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D'oh, it's Homer McSimpson! Stunned Scottish couple unearth '800-year-old' stone head
Daily Mail ^ | 12/25/11 | Charles Walford

Posted on 12/25/2011 10:51:11 AM PST by Nachum

Whoever carved the statue would not have had TV's favourite cartoon anti-hero in mind - but there is no doubting the resemblance of this stone head to Homer Simpson

It was found by Rosalind and Donald McIntyre when they were clearing the bottom of their garden at their home in Fife, Scotland, earlier this year.

The couple were working in their garden when Mrs McIntyre picked up the head.

She took it to St Andrews Museum, and the discovery has been referred to the National Committee for Carved Stones of Scotland.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: doh; godsgravesglyphs; gunsgravesglyphs; homer; mcsimpson; scottish
Full title: D'oh, it's Homer McSimpson! Stunned Scottish couple unearth '800-year-old' stone head in their garden... and it looks like the sage of Springfield

Mmmmm donuts....

1 posted on 12/25/2011 10:51:15 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Maybe the ancient version of Bart cut off the head to impress the bullies ala the episode of Jebediah Springfield.


2 posted on 12/25/2011 10:53:39 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Nachum

Super old do’h !


3 posted on 12/25/2011 10:54:31 AM PST by CORedneck
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To: Nachum

Just as I thought... clearly plagiarism. ;^)


4 posted on 12/25/2011 10:54:32 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Santorum..., are you giving it some thought? I knew you would.)
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To: Nachum; SunkenCiv

You can “carbon date” a rock?


5 posted on 12/25/2011 10:56:58 AM PST by Salamander (I'm your pain.....)
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To: Nachum

Fakefakefakefakefake......these are the same grifters who had the mushroom that looked like Bart Simpson. Turns out it was a truffle.....and it looked more like Kathy Griffin.


6 posted on 12/25/2011 10:57:57 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Nachum

It’s the Piltdown Homer!


7 posted on 12/25/2011 11:00:48 AM PST by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: Salamander
You can “carbon date” a rock?

Yes, but you can't tune a fish ;)

8 posted on 12/25/2011 11:13:42 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: Nachum

It’s like a cartoon version of the ending of the Planet of the Apes.


9 posted on 12/25/2011 11:15:38 AM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Nachum

Looks like Homer got run over by a team of horses.


10 posted on 12/25/2011 11:18:24 AM PST by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Hunton Peck

No, no, it's Homer after his fight with Drederick Tatum!

11 posted on 12/25/2011 11:22:49 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Nachum; Clintonfatigued; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Perdogg; GOPsterinMA; ...

“Artefact” for “artifact” is not a UK alternate spelling I was aware of.


12 posted on 12/25/2011 11:26:54 AM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

;]

13 posted on 12/25/2011 11:26:59 AM PST by Salamander (I'm your pain.....)
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To: Salamander

LOL!

Merry Christmas!


14 posted on 12/25/2011 11:28:08 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: autumnraine

Like this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMnG3gOqigE&feature=related


15 posted on 12/25/2011 11:28:32 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Same to you, Ron.

:)


16 posted on 12/25/2011 11:29:50 AM PST by Salamander (I'm your pain.....)
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To: Nachum

LOLOL


17 posted on 12/25/2011 11:33:30 AM PST by Salamander (I'm your pain.....)
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To: chris37

Drederick looks to be in pretty good shape for an octocentenarian!


18 posted on 12/25/2011 11:33:30 AM PST by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: SunkenCiv

PING


19 posted on 12/25/2011 11:35:26 AM PST by stockpirate (Romney and Ann Coulture are Big Government socialists, just like other republican elites.)
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To: Hunton Peck

He can’t be an octocentenarian.

He’s only got *2* arms.

:)


20 posted on 12/25/2011 11:37:18 AM PST by Salamander (I'm your pain.....)
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To: Salamander

Luminescense dating most likely.


21 posted on 12/25/2011 11:38:36 AM PST by JimSEA (The future ain't what it used to be.)
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To: Salamander

Homer probably thought there were at least twelve...


22 posted on 12/25/2011 11:43:07 AM PST by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Impy

“Artefact” is an older spelling of the word; I thought that it was obsolete, but maybe not in Blighty.


23 posted on 12/25/2011 11:59:21 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: Nachum

They’re just looking for some doh......


24 posted on 12/25/2011 12:01:58 PM PST by Red Badger (Every child should have a meadow to play in..............)
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To: Nachum

"Aye, there's only room for one Scotsman around here!"

25 posted on 12/25/2011 12:03:11 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Nachum
It's the ancient Druidic "Doh!" worship.


26 posted on 12/25/2011 12:07:47 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: Nachum
Homer must have had quite an Odyssey. Scotland or Bust

27 posted on 12/25/2011 12:21:44 PM PST by Waverunner (I'd like to welcome our new overlords, say hello to my little friend)
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To: Nachum

That stone looks awful clean to have been buried all those years. My first thought was maybe it was a caricature of a Pict, but since it doesn’t appear antiquated, I’m not too sure about it.


28 posted on 12/25/2011 12:30:15 PM PST by Dysart
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To: Dysart

The problem is it was all mossy when they found it and, unthinkingly, they cleaned it up before bringing it in.

All washed and wire-brushed. I don’t know how any lab could get around that.

Microscopic nooks and crannies?


29 posted on 12/25/2011 12:51:43 PM PST by sinanju
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To: Dysart
Video Of Authentic Pictish Stones
30 posted on 12/25/2011 12:52:46 PM PST by Dysart
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To: sinanju

Oh, I didn’t read that they’d scrubbed away any clues. How unfortunate.


31 posted on 12/25/2011 12:55:18 PM PST by Dysart
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To: Waverunner

*groan* Ye gads! I think I’m going to be Iliad..


32 posted on 12/25/2011 12:56:09 PM PST by null and void (Day 1068 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Nachum

My first thought—a rainspout gargoyle from a church. Carving them gave the masons a little humor therapy...is it hollow, and could water run out its mouth?


33 posted on 12/25/2011 1:09:22 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Nachum

Since it hasn’t been tested - why is it even described as ‘800’ years old?????????

Or have the couple and reporters already determined it is related to the 13th Century Church?


34 posted on 12/25/2011 2:07:15 PM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason..)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

“Yes, but you can’t tune a fish ;) “
Why not?
It has scales!
;0)


35 posted on 12/25/2011 4:15:22 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: Nachum; Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!; JoeProBono

It was buried right next to the Cardiff giant.


36 posted on 12/25/2011 4:35:19 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Since Obama's only challengers in 2012 are in the GOP debates, include him the next 15.)
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To: a fool in paradise

37 posted on 12/25/2011 4:45:33 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN

ROTF......Merry Christmas!


38 posted on 12/25/2011 4:51:20 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: Nachum

39 posted on 12/25/2011 4:55:55 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Merry Christmas to you, too!
;0)


40 posted on 12/25/2011 5:37:30 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN

Ditto with a ping to a nice thread:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2824907/posts


41 posted on 12/25/2011 5:42:59 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Awww..
Thanks!
I LOVE happy endings!


42 posted on 12/25/2011 7:02:29 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: Salamander; stockpirate; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks Salamander and stockpirate. The only way to get a carbon date from this would have been the organic materials caked on the outside, but it appears that they cleaned the whole thing off first. The guess in the article -- gargoyle from a demolished medieval church -- sounds like the source of the date given the artifact. To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


43 posted on 12/26/2011 11:58:33 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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I’ve got a funny Homer look-a-like pic, but would get banned if I posted it. The original poster on the board where I stole it was, LOL!


44 posted on 12/26/2011 12:14:57 PM PST by IYellAtMyTV (Je t'aime, faire du bruit comme le cochon.)
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To: SunkenCiv; Slings and Arrows

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and Homer loves donuts.

In fact, that is the most advanced case of Donut Eye I've ever seen.

45 posted on 12/26/2011 2:41:55 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Islam: A Satanically Transmitted Disease spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus)
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To: ApplegateRanch

I’m putting this one down as a hoax. The style looks a bit too modern, IMHO.


46 posted on 12/28/2011 7:40:05 AM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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