She made a mistake and just kind of gave up.
Whelp, after Asus lost my nexus tablet on Monday (because they sent it to the wrong address despite confirming my new one with them twice) I’ve had to call them 3 separate times (and spend roughly 2.5 hours on hold in total) to get it found and then sent to the right address.
I’m annoyed and sad, because despite how much I like Asus hardware I absolutely am fed up with their absolutely sub-par customer service.
I bought my friend an elephant for their room.
They said “Thank you.”
I said “Don’t mention it.”
Is there a joke here that 15 thousand people get but I don’t?Yup
the first joke ever recorded was a dick joke
fucking cats :/
the little fucker knocked it off of her nightstand and it closed on her drawing tablet. It’s a touchscreen and it made the digitizer for the screen start to glitch out
on the upside, it’s not bleeding. so the display is still visible
#cleopatra with the nose knocked off. I wonder if people still think she was European like the movies betray…
I still think it’s one of the most desperate things whites have done to blacks and to black history. The disrespect is outrageous. They came to our country and mentally could not fathom how these black civilizations could be so great. They literally rode through our lands and shot the noses off of our statues. Why? So that the statues would no longer resemble the African people and they could LIE about the origins of Egypt and countless other civilizations. It was a widespread practice. It’s why statues of Pharaoh’s and their wives have no noses. It’s why the Sphinx has no nose. When I was in middle and high school, we were taught that the noses had fell off due to time and poor craftsmanship! They have literally tried to teach us that our ancestors were shitty builders of noses just to hide their malicious destruction of our heritage. European fears of African peoples had to come from somewhere. I want to know what part of the history is missing. There’s something that they don’t want to be told.
The shade is real
i was taught that the noses fell off as well and actually continued to believe this. in retrospect this makes no sense, considering greek/roman statues pretty much always have intact noses whereas egyptian ones are always conveniently missing theirs. thank you for pointing this out to me, i hadn’t even made that connection until now.
The bolded was me too and I am seriously embarrassed that I never even thought about how that could be false.
Damnnn. I hate myself for not realizing this.
I hate myself even more, since I know the ancient Egyptians created their sculptural works with the idea of permanence in mind. They were literally built to last throughout the afterlife. Notice how the majority of their monumental sculpture is stone-bound, without any protruding elements or breakable appendages. That’s because many of these sculptures were intended to house the life-force (Ka) of those they portrayed. Of their favorite materials were basalt and diorite, both extremely hard stones that were incredibly difficult to carve. Meaning a nose just doesn’t “fall off” because of “poor craftsmanship,” you would literally have to take a hammer to it. Fuckers.
Ok… Uhm… I hate to be that guy but listen.
I’m pretty sure this isn’t a racial thing. Or maybe it is, but it isn’t a whites against blacks. The world, as it is now, is everyone against everyone else. Here:
“There is also a story that the nose was broken off by a cannonball fired by Napoleon's soldiers, that still lives on today. Other variants indict British troops, the Mamluks, and others. Sketches of the Sphinx by the Dane Frederic Louis Norden, made in 1738 and published in 1757, show the Sphinx missing its nose. This predates Napoleon’s birth in 1769.”
“The Arab historian al-Maqrīzī, writing in the 15th century, attributes the loss of the nose toiconoclasm by Muhammad Sa’im al-Dahr, a SufiMuslim from the khanqah of Sa’id al-Su’ada. In AD 1378, upon finding the local peasants making offerings to the Sphinx in the hope of increasing their harvest, Sa’im al-Dahr was so outraged that he destroyed the nose, and was hanged for vandalism. Al-Maqrīzī describes the Sphinx as the “talisman of the Nile” on which the locals believed the flood cycle depended”
“It appears to have been the work of Sufi Muslim fanatic Mohammed Sa’im al-Dahr in 1378. Sa’im al-Dahr attacked the Sphinx with a crowbar, apparently in a solo effort. He became upset when the Egyptian peasantry were found to be praying to the Sphinx as a god, called Abul-Hol. Abul-Hol, they hoped, would improve their crops, threatened by the spreading desert sands, and so they burned offerings before him. Sa’im al-Dahr smashed some of the blocks of its ears and managed to pry loose the nose.”
Oh, and my favorite.
“The Egyptian Arab historian al-Maqrīzī wrote in the 15th century that the nose was actually destroyed by a Sufi Muslim named Muhammad Sa’im al-Dahr. In 1378 CE, Egyptian peasants made offerings to the Great Sphinx in the hope of controlling the flood cycle, which would result in a successful harvest. Outraged by this blatant show of devotion, Sa’im al-Dahr destroyed the nose and was later executed for vandalism. Whether this is absolute fact is still debatable.”
See, no one knows what exactly happened. It wasn’t shot off, it was chiseled. As for other Egyptian noses gone missing?
This guy explains it: http://www.nbcchicago.com/on-air/as-seen-on/Why_Are_the_Noses_Missing_From_Egyptian_Statues__Chicago.html
THE WORLD IS NOT BLACK AND WHITE. IT IS A RAINBOW OF BROWN. AND WE ALL LOVE TO SHIT ON SHADES DIFFERENT THAN OURS.
I have a spare gift copy that I’d be happy to give to someone who’d like Terraria for Steam.
Just send me a fan-mail and I’ll reply with the gift link!
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