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9822 clicks; posted to Main » on 17 Apr 2014 at 7:56 PM (13 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-04-17 06:26:58 PM
Trojan horse!
 
2014-04-17 07:30:17 PM
Qin Shihuangdi's predecessor kings of Qin used to have their servants and household members killed in order to be buried with a deceased king to serve him in the afterlife.

Terracotta substitutes were a substantial step up.
 
2014-04-17 07:39:47 PM

RexTalionis: Qin Shihuangdi's predecessor kings of Qin used to have their servants and household members killed in order to be buried with a deceased king to serve him in the afterlife.

Terracotta substitutes were a substantial step up brazen and coldly calculated marketing ploy by the budding Chinese terracotta industry.

 
2014-04-17 07:56:48 PM
I just went to see the Terra Cotta soldiers two days ago in Xi'an, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.

No, seriously, I did.
 
2014-04-17 07:58:01 PM
Terracotta. D'oh.
 
2014-04-17 07:58:56 PM

WOLVERINES!

 
2014-04-17 08:01:22 PM
be careful not to drop them.
 
2014-04-17 08:04:06 PM
U.S. prepared to retaliate with Inagaddadavida troopers
 
2014-04-17 08:05:46 PM
Chinese fire drill!
 
2014-04-17 08:07:54 PM
I saw the URL and was about to say "Indianapolis is in India now?" Very happy I RTFA first.
 
2014-04-17 08:10:58 PM
Makes more sense than the farking North Koreans.
 
2014-04-17 08:13:14 PM
If that's what it takes to get rid of the speed trap scam the Indy cops pull every year I'm ok with it.
 
2014-04-17 08:15:03 PM
Are they there for the Blickyahd 400?

/dnltfa
 
2014-04-17 08:18:39 PM
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis already has an exhibit with terracotta warriors.  I have some pictures of my niece and nephews playing around the "assemble a terra cotta guy" area.  They even have a cute little cut-out for pictures for the kids.  See below.

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2014-04-17 08:20:40 PM

grumpfuff: I saw the URL and was about to say "Indianapolis is in India now?" Very happy I RTFA first.


I'm from the city of the land of the indians because columbus was lost as fark.
 
2014-04-17 08:39:48 PM

Evil Mackerel: If that's what it takes to get rid of the speed trap scam the Indy cops pull every year I'm ok with it.


Local tip: Just stay in the middle lane. It usually goes 70+ on 465 and the cops won't pull you over, even with out of state plates.
 
2014-04-17 08:59:43 PM
Health care army.
 
2014-04-17 09:09:17 PM
Bundy needs to send in his militia to stop this ObamaScare communist infiltration.
 
2014-04-17 09:17:43 PM
These terra cotta soldiers were warriors, something Hoosiers cannot probably begin to understand.
 
2014-04-17 09:20:16 PM

Mark Ratner: These terra cotta soldiers were warriors, something Hoosiers cannot probably begin to understand.


We Hoosiers normally expect these insults from Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, and Kentucky (especially KY because all they have is a college bball team and that's sad) but, it's refreshing to see some variety.
 
2014-04-17 09:20:55 PM

RexTalionis: Qin Shihuangdi's predecessor kings of Qin used to have their servants and household members killed in order to be buried with a deceased king to serve him in the afterlife.

Terracotta substitutes were a substantial step up.


Would late-stage mercury poisoning allow one to believe that several thousand painted-as-if-real, life-size terracotta soldiers were in fact an actual army of devoted soldiers who went willingly to sacrifice themselves for their benevolent and sagacious dear leader's eternal protection?
 
2014-04-17 09:26:03 PM

RexTalionis: Qin Shihuangdi's predecessor kings of Qin used to have their servants and household members killed in order to be buried with a deceased king to serve him in the afterlife.

Terracotta substitutes were a substantial step up.


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2014-04-17 09:30:01 PM

Evil Mackerel: If that's what it takes to get rid of the speed trap scam the Indy cops pull every year I'm ok with it.


shiat... charging a man with murder in this place was like handing out speeding tickets in the Indy 500.
 
2014-04-17 09:55:15 PM

Oysterman: WOLVERINES!


m8.i.pbase.com

HOOSIERS!

 
2014-04-17 10:07:41 PM

seelorq: RexTalionis: Qin Shihuangdi's predecessor kings of Qin used to have their servants and household members killed in order to be buried with a deceased king to serve him in the afterlife.

Terracotta substitutes were a substantial step up.

Would late-stage mercury poisoning allow one to believe that several thousand painted-as-if-real, life-size terracotta soldiers were in fact an actual army of devoted soldiers who went willingly to sacrifice themselves for their benevolent and sagacious dear leader's eternal protection?


If I remember correctly, the terracotta warriors were meant to serve as Emperor Qin's army in the afterlife.  Because apparently conquering all of China's warring kingdoms wasn't enough for him--when faced with his own mortality, he decided to build an army to conquer the heavens just as he had conquered the mortal realm.

/some of the terracotta warriors were on display at San Francisco's Asian Art Museum last year
 
2014-04-17 10:28:27 PM
Those things are cool. That anyone would agree to move them around the world is surprising.
 
2014-04-17 10:32:05 PM

Mark Ratner: Oysterman: WOLVERINES!

[m8.i.pbase.com image 500x303]HOOSIERS!


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HOSERS!

 
2014-04-17 11:45:09 PM

anfrind: seelorq: RexTalionis: Qin Shihuangdi's predecessor kings of Qin used to have their servants and household members killed in order to be buried with a deceased king to serve him in the afterlife.

Terracotta substitutes were a substantial step up.

Would late-stage mercury poisoning allow one to believe that several thousand painted-as-if-real, life-size terracotta soldiers were in fact an actual army of devoted soldiers who went willingly to sacrifice themselves for their benevolent and sagacious dear leader's eternal protection?

If I remember correctly, the terracotta warriors were meant to serve as Emperor Qin's army in the afterlife.  Because apparently conquering all of China's warring kingdoms wasn't enough for him--when faced with his own mortality, he decided to build an army to conquer the heavens just as he had conquered the mortal realm.

/some of the terracotta warriors were on display at San Francisco's Asian Art Museum last year


Agreed. I was just jokingly suggesting that his generals, seeing an opportunity to not kill 8000 perfectly good soldiers who could serve them after the First Emperor's death, would troll the mercury-poisoned emperor with life-size fake soldiers, so as not to sacrifice real ones. Contemporary noble tombs did have human sacrifices: the attendants, etc of nobility went with them into the afterlife. And while other noble tombs at the time had little terracotta soldiers to protect them, nobody--as I understand it--had life-size figures until Qin Shihuangdi. Maybe he was punked?
 
2014-04-18 12:16:16 AM
Cool! Looking forward to seeing them.
 
2014-04-18 04:01:54 AM
Are you sure they aren't secretly accompanied by folks like this:

vidyagaem.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-04-18 05:16:24 AM
Since there are more Chinese people than any other race on Earth, does that mean they have normal eyes and I have big crazy googly ones?
 
2014-04-18 07:10:10 AM

Demetrius: I just went to see the Terra Cotta soldiers two days ago in Xi'an, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.

No, seriously, I did.


That place is neat. Or was 22 years ago.
 
2014-04-18 08:13:00 AM
I saw them on their road tour at the Kentucky Horse Park in the capital of Farkistan a few years back. Was pretty cool.

/ thought the headline was a reference to Indy opening another Walmart.
 
2014-04-18 10:51:40 AM

SquiggsIN: grumpfuff: I saw the URL and was about to say "Indianapolis is in India now?" Very happy I RTFA first.

I'm from the city of the land of the indians because columbus was lost as fark.


You are lost, Columbus is in Ohio.  You went to far west.
 
2014-04-18 10:54:11 AM
This is damn cool.  May have to try and make that trip back there with my kid this summer.

Folks, if you haven't been to the Indy Children's Museum with your kid, and you get the opportunity, GO.  Seriously, this is one of, if not the best, children's museums in the world.  Plan on spending the entire day there.  Do this.  Go.
 
2014-04-18 05:02:10 PM
Hey, wait a sec, this wonder's not supposed to generate tourism points!
 
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