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2019 BBF Championship Semi-Final Round 5

Hello, and welcome to Big Boob Friday 2019 Championship Semi Final Round 5.





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Happy Thanksgiving

Hello assorted Hostages, lurkers, lackeys, hangers-on, cretins and other assorted turkey taints! By now most of the family either has or soon will assemble for one of the most hallowed days of football this year. There’s nothing more heartwarming than Cleveland Browns fans thinking they’re going to the Super Bowl. So grab the clam dip and Ruffles chips and scroll on down to be delighted.


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Thanksgiving Meme

You know what song is gonna be the theme this week, dontcha?


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MMM 386: The Sphinx of Giza

Welcome to another edition of Magnificent Megalith Monday.  Today we have a look at the largest known single-stone structure in the world.


If you’ve never really looked at the scale of the thing, it’s worth noting that the head is clearly undersized.  Whether that was because of the size and shape of the pre-carved stone or the result of sand burial of the lower portion, then weathering and re-carving of what the new people saw above the sand, is one of those places where you can get angry looks from archaeologists.

This is my favorite “original sphinx” theory, along with the later sculpture having spawned the mythical creature that bears the name.  The scale on the Anubis head in the silhouette might be off a tad, but I think it either started as an Anubis or a Leo (and some speculated dates for the original carving put it in the Age of Leo).


How old is it?  Any date you get is speculation.  It’s a stone carving in the middle of a desert of sand (aka tiny rocks).  There’s no carbon date-able material, and it’s been abraded by wind and sand for God knows how long (some geologists have even claimed to find wear patterns suggesting long periods of heavy rain).  What’s certain is that the Sphinx was there a long, long time before the people who currently live there, but it was old when Antony and Cleopatra were just over the hills from it.  It was already there at the time of the Exodus (and the absence of mention leads some to claim that Exodus must be fiction, but if I tell you about an event in DC I won’t mention the Lincoln Memorial or the Washington Monument, so that has always seemed a weak criticism to me).


The people who carved this must have felt very, very strongly that it was a needed thing, that it must be done, and we really don’t know why.  All we have at this point are stories the people who lived there afterward told about it, which may or may not contain some thread of the truth, since those people have been substantially replaced even just in recorded history.Great_Sphinx_of_Giza_May_2015.JPG

The land around it can no longer support agriculture, hasn’t in centuries.  Part of this is shifting rainfall patterns, but there’s reason to believe that the Egyptians of Herodotus’ time where farming wheat, and doing so almost to the exclusion of animal husbandry on the same land (a Greek word for the Egyptians of that time was “artophagoi” or “bread eaters”).  It’s entirely possible that what you see in these pictures is a man-made desert, caused by agricultural practices that depleted the topsoil to the point that it became the desert we see today.

Go ahead, tell me that millions of acres of monocultured GMO corn and soybeans are gonna be just fine forever.

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2019 BBF Championship Semi-Final Round 4

Hello, and welcome to Big Boob Friday 2019 Championship Semi-Final Round 4.




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Countdown To Beard Gone


Yes, it’s that time of year again. I’ve done NSN for the past few years and done my part to raise awareness for “Men’s Health” … whatever that means. No, seriously, WTF does that actually mean? I think it’s just the combination of colder weather, hunting season and general fatigue with shaving that led to this concept. My wife sure as hell doesn’t like it. I’ll spare you her comments but she does make me laugh so that’s something.

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