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#4553093 - 01/21/21 06:01 PM Our funny and absurd world  
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I assume most of us here are familiar with the Giza Plateau in Egypt?

If not,

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giza_Plateau

Anyway, I was playing around with Google Maps today and discovered that there is a popular McDonald's restaurant located only 2 miles from the iconic pyramids. I wonder what the ancient pharos would think about this? biggrin

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaur...ws-McDonald_s-Giza_Giza_Governorate.html


“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”
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#4553116 - 01/21/21 09:38 PM Re: Our funny and absurd world [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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The Ancient Pharaohs would wonder what idiot built it so far away that it would take a chariot ride to get a big mac and large fries, then have the guy killed.

Edit:
I just checked the trip advisor picture, unfortunately for the guys cat, The Ancient Pharaohs would also get miffed because the menu is in a foreign language.


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#4553118 - 01/21/21 11:26 PM Re: Our funny and absurd world [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Well it could be as safe a bet that the McDonalds will be long gone in time and the Pyramids will still be there..

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#4553121 - 01/21/21 11:39 PM Re: Our funny and absurd world [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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#4553150 - 01/22/21 11:41 AM Re: Our funny and absurd world [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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I guess you have no clue about the dietary restrictions of Islam?


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#4553169 - 01/22/21 01:21 PM Re: Our funny and absurd world [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I thought we were talking about the Ancient Pharaohs?

They probably had no clue about the dietary restrictions of Islam, since it was not yet in vogue.

A world without bacon would be one worth leaving.
NASA seems to be an expensive but useless option, but there is that guy with the
stainless steel rocket, right? (Oops, wrong thread! Dam, getting old is a bi tch!)

#4553182 - 01/22/21 02:07 PM Re: Our funny and absurd world [Re: Sunchaser]  
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Originally Posted by Sunchaser
(Oops, wrong thread! Dam, getting old is a bi tch!)


Yeah man, but so far it still beats the alternative.



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#4553213 - 01/22/21 03:27 PM Re: Our funny and absurd world [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Well, Nixer, it sort of depends on which alternative you mean.

If I pick the getting young is a bit ch one, I am an idiot, (a condition TRB says applies no matter my decision) because getting young is
not a bi tch....well as long as I stopped getting young before dying of young age.

If I pick the getting dead is a bi tch one, I would be right. (a condition TRB says could not possibly ever apply.)

Since we have got a bit off topic, (Ancient Pharaohs, I think it was.) let's see if we can get back on.

Mr. PanzerMeyer, could you please clarify something for us?

When you wrote "ancient pharos" did you refer to those Pharaohs who were really, really old or just any Pharaoh from way way way back in time?
I only ask because, what they thought would probably differ based on their age.

Does anyone wonder what the Sphynx thinks about the whole thing or is he still busy being mad at those Turkish guys
for the botched nose job?

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#4553215 - 01/22/21 03:32 PM Re: Our funny and absurd world [Re: Sunchaser]  
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Originally Posted by Sunchaser


When you wrote "ancient pharos" did you refer to those Pharaohs who were really, really old or just any Pharaoh from way way way back in time?
I only ask because, what they thought would probably differ based on their age.





I was referring to simply any of the ancient pharos who ruled Egypt until those Greeks and then later Romans came over and took over the place. wink


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#4553219 - 01/22/21 03:54 PM Re: Our funny and absurd world [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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OK, thanks. smile
Wait, a minute, I thought the Romans got there first, oh well, learn something new every day, too bad I will probably forget it before dinner.

#4553220 - 01/22/21 03:56 PM Re: Our funny and absurd world [Re: Sunchaser]  
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Originally Posted by Sunchaser
OK, thanks. smile
I thought the Romans got there first, oh well, learn something new every day, too bad I will probably forget it before dinner.


You forgot about a little someone (literally!) named Alexander the Great. biggrin


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#4553223 - 01/22/21 04:18 PM Re: Our funny and absurd world [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Whoa! I barely escaped a rabbit hole.

Went to check who got where first and got caught up in Cleopatra's family tree. (She was actually the 7th Cleo but that's a whole 'nother hole.)

Anyhow, how little was he?

#4553228 - 01/22/21 04:33 PM Re: Our funny and absurd world [Re: Sunchaser]  
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Originally Posted by Sunchaser

Anyhow, how little was he?



Based on what I've read most historians seem to agree that he was between 5"0 and 5"1.


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#4553273 - 01/22/21 08:04 PM Re: Our funny and absurd world [Re: Sunchaser]  
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Originally Posted by Sunchaser
... but that's a whole 'nother hole

(in best 'Archer' voice):
Phrasing.


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#4553281 - 01/22/21 09:00 PM Re: Our funny and absurd world [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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To the pyramid city
Where the sand is brown
And the girls are pretty
Oh, won't you please take me home

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The rusty wire that holds the cork that keeps the anger in
Gives way and suddenly it’s day again
The sun is in the east
Even though the day is done
Two suns in the sunset, hmph
Could be the human race is run
#4553289 - 01/22/21 10:22 PM Re: Our funny and absurd world [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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vonBaur, What archer or is it a who Archer?

Are we talking about a bowman's (those guys who shoot arrows) voice, or that mama's boy secret agent?
(it may also have been an intentional use of the phrase.)

MarkG , good one except your pictorial might not match the poem above it.

I think the poet is referring to Las Vegas, NV, so more appropriate pictures would be of Jackrabbits, (do they live in holes?) or sand mounds under which "relocated" mobsters reside and long, straight highways.

The Egyptian chick holding a pacifier(that baby must be a real porker!) is cool though
and the one holding the cobra harp brings to mind the mamas boy secret agent go to word, "Phrasing"

" Archer ". "You wanna play me hard?"

EDIT:
Thanks for the info PM, you saved me from a trip to DDG and a possible tumble into yet another RH.





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"Just the tip." rofl



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#4553296 - 01/22/21 11:07 PM Re: Our funny and absurd world [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I may have mucked it up a bit since I took control again, but heck, it sure has been fun doing it.



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#4553300 - 01/22/21 11:24 PM Re: Our funny and absurd world [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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"Just the tip."?

Of what, or of where? A finger, (or possibly another body part) a Continent?( that thing Magellan sailed around the "tip" of way back when)

This discussion is getting confusing but still concerns "Our funny and absurd world", therefore must continue.

It has, for me at least, resulted in several trips to the edge of some, probably, very deep rabbit holes which I have skillfully avoided.
(usually the ones I fall into are cat or Eastern European car crash videos.)

Oh!....it is another Archerism! Well, I may be slow but I am not stopped, eh?
(I try but cannot, on occasion, avoid the "eh" (Canadian "eh?", not the old, hard of hearing guy "EH?", TRB had a French Canadian in the woodpile somewhere or when.)

The Weekend, the real one, not that wannabe singer who could not come up with an actually cool name, is upon us, (Phrasing?) so let's see if we can figure out just how "Down the Rabbit Hole" beat out "Down the Gopher Hole" or "Down the Meercat Hole" for use as a reference to losing a lot of time over a given subject.
I blame Jefferson Airplane, they told everyone to "Go ask Alice"....

#4553311 - 01/23/21 12:53 AM Re: Our funny and absurd world [Re: Sunchaser]  
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Originally Posted by Sunchaser
Are we talking about a bowman's (those guys who shoot arrows) voice, or that mama's boy secret agent?

I suspect you knew the answer to that before you asked. Also, while I won't dispute the "mama's boy secret agent" characterization I prefer to think of him as an Inspector Clouseau wannabe, confusing his incredible luck for competence. biggrin


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