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(BBC)   In ancient times, there lived a strange race of people...the Druids. No one knows who they were, or what they were doing, but we do know now that people came from all over Britain to help raise the 18" high standing stones of Stonehenge   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 57
    More: Interesting, Druids, Stonehenge, Scottish Highlands, Neolithic, UCL  
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2013-03-09 12:21:21 PM
18"? Aren't you kind of short for a sarsen stone?
 
2013-03-09 12:27:23 PM
meanwhile, our society gets spooked and calls in drones and SWAT teams if more than 200 people show up for a summer BBQ.
 
2013-03-09 12:27:56 PM
farm1.staticflickr.com
 
2013-03-09 12:34:12 PM

KarmicDisaster: 18"? Aren't you kind of short for a sarsen stone?


Fark the napkin!
 
2013-03-09 01:19:26 PM
thefilmexperience.net

/obscure?
 
2013-03-09 01:21:33 PM
It's only a model.

Shhhhh!
 
2013-03-09 01:23:19 PM
"Two hundred miles in this day and age? I don't even know where I live now!"
"I wish the Christians would hurry up and get here."

Too many Stonehenge quotes. Thank you, Eddie Izzard.
 
2013-03-09 01:27:29 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-09 01:27:35 PM

calbert: [thefilmexperience.net image 847x459]

/obscure?


Of course not, that's the point of the headline.
 
2013-03-09 02:27:13 PM
What's so amazing is that it keeps getting older every time they look into its origin.
 
2013-03-09 02:41:37 PM

Makh: What's so amazing is that it keeps getting older every time they look into its origin.


Duh. I went to a museum and saw a dinosaur exhibit, and asked the guide how old a fossil was. He said "One hundred million and three years." I said "Wow, how do they know it that accurately?" He said, "Well, they told me it was one hundred million years old when I started working here three years ago."
 
2013-03-09 04:09:50 PM
While I haven't yet been to see the actual Stonehenge, I have seen Spinal Tap live twice. That must count for something?
 
2013-03-09 04:21:48 PM

Makh: What's so amazing is that it keeps getting older every time they look into its origin.


Schrodinger's Ruins. They age in response to being observed.
 
2013-03-09 04:32:20 PM

show me: calbert: [thefilmexperience.net image 847x459]

/obscure?

Of course not, that's the point of the headline.


That's the joke.
 
2013-03-09 04:35:09 PM
The druids got all the chicks, man.
 
2013-03-09 04:37:35 PM
I thought Stonehenge predated the Druids.
 
2013-03-09 04:40:38 PM
funny, they don't look druish.
 
2013-03-09 04:45:49 PM

Plant Rights Activist: funny, they don't look druish.


Came for multiple movie references, left fulfilled.
 
2013-03-09 04:48:38 PM
Have been there. Stonehenge does predate the Druids and that whole Druid construction myth was debunked.

Take the tour. It's pretty cool.
 
2013-03-09 04:50:10 PM
A Druish Princess? That's all we need.
 
2013-03-09 04:54:39 PM
"Druids" had nothing to do with Stonehenge! Who on earth still believes that? Iron Age Celts had ritual specialists that can be called druids, but the modern idea of the druid was a late 18th century invention, and all the stones of Stonehenge date to the later British Neolithic, over a millenia and a half before the Celts arrived!
 
2013-03-09 05:01:41 PM

basemetal: [farm1.staticflickr.com image 640x480]


That's what she said
 
2013-03-09 05:01:49 PM
This article misses one big aspect of the stories about the research, e.g.

Stonehenge may have been burial site for Stone Age elite, say archaeologists
Dating cremated bone fragments of men, women and children found at site puts origin of first circle back 500 years to 3,000BC

i.e. that Stonehenge started off a special burial site and only latter were the stones erected.

A lot of the discussion I've seen of this new info is along the lines of "religious site vs. cemetery", and takes place within the prevailing western Christian framework that distinguish God(s) from humans.

What this perspective obscures is how much the development of religions originate in ancestor worship. This Christian perspective downplays the centrality of ancestor worship in classical Greek and Roman times and the notion that ancestors were or could become god-like.

Many so called temples have been dedicated to ancestors. Here is one modern example

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-03-09 05:05:04 PM
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Nobody knows who they were or what they were doing
 
2013-03-09 05:20:04 PM
It's something that's Glastonbury Festival and a motorway building scheme at the same time.

Well that explains everything right there, if you are a Druid; otherwise WTF is that supposed to mean?
 
2013-03-09 05:26:54 PM
 
2013-03-09 05:26:59 PM
Now they mainly do The Undertaker's bidding.

www.wwe.com
 
2013-03-09 05:36:53 PM
A Druish Princess?

" I wanna go to Cornwall !"
 
2013-03-09 05:42:26 PM
img.photobucket.com

In the writings of the Druids
Lies a recipe for Druid fluid
Sounds like a most refreshing drink to me
 
2013-03-09 05:43:31 PM
Gobleki Tepe says "Whatever, short stuff."
 
2013-03-09 06:02:01 PM
Just thinking of that scene makes me crack up every farking time.
 
2013-03-09 06:02:10 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: The druids got all the chicks, man.


3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-09 06:03:15 PM
CSB:  On a family vacation, we did the Stonehenge tour.  My sister had been making my brother take lots of "stand in front of this interesting building and smile and pose" pictures, which he hates.  We got to Stonehenge and my brother said we were going to take a picture making our own Stonehenge.  My sister was completely embarrassed but my brother pointed out that he'd obliged her picture requests dozens of times.

Thus, katemonster and siblings Stonehenge:

i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-09 06:15:05 PM
They had to compromise and allow Druids in MMORPGs because Gardners would have been OP.

www.cellardoor.the-green-door.net
 
2013-03-09 06:38:49 PM
Always know where your Droogs are.
www.teenagerockopera.com
 
2013-03-09 06:45:17 PM

katemonster: CSB:  On a family vacation, we did the Stonehenge tour.  My sister had been making my brother take lots of "stand in front of this interesting building and smile and pose" pictures, which he hates.  We got to Stonehenge and my brother said we were going to take a picture making our own Stonehenge.  My sister was completely embarrassed but my brother pointed out that he'd obliged her picture requests dozens of times.

Thus, katemonster and siblings Stonehenge:

[i.imgur.com image 720x536]


Your sister is cute.... Just saying.

/not the first time I managed to sound like a total perv.
 
2013-03-09 06:52:24 PM

calbert: [thefilmexperience.net image 847x459]

/obscure?


I've never seen that before. What's that from?
 
2013-03-09 07:01:08 PM
Ok, but when are they going to do research to figure out the origins of this?

richardbarron.net
 
2013-03-09 07:04:35 PM
So, yeah, the stones are from 200 miles away,in Wales, so these guys in Wales were obviously carving the rocks out of the very living mountain... "Fantastic, building a henge, are we? That's a fantastic idea! That's a marvelous religion the Druids have got! Yes, got a lot of white clothing, I like that. There we go!" And they smashed out a huge stone and then they put tree trunks down to roll it along on.

"All right, walk it along, here we go, here we go."

"Help you push 'em along? It's not far, is it?"

And the Druids going, "Heave, everyone, heave! Well done, everyone, you're doing very well! You'll love it when you see it. I've seen some of the drawings already, it's very special." After 200 miles.... "You farking bastards! You never told us 200 miles! 200 miles in this day and age - I don't even know where I live now!
 
2013-03-09 07:33:21 PM
Nobody's built a henge like it since!
Nobody know what the fark a henge is.

Before stonehenge, there was woodhenge and strawhenge...
 
2013-03-09 08:09:45 PM

LordOfThePings: Ok, but when are they going to do research to figure out the origins of this?

[richardbarron.net image 648x366]


I want to know who the owner of the nearby dinosaur is. That sumbiatch squatted and left a steaming distributor cap on my front lawn.
 
2013-03-09 08:12:25 PM

r1niceboy: I want to know who the owner of the nearby dinosaur is. That sumbiatch squatted and left a steaming distributor cap on my front lawn.


I smell another documentary!
 
2013-03-09 08:18:31 PM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-03-09 08:25:42 PM
LordOfThePings:

Ok, but when are they going to do research to figure out the origins of this?

I used to restore old cars... Carhenge is sort of like seeing family members nailed up on trees!

farking Romans.
 
2013-03-09 08:45:15 PM

Metalithic: "Druids" had nothing to do with Stonehenge! Who on earth still believes that? Iron Age Celts had ritual specialists that can be called druids, but the modern idea of the druid was a late 18th century invention, and all the stones of Stonehenge date to the later British Neolithic, over a millenia and a half before the Celts arrived!


Yeah!
 
2013-03-09 08:53:33 PM
No one knows much of anything about who built the Henges (Wood and Stone) or why.  For all we know they were Jehovah's Witnesses. Might not even be particularly religious, either.

There is no particular reason to believe that their religion was anything like much later Celtic Druids. For that matter, much of what we "know" of Druids comes from the Romans, who were niether unbiased nor really learned much about it firsthand.

Those hippies going to Stonehenge and banging drums and dancing around are silly people.

Silly!
 
2013-03-09 08:58:02 PM
www.tntmagazine.com
My milk shake brings all the druids to the hedge! Oh yeah!!!
 
2013-03-09 09:19:11 PM

germ78: calbert: [thefilmexperience.net image 847x459]

/obscure?

I've never seen that before. What's that from?


it's from This is Spinal Tap, a 1984 rock and roll musical mockumentary directed by Rob Reiner about the fictional heavy metal music band Spinal Tap.

there's a pretty funny scene where Tufnel [a band member] suggests staging a performance of "Stonehenge," an epic song that is to be accompanied in concert by a lavish stage show, and asks Ian [their manager] to order a giant Stonehenge megalith for the show. However, Tufnel, rushing a sketch on a napkin, mislabels its dimensions, using a double prime symbol instead of single prime. The resulting prop, seen for the first time by the group during a show, is only 18 inches high (instead of the intended 18 feet), making the group a laughing stock on stage.

if you've never seen it, I highly recommend it. there are some pretty funny moments.

happy watching

:)
 
das
2013-03-09 11:00:16 PM

calbert: germ78: calbert: [thefilmexperience.net image 847x459]

/obscure?

I've never seen that before. What's that from?

it's from This is Spinal Tap, a 1984 rock and roll musical mockumentary directed by Rob Reiner about the fictional heavy metal music band Spinal Tap.

there's a pretty funny scene where Tufnel [a band member] suggests staging a performance of "Stonehenge," an epic song that is to be accompanied in concert by a lavish stage show, and asks Ian [their manager] to order a giant Stonehenge megalith for the show. However, Tufnel, rushing a sketch on a napkin, mislabels its dimensions, using a double prime symbol instead of single prime. The resulting prop, seen for the first time by the group during a show, is only 18 inches high (instead of the intended 18 feet), making the group a laughing stock on stage.

if you've never seen it, I highly recommend it. there are some pretty funny moments.

happy watching

:)


I'm so glad you explained that for me.   :/
 
2013-03-09 11:00:49 PM
Four specs! Druids get four specs!

I'm a Shaman, I'd KILL For a tanking spec!
 
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