The Motel 6 Maya calendar commercial presently running on radio across America is the latest mention of the ancient Maya calendar, and we have to admit, it’s pretty funny. If you’ve not heard it, here’s a transcript. The YouTube video of it is below.
“Hi, Tom Bodett trying to make sense of this Mayan calendar. It seems to end Dec. 21st, 2012. That’s, unsettling. Oh well. Still plenty of time this year to stay at Motel Six and get a clean comfortable room for the lowest price of any national chain. And we’re still taking reservations for after Dec. 21. All due respect to the Mayans. Sorry, King K’inich Ahkal Mo’ Nahb. Nothing but love for ya. I’m Tom Bodett for Motel 6 and we’ll leave the light on for ya.”
Of course, the Maya don’t predict the end of the world. They made some predictions, but certainly not along the lines of what the Doom & Gloom crowd are sharing. Kudos to Motel 6 for making light of it. Now if they’d just leave an iPad with Dr. Mark Van Stone’s 2012: Science & Prophecy of the Ancient Maya exclusive book for the iPad next to the Gideon Bible we think they might have something!