Category Archives: Humor

The Mouse becomes Vizier in Ancient Egypt

Originally posted on DIANABUJA'S BLOG: Africa, The Middle East, Agriculture, History and Culture:
Revised 23 May 2014   Examples of hieroglyphic (top) and the same text in hieratic (bottom). Source –               http://www.schillerinstitute.org…

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Structurally Reinforced Meatloaf and WMD Spaghetti, from Simon Bao

Last night I was thinking about my old e.friend Simon Bao and his hilarious posts celebrating Vietnamese/American cuisine mixups. While I have lost the original tale, this morning I did find a reposting of one of Simon/s tales! Although this … Continue reading

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Friday Funnies: The Holidays!

Since I will most likely be teaching at Hope-Burundi University this coming year, a few academic funnies about the holidays seem in order:

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Friday Funnies – On Friday!!

Have a wonderful weekend – we are, here by the Lake!!

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The Mouse becomes Vizier in Ancient Egypt

Revised 23 May 2014   Tales of mice and cats, such as the following, were popular in ancient Egypt. They were generally written in Middle Egyptian hieratic, which is a cursive form of hieroglyphic.  These texts are excellent exercises for aspiring scribes (or, as … Continue reading

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