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September 26, 2010

Tutankhamun, Holder of Tissue
Posted by Teresa at 04:16 PM *

Tutankhamun, Holder of Tissue.

Comments on Tutankhamun, Holder of Tissue:
#2 ::: Raphael ::: (view all by) ::: September 26, 2010, 04:23 PM:

Who buys that stuff? Are there really people who hate ancient Egypt that much?

#3 ::: Syd ::: (view all by) ::: September 26, 2010, 04:31 PM:

Oh. My. Ghod. One of the scarier things I've seen recently...

#4 ::: JennR ::: (view all by) ::: September 26, 2010, 04:33 PM:

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.

#5 ::: lightning ::: (view all by) ::: September 26, 2010, 04:40 PM:

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.

#6 ::: Xopher ::: (view all by) ::: September 26, 2010, 04:49 PM:

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.

#7 ::: Mary Arrr ::: (view all by) ::: September 26, 2010, 05:02 PM:

I must admit the Easter Island Statue tissue box tempted me. Amazon is prompting me that there is a King Kong one as well.

#8 ::: Mary Arrr ::: (view all by) ::: September 26, 2010, 05:06 PM:

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.

#9 ::: Earl Cooley III ::: (view all by) ::: September 26, 2010, 05:08 PM:

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....

#10 ::: Patrick Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: September 27, 2010, 01:24 PM:

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.

#11 ::: Bruce Arthurs ::: (view all by) ::: September 27, 2010, 03:01 PM:

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!

#12 ::: Jon Baker ::: (view all by) ::: September 27, 2010, 04:52 PM:

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.

#13 ::: Larry Brennan ::: (view all by) ::: September 29, 2010, 02:02 AM:


King Tut's odd, but I'd actually consider the Moai for the guest bathroom.

#14 ::: Serge ::: (view all by) ::: September 29, 2010, 05:36 AM:

When people say 'King Tut', I think not of Steve Martin, but of Victor Buono.

#15 ::: Ginger ::: (view all by) ::: September 29, 2010, 09:43 AM:

Bruce Arthurs @ 11: I like how you think.

#16 ::: Angiportus ::: (view all by) ::: September 30, 2010, 10:41 PM:

At least they didn't try to come up with a cover for the home circumcision kit.

#17 ::: Syd ::: (view all by) ::: October 01, 2010, 02:56 AM:

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...

#18 ::: [спам удален] ::: (view all by) ::: October 16, 2010, 08:05 PM:

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#19 ::: Xopher видит СПАМ (SPAM) ::: (view all by) ::: October 16, 2010, 08:42 PM:

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."

#20 ::: Erik Nelson ::: (view all by) ::: October 16, 2010, 11:48 PM:

stick close to your desk and never go to sea
and you all may be spammers sending mail so free

#21 ::: James D. Macdonald ::: (view all by) ::: October 17, 2010, 12:51 AM:

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

#22 ::: Syd ::: (view all by) ::: October 17, 2010, 01:38 AM:

Hyperlocal news: reader reads James D. Macdonald's @21, applauds enthusiastically.

#23 ::: Mary Aileen ::: (view all by) ::: October 17, 2010, 09:38 AM:

See, now *this* is why I always read the spam-spotting notices.

#24 ::: Serge ::: (view all by) ::: October 17, 2010, 09:51 AM:

Xopher... The Universal Translator went on the blink again?

#25 ::: Fragano Ledgister ::: (view all by) ::: October 17, 2010, 09:57 AM:

G & S win again!

#26 ::: Xopher ::: (view all by) ::: October 18, 2010, 04:20 AM:

Serge - that stitchery connecting cloths likely.

#27 ::: Danika Zoe ::: (view all by) ::: July 20, 2011, 12:06 AM:

Anti-spam patrol!

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!

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