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Archeologists claim to have found the world's first gay caveman :blank:

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Archaeologists have unearthed the 5,000-year-old remains of what they believe may have been the world's oldest known gay caveman.

The male body – said to date back to between 2900-2500BC – was discovered buried in a way normally reserved only for women of the Corded Ware culture in the Copper Age.

The skeleton was found in a Prague suburb in the Czech Republic with its head pointing eastwards and surrounded by domestic jugs, rituals only previously seen in female graves.

"From history and ethnology, we know that people from this period took funeral rites very seriously so it is highly unlikely that this positioning was a mistake," said lead archaeologist Kamila Remisova Vesinova.
"Far more likely is that he was a man with a different sexual orientation, homosexual or transsexual," she added.
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The 'homosexuals seen as the opposite sex' thing isn't universal. A number of civilizations regarded male homosexuality as being very masculine. So maybe this is true and maybe it's cultural bias or of course sensationalism.
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Well they did qualify it, saying it could be a case of a transsexual or third gender
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Really though, it could be anything. I don't think that there's enough information to make even a wild guess.
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Add me to the buzzkill chorus. I thought that was one the most poorly supported headlines I've seen in a long time. Only the Biblical stuff (Jesus' brother found!1) can compare.
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Add me to the buzzkill chorus. I thought that was one the most poorly supported headlines I've seen in a long time. Only the Biblical stuff (Jesus' brother found!1) can compare.
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The buzzkill is strong in this thread. :sadcheer:
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It's about to get stronger: Not only do we not know the decedent was gay or third gender, we don't even know for a fact he was male. Pelvic measurements aren't 100%. Mistakes have been made before.

Oh, and the Corded Ware people weren't cavemen. They were herders and/or farmers. The date range put forth (2900-2500 B.C.) is well into the early Bronze Age.
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It's about to get stronger: Not only do we not know the decedent was gay or third gender, we don't even know for a fact he was male. Pelvic measurements aren't 100%. Mistakes have been made before.
But if he wasn't male, then there would be no story... :P

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Oh, and the Corded Ware people weren't cavemen. They were herders and/or farmers. The date range put forth (2900-2500 B.C.) is well into the early Bronze Age.
I decided to read about the CW people at Wikipedia, and coming full circle, turned up this as one of the citations about this very subject.

'Gay Caveman' Story Overblown, Archaeologists Say | Unusual Burial in Prague Sparks Media Storm | Archaeology | LiveScience
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Foul mouthed archeologists! :shakeskull:
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I was busy transcribing a story by Ernest Bramah called "The Kingsmouth German Spy Case" for LibriVox, and I came across a short (and I thought bizarre) mention of Suffragettes in connection with the post office.

So I had to go to that fount of all knowledge, the internet, to learn more and it did not let me down:

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On 23rd February 1909 two suffragettes, Miss Solomon and Miss McLellan, posted themselves to 10 Downing Street, in an attempt to deliver a message personally to Prime Minister Herbert Asquith. At this time Post Office regulations allowed individuals to be “posted” by express messenger, so the two women went to the West Strand Post Office and were placed in the hands of A.S. Palmer, a telegraph messenger boy, who “delivered” them to Downing Street. There, an official refused to sign for the “human letters” and eventually Miss Solomon and Miss McLellan were returned to the offices of the Women’s Social and Political Union.
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Dateline New York, 1911

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For the Fourth of July, Arthur Farwell wrote a new national hymn. He had such high aspirations for it. Instead of being all America-centric, it would celebrate all nations


New National Hymn To Be Sung Here On The Fourth | Sunday Magazine

Do you watch this blog? Every Sunday he posts the NYT front page from 100 years prior. There are a lot of parallells with current events because of all the cyclical stuff, like elections, Olympics, censuses (censes?), extreme weather, or, say holidays!

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More local finds :wriggle:

Archeologists have found footsteps left by an adult and a child in the bank of a prehistoric gully. They say the footsteps were left between 2500 and 1000 years BC. The archeologists have taken plaster casts and closed up the gully.


http://www.gelderlander.nl/voorpagin...megenNoord.ece
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Is it published as evidence of the first caveman pedophile?
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The oldest joke in history is Egyptian, at least recorded joke and is about wheat.

It's not funny.

Trust me.

It wasn't till Ancient Greece that the your mum joke was invented and then it was plagiarised and disseminated by the Arabs and the rest is history.

Long story short your mum.

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Comment: I’m not even sure what this guy is saying, let alone if it’s funny. But one time an ex-girlfriend of mine was sitting on my lap at a party and someone fell down the stairs spilling their beer everywhere and she laughed so hard that she farted on my lap. So naturally I started laughing too, but I pretended I was laughing at the guy who fell down the stairs, not at the fart on my leg. It kind of smelled, too. We broke up not long after that.

2. How do you entertain a bored pharaoh? You sail a boatload of young women dressed only in fishing nets down the Nile and urge the pharaoh to go catch a fish (An abridged version first found in 1600 BC on the Westcar Papyrus)

Comment: One big problem with this one – You can’t convince a Pharaoh to go fishing; that’s common knowledge. So what’s going to happen is that those young women are going to go floating down the Nile for days and days, wrapped up in fishing nets, and eventually starve to death. Which reminds me of another ancient Egyptian joke. What did the Pharaoh say when he discovered a boatload of pretty dead girls wrapped in nets? “Seems fishy.”

3. Three ox drivers from Adab were thirsty: one owned the ox, the other owned the cow and the other owned the wagon's load. The owner of the ox refused to get water because he feared his ox would be eaten by a lion; the owner of the cow refused because he thought his cow might wander off into the desert; the owner of the wagon refused because he feared his load would be stolen. So they all went. In their absence the ox made love to the cow which gave birth to a calf which ate the wagon's load. Problem: Who owns the calf?! (1200 BC)

Comment: Those crazy Arabs! Nothing’s funnier than 13th century BC property rights. Here’s a piece of advice though. Everyone should stop worrying about who owns the calf and start worrying about the mutant calf who apparently came out of the birth canal eating.

4. A woman who was blind in one eye has been married to a man for 20 years. When he found another woman he said to her, "I shall divorce you because you are said to be blind in one eye." And she answered him: "Have you just discovered that after 20 years of marriage!?" (Egyptian circa 1100 BC)

Comment: Saddest joke ever told?

5. Odysseus tells the Cyclops that his real name is nobody. When Odysseus instructs his men to attack the Cyclops, the Cyclops shouts: "Help, nobody is attacking me!" No one comes to help. (Homer. The Odyssey 800 BC)

Comment: That’s why Odysseus is the fucking man. He was like the George Clooney of ancient times. As a side note, this sounds suspiciously similar to the time when my doctor took his pants off to give me a rectal exam and when I asked what he was doing, he said he was “Doing a necessary procedure that a lot of people complain about because it’s a bit uncomfortable.” When I got home and told my mom about it, she told not to be such a cry baby and she laughed at me. So I guess it is kind of funny.

6. Question: What animal walks on four feet in the morning, two at noon and three at evening? Answer: Man. He goes on all fours as a baby, on two feet as a man and uses a cane in old age. (Appears in Oedipus Tyrannus and first performed in 429 BC)

Comment: Better answer: A well-hung gay porn actor. (Of course back then they just called them “actors.”)

7. Man is even more eager to copulate than a donkey - his purse is what restrains him. (Egyptian, Ptolemaic Period 304 BC – 30 BC)

Comment: Call me low brow, but I like jokes involving donkeys and prostitution. I can’t say I’m in love with the set-up here, but there’s something to it. It just needs something more. Maybe a line about “going to town in her ass”? I don’t know, I’m just thinking out loud here.

8. Augustus was touring his Empire and noticed a man in the crowd who bore a striking resemblance to himself. Intrigued he asked: "Was your mother at one time in service at the Palace?" "No your Highness," he replied, "but my father was." (Credited to the Emperor Augustus 63 BC – 29 AD)

Comment: Not so sure about this one. I’m no humorist, but it seems to me what started out like a promising “Yo mama” joke devolved into a legitimate conversation on paternity and the royal hierarchy. Is it really so funny that this guy may be your cousin. Well that depends, is he retarded? Because THAT’S good laughs.

9. Wishing to teach his donkey not to eat, a pedant did not offer him any food. When the donkey died of hunger, he said "I've had a great loss. Just when he had learned not to eat, he died." (Dated to the Philogelos 4th /5th Century AD)

Comment: This joke has been redacted by PETA.

10. Asked by the court barber how he wanted his hair cut, the king replied: "In silence." (Collected in the Philogelos or "Laughter-Lover" the oldest extant jest book and compiled in the 4th/5th Century AD)

Comment: Genius. This works in so many situations. How would you like your steak cooked? In silence. How would you like me to tailor your clothes? In silence. How should we bury my dead donkey? In silence.
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Well, only the adult set of prints leave the cave. . . .

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Where would you like us to point out the totally hilarious errors on your blog? Here, "discreetly", or right there in the comments in front of God and everybody?

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Where would you like us to point out the totally hilarious errors on your blog? Here, "discreetly", or right there in the comments in front of God and everybody?

I NEVER EVER MAKE ANY ERRORS EVER. But if you do happen to detect mistakes implanted after the fact by Russian hackers, I prefer the Kael method to the comment hooting method.
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Where would you like us to point out the totally hilarious errors on your blog? Here, "discreetly", or right there in the comments in front of God and everybody?

I NEVER EVER MAKE ANY ERRORS EVER. But if you do happen to detect mistakes implanted after the fact by Russian hackers, I prefer the Kael method to the comment hooting method.
Of course you don't.

And when you don't you don't try to cover them up by inventing a conspiracy theory about terrorists and or the VJC. ;)
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