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Bacchus
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posted 15 November 2005 11:50 AM      Profile for Bacchus     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Ancient advertising strategies Dec 7, 7-9pm at the ROM
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Tommy Shanks
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posted 15 November 2005 12:05 PM      Profile for Tommy Shanks     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Did you know that, on the base of one of the columns in the hypostyle hall at the Temple of Amon someone carved "Amun-her-wenemef's for the best in leeks, onions, garlic, cucumbers, lettuce, cabbage, radishes, and raphanus".
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Mr. Magoo
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posted 15 November 2005 12:14 PM      Profile for Mr. Magoo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Other little-known fact: a labourer named Metsohep tried to sue Amun-her-wenemef for a dozen clay pots of myrrh, claiming that Amun-her-wenemef made him obese. The Hammurabic code was quickly changed to "An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth, but nary a thimble of sand if you're too fat".

Metsohep later claimed he found a human finger in his millet, but when this claim was proven false, he was left in the desert, his body picked clean by scarabs.


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oldgoat
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posted 15 November 2005 12:21 PM      Profile for oldgoat     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Actually, the lecture is just a come-on for selling time share condos in Gommorah.
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Américain Égalitaire
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posted 15 November 2005 12:23 PM      Profile for Américain Égalitaire   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by oldgoat:
Actually, the lecture is just a come-on for selling time share condos in Gommorah.

I though Pat Robertson's folks had cornered the market on those.


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ronb
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posted 15 November 2005 12:25 PM      Profile for ronb     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Then there was John the Baptist, creative director of the short-lived agency Brand Builderness From The Wilderness who cut short his career with his ill-advised quip "The House of Herod are crap at advertising. They're too effeminate."
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skdadl
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Hephaestion
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posted 15 November 2005 02:36 PM      Profile for Hephaestion   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by oldgoat:

Actually, the lecture is just a come-on for selling time share condos in Gommorah.


Well, we have a pretty good idea of what the Sodomites were reputed to have spent their spare time doing, but what was the Gommorahanians' favourite pasttime that got them such a bad reputation? Drinking out of the milk amphora without using a chalice?

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