It’s the end of the world as we know it, and everyone feels fine with that. While scholars, including Nasa, have thoroughly debunked the theory that the world will end on December 21 when the Mayan calendar ends, it hasn’t stopped hosts who love a good theme from throwing apocalypse-eve parties. Andrew Allen is hosting a Mayan Mercer Countdown tonight, complete with Jeffrey Bilhuber décor and a burlesque troop (they definitely had those in ancient times, right?). So what would Allen do if it really was the end of days? “The usual…throw on a pair of cashmere socks and have an end-of-the-world party,” Allen says. Guest Annie Churchill adds, “I’d go to the ocean with a bunch of my friends, have a bbq with great music, dance, talk and huh hum…until the end.”

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