A few months ago the news broke. New Beavis and Butt-head episodes would begin airing soon. I felt very excited. I watched that show all through high school and part of college. It helped get me through a very turbulent time. I’ve said for years that every man has Beavis and Butt-head inside them, and the more they deny it the more it applies. I believe this explains its universal appeal, and why it still works in this time.
A few weeks ago the exact date became known, October 27th. Interestingly, Dr. Carl Calleman considers the 28th as the end of the Mayan long count calendar. I’ll stick with Beavis and Butt-head!
I have begun the agonizing process of selling my house, so I welcomed a fun diversion. MTV will begin airing two episodes every Thursday from 10:00-10:30 PM. I remembered the old time slot, but didn’t know the channel as it had changed. I figured out I hadn’t watched MTV since 1996, 15 years ago. I braced myself for the sleazy vibe. They played the same awful commercials over and over again. That is the sound of networks making bad decisions! Then I heard it, the good old theme song on my modern stereo.
The first episode starts with the boys watching a vampire movie. They wonder why chicks like vampires and get kicked out of the theater. They go to class and learn more about the vampire tradition. It felt great to hear Mr. Van Driessen again. Then the first video came on! I didn’t know if they would do videos for sure, since they ran into copyright issues before, forcing MTV to sell censored episodes which sucked. Yeah! I recognized the song but don’t know its name, a popular tune. Beavis quickly noted the fire in the video, and said it over and over again. Fire! Obviously, this referred to the infamous fire incident which plagued the original series, making it very clear that the boys have returned with a vengeance. I won’t give away the rest of the episode, but I found it very funny. It also showed them watching some stupid shows like Jersey Shore. I don’t watch the crap, but still enjoyed the segments, because they made fun of it.
In the second episode, Beavis eats a hotdog with an onion in it and begins crying. Butt-head makes fun of him for it through the whole episode, eventually causing an altercation with Mr. Buzzcut, another favorite. Stewart also makes an appearance. Again, it felt great to hear their voices, a little different but similar enough. Beavis’s voice actually underwent the most change, but I like it. It makes him sound, dare I say it, slightly more intellectual. I think it works well for the character and gives him more room to grow.
Now it gets weird. Most interpretations place the end of the Mayan long count calendar on December 21st, 2012. This also correlates with the winter solstice and an astronomical alignment. Dr. Calleman believes this in error, and instead believes that the long count will end now, on the 28th. In the Tzolkin one celebrates the day on its eve, thus one would do a ritual for tomorrow’s date tonight. I find it more than coincidence that new episodes of Beavis and Butt-head would begin airing exactly at this time. I therefore postulate that remote viewers have confused Beavis and Butt-head episodes with reality. I wouldn’t fault them for it.
At least I know my prediction has already come true. A world-shaping event really did just occur. I will publish this now with the firm belief that the world will not come to an end tomorrow. If it does I will look like an idiot. If it doesn’t my wacky theory will prevail. The world didn’t end on October 21st like that christian kook Harold Camping once again proclaimed. It won’t end on the 28th, though at least I have more respect for Calleman than Camping. And of course, it won’t end on December 21st, 2012. If anything, it will begin. Fire is cool!