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(Daily Star)   Possible new overlord for the Earth to worship after huge 2,000-year-old cat etching found in Peru's Nazca Desert at the site of famous Nazca Lines (possible nsfw content on page)   (dailystar.co.uk) divider line
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2020-10-17 10:35:38 AM  
If you ever get a chance to see the Nazca Lines, do it! Spring for the extra money to take a flight tour over them. Besides the fascinating glyphs, there are other geometric shapes and, what amazed me most, various parallel lines that run off to the horizon.
Also, there are 2 other incredible things to see in the area, the spiral wells and the Chauchilla Mummies. The Spiral Wells are an ancient irrigation system in this completely arrid place that used wind to help draw water. The Mummies are burials which were interesting to see the ritual and culture but also depressing because a large portion have been stolen and desecrated for the woven textiles. Virtually no security there and the Mummies are in open air with only roofed structures over the excavations.
Machu Picchu was definately amazing but I found this area much more mesmerizing.
 
2020-10-17 10:48:44 AM  
Eating a little too much peyote down south...
 
2020-10-17 11:23:32 AM  
That's a really old cat.
 
2020-10-17 3:07:38 PM  
All hail Lord Purrpuss.  All will scratch his chin and despair.
 
2020-10-17 3:10:26 PM  

edmo: That's a really old cat.


I suspect that cat is less than 50 years old.  The lines have endured lots of vandalism, and this looks too modern to me.
 
2020-10-17 3:13:06 PM  
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2020-10-17 3:14:56 PM  
I thought it was discovered in 2007...

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2020-10-17 3:18:51 PM  
New overlords? Cats have ruled use for centuries.
 
2020-10-17 3:23:49 PM  

dionysusaur: edmo: That's a really old cat.

I suspect that cat is less than 50 years old.  The lines have endured lots of vandalism, and this looks too modern to me.


In the article, they said it has been restored and the effects of erosion compensated for. They probably had to move hella shrubbery and replaced misplaced stones, etc.
 
2020-10-17 3:25:53 PM  
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2020-10-17 3:28:51 PM  

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Kzin?
 
2020-10-17 3:29:15 PM  
Proof that the aliens who directed the etching of the figures had cats on board their spacecraft, and since the earthlings didn't have internet capability in those days, relied on line drawings:  "I can haz gliff".
 
2020-10-17 3:31:33 PM  

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I like how the cybercats are checking out her? ass.

/always follow the eyelines
 
2020-10-17 3:35:25 PM  

OkieDookie: Keyser_Soze_Death: [larryelmore.com image 850x1177]

Kzin?


Aye.
 
2020-10-17 3:38:01 PM  

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2020-10-17 3:40:00 PM  
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2020-10-17 3:46:08 PM  
Actually, the cat etching is the Melmacian way of letting Melmacians know that planet Earth has their favorite food.

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2020-10-17 3:53:49 PM  
Nazca (Fe)Lines
 
2020-10-17 3:54:53 PM  
I dunno, at this point when they announce things like this I feel they're only farking with us.  Haha, 2020's so rough let's make a cat on a hillside and claim it's been there for 1800 years.  We've got nothing better to do with the tourists gone.
 
2020-10-17 3:55:15 PM  
Who's a big kitty?
Who-ooo's a big kitty?
You Are!
Yes You Are!
 
2020-10-17 4:01:45 PM  
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2020-10-17 4:11:52 PM  
Stylistically that doesn't fit, something's off
 
2020-10-17 4:13:24 PM  
And in questionable proximity...

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Victoria Coren is so damn cute, anyway...
 
2020-10-17 4:13:25 PM  
Looks like the woman who restored that painting of Christ also restored that. The other Nazca lines are at least geometric.
 
2020-10-17 4:21:46 PM  
Hillside Feline is the name of my all-male Pussycat Dolls cover band and revue.
 
2020-10-17 4:24:01 PM  
I don't see it.


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2020-10-17 4:32:50 PM  
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2020-10-17 4:47:47 PM  
 
2020-10-17 4:51:55 PM  
 
2020-10-17 4:51:58 PM  

zepillin: Stylistically that doesn't fit, something's off


It's the work of a rival tagger
 
2020-10-17 5:03:29 PM  

LewDux: zepillin: Stylistically that doesn't fit, something's off

https://hiddenincatours.com/beyond-naz​ca-the-enigmatic-palpa-lines-and-geogl​yphs-of-peru/


I know do you see what I mean?
 
2020-10-17 5:04:34 PM  
I knew it would be the cats.
 
2020-10-17 5:10:07 PM  
Maybe this one but not really

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2020-10-17 5:11:42 PM  
Page after page of images that's about it
 
2020-10-17 5:30:47 PM  
 
2020-10-17 5:35:33 PM  
But did it watch anybody masturbate during that time?
 
2020-10-17 5:43:20 PM  
Halfway expected to just see large claw marks on the side of a cliff...
 
2020-10-17 5:43:28 PM  

dammit just give me a login: If you ever get a chance to see the Nazca Lines, do it! Spring for the extra money to take a flight tour over them. Besides the fascinating glyphs, there are other geometric shapes and, what amazed me most, various parallel lines that run off to the horizon.
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Parallel lines have a lot in common. It's a shame they'll never meet.
 
2020-10-17 5:46:25 PM  
Disembodied abstract limbs

no way Jose
 
2020-10-17 5:47:32 PM  
Awwww! Snuggle deity!!!!
 
2020-10-17 5:52:50 PM  
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/actually not a bad collection of shorts
 
2020-10-17 6:19:04 PM  
Might even be a sacrilege

sure looks like a sacrilege to me
 
2020-10-17 6:20:50 PM  
Just a reminder, the indigenous peoples of the New World were/are capable of whimsy, too.   Or being really bad at art.
 
2020-10-17 6:20:57 PM  

dammit just give me a login: If you ever get a chance to see the Nazca Lines, do it! Spring for the extra money to take a flight tour over them. Besides the fascinating glyphs, there are other geometric shapes and, what amazed me most, various parallel lines that run off to the horizon.
Also, there are 2 other incredible things to see in the area, the spiral wells and the Chauchilla Mummies. The Spiral Wells are an ancient irrigation system in this completely arrid place that used wind to help draw water. The Mummies are burials which were interesting to see the ritual and culture but also depressing because a large portion have been stolen and desecrated for the woven textiles. Virtually no security there and the Mummies are in open air with only roofed structures over the excavations.
Machu Picchu was definately amazing but I found this area much more mesmerizing.


I went to Nazca years ago, such a dust bowl town, flying over the lines was pretty amazing.
 
2020-10-17 6:22:33 PM  
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2020-10-17 6:45:37 PM  

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What sick bastard put a hole in that poor cat?
 
2020-10-17 7:04:09 PM  

Sneakytoes: Also 2,000 years old

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The inscription says it's only a 125.
 
2020-10-17 7:45:44 PM  
"...the Pan-American Highway that stretches all the from from Alaska to Argentina..."

That's some fine reporting, Lou.  Didn't your interns figure out there's a missing link in Panama?
 
2020-10-17 7:51:03 PM  
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/really well-written intense series
//although most-anything by Cherryh is
 
2020-10-17 7:53:08 PM  

dionysusaur: edmo: That's a really old cat.

I suspect that cat is less than 50 years old.  The lines have endured lots of vandalism, and this looks too modern to me.


How does vandalism need to be before it's historically cool?
 
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