September 30, 2010

At the Faux Archaeology Café...

P1030372

P1030373

... you can display what you've unearthed lately. Me, I excavated the grave of a sticks and stones man who was, it seems, buried in a landslide that preserved the horror of death on his face for all time.

(Enlarge: 1, 2.)

24 comments:

Meade said...

Archaeology... archeology.

Sure it's not "Althaouse?"

El Pollo Real said...

I'm lichen the eyes.

AST said...

I thought it was a sea turtle. I hope the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service doesn't catch up with you, let alone the Wildlife Fund.

Bill said...

I was thinking 'tortoise'.

traditionalguy said...

At last the actual missing link in America's Politico's ancestry is found by an everyday Professor. The stoned look is the give away.

Freeman Hunt said...

What is the opposite of displaying what one has unearthed? What is, say, writing a total fiction about a real person?

I ponder this today.

Shannon Work said...

I think I'll have nightmares tonight. I miss the sunset photos.

sunsong said...

"Doesn't everything die at last and too soon? Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" - Mary Oliver

deborah said...

Freeman:
"What is, say, writing a total fiction about a real person?"

Libel.

Palladian said...

Skeksi!

Chip Ahoy said...

Pointing Obama says, "That's a very nice photographic trick you did."

edutcher said...

Well, The Blonde has had her dental adventure (10 teeth pulled and an upper installed) and appears to have come through it OK. She looks a lot better.

All those years of getting through night shift on a Coke and a candy bar took quite a toll.

PS Irene, I didn't know you taught. I presume history. What's the focus this semester (if I'm not being forward).

Sixty Grit said...

Looks like a stone age muppet made by a cave man.

Craig said...

If the V.A. pension benefits for the widow of a veteran are abruptly terminated following a change in P.O.A. when the previous P.O.A, who had applied for and obtained the benefits on the widow's behalf, resigned amid allegations of credit card fraud, is that alone an indication that someone may have been giving or getting kickbacks? Strictly hypothetically, of course. If so, is it a good idea to hire a lawyer to appeal the termination of benefits?

Clyde said...

Looks like the beaked skull of some kind of bird of prey, or perhaps a dinosaur. Interesting, isn't it, how we all can see the face? The human brain is designed to find patterns, even those that aren't really there.

Pogo said...

I always wondered what happened to my sixth grade teacher.

The photo makes me want to take out my social studies workbook and turn to page 85, and hope I did the homework.

Issob Morocco said...

Petrified Prehistoric Sea Bass!!

With a Moss Sauce and pine needle garnish!

Delightful.

MadisonMan said...

Looks like a Warwolf from Excalibur.

Irene said...

edutcher, not forward at all.

I used to teach history. Now I teach law-related classes.

Janis Gore said...

Nonsense. That's the skull of a largebird. It would call in the morning and at dusk with a screeching noise that would burst your eardrums.

That's why it's dead in mid call.

I have an African grey that's doing the same thing. Patience.

Joe said...

(The Crypto Jew)
I was thinking 'tortoise'.

Did Althouse flip the tortoise onto its back?

Whatever you do, don't talk about Althoue's mother....

former law student said...

Thanks to Meg Whitman's posting her housekeeper's documents on the celebrity gossip site, TMZ.com, I found out that comedian Greg Giraldo died. News of the passing of Tony Curtis completely swamped out any other celebrity death.

The Comedy Central roast regular apparently had spent five days in a coma after being hospitalized for a drug overdose, and his family took him off life support

Uncle Pinky said...

Palladian, that was just what I thought.

Should I be more worried about being mired in the past movies, or thinking like you.

Probably the latter.

former law student said...

I forgot to mention the legal connection: Giraldo was a graduate of Harvard Law School, as well as Columbia. He had worked at Skadden Arps for several months before deciding to chuck it.