Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Snakes with ears


Alas and alack.
I miss my Froopert :(
I'm getting like the Count!
I wonder how her fisherman training is going?

Anyhow, on to more serious matters.
Look at this picture. Did the ancient Egyptians really have snakes with ears? Bunny ears at that? Wow. They must be extinct, surely. Or National Geographic - a favorite of Ratnesh's mother, would surely have had a documentary on it.

I went to the British Museum last autumn and viewed a few artifacts... This caught my eye, being a lover of nature and animals and all that good stuff. I wonder what happened to the bunny eared snakes...

In this picture, you can see under the real rabbit's paws, an ancient Egyptian tv antenna. Very interesting indeed.

We are always being fooled by our own feelings of superiority to the ancient civilisations and then end up realising we are not all that great.
This is another example - These people had TVs so many thousands of years ago.

I dearly love museums and as you can see - I always come out smarter than when I went in!
:D

Frooples.

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11 comments:

Count Ruprecht said...

Oh my soon to be sister-in-law! You feel my pain as I do! Let us support each other in this barren time. We both need our Froopert in our lives, in order to survive.

Let us plead with her to give up her schemes of becoming a fisherman and return to her home. From there, as soon as I get my pills, I shall lead her in state to the marriage altar.
Let us console each other and endeavor to retrieve our lost sheep!

Yours in brotherly love and affection,
Count Ruprecht.

Frooples & Froopert said...

Count,
Your sentiments are truly touching...
(wth?)
I will endeavour to console u from a distance, but I strongly believe Froopert is suited to be a fisherman - it suits her personality...
I will not in any way, try to stop her from trying to fulfill her life's ambition.
Please try to bear up Count, she'll be back in a few short days - or nights, in your case...

with the greatest sympathy and confusion,
Froopert

ratnesh mudda said...

AYE, THIS IS RATNESH MUDDA. THEM EGIP THINGS REAL NISE gyul!
ay ay, look i get the small letters. i wonder what i preSS. OH SHOOT, THEY COME BACK.
I HOPE YOU AND THAT COUNT FELLA ENT CRYIN TO MUCH. SHE GO COME BAC JUSS NOW.
ok, i gone eh gyul.

koszin Buck said...

Hey liddle lady,
Dis hair is yur couszn Buck.
Dem dere Egyip drawins is reeel spechul looking. i reeely likes them.

Iz shure Earl kin whittle out dem thingz on a nice peece uv mohagonee.
Wen hez finish wit Ratnesh ma's teet, i'll be aksing him to made up some of dem drawins.

Couzin Buck.

Frooples & Froopert said...

Cousin Buck,
I'm sure Earl can whittle the hieroglyphics onto a nice piece of mahogany. I would love to see the finished product. Ratnesh's mother's wooden teeth are really taking up his time! I hope they turn out ok.

Nice to see you are enjoying the blog.
see you around.
Frooples

Ratnesh. said...

This is Ratnesh.
Dem thing iz writing? They looking like drawins. I fine they stupid looking. How anybodi can read that kinda doltishnes. *steups*
You better doh bother to go in no muzeum nah - you gettin more stupid!
But anyhow, u was always more stupid than Froopert - she smart.

Doh tell meh mudda i here eh.
Ratnesh

Frooples & Froopert said...

Thank you Ratnesh,
Your comments are so indicative of your level of erudition. I genuinely feel for you my boy.
I do hope you find a way to augment your meagre education and perhaps learn some manners.
Dare to dream.
Frooples

Kadhine said...

You went to the British Museum?
I've been to London a few times but never had the chance to visit the BM.
I did go to the V&A a few times!
I LOVE museums too - we should meet up and go together :)
Kadhine

Sophie said...

Nice photos Frooples,
they really do look like snakes with ears! I wonder what they mean...

lind.baba said...

Very nice Frooples.

Abi said...

Yeah Froops very nice! Glad you come out smarter than when you went in.