The end of the world, such as it is, is prompting disparate reactions: Michigan closed its schools, Serbian villagers have turned to their mystical mountains, The Guardian is live-blogging - because somebody has to - and The Onion says scholars have discovered the Mayan word for "apocalypse" in fact translates more accurately as "time of pale obese gun monsters." Here in Maine, it's raining a bunch. Amidst the hoopla, the Maya calmly note the date simply marks the resetting of their calendar, and symbolizes "the beginning of good things." We sure hope so.
IN ONE HOUR IT'S ALL GOING DOWN! I'M SERIOUS! NOTHING CAN STOP IT! THE END IS NIGH! JUDGMENT IS COMING AND THAT RIGHT SOON, ETC.!