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Saturday, June 16, 2007

Off to see King Tut

No, not that guy. This guy:

(Though I don't think he was quite that pale.)

Today Karen, Max and I are off to the city of my birth, Philadelphia, to take in a little culture. That's right, we're headed to the Franklin Institute to see the Egyptian King Tutankhamen relic exhibit. I love the Franklin Institute due to it's focus on technology rather than natural history, but I actually haven't been there since I was a kid. I distinctly remember hand-cranking an Edison light bulb to life, and being fascinated by the huge Foucault Pendulum (video HERE) by the staircase. Maybe they'll even have some electric fans!

The gift shop is loaded with Tut goodies... I was thinking maybe THIS would be nice to have. What's that? HOW MUCH? Never mind. Maybe some of this $40 a pound chocolate? Nah. My torso is bloated enough as it is. Waitaminnit! I gotta have THIS! Yep, that's just the thing. I can wear it while blissing out on THIS. See what you learn by going to museums? I didn't even know that the ancient Egyptians had recording devices. Too cool. Sounds like a plan. See you all later.



At 6/15/2007 11:38 PM, Blogger Jesse said...

When I was a young man I never thought I'd see people stand in line just to see the boy king... (Golden idols! He's an Egyptian!)

(Some of the youngsters might not get that. To them I say GET OFF MY LAWN.)

At 6/16/2007 6:04 AM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

Now when I die
don’t think I’m a nut
don’t want no fancy funeral
Just one like ole king Tut!

I think I still have that 45 around here somewhere...

At 6/16/2007 7:00 AM, Blogger Craig(Box13) said...

Could of won a grammy
Buried in his Jammies.

Craig Box13

At 6/16/2007 8:32 AM, Blogger Craig(Box13) said...

Now that song is going through my head here's the lyrics for all you "Youngsters"

Artist - Steve Martin
Album - Various Songs
Lyrics - King Tut

King Tut (King Tut)
Now when he was a young man,
He never thought he'd see
People stand in line to see the boy king.

(King Tut) How'd you get so funky?
(funky Tut) Did you do the monkey?
Born in Arizona,
Moved to Babylonia (king Tut).

(king Tut) Now, if I'd known
they'd line up just to see him,
I'd trade in all my money
And bought me a museum. (king Tut)

Buried with a donkey (funky Tut)
He's my favorite honkey!
Born in Arizona,
Moved to Babylonia (king Tut)

Dancin' by the Nile, (Disco Tut)
The ladies love his style, (boss Tut)
Rockin' for a mile (rockin' Tut)
He ate a crocodile.

He gave his life for tourism.
Golden idol!
He's an Egyptian
They're sellin' you.

Now, when I die,
now don't think I'm a nut,
don't want no fancy funeral,
Just one like ole king Tut. (king Tut)

He coulda won a Grammy,
Buried in his Jammies,
Born in Arizona, moved to Babylonia,
He was born in Arizona, got a condo made of stone-a,
King Tut!

Craig Box13


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