Here's a countdown. There's a graphic representation here.
Despite the publicity generated by the 2012 date, Susan Milbraath, curator of Latin American Art and Archaeology at the Florida Museum of Natural History, stated that "We [the archaeological community] have no record or knowledge that [the Maya] would think the world would come to an end" in 2012.
"For the ancient Maya, it was a huge celebration to make it to the end of a whole cycle," says Sandra Noble, executive director of the Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies in Crystal River, Fla. To render Dec. 21, 2012, as a doomsday or moment of cosmic shifting, she says, is "a complete fabrication and a chance for a lot of people to cash in."
But Wonkette has announced that our government supports the Mayan prediction. Plenty of folks are jumping on this bandwagon, including a Survive2012 website. (I wonder how one survives The End of the World?) GreatDreams has lots of photos and handy charts. December212012.com offers a countdown (currently at 2008 days, 1 hour, 35 minutes and some seconds -my how time flies), T shirts, an article on how The End of the World will affect your credit and an article connecting Biblical prophecy to the Mayan calendar ("The Bible Codes hold cluster after cluster describing a nasty solar event, as well as a terrible disaster in 2012.")
PositiveLiberty links to this NYT article and closes their 2012 post with this:
Question: Is it fun to think that the world is about to end? Is it somehow validating or life-affirming or something? I have to admit I just don’t get it… But I’m more than content to sit back, open a beer, and watch the apocalypse. Twice, three times maybe. After that, I figure it’ll get old.