• David Crookes

    A cartoon drawn after protracted study of the Lid of Palenque. Interpretation:

    OK, the world didn’t end, but the Long Countdown has begun, and the unionism which recently boasted that it would last for centuries to come will soon be on its last #legs.

  • sherdy

    How many regret that the world didn’t end?

  • Sp12

    “How many regret that the world didn’t end?”

    Ask me when x-factor starts up again.

  • babyface finlayson

    Sherdy
    “How many regret that the world didn’t end?”
    How do you know it didn’t?
    This could all be a figbox of your imagination.

  • David Crookes

    “How many regret that the world didn’t end?”

    Ask us all that question about 2 pm on Tuesday when the Taleban arrive in force. Sorry, I mean our respected relations.

  • redstar2011

    I drove along the Nards Road on Friday night……the Mayans were right!!!!

  • David Crookes

    I had that Popol Vuh in the back of the cab once.

  • David Crookes

    Was the Mayan chronology really brilliant? What was so great about their separate cycles of 260 and 360 days? In Annals 6. 28 Tacitus mentions a tradition that the phoenix appeared every ‘mille quadringentos sexaginta unum’ ( = 1461) years.

    [365 + 365 + 365 + 366] = 1461

    A quadrennium containing one leap year is made up of 1461 days.

    There youse are. Nice and simple, with no open-heart surgery needed.