Clearly, the spaniels used their irresistible puppy dog eyes to render the Mayans helpless to resist their invasion!
The fall of civilization will be 100% worth it if it means I get to dress like that.
Zombie Mayan costumes for Halloween, who's up for it?
I believe it was the chihuahua that contributed to the end of Mayan civilization, not the spaniel. Infected ankle bites.
What are you holding in the fourth panel?
Nice to see you will get your Doctor's license and now I know what mullet hair boss does with his money. buys Michael Jackson's old clothes.
ha! spaniels! and you should always trash a place before you get evicted, makes 'em think twice about evicting next time.
Mullet Boss is ... um... LIKE A BOSS!
That's a frighteningly probable future in panel four.
Am I bad person for starting to read the fourth panel, then going "HEY LOOK, A GUN WITH A KNIFE ON IT!" before finishing reading it?
At least they don't need the anti-radiation codpieces in this future.
Is there room for the Knifeketeer in a future where Mulleteers wield guns with knives mounted on them?
I do believe the codpiece region is off-panel. They might not even have pants in the future. One can only hope.
So the Spaniels pooped the Mayan party. Bad dogs.
Nobody expects the Spaniel inquisition.
Is that a Doctor Manhattan atom on future-you's forehead?
The world will end. We will all perish. Well, except the moonmen. The moonmen never perish...
For some reason, I'm feeling too sexy for my shirt.
If only the Mayans would have allied with the poodles, they would have had a chance.
"When society falls, it will most likely be in a way that we did not see coming." Perhaps via spaniel invasion?
Knifeketter will have a gun mounted atop his blade.
We started with year 1. Kinda like the whole C#, VB (programming languages), do you start counting at 0 or 1? Yes, it makes a difference. I love my world.
Wasn't there a time when the calendar was redone a a block of like 2-4 years was skipped?
Oh, and 2012 is really around 2019 since it supposed to represent the number of years since the birth of a dude named Jesus who was called The Christ and based on new info he(He) was born around 7BC (last I cared to check so it may have changed again). So I sure hope the folks who compared how the Mayans kept time took into consideration all the gaps and changes to the current calendar.
Oh, I went to bed early on Dec 31, 1999 after I saw the lights were still on in Japan.
Civilization didn't care enough to start in the year 0, it started at 1. And even then, it took them over 500 years to decide that they were starting at 1.
Mullett Boss is holding the Knifeketeer's gun! If the Knifeketeer used guns....
Is that a "They Might Be Giants" t-shirt in frame one?
Year 0? There wasn't one! 1 BC was followed by 1 AD.
I thought there was no year zero--that the timeline went straight from 1 BC to 1 AD, the tragic result of medieval monks' third grade teachers not putting up numberlines over their slateboards.
So much chewy comic satisfaction is such a small area:
The They Might Be Giants T-shirt returnsA sporting breed is mercilessly malignedThere's a handgun with a bayonetPost-apocalyptic mullet boss, with bonus post-apocalyptic Scott
"Every gal in ConstantinopleLives in Istanbul, not ConstantinopleSo if you've a date in ConstantinopleShe'll be waiting in Istanbul"
A mullet AND epaulets?? No one should have that much bad taste!!
OMG. The "Spaniels" panel if worth a T-Shirt. Please let me know when you do one and you have a sale:
BASIC INSTRUCTIONS'Ware the Spaniels. Arrrrrrr!
*I actually had this actual conversation. Yes, "Spaniels"
Hmm, I can imagine "Spaniards" being misheard as "spaniels", and then spreading through the Facebook and other internet social masses. From the comments I've read at such places as Yahoo! news, I wouldn't be surprised if this comic helped with this new litter of historical truth. We wouldn't be losing much, not in human intellect at least, with the end of civilization as we know it.
I can't believe anybody is trying to correct the characters in this comic about the beginning (middle?) of the (a?) calendar, a comic specifically about being incorrect about the end of the (a?) calendar. At least no one has said anything about the copyright year. Yet. (Oops, did I jinx that? Or is thinking I might have jinxed it being superstitious?)
AC, The Mayans had their own calendar. It has been 'translated' into our calendar so we can all share the fun. Some people say their end-of-civillization date matches up a bit earlier this year, not winter solstice, because it is a complex system of multiple cycles which sync up every 13000 years (roughly) so there's some debate, but the majority still say their great cycle ends this winter solstice. They did predict the year the Spaniels would land - they just didn't have any way of dealing with it (Spaniels with guns! oh my!)
Of course there wasn't a year 0. We count years. There's a difference between counting and measuring.
Wait, the spaniels did it? Spoiler alert! But I can't believe they would do that! What b*tches.
If the Knifeketeer had a gun, it'd be one of those novelty guns that pops out a flag, only the flag would say "stab".
I kind of thought that Scott's post-apocalyptic doctor outfit was modeled after Brain in Escape From New York. But now I realize he is more Spider from Johnny Mnemonic.
If you count the number of apples I'm holding as I typed this, the number you would invariably come up with is zero.
Personally, I suspect that the reason for the wierd counting (by modern standards) is because the anno domini calendar was created and in widespread use centuries before the zero was recognized as a proper number in europe.
AD calender sees widespread use: 9th centuryFibonacci spreads the Hindu-Arabic numeral system around europe: 13th century
Is that a Borderlands-inspired bladed pistol in the fourth panel?
Then there is the Chinese calender, the Roman calender (started in 756 BC I think) etc etc etc.
This is why BC (before Christ) is now BCE (before common era) and AD (anno domine) is now CE (common era).
Historical perspective is both a blessing and a curse.