The radio show took a dark turn away from the holiday cheer this morning when Glenn, Pat and Stu spent a few moments discussing one of the most pertinent issues facing, not just America, but the world. No, not the fiscal cliff...the Mayans. In just 12 short days the end of the world could be upon us.
Okay, Glenn and crew aren't really worried about the Mayans being right, like some around the globe are. Like Glenn pointed out on radio, he saw the movie 2012, so he's prepared.
"I don't think it was accurate in the manner in which the world ends," Pat jokingly pointed out to Glenn.
"It's a documentary," Stu quipped.
"I don't think you could get John Cusack in a movie that wasn't accurate," Glenn responded sarcastically.
All joking aside…well most joking aside, there are people preparing for the world ending in twelve(ish) days.
Stu told a story about a man who sells underground shelters. He used to sell about one per month, but now they're going at about one per day. Even the man selling them plans to go underground from the 21st to the 23rd, just in case.
"You're telling me that the Mayans are getting it within three days?" Glenn asked. "I mean, how long has this calendar around? I think they got it done. If they say it's going to end on a Tuesday, they're not going to be wrong by three days. Come on."
That said, if the world ends…is being underground really all that helpful?
As laughable as the situation is, Glenn couldn't help but point out that out of all of the threats facing the country and the world today, NASA has apparently decided to take this one seriously.
NASA did a training film on how the Mayans don't know what they're talking about (which you can watch tonight on The Glenn Beck Program).
"Now, I don't know how much time or money we took away from telling the Muslim world how great they are, but they spent some time and some money at NASA trying to prove to this to the world."
Not exactly money well spent.