Go to Making Light's front page.
Forward to next post: Search strings Google doesn’t like
Subscribe (via RSS) to this post's comment thread. (What does this mean? Here's a quick introduction.)
Tutankhamun, Holder of Tissue.
Who buys that stuff? Are there really people who hate ancient Egypt that much?
Oh. My. Ghod. One of the scarier things I've seen recently...
heh. I've seen those in the Toscano catalog for years, and always wondered who would buy them. I guess the answer is "very few people", if they've now resorted to selling them on eBay.
Well, I guess King T got his immortality, of a sort. Probably not what he had in mind.
I can understand SF stories where some Personage from the past is brought into the modern world and promptly goes insane.
I remember seeing a picture of a JFK/RFK ashtray. Stub out your cigarettes in the faces of the Kennedy brothers!
That was in a book called Star Spangled Kitsch, IIRC.
I must admit the Easter Island Statue tissue box tempted me. Amazon is prompting me that there is a King Kong one as well.
I didn't go far enough down the google list. Here are 17 Unique and Creative Tissue Box Covers. Some are creative, but the Shakespeare one is merely unique.
Xopher #6: I remember seeing a picture of a JFK/RFK ashtray. Stub out your cigarettes in the faces of the Kennedy brothers!
On the other hand....
Obviously, this post and the next one were meant to be Particles. Accidents happen; since people have begun to post comments, we'll leave them as they are, with their comment sections open.
This makes me wonder: Did the Egyptians have anatomical models of heads for students of mummification, wherewith one could practice scooping out brains thru the nose?
Take this tissue-box cover, without the tissue, combine with one of those Human-Brain jello molds and a long narrow spoon (I recall my family had one meant for fetching the last marschino cherry from the bottom of a jar; that might be suitable) and have at it. Great project for a Family Night!
Huh. Good thought for a tissue box for the bathroom on Passover.
Ha, Ancient Egyptians, you enslaved us 3500 years ago; God took us out of Egypt from the house of bondage, with a strong hand and an outstretched arm; and now you're fit for holding our bum-wipes.
King Tut's odd, but I'd actually consider the Moai for the guest bathroom.
When people say 'King Tut', I think not of Steve Martin, but of Victor Buono.
Bruce Arthurs @ 11: I like how you think.
At least they didn't try to come up with a cover for the home circumcision kit.
Serge @14: Me, too. Which set up rather a lot of cognitive dissonance once I found out more about Tut. For some reason, the mild-mannered-history-prof setup for the character never really worked for me.
But Vic did some nice scenery chewing...
[posted from 18.104.22.168]
Google translate says "A genius, confined to a bureaucratic desk, must die or go crazy, just like a man with a powerful physique with a sedentary life and modest behavior is dying of apoplexy."
stick close to your desk and never go to sea
and you all may be spammers sending mail so free
When I was a lad I served a term
As a 'prentice spammer for a Russian firm
I sent my comments on a nightly spree
And I posted every message from a false IP.
Those false IPs served me so well
That now I am a spammer for the devil in Hell
Those false IPs served him so well
That now he is a spammer for the Devil in Hell
Hyperlocal news: reader reads James D. Macdonald's @21, applauds enthusiastically.
See, now *this* is why I always read the spam-spotting notices.
Xopher... The Universal Translator went on the blink again?
G & S win again!
Serge - that stitchery connecting cloths likely.
I'm not quite sure if I'm glad that the Tutankhamun tissue box cover link is dead. There's that B-movie-enjoying side of me that wishes she could see it.
Relatedly, there's a special exhibition of Ancient Egyptian artefacts (including some of Tutankhamun's) at my local museum that I've yet to go see. Whee!