It’s the End of the World As We Know It: The Mayan Apocalypse Live Blog

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Earth! A Mayan-looking thing! The Mayan apocalypse!Photo: Lukiyanova Natalia/iStock

Well, it's been a good run, guys. In our time here on Earth, we've created artistic masterpieces, explored outer space, and forced our prisoners to perform synchronized Thriller dance routines for our amusement. But today, December 21, the great human experiment finally comes to an end — at least according to a couple of subjective, esoteric Mayan texts, the most authoritative source in the world.

Like the violin players of the Titanic, if they had been wearing T-shirts and robes instead of tuxedos, we'll be live-blogging the destruction of Earth until the apocalypse cuts off our Internet connection. It's been an honor and a privilege.

Update XVI, 5:51 p.m.: Okay, the apocalypse didn't happen. We're going home. Bye.

Update XV, 5:37 p.m.: Nothing's happening.

Update XIV, 4:47 p.m.: Nothing's happening.

Update XIII, 4:14 p.m.: Nothing's happening.

Update XII, 3:16 p.m.: Nothing's happening.

Update XI, 2:20 p.m.: We thought we maybe heard an earthquake but it was just a loud truck driving by.

Update X, 1:31 p.m.: Nothing's happening

Update IX, 12:48 p.m.: Nothing's happening

Update VIII, 12:26 p.m.: Nothing's happening

Update VII, 11:17 a.m.: Nothing's happening

Update VI, 10:49 a.m.: Nothing's happening

Update V, 10:09 a.m.: Wait, never mind, now they're playing marimba music.

Update IV, 10:08 a.m.: Uh oh, this scene from Tikal looks kind of ominous.

Photo: Johan Ordonez/AFP/Getty Images

Update III, 9:39 a.m.: Nothing's happening

Update II, 9:02 a.m.: Nothing's happening

Update I, 8:38 a.m.: Nothing's happening