It's the end of the world as we (don't) know it: 'We didn't die!' Mayan prophecy confused with 12-12-12

Oh, dear. End of days confusion reigns! Today is December 12, 2012, otherwise known as 12-12-12. Twitter is buzzing this morning over the date.

Yes, tricky! Roseanne, however, just went with the simplistic.

Politicians weighed in.

Heh. But what’s with the 12/21 date, Senator Rubio? According to many on Twitter, it’s a miracle that we all didn’t die today!

Precious. She’s not alone.

Oh, honey. You may want to look for an eleventh time.

Sheesh! We have nine more days to panic, people!

Carry on! You have time to further work yourselves into a froth.

This Twitter user hopes the prophecy comes true.

Sigh. Hate to disappoint you, toots, but we will survive the apocalypse!!1111 And more!

Let’s all meet back on Twitter, OK? It’s a date.

  • BirthdayGirl

    Its my Birthday 12/12/12…special!

    • TugboatPhil

      Somewhere there are people born 12/12/12 at 12:12:12 and are 12 today.

      Chances of them playing the lottery today, even money.

      • TS_TS

        I think that they would have to have been born on 12/12/00 to be 12 today.

        • TugboatPhil

          You’re right. I was overcome by a dozen.

          • dmacleo

            but was it cheaper by the dozen?

    • my preciousss!!

      and my mom’s too!

  • ⚔Christophuh⚔

    why are people so stupid?

    • Marty Luther

      Government schools. Liberal News. Breakdown of the family. Hollywood. Ebonics. Yes, I said it, Ebonics.

      • ⚔Christophuh⚔

        racist! :)

    • emrnitin

      I actually don’t use that word to people but this time I think it’s the right word to use. No one can really tell when the end of the world will be. We just have to live life and be the greatest person that we can ever be. That is the most important thing. We should not be afraid of this kind of belief because we might be missing a lot. It’s just a waste of time.


      physical therapy billing

  • Steve_J

    Looking forward to 13-13-13 was funny, I hope the twitterer was joking.

    • BeyondPolls

      Obama will create a new month and name it after himself.

      • r_coplin2001

        Nah i dont think Obama would create a new month and name it after himself more like he will change the name of our planet and name it after himself

        • BeyondPolls

          lol he doesn’t own the planet

  • stuckinIL4now

    It’s happy Aaron Rodgers day, designated by the WI legislature to celebrate the NFL’s MVP who wears #12 for the Green Bay Packers.

    • TugboatPhil

      To celebrate I’ll do the Discount Double Check.

  • Ken Alan Draper

    on 12-21-12 you only die if you happen to be Mayan. funny i thought the Mayan’s world ended a couple thousand years ago.

  • Teresa Davis McCormick

    wasn’t it proven that the Mayans were a couple of years off. I think we were supposed to be gone in 2010.

    • TugboatPhil

      We were supposed to be gone at midnight on 1 Jan 2000 when the computers were going to kill us.

  • TocksNedlog

    Pay close attention to today’s White House press briefing. If Jay Carney says anything even REMOTELY true, it might be time to grab your ankles and kiss your a** goodbye.

    • TugboatPhil

      Looks like we have many years (of misery) ahead of us!

  • TocksNedlog

    Surely the fact that next Friday, 12/21/12 is for all intents and purposes the LAST DAY for Congress to come to an agreement that will avoid plunging our little republic over the ‘fiscal cliff’ is just a freaky coinkydink . . .

  • rivers

    Aw man, now we have to wait until the 21st for the end of the world? Crap, all my bills are due on the 20th, consarnit, guess I’ll have to pay them after all.

  • John Kerry’s Forehead

    Can you say “lost productivity”?

  • CombatDiver

    The only death for me on the 21st is going to be ” la petite mort”. NAHMEAN?