Well, folks, it was a nice run, but it had to close out sometime. Let us take a lesson from Monty Python's Life of Brian and always look on the bright side of life as we whistle our way to world-ending weltschmerz.
Top ten reasons I'm looking forward to the Mayan end of the world:
- (10) Microsoft Windows will FINALLY start working as well as other operating systems.
- (9) No longer have to worry about what happens when the Unix calendar ends in 2038.
- (8) I can bring my Rapture Catapult back out of mothballs.
- (7) I'd rather face that feathered-snake thing the Mayans worshipped than that God guy.
- (6) W3C finished the HTML5 specification just in time for it not to matter.
- (5) I have plenty of practice rebuilding civilization from scratch through years of Minecraft addiction.
- (4) What the hell, I'd already given up on ever having a flying car anyway.
- (3) Now there will be plenty of IPv4 addresses to go around!
- (2) At least we made it past Y2K!
- (1) Threesome with Cthulhu!
BONUS BUCK: Sysadmins ask "Proper shutdown policy for the end of the world?"