2012 endings: What we won't miss at all
Columnist Patt Morrison filled us in on "What she'll miss most" -- including Twinkies, author Ray Bradbury and David Beckham in shorts. Now, here's her list for what she won't miss.
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Mayan calendar babble( Israel Leal / Associated Press )
China was certainly fed up with all the end-of-the-world guff. Most of the rest of us were too. This Meso-American doomsday prediction was found nowhere in actual Mayan texts, contexts or subtexts, but the allure of all those nifty numbers -- 21, 12, 2012 -- had the neo-apocalyptic communities agog. If you're reading this, then the New Agey cataclysm chatter was wrong. But it'll be back, I guarantee it.
Above: People participate in a ritual in front of Kukulkan temple in Chichen Itza, Mexico, on Dec. 21.
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