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(NBC News)   Mystery text in old copy of Homer's Odyssey finally deciphered. It turns out the mystery writing was just about stupid, Sexy Flanders   (nbcnews.com) divider line 29
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2014-04-29 09:00:10 AM  
Well, the article tells absolutely nothing.
 
2014-04-29 09:01:20 AM  
Couldn't pick a line from - oh I don't know - the episode where they actually did the farking Odyssey?

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2014-04-29 09:03:02 AM  
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2014-04-29 09:32:16 AM  

UberDave: [img.fark.net image 425x572]


You need the gif for full effect

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2014-04-29 09:41:16 AM  

Diogenes: Couldn't pick a line from - oh I don't know - the episode where they actually did the farking Odyssey?


You may be the first person to ever request a Simpsons reference from after season 9.
 
2014-04-29 09:54:33 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: Diogenes: Couldn't pick a line from - oh I don't know - the episode where they actually did the farking Odyssey?

You may be the first person to ever request a Simpsons reference from after season 9.


I'm hardcore ;-)
 
2014-04-29 09:54:37 AM  
FTFA: Schreye said Monday a winner has been declared and the contest will be closed. The results and translation will be published soon, she said.

So a mystery we've never heard about until today has been solved, but the details of that mystery and its resolution remain a mystery.
 
2014-04-29 09:55:28 AM  
It was the voice of Willie Nelson.
 
2014-04-29 09:55:52 AM  

Barricaded Gunman: FTFA: Schreye said Monday a winner has been declared and the contest will be closed. The results and translation will be published soon, she said.

So a mystery we've never heard about until today has been solved, but the details of that mystery and its resolution remain a mystery.


It's a mystery wrapped in a riddle wrapped in shiatty reporting.
 
2014-04-29 10:08:41 AM  

MelGoesOnTour: Well, the article tells absolutely nothing.


Beat me to it.  Arse Hole.
 
2014-04-29 10:08:51 AM  

Barricaded Gunman: FTFA: Schreye said Monday a winner has been declared and the contest will be closed. The results and translation will be published soon, she said.

So a mystery we've never heard about until today has been solved, but the details of that mystery and its resolution remain a mystery.


Feels like I was reading nothing at all
/Nothing at all
//Nothing at all
 
2014-04-29 10:14:04 AM  

Fano: It was the voice of Willie Nelson.


Or Johnny Cash?
 
2014-04-29 11:04:55 AM  

Gaambit: Fano: It was the voice of Willie Nelson.

Or Johnny Cash?


d'oh! Stupid insanity pepper!
 
2014-04-29 11:26:16 AM  
how about posting this when they actually announce the results
 
2014-04-29 11:56:34 AM  
Amusingly, the article isn't loading for me at all, all I get is a white screen.
 
2014-04-29 12:03:02 PM  
More amusing: all the articles link back to the MSNBC article and offer no more details, save a pic of a sample page.

It looks like Italian script from that era, so it's probably shorthand in Italian.  It's only in book 11, which is Odysseus in Hades AKA, "The Dandy in the Underworld."
 
2014-04-29 12:14:15 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: Amusingly, the article isn't loading for me at all, all I get is a white screen.


Which is just as informative as the actual article.
 
2014-04-29 12:35:40 PM  
Other mysteries include what exactly Homer was getting at by having Odysseus fight a one-eyed monster in a darkened cave. Surrounded by sheep.

Can't quite put my finger on it.
 
2014-04-29 12:38:03 PM  

scottydoesntknow: UberDave: [img.fark.net image 425x572]

You need the gif for full effect


Dammit he is sexy.
 
2014-04-29 12:47:16 PM  
if anyone has ever studied greek, you know what that marginalia is.

total and utter nonsense. all students of greek invent their own shorthand and lose a little of their sanity.  i often wrote a shorthand in russian.  and i don't even speak russian, but it made sense at the time.
 
2014-04-29 12:58:13 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Diogenes: Couldn't pick a line from - oh I don't know - the episode where they actually did the farking Odyssey?

You may be the first person to ever request a Simpsons reference from after season 9.


There must be an unwritten rule somewhere that if someone writes about or mentions The Simpsons, the hipsters come out of the woodwork and slam the last half of the show. 

Yes, we get it. You are cool, and the Simpsons became trite. I guess that explains why it has been on air for the last quarter century.
 
2014-04-29 01:12:03 PM  
I read that as "Mystery text found in an old Honda Odyssey finally deciphered".  I was confused.
 
2014-04-29 01:28:32 PM  
From TFA:

The Odyssey, about the wanderings of the hero Odysseus after the Trojan War, was composed by Homer in the 8th century B.C. It is a sequel to "The Iliad," his other famous ancient Greek epic poem.

And I'm sure there was some mouthbreathing Athenian who said it was just a rehash of THE ILLIAD.
 
2014-04-29 02:14:22 PM  

phimuskapsi: FirstNationalBastard: Diogenes: Couldn't pick a line from - oh I don't know - the episode where they actually did the farking Odyssey?

You may be the first person to ever request a Simpsons reference from after season 9.

There must be an unwritten rule somewhere that if someone writes about or mentions The Simpsons, the hipsters come out of the woodwork and slam the last half of the show. 

Yes, we get it. You are cool, and the Simpsons became trite. I guess that explains why it has been on air for the last quarter century.


If you consider what I wrote to be a "slam", hipsterish, or even negative, you may be taking things a bit too seriously.
 
2014-04-29 02:16:26 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: From TFA:

The Odyssey, about the wanderings of the hero Odysseus after the Trojan War, was composed by Homer in the 8th century B.C. It is a sequel to "The Iliad," his other famous ancient Greek epic poem.

And I'm sure there was some mouthbreathing Athenian who said it was just a rehash of THE ILLIAD.


Possibily.  It was definitely a constant complaint of mine when I had to read the Aeneid for a class that was just the Odyssey with Italic names.
 
2014-04-29 02:25:16 PM  
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/made fresh
 
2014-04-29 02:29:15 PM  

Diogenes: Couldn't pick a line from - oh I don't know - the episode where they actually did the farking Odyssey?


I always thought the "Deep Space Homer" episode should have been titled "Homer: A Space Odyssey".
 
2014-04-29 05:24:51 PM  

Diogenes: Couldn't pick a line from - oh I don't know - the episode where they actually did the farking Odyssey?

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"Discus Stu has ouzo for two-zo"
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2014-04-29 08:52:58 PM  
"Something happened you might be interested in.  Details inside!"

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"Can't tell you."

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