One Mayan shows another his new batch of tequila and encourages him to drop what he's doing and drink some.The other Mayan says, "Sure - I guess if I don't finish this calendar it won't be the end of the world..."
So .. I guess 2012 really IS only the end of the Mayan calendar, and not necessarily TEOTWAWKI.
The good news is ... well, see above.
The bad news is .. I hope nobody ever actually DRANK the kool-aid!
(Ordinarily, this would be a cue for me to research and write a Geek-Length essay about people who suicided based on their doomsday beliefs. EG: Johnstown and those flying-saucer believers. But then I found that the "Heaven's Gate" webpage is still active online, and I decided that I'll just let you go there if you want to.)
For myself, I've always wanted to know what tomorrow brings, and I can't wait to see it.
On these days when the world does NOT end .. wow! I'm really pleased about this. I actually bought the movie 2012 to see what it might look like, and discovered that the first part is much more interesting than the last part.