Friday, March 2, 2012

Mayan Prophecy

I was getting my affairs in order for the end of the Mayan calendar when I came upon some details I want to share.

The Mayans didn't really look at time in year to year cycles but they had a calendar that was 1.872 million days long. That's 5125 years.
The contents of Oggy's Brain as represented by Mayan Artists

So, the end of that cycle of time ends in 9 months. We should be honored to be alive at such a time. Really, of the trillions of people who lived since 3000 B.C. you'll get to see what happens. There aren't many Mayans around to celebrate this so I want to go to Guatemala in solidarity. It's like new years day multiplied five thousand times. So that's a big hangover.

In light of this I'd like to make my own Oggy prediction for the true end of the world. My calendar really began 21,000 years ago. My calendar lasts 88,000 years. So on March 2nd in the year 67,000 AD the cycle starts over again. Mark the calendar now!



January $33.07 July $56.16
February $31.04 August $62.80
March $40.13/$39.88 September $60.98
April $42.45/$42.20 October $67.43
May $51.27/$51.02 November $69.43
June $61.71/$61.46 December $66.33
2009 Average $53.56/$53.48


January $84.70 July $126.16
February $86.64 August $108.46
March $96.87 September $96.13
April $104.31 October $68.50
May $117.40 November $49.29
June $126.33 December $32.94
2008 Average $91.48

As recently as 1998 crude oil was $12 a barrel. TOday it's $128 a barrel. What other commodity increased ten times in value in 14 years?

I want to cry foul but there were many years of prosperity in there and many more years to come. I remember the last time oil cost $127 a barrel in Jully 2008 and for the first time in 4 years in Los Angeles I saw busses that were full and people on bicycles and people walking. It was amazing. I moved into my van at that time and delayed my trip to Mexico until the gas prices went down from $4.25 to something like $3.50. Lasting change didn't take place but I think a small step was taken toward change. If we could live forever we could see the changes like when someone took video footage of the memorial bridge in Portsmouth dropping the center span at slack tide. It took hours and hours so if you watch it in real time nothing seems to be happening. But if you speed up the video then the bridge drops the barges move into place and the center span is carried away. I think human history is something like that but for each incremental change a whole family is born and buried so no one person gets to see anything very dramatic happen like Los Angeles going from a city of 60 million cars to a city that has full buses and light rail. There are abandoned light rail tracks that were a curse to my small motorcycle. The tracks were the archaeological evidence of an era when you could take a train from downtown to Venice. Those days are no more but before I left there was some movement toward rebuilding the light rail. Of course the tire companies and car companies were major opponents since they were the ones who monopolized and then dismantled the light rail to begin with, but this time they will lose.
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