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Ancient Greek Sculpture "depicts laptop - proof of time travel"

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Bob Clayton, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton My P doesn’t have flats or tort Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    ... or at least that's what the conspiracy theorists say..


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  2. pedroims


    Dec 19, 2007
    Looks like a chocolote box to me :)
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  3. RustyAxe


    Jul 8, 2008
    Some people will believe anything ...
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  4. ONYX


    Apr 14, 2000
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  5. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Lord, people are stupid. It's a wax tablet. Ancient Greeks and Romans used them for temporary writings that weren't worth committing to parchment. Its presence on a tomb sculpture indicates the woman was literate. The attendant is bring her mistress a written message to read, perhaps from an absent husband, or perhaps a draft of a poem or something. The conspiracy theorists try to argue it can't be that because it's too thin (it isn't), because she's looking at the top tablet like a laptop screen (people would write on all surfaces of the tablet), and because she doesn't have a stylus (she's reading, not writing).

    But what about the "USB ports?" USB ports are rectangular, not circular. If the artist was paying enough attention to detail for the thickness of the object to matter, surely they would have gotten that detail correct. Actually, there's a very obvious reason for those two holes.


    The slab of limestone wasn't thick enough at that point to get the complete depth needed for the attendant's hand holding the tablet. So the sculptor drilled two holes and used pegs to attach the rest of the hand (now lost). Alternatively, it may be a repair if the original carving of the hand broke off. But they are quite clearly peg holes.

    The real interest of a piece like this is that it is evidence of the prestige associated with women's literacy, which is important since we have so few surviving writings from female authors in this period.
  6. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    If that's a laptop that's travelled through time then Nicolas Cage is an immortal vampire.
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  7. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Even eerier is that the girl handing it to her appears to have a baby Cthulhu on her head.
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  8. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Also apparently back then chickens were integral parts of chairs and were used to hold up the armrest of a chair. Makes sense because if the chicken dies the chairs not broken - you just get another chicken.
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  9. 48thStreetCustom


    Nov 30, 2005
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  10. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    That's not a chicken, that's an eagle. Clearly a shrink ray has been used on it, which proves that aliens gave the Greeks shrink-ray technology as well as laptops.
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  11. GIBrat51

    GIBrat51 Innocent as the day is long Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2013
    Lost Wages, Nevada
    You know... I'm getting really tired of having to spend my remaining years in a world where people with an actual, working brain, have to spend their time refuting ridiculous, inane drivel like this. Time travel?? Lap tops in ancient Greece?? Yeah, right... probably brought to her by an alien spaceship, and hand delivered by Elvis, too...:rollno:
  12. ONYX


    Apr 14, 2000
    For those who are truly interested in this subject, I recommend some light reading:

    cotg. gfos.
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  13. 200_s.

    And why is it always current technology in all this time travel conspiracy stuff? I want to see some cool future tech stuff, not someone's crumby old Toshiba Satellite.
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  14. mrpackerguy

    mrpackerguy Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Madison, Wisconsin
    "Look mama what I found inside the round shiny thing in the woods! There are cryptic symbols inside it that seem to be men with strange names like Shredder Maximus and Onyx and Bob Clayton and pictures of large 4 stringed lutes. Mommy, what's a 'Bob Clayton?'"
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  15. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Well, you don't HAVE to refute it. You can ignore it. But sometimes refuting it is kinda fun.
  16. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Hey now. Your coherent, concise logical expression of thought is not welcome here.

    Take 'at faintsee book lernin' sumairz else!
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  17. ONYX


    Apr 14, 2000
    Why do you have to talk to us like we're a bunch of drummers? :whistle:
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  18. :rollno:...this conspiracy thing..I don't know what people are thinking....

    It's clear that no ruling body has ever secretly done something.

    No scientific projects have ever been started without the public's knowledge...

    No secret experiments have ever been done on the public without their consent...

    There has never been anything done that was classified top-secret....

    There are no organisations that the public isn't allowed to be part of....

    Nothing done historically was ever proved later to be clandestine and covert....

    There were never any secret assassinations...

    No toppling of any ruling body or force was ever planned covertly....

    :rollno::rollno::rollno:...where do you people get your ideas?
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