Monday, December 6, 2010

Mummy, Mummy!








That last post left, shall I say, a bad taste in my mouth. But I couldn't help it. I was watching a National Geographic special (God knows how old; most of them are at least 15 years out of date) about "bog mummies", poor sods who couldn't com-peat in the real world, so were either murdered for sport, or executed for crime. Their bodies were then heaved into the quagmire of the bogs.

Some of these guys are creepouts: parts of their bodies are incredibly well-preserved. But it's haphazard. One poor guy is only 1/2" thick, with his skeleton the thickness of your fingernail. Others are so lifelike, you can still see their facial expressions after 3000 years. Sorta like Pompeii and all that stuff.
Altogether more lifelike than Burt.

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  1. Burt crept out...again and again...

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  2. Much as the bog mummies had a high "ick" factor, Burt is more of an "ewwwwwwww". That's because it's self-inflicted. He really seems to think he looks better with his face hauled up like Lyndon Johnson lifting up his dog by the ears. I think he walks six inches off the ground. Kenny Rogers is no better, and is now unrecognizable. This is self-improvement??

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