i remember the doomsayer types hyping this one up as far back as 1998/99
if y2k, the may 5th 2000 planet alignment, and nibiru (the retro may 2003 version) didn't get us then the mayan prophecy surely would. this is truly the end of an era when it comes to fear mongering and woo-peddling.
Hey when I was a kid there was a huge "to do" with a book called 88 reasons why the world will end in 1988.
Here is a new post Mayan-redux theory that just got renewed..lol Saw it on the news this morning. Not a BLACK HOLE!!