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(Boing Boing)   Researchers find "The Human Centipede"+"The Mummy" mashup in Scotland   (boingboing.net ) divider line
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3466 clicks; posted to Geek » on 09 Jul 2012 at 8:28 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-07-09 05:03:50 PM  
Well Brendan Fraser has been sucking ass for a while...

/Still love him, but most of his movies are trash
 
2012-07-09 05:37:48 PM  
It was a couple of hundred years between mummification and internment, perhaps the people that found the bones just put them together in the best way they could figure out.
 
2012-07-09 08:41:43 PM  
From TFA: A mismatched jaw was one clue and DNA tests confirmed scientists' suspicions.

I first read that as "mismatched jew".

/got nuttin'
 
2012-07-09 08:43:33 PM  
That movie is wrong in so many ways, and I've just seen snapshots.

Like, if the director were a kid in high school, and he were writing that screenplay in his daily journal assignments, I'd block him from entering the school without undergoing psychiatric evaluation.
 
rpl
2012-07-09 09:01:18 PM  
Well of course they'd need a replacement head for the body of a Highlander... Sheesh.
 
2012-07-09 09:02:46 PM  
Frankenstein's Monster. DUH.
 
2012-07-09 09:08:41 PM  
Two crappy movies buried together?
 
2012-07-09 09:10:36 PM  
A cynical theory, study author (and University of Manchester biomedical archaeologist Terry) Brown said, assumes that the Bronze Age people of Cladh Hallan were just eminently practical: "Maybe the head dropped off and they got another head to stick on."

Another possibility is that the merging was deliberate, to create a symbolic ancestor that literally embodied traits from multiple lineages.


The cynical theory seems much more plausible than the second theory.
 
2012-07-09 09:40:44 PM  
How do you say "Put the lotion in the basket" to emulate a Scottish brogue?
 
2012-07-09 09:46:26 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Well Brendan Fraser has been sucking ass for a while...

/Still love him, but most of his movies are trash


He coulda been the next Harrison Ford action hero after how he did in The Mummy 1 and 2.

/too bad they stopped there
 
2012-07-09 09:54:15 PM  
Cuttlefish and asparagus or vanilla paste?
 
2012-07-10 04:07:09 AM  

TeDDD: Frankenstein's Monster. DUH.


Here's a head-burster: is it possible to clone Frankenstein's Monster?
 
2012-07-10 05:28:03 AM  
The Egyptians used to cobble together pieces of humans and animals to create mummies that had aspects of some of their gods. But I doubt that the Egyptians influenced the Scots in any meaningful way. But there was another influence: The Inuits (Eskimos).

The Scots and the Inuits had intermittent contact with each other. The Scots called the Inuits 'selkies' (were-seals) because of their seal skin kayaks. Because of environmental changes, over time, the Scots and the Inuits had less and less contact with each other. But we do know from DNA sampling that Scots and Inuits did marry each on occasion.

Inuit shaman sometimes made a kind of "Frankenstein" golem. They were made from both human and animal parts and sometimes from dead children. These Tupilaq were brought to life through sexual intercourse, and after being granted life, it was set adrift at sea where it would then hunt down and kill whoever the shaman desired. Sometimes though, the Tupilaq would turn around and kill it's creator.

The only sure way to get rid of a Tupilaq is to make the Tupilaq's creator confess to his evil deed in public.
 
2012-07-10 08:38:32 AM  
dl.dropbox.com

/could be worse
 
2012-07-10 09:02:52 AM  

TV's Vinnie: TeDDD: Frankenstein's Monster. DUH.

Here's a head-burster: is it possible to clone Frankenstein's Monster?


As far as I'm concerned, that one's simple. Whichever donor part you took the genetic material from-- arm, leg, head-- that'd be the clone you'd get, not the amalgam of all the donors.
 
2012-07-10 09:26:01 AM  

TV's Vinnie: TeDDD: Frankenstein's Monster. DUH.

Here's a head-burster: is it possible to clone Frankenstein's Monster?


Yes, but it's just going to be a 0/1, since X will be 0.
 
2012-07-10 09:47:01 AM  
You never go ATM
 
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