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Jackeens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-28-09 08:53 AM
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PHOTO The New Tutankhamun of the World? O......kay.


A souvenir shop-owner displays a recently-made metal plaque for sale to tourists reading "Obama, New Tutankhamun of the World", in the Khan el-Khalili market area of Cairo, Egypt Thursday, May 28, 2009, ahead of President Barack Obama's planned June 4 speech in Cairo on U.S. relations with the Muslim world. The sign refers to Tutankhamun who was one of the last Pharaohs of Egypt's 18th Dynasty and ruled during a crucial, turmoil-filled period in Egyptian history. Hieroglyphics at base of plaque were claimed by the vendor to spell the name "Obama".
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-28-09 08:58 AM
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1. Good sign, considering that Obama has his lowest ME rating in Egypt.....
last I read, he was at 35% approval!
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geiger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-28-09 08:59 AM
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2. wow.
wow.
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Liberal In Texas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-28-09 09:13 AM
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3. What an odd comparison. Tut was 9 years old when he became pharaoh
and died at 19 possibly from an infection that set in after an accident that broke a thigh bone. The very young king was run by his advisers and notably restored the old gods turning away from monotheism.

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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-28-09 09:17 AM
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6. But they're pop icons..........
ya know?



http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_tvFOhu18Osg/Ry5IAtIUqMI/AAAAAAAAAZc/-4tiDX0EGLY/s320/Obama+Tut+copy.jpg

(and here's an interesting read that I dont know that I agree with, but it's still interesting)
http://www.powerofprophecy.com/092008/black_pharaoh.htm
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Liberal In Texas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-28-09 09:21 AM
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8. LOL. It's amusing and totally over the top. n/t
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-28-09 10:29 AM
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10. Check out one of my guilty pleasures....
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HopeOverFear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-28-09 02:12 PM
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15. That's one of my favorite blogs nm
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Thothmes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-29-09 05:50 AM
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27. Some data indicates he may have been murdered.
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Liberal In Texas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-29-09 06:18 AM
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29. That theory was put out back in the earlier part of the 20th century, but more recent MRIs
and a better understanding of how the bodies were mummified have led to the accident/infection theory. I learned something by going to the King Tut exhibit a couple of weeks ago. LOL.

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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-28-09 09:14 AM
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4. I have this theory that you can Google "Obama" and ANY OTHER WORD in the English Language ....
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Jackeens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-28-09 09:17 AM
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5. You're absolutely right! I tried Obama and potato.....


:shrug:
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-28-09 09:19 AM
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7. I'm tellin ya.....
.... any word in the English language ........ I'd venture to guess you'd even get a few results with something in Celtic.
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Jackeens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-28-09 09:23 AM
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9. :-)


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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-28-09 10:30 AM
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11. lol, see? NT
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-28-09 02:18 PM
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16. Ok, you're right. I typed Obama & Dildo...


:o
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-28-09 09:07 PM
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24. Ok now THAT I didn't need to see......
.... but do they have a Biden one? (har har)
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Jackeens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-28-09 09:16 PM
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25. That's absolutely disgusting
Do you have a link?

And do they accept Visa?
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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-28-09 10:32 AM
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12. OK, that picture is a little too Yul Brenner-esque for me
Edited on Thu May-28-09 10:33 AM by AspenRose
"So it was written - so it shall be done!"

LOL! :rofl:

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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-28-09 10:55 AM
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13. lol, how can ANYTHING be TOO Yul Brynnerish?
The man was hot! ........ Not quite Joe Biden hot, but hot none the less!
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Number23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-29-09 03:26 AM
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26. Wrong! I tried "Obama" and "kangaroo" and got this
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otohara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-28-09 11:17 AM
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14. I Met An Egyptian Guy Recently
and asked if the Egyptians were excited or not so much about Obama's visit. He said they are very excited and he is well liked.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-28-09 02:25 PM
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17. King Tut! Does anybody
rememeber Steve Martin doing his King Tut schtick? No? oh well:D
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Liberal In Texas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-28-09 03:12 PM
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18. "He had a condo made of stone-a..."
I wanted to find it and play it again after going to the King Tut exhibit a couple of weeks ago, but I think it's buried in our stack of vinyl somewhere.

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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-28-09 03:37 PM
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19. Somehow that left a lasting
impression on me..lol! King Tut!
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Liberal In Texas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-28-09 03:54 PM
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20. You made me go look...here's the original performance on SNL from 1978....
Edited on Thu May-28-09 03:54 PM by Liberal In Texas
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-28-09 08:01 PM
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23. 1978! Thanks for digging
that up, Liberal in Texas! I just got home so I'll take few to unwind before I view it:fistbump: King TUT!
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-28-09 04:12 PM
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21. Does Steve Martin have an "Obama" song in the works? No, wait! I get it now...!
King Tut when he died buried all the slaves he owned. Obama has also PWNED and buried quite a few lesser beings along the way.

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ClarkUSA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-29-09 06:04 AM
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28. Will the smell of sour grapes ever go away?
Guess not.


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Flying Dream Blues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-28-09 04:15 PM
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22. OMG, I want that! And won't this set the nutters off? nt
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