Reading While Eating for Dec. 20: Have a Happy Mayan Apocalypse

Must-read links for your lunch break: It's the end of the world as we know it, and we feel slightly hungry.

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Tourists get their picture taken next to a slab of stone counting down the days until Dec. 21, 2012 at the Xcaret theme park in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012.

Tomorrow Is the End of the World As We Know It. According to some people; anyway, we hope you’re enjoying your last day before the final Judgment. Climb into your Apocalypse Sphere and keep reading!

For the Curious: Here’s everything you need to know about the Mayan Apocalypse. (Know Your Meme)

For the Skeptical: Here are 17 reasons why the world can’t end tomorrow. (BuzzFeed)

For the Deranged Millionaires: The inimitable John Hodgman has some advice. Gosh, we’ll miss him. (Salon)

For the Maya: Congratulations: This whole thing has been great for tourism in Belize. (

For Those of You in the New York Area: These people are looking for someone to have sex with before the end of the world. (New York Post)

For Those of You in Lapeer County, Michigan: School’s closed, thanks to the Mayan Apocalypse. (NewsFeed)

For Those of You in Time Zones Where It’s already Friday: It was nice knowing you. (via Twitter)

In Other News: If you’re just meh about this whole apocalypse thing, check out the New York Times‘ wowza multimedia project on the avalanche at Tunnel Creek. (New York Times)

Catching Up with the McAllisters: In this time of crisis you may also find yourself wondering what Kevin’s family from the Home Alone movies is doing these days. Wonder no more. (Mental Floss)

One Less Thing to Worry About: One thing that won’t trouble us after the apocalypse? Very bad Santas. (Flavorwire)

And Finally, for Your Apocalyptic Enjoyment: Ladies and gentlemen: R.E.M. (YouTube)