Man holding shovel: Our hypothesis is, they were in the middle of remodeling their cave, had a dispute with the contractor and delayed the start of the renaissance for 100,000 years.
And my efforts at finding a contractor to show up, just for an appraisal is now proven to be a slow because he hasn’t finished that job?
Very sweet art, Wiley! No plans for showing the rest of the cave?The contractor was an absolute genius. The owners? Neanderthals.
Maybe you should fire them.You’re paying for everything, right?If they aren’t giving you the results for which you are providing remuneration, then you have a perfect right to complain. It is your vision that should guide the future, after all, and not some morons whose dreams are crippled by practicalities, able to see only what is possible and not what is necessary.
I really get tired of politics being dragged into every comic
Ahh ! The highest form of life on earth, humans. No wonder we need to create Gods
cistern chapel, methinks!
Love the artwork Wiley!
My first impression was the comic depicted the end of the original water bucket challenge.
@Clark KentWelcome to the land of the free and the brave. Be brave and be free to do what you want…as long as it does not on encroach on others.
The contractors only held things up 10,000 years. The rest was when the lawyers got involved.
Great artwork, Wiley! I loved slowly scrolling down; it really was like going back in time. Well done.
Time to bring in Mike Holmes, eh?
Trying to complicate a simple situation when an earthquake interrupted a cathedral construction. Naturally abandoned and only recently discovered.
Being an architect, the conclusion drawn is right on!
Drawn! Get it?
Once things were resolved with the contractor, the home owners’ association told them their plans violated the HOA rules.
Wiley must have studied Edward Gorey in his early years….this cave could only have come from Mr. G.
I’m guessing they’re included in the broader category.
The Greeks came close to the Industrial Revolution but lacked the imagination to use what they knew and then the Romans took over. The Romans came close but didn’t see the need, slave labour worked fine and roman numerals aren’t great for math.
The Renaissance began when knowledge saved by the Christians in the Byzantine Empire made its way back to Europe. The Christians there were already ahead of Europe and saved Roman/Greek writings. Too bad violent people took down the Byzantines.
i’m still thinking about that door
@Wiley – love the ‘renovations’ done on the cave.
Unfortunately, religion, which should be a comfort for people in their personal lives, was co-opted long ago as a political tool I tend to shy away from politicians who tell me they’re right because “God” said it. Reminds me of Dylan’s song, “God On Our Side.” Every nation will go to war with their concept of an “almighty” or at least a philosophical imperative backing them up. It’s a kind of self-pleasuring and a Linus’ blanket. Something exists that is the substrate of our existence, but It has no interest in our politics.
Do everyone who posts to Non Sequitur a favor and stick to the editorials. In fact that goes for everyone (especially you, Night-Gaunt49 and Nabuquduriuzhur) who has to go off on tangents that have nothing to do with the strip. I wish there was an ignore option so certain members’ posts would just not show up. Hey, GoComics! Why don’t we have that option?
Ayn Rand was a staunch atheist. Yeah, and Paul Ryan did not know that until it was brought to his attention during the last Presidential election. Right.
See “Letter to a Phoenix” by Fredric Brown, published 1949, and many other stories. The idea of previous civilizations having grown and decayed begs the question of why we haven’t found their traces; yet our own era has bridges that are crumbling after only 50 or 60 years of use (admittedly more traffic than their design expected), and the original landmarks of many of our major cities are long erased within a century or two. The Tunguska event happened in 1908; imagine if the (presumed) asteroid impact (and resulting damage) occurred over a major modern city, or a more spread out population / civilization center, and consider how many such events might have happened without “historical record” in earlier eras, with the stories becoming discounted over time as myth or legend. Pompeii supposedly died within hours, and was lost for 1500 years, and that was in the middle of a civilized area and recorded by those who saw it from afar; in recent years we have seen how quickly and widely tsunami can spread across low-lying coastlands, suggesting that Plato’s story of Atlantis could have been a real disaster mutated into legend. We think we know about 4,000 years of history; there’s plenty of time before that for things to be forgotten.