In 2012, we fostered a strange obsession towards the Mayan-predicted apocalypse that was set to take place on December 21, 2012. The result was this website's monthly World Ender that had us paragliding and trying to get lucky with FHM Babes in an effort to cross off things off our bucket list.
As evidenced by the fact that we're still here, December 21, 2012 came and went with little incident. Depending on your level of depression that day, you were either elated or thoroughly saddened.
A year and a few days since that (supposedly) fateful day, we pay tribute to that inaccurate Mayan prophecy by showing you the signs that said "Yes, the world's still probably ending!" Dun-dun-dun! Here they are below!
1) Multiply, the original networking site that served as a precursor to turning all of us into selfie-addicts and Instagram fiends, shut down this year. For everyone who wasn't able to download all of their photos from the site before it was officially closed, it was a definite tech-pocalypse.
2) It was an awful year for Pinoy MMA fighters. In the various PXC bouts that we saw this year, we saw a string of Filipino fighters getting beat by international counterparts. Chief among whom: champ Ale Cali and poster boy Mark Striegl. Come on guys, let's recover from this knockout!
3) Allen Iverson retired (without a ring and now unable to afford cheeseburgers). Allen Iverson is this generation's biggest basketball idol. Say what you want, but he showed that the little man can reign in the big man's game. That's why we feel for the guy and his sad, ring-less retirement.
4) Legitimate seven-foot terrors have returned to the PBA. When was the last time we had an EJ Feihl that actually had more use than simply being tall? The emergence of Junemar Fajardo and Greg Slaughter represents a literal seismic shift in the PBA landscape.
5) Derrick Rose. A tragedy, we tell you! Come on, basketball gods, have mercy!
6) Kobe Bryant is slowing (a lot) down. The slow but sure decline of one of the NBA's all-time greats is a sign that the NBA is about to turn a new page. The last great remnant of players from the '90s is finally looking human.