The Mayans were an incredibly advanced civilization. They invented the first fully developed writing system in the Americas, discovered the Orion Nebula, and created many architectural wonders such as Chichen Itza, the Mayan ruins you go to recover from your Cancun hangovers. However, thank to John Cusack, we now only refer to the Mayans as the lunatics that think the world will end this year. According to the Mayan text, Popul Vuh, the world will end on December 21st, 2012 after 13 b’ak’tuns or 5,125 years. Despite the world ending, the Mayans believe 2012 will be an amazing year and made some other bold predictions for 2012
A Musical Parody of Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani Written by Frances Chang Directed by Matthew Schwartz Director of Photography Michael Bremer Edited and Special Effects by Jared Nesi Music mixed by Dan Bauman Produced by Frances Chang and Flying Giants Starring Flying Giants: Sara Bresee Eric Castaneda Reed Sellers Stina deVallescar Nicky Smith Leah Anderson Courtney Loner
Da Manitowoc Minute’s Charlie Berens talks Aaron Rodgers breaking his collarbone, man-pug Harvey Weinstein’s European vacation and an exotic dancer leaving marijuana brownies at da Fond du Lac Walgreens.
Big cities get civic boners at the idea of hosting the Olympics. It means you’ve really made it as a city if you get to spend 10 years and billions of dollars to prepare to host events that people care about once every four years, as well as obnoxious tourists, terrorist threats, and Michael Phelps’ entourage. That said, only a handful of cities can really handle the Olympics. But the IOC, bless its heart, at least pretends to take the bids of every candidate city seriously.