21 Dec

I promised Tinman that, if we were all still here when the deadline passed, I’d reblog this post.

Please do yourself a favour and read it – it explains everything.

Worth Doing Badly

It began with a boy band.

Cojonez, the teen sensations who made Mayan maidens swoon with their renditions of other people’s ballads, and especially with their song about human sacrifices being tossed into the volcano (“Flying Without Wings”) wanted to “give something back to their fans”, in other words find some sort of merchandise that said fans would pay a lot of money for.

They went to see young local artist Hotwotlbotl and got him to do a calendar for the coming year, 250 BC, with a picture of one of them on each page. By March they had all sold out, so they asked him to start on 249 BC (no, I don’t know either). Then, well aware that the popularity of boy bands can be fleeting they got him to do the next five years as well.

They had woken a sleeping dragon. Hotwotlbotl had been the kind…

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10 Responses to “”

  1. McGuffyAnn December 21, 2012 at 14:39 #

    Loved this! Tinman is amazing. As always, you are right!


  2. viveka December 21, 2012 at 14:53 #

    So far so good .. we are all here *smile Wasn’t it said that 12.12.2012 12.12 – also was the last moment for us .. how many do we need in a year????


  3. robincoyle December 21, 2012 at 16:14 #

    That was a crack up. Thanks for sending me there.


  4. SchmidleysScribbling December 21, 2012 at 17:49 #

    From what I have read the Mayans simply couldn’t count above a certain number. No wonder the Aztecs wiped them out.

    Can’t you see the scouts reporting back to the generals there’s a bunch of guys over that hill, when it was 5 million Aztecs?

    Listen to Vladimer Putin. He says the world won’t end for 4 billion more years.

    Yes we have a National Yule log, National Christmas tree, State trees (all 50) and a National Menorah on the Elipse next to the White House. In the US the States are very important. Federal Government has limited and enumerated powers, rest of the powers reside in the states.

    David and I always visit our Virginia state tree. Good assortment of evergreens on the Mall as state trees come from the state claiming it. Dianne


  5. Hattie December 21, 2012 at 19:52 #

    Merry Christmas from one side or the other!


  6. Hanna December 21, 2012 at 21:00 #

    Happy holidays to everyone 😀


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