Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

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I like this guy:



I put it here for his discussion on how badly "ancient time" is for "us" who grew up in Christian/European societies where everything seems to "start" 2,000 years ago.

Then you study ancient history and realize there was a culture that had a THOUSAND FUCKING [Approved archaeological time designation. – Ed.] YEAR DYNASTY . . . four fucing thousand years ago.

"Wait . . . everyone before JESUS were . . . like . . . wearing Sackcloth and Ashes" – "sackcloth" is a hapax logemenon and we have no idea what it actually is, but it sort of "sounds like 'sackcloth,' maybe and [GET ON WITH IT! – Ed.] – "so the pyramids were built by Space Aliens!"

I feel it screws up actual professional scholars. Granted, I tend to "play in the biblical" . . . not . . . that there is anything wrong with it . . . but you get theological historians trying to desperately create a King Shlomo Solomon with copper foundries, shipping, castles, wifi, et cetera.

But wait . . . the Romans, what have they ever done for US? . . . no . . . wait . . . the Romans really WERE a "thing" before JESUS . . . and Caesar . . . and have you heard of the Greeks?

Pots are important.





Especially in the rain.






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Twit: https://twitter.com/silentmoviegifs/status/1601466839716225024
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Should have just CGId it.

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You get a brief glimpse of the movie camera in the mirror @ 2:16

How the cameraman managed to get the 'inside the dance' shots, I don't understand.

Interesting to try to guess at any family relationships, based on the facial resemblances.

That electric guitar was a fairly new model in 1964.
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They could have at least made the cartoons in color.

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Will Abdul ever return?
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He may have ... <cue eerie music>
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I'm sure he would if we put out some hot chocolate. With cookies encased in aspic.
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I can remember seeing that for the first time. And we wanted one so fookin badly.
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Yeah growing up the only video game we got to play was "jiggle the tube in the back of the set" when the TV was on the fritz. BZZZZT! Too bad kid, you lose!
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Then came goatse. . . .

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That was the title to my autobiograpy.

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