I had two reactions to seeing these stories (here and here – the latter takes a while to load):

1. Is anyone going to listen to them, given that the alternative (the calendar doesn’t *predict* doom) is so boring.

2. Is this really necessary?  How many people really believe this sort of thing is going to happen in 2012 on the basis of the Mayan calendar (which doesn’t actually predict anything)?

Sort of a recipe for irrelevance, so I thought I’d blog it!