The Occasional Joke

Nurse: Patient's name?

Centurion: Marcus Licinius Crassus

Nurse: And his date of birth?

Centurion: 115 BC.

Nurse: All right. And what is he here for?

Centurion: Cataphract surgery.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Here we go again

Sketchy linguistics and a vast amount of wishing-it-were-so are leading a couple of under-qualified researchers to claim that a Maya city existed in -- wait for it -- Georgia. At least they're referring to the US state of Georgia, and not the eastern European country, but the chances are about as good, either way.

Perhaps this is the 2012 apocalypse that was supposedly predicted by Mayan calendars: "In the year 2012, a future people will discover that instead of a great central American civilization, we Maya were really a bunch of rednecks from Georgia."

In a related development, two amateur archaeologists from Los Angeles reported finding an ancient Chevrolet in the Yucatan peninsula, resting on a set of ancient concrete blocks.