Knowing Meme, Knowing You


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Hello, and welcome to Big Boob Friday.





Your model for today was born on March 4th, 1994 in Russia.  She stands 5′ 6″ and measures 342636 and 136 lbs with K-cup honkers.  Please form an orderly line behind Miss Stacy Vandenberg AKA Adriana Fenice AKA Nastya.


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It’s a Meme, Mario


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Hello, and welcome to Big Boob Friday.




Your model for today was born in Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation on September 11th, 1989.  She stands 5′ 8″ and measures 38D2838 and 135 lbs.  Please pop a cork and pour one out for Miss Anna Polina!


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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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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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Mysterious Megalith Monday

How about something different?

The wikipedia article is somehow mercifully dated in BC, so it might actually be worth reading:


Here are some great images I found.

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Hotspur Meets His Match

In the sad wake of Notre Dame burning yesterday, I mentioned getting engaged there. Oso said she enjoyed hearing it, but that was only a tiny part of the story.

Here I will tell a complete version of my history. I will start at the beginning.

In January of 2000, a close friend of mine, Rick, invited me to an “Ignore The Super Bowl Party.” The idea was to keep the sound off during the game so everyone could chat, then turn it on during the commercials, so everyone could laugh. That was back in the days of the Dotcom bubble, and the commercials were hilarious.

During the week before the game, if Rick asked me once, he asked me five times if I was coming on Sunday. I told him yes each time. But when Sunday came I really didn’t want to go, but I thought, “Fuck, I told him five times I was coming. I’ll just go and stay for a drink and say I have to get up early in the morning, then leave early.”

So I went.

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