Friday, June 19, 2009
Far be it from me to thumb my nose at ancient beliefs...
I am prepared to make an exception for the ancient Mayans because they were savvy enough to use astronomy whilst also believing in the power of goats and such.
Mainly, however, I choose to embrace the prediction of the Mayan calendar, that the earth will encounter it's end, catastrophe, or simply a major change in spiritual dynamics on 21-12-2012.
Indeed, I hope it's so.
Being on board the day the world ends would be almost as exciting as being swept up in the mosh pit at a Ramones gig, and I've already done that, so I'm up for something bigger this time.
As such, I issue ample notice that on 2oth December, 2012, we will be hosting a party, just in case.
Fancy dress no less, and the theme...
...Let's confuse future intergalactic archaeologists!
Imagine for an insane moment that the prediction is correct and the world really does end that day.
Wouldn't it be nice to leave a confusing legacy so that in years to come, alien investigators will discover beautifully preserved pirates, milk maids, zombies and 7 foot chickens all happily spending time together?
Universal recorded history as we know it will change for the better.
Earth's reputation as a planet will change from "narky, stupid and violent bipedal life form who polluted their own planet" to " we don't know what they were exactly, but they looked to be having a good time!"
And that sounds a little better, doesn't it?
Almost like partially writing your own eulogy. Hey that's an idea... hmmm
But not as entertaining as Bukowski's epitaph which reads, "Don't try" or Spike Milligan's which was meant to read, "I told you I was ill..."
Such a pity that his stupid, boring family dropped the ball and denied him that final laugh, a bigger pity too that the bastards refused to allow him to be buried in a washing machine, which would surely have been a fitting acknowledgement of his genius.
Anyhoo, pencil it in.
About 7:30 will be fine.