Well given the fact that I'm posting and the fact that you're reading, the Mayan Apocalypse did not happen. Oh well, I guess I didn't get to put any of the advice from my post last night into effect. However that doesn't preclude me from having a bit of fun with it.
He has pretty much stayed the same through the years. There have been some minor variations in the costume over the years but for the most part it remains an actor in a rubber suit that is far more expressive than many CGI special effects that are made these days.
I don't think they use the B-52 in a nuclear role anymore but it has carried nuclear bombs for so long that it can still remain a symbol. It's hard to hard to believe that this is a design that has lasted over 60 years. Even the current planes have been in service for 50 years. I've read that there are stories of kids flying their father's plane (the same plane no less). That is amazing.
I hope you enjoyed my bit of fun.