in fact, end next Sunday is that we didn't have time to make another terrible, yet great, movie about it this time — and that I never got to see the Braves win a playoff series.