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Episode 83 — Mayans


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#1 Earwolf Admin

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 12:15 AM

We’re back in the hatch for a chat about Mayans. Tig, David, Kyle (via internet magic), and Aaron share their thoughts on the predictions of the end of the world, describe the Mayan calendar (with the power of Wikipedia), and swap stories of exploring the wilderness in their youth. Plus, Kyle plays us a Christmas song he’s been working on and Tig tells us about her past infatuation of hieroglyphics!

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 01:30 AM

So, when are we gonna see "Happy Birthday Dan" shirts?

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 12:39 PM

I can always tell PB is going to be good if there is no guest and you guys aren't super scholars about the subject at hand either. It brings out the best in you. Also please do a proper in studio performance of the lonely guy christmas song.

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 01:15 PM

and womanhunt

#5 Matt Miller

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 01:59 PM

There's no mystery about what happened the the Mayans. Nostradamus didn't say anything about 2012, nor did he make any prediction that came true (you can hardly call his writings predictions anyway), and I can't find anything about this Merlin on Wikipedia. Speaking of Wikipeida, I'm only 20 minutes in and I think a quick skim through http://en.wikipedia....2012_phenomenon would have allowed you to speak in a way that didn't spread various untruths even farther.

The thing with 2012 is, it was mostly spread person to person as a joke, like "haha, won't have to worry about that, since the world's ending!", but people hear it over and over, and some people end up believing it, and others exploit it to sell books.

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:09 PM

the prefect gulp this holiday season

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 04:30 PM

My kitten's name is Maya. COINCIDENCE!?

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 05:09 PM

Also, please come to Pittsburgh.

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 05:56 PM

"I feel like people just loved ones and twos in that line-up of numbers."

Aaaand zeroes!

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 06:31 AM

Well, I don't believe negativity is going to get us to the end of the world! C'mon, Matt Miller!!! Also, have you ever heard of "comedy"? It's an ancient Mayan word meaning... "it's funny because it's not necessarily true even though it sometimes is".

Luckily I won't have to live with the repercussions of this comment since the world is ending in 2 days.. ha ha.

View PostMatt Miller, on 18 December 2012 - 01:59 PM, said:

There's no mystery about what happened the the Mayans. Nostradamus didn't say anything about 2012, nor did he make any prediction that came true (you can hardly call his writings predictions anyway), and I can't find anything about this Merlin on Wikipedia. Speaking of Wikipeida, I'm only 20 minutes in and I think a quick skim through http://en.wikipedia....2012_phenomenon would have allowed you to speak in a way that didn't spread various untruths even farther.

The thing with 2012 is, it was mostly spread person to person as a joke, like "haha, won't have to worry about that, since the world's ending!", but people hear it over and over, and some people end up believing it, and others exploit it to sell books.

I might look like Greg "The Hammer" Valentine.

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 07:48 PM

I wished that they would have played this clip NASA put out about the Mayan calender. Was going to put it out day after the 21st but decided to release it earlier.
https://www.youtube....h?v=QY_Gc1bF8ds

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:21 PM

I think I know less about the Mayans now than I did before listening. Thanks Professor Blastoff! :)

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 12:31 AM

I loved that first clip with the drunk guy who sounded like a hilariously overdone character. I still can't figure out whether Aaron's clips are supposed to be hilariously awful, or if they're just kind of chosen on the spur of the moment and come out that way.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 05:47 AM

Anybody remember which episode first featured Kyle's "I'm Alone" song?

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 07:55 AM

View PostEric Donaldson, on 20 December 2012 - 05:47 AM, said:

Anybody remember which episode first featured Kyle's "I'm Alone" song?

I think it debuted in Episode 79, with guest Wyatt Cenac.

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Posted 02 June 2014 - 01:16 AM

Yet another great episode. You guys (and GIRL) keep me entertained always.