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12/12/12 conjecture feeds Mayan prediction musings

Do you have any idea what today is?

Sure, almost everyone thinks it's simply Dec. 12, 2012, but it's so much more significant than that. Take a moment and write it out.


Before you dismissively say "so what" as if it's nothing more than a promotion for the place where Kent Dana's kid works, just do a little research.

The academic professionals have calculated that the next time all of the digits on a calendar date will be the same is Jan. 1, 3001. That's almost 989 years from now.

Coincidentally, it is also the date when both the Cardinals and the Suns are scheduled to win a game.

All of this conjecture brings to mind the so-called Mayan prediction of the end of the world taking place on Dec. 21 of this year. I think all that stuff is rubbish.

However, I will admit that I haven't gotten a birthday present for my wife yet, born on Dec. 23. If I totally forget, of course, that will be the end of my world.

So maybe the Mayans were right, at least the ones that were married to Irish girls.

I'm Pat McMahon.

About the Author

He's done it all -- and keeps doing it. His career in local Arizona radio and television dates back the late 60s. Pat always stimulates with his thought provoking, opinionated, and entertaining commentaries on the Arizona Morning News while hosting award-winning talkshows like "The McMahon Group" and "The God Show."

"The McMahon Group" features an unpredictable all-star panel where three people from the community get together and give their thoughts on the news of the week. He also hosts "The God Show" on Sunday's where he talks about all aspects of spirituality.

Pat is also well known outside of radio because of his multifaceted career as an actor, producer, recording artist, writer, broadcaster, and one-third of the legendary comedy team that was on TV for 35 years in Arizona, "The Wallace and Ladmo Show."

Through the many experiences of his professional life, Pat has been richly rewarded with 7 Emmys, major national and international radio awards as well as numerous civic, educational, religious and humanitarian awards. Pat was also a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from Ottawa University, the Arizona Broadcasters Lifetime achievement Award, and has his bronze likeness hanging in the rotunda of the Herberger Theater in recognition of his contributions to Communications & The Arts.


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