Who has not heard of the Mayan calendar coming to an end this year? 2012!!! The END is HERE!!! If you email inbox is like mine you are getting spam about buying supplies and/or resources to help you through the impending catastrophe. TV and Radio news features experts and pundits speculating on various doomsday scenarios. It can be a little worrying and frankly a little tiring. All of us facing our impending doom deserve a "last supper." That is what tonight is about. Celebrating the end of 2011 and the beginning of 2012 and having a fun time.
As far back as 2800 BC it appears the end of the world was coming. According to Isaac Asimov’s Book of Facts (1979), an Assyrian clay tablet dating to approximately 2800 BC was unearthed bearing the words “Our earth is degenerate in these latter days. There are signs that the world is speedily coming to an end. Bribery and corruption are common.” This is one of the earliest examples of the perception of moral decay in society being interpreted as a sign of the imminent end.
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