Monday, October 30, 2006

The Rosetta Stone, 2005

Pictures of the real thing, and video capture of the touchable facsimile, both housed in the British Museum.

(This was just in response to a post at The Austringer.)

2 Eloquent Orations:

On 10/30/2006 11:36:00 PM, Blogger Kristine waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

Beautiful. How I wish to go to the British Museum someday! I was learning ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs at one point, but got derailed...


On 10/31/2006 07:12:00 AM, Blogger blipey waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

Are sure neither one of those are maed of cardboard? I hear that cardboard is very hard to identify, especially if it is a few thousand years old.

Hmmm. You'd think that my cases of beer would travel better to and around BBQs if they were made of cardboard.... This is a case for the ICR!

blipey: Uh, my beer seems to have fallen out the bottom of my case.

ICR: Uh, your what?

blipey: Uh. Beer, dude.

ICR: What's that?

blipey: It's what you call someone who isn't a girl.

ICR: No, the other thing.

blipey: Oh, that's the nectar of the gods.

ICR: Um. There's only one sir.

blipey: I know; Old Peculiar from Theakston Brewery.

ICR: No, God, sir. There's only one...

blipey: ...and his name is Allah. Yeah, I know. Now about my beer. You see the casse is made out of Rosetta Stone material and I was wondering why it broke.

ICR: You're going to have to go now.


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