Walt Handelsman by Walt Handelsman

Walt Handelsman

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  1. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 2 years ago

    My boss wasn’t hearing it. I even had to pay up my bar tab yesterday.

  2. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, almost 2 years ago

    Damn! I wish I’d thought of this.

  3. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, almost 2 years ago

    That Mayan thing is stupid, but NBC is even stupider. They claimed that everything would be okay since it’s already the 21. here in Europe. DOH! The Mayans didn’t even knew that Europe existed, therefor (as they say in the airline business) “all times are local”…

  4. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, almost 2 years ago

    Help! Help! We are all going to die! We are all going to die!

    Ha! Ha! and Ha!!

    And when we all wake up tomorrow, then what……

  5. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, almost 2 years ago

    @Ms. Ima

    An’ then they’ll give yer money to the Latinos what is ALL illegal immygrants an’ th’ blacks whut is ALL on welfare, right Sparky?

    ( Ima actually said that, a few weeks ago. )

  6. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, almost 2 years ago

    The Mayan Apocalypse and the Rapture
    Same product
    Different packaging

  7. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 2 years ago

    Great cartoon. I hope Mr. Handelsman has a good day off.
    C.

  8. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 2 years ago

    @rightisright

    Every one of you people generalize so much. Why does everyone always generalize? And haven’t I told you a million times not to exaggerate?

  9. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 2 years ago

    The Druids had a great day at Stonehenge.
    Wonder if the UFO landed in Bugarach, France and took away the faithful?

  10. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Stonehenge, yesterday or today? I just looked and I see I’m still here.

  11. NebulousRikulau

    NebulousRikulau GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Remember, the 21st isn’t over yet.

  12. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, almost 2 years ago

    @rightisright

    So, most of the people of the US do not work?

  13. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    The Babylonians came up with the sixty seconds in a minute,sixty minutes in an hour, and seven days to the week. I’ll stick with that system, which is over six thousands years old. They even kept their thoughts written down.

  14. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @ahab

    “The Babylonians came up with the sixty seconds in a minute,sixty minutes in an hour, and seven days to the week. I’ll stick with that system, which is over six thousands years old. They even kept their thoughts written down.”


    Seconds, minutes, and hours are arbitrary (although consistent internally), but they’re what we’re used to and (as far as I know) universally accepted at this point, so I’m sticking with them too. Weeks are less arbitrary (they’re tied to the phases of the moon, although of course the “phases” are a continuum and not nicely quartered). Days (the period of the Earth rotating on its axis) and years (the period of the Earth orbiting the Sun) are objectively determinable, and the number of terrestrial days in a terrestrial year (I’d call it a “solar year”, but different planets have different “years”) is calculable. The result unfortunately is neither a whole number (365.25 and change) nor one that is conveniently divisible into uniform weeks and/or months, and the Mayas got closer to it than the Babylonians or the Julians. Just in terms of working out the math with limited observational equipment, it’s still pretty impressive.


    If we could slow down the Earth’s rotation just a tick (which would probably be easier than speeding its orbit of the Sun, with fewer consequences in terms of climactic catastrophe), we could have a year that’s precisely 364 days long, split into 13 months of 28 days/4 weeks, and if we recalibrated our hours, minutes, and seconds accordingly we’d never notice it. Let’s get Superman to work on it right away, to kick in on January 1.

  15. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    PS: I’d suggest experimenting with the moon first, to see if we can at least get get it to rotate (it’d be NICE to see the other side of the moon once in a while), but once we got days and years where we want them we’d just have to recalibrate the moon again anyway.

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