The Syfy Channel (I hate that name!) has been showing winter-themed disaster movies this month: “Ice Quakes,” “Ice Twisters,” “Snowmageddon,” and most notably, “The Twelve Disasters of Christmas.” This last one was best of all: a filmization of the Mayan apocalypse that’s scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, December 21, 2012.


We’ve all been joking for some time about the world coming to an end on December 21. And won’t we be all giggly if it turns out to be true!

But I think the end of the calendar year, and the darkness of the season, always makes us gloomy and fatalistic.

I noticed the other day that the asteroid Toutatis passed close to the Earth. Partner told me recently that a new asteroid just buzzed past Earth – closer to Earth than the Moon, in fact. The asteroid was approximately 120 yards wide – about the size of the asteroid that caused the Tunguska disaster in Russia in the early 1900s.

So many little perils! So many things that might happen to ruin our day!

So, while you’re waiting for the end of the world, a little traveling music from Elvis Costello:

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Gay, partnered, living in Providence, working at a local university. Loves: books, movies, TV. Comments and recriminations can be sent to

4 Responses to Christmayapocalypse

  1. starproms says:

    Well as someone pointed out today on my Facebook page, it’s already tomorrow in Australia and so far so good!

  2. drdk11 says:

    Reblogged this on and commented:
    Beautiful Day today huh?

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