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to the execution of what normal people would refer to as “bad ideas.”

It was the creator’s original idea that all concepts, whether
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for the human race. Therefore, we contend that no idea is an unfit
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Totally Accurate Overview of the Iron Age

Clang! Boom! Somewhere on the banks of the Mediterranean, a new civilization is being born!

That was a million years ago; today, the Phoenicians are thought of fondly as the inventors of the toupee. They weren’t an inherently violent people, the Phoenicians... but they were highly unusual for an ancient near eastern culture. For one thing, they didn’t have a king! A whole bunch o’ royal families vied for control of Phoenicia’s paper mines in a series of brutal civil wars, depleting the land of vowels and consonants. This completely demoralized the commoners, who worshiped multiple symbol-based deities. Phoenicia’s archaic system of letter-worship is still practiced today on such television programs as Sesame Street; common Phoenician battle chants were “[t]oday’s conquest brought to you by Anath, goddess of war” and “[d]eath to Kermit!”

Another group of belligerent blowhards that started with the letter “P” were the Philistines. Despite having reptilian DNA and quasi-Mycenean architecture, the Philistines were never able to conquer the neighboring Hebrew kingdoms. Although the Hebrews had a single king, they were not truly a national power until King Solomon revolutionized Mediterranean civilization with his invention of the internal combustion engine. The first tactician to use armored cars in combat, Solomon flayed the Philistine kingdom and destroyed their culture so absolutely that we still make fun of the pathetic Philistines today, what with their frilly sandals and all. But when Solomon died, his control over the Hebrew kingdom went with him; successors just couldn’t follow his orders to “let it alone.” Unfortunate fools! For just as the Hebrews were going into remission, a budding flower of doom was sprouting on nearby soil- the Assyrians.

Years of fighting the Egyptians and Hittites over trivial things such as “whose shadow be longer” turned the Assyrians into a well-oiled war machine. They attacked their neighbors with impunity, returning annually to cities they’d already conquered to reconquer them “just for fun.” Sociologists have managed to trace this aggression to violent pottery art. Unlike other ancient near eastern people, not only were the Assyrians’ gods real, but they actually showed up on a regular basis and traded with them. After a recent archaeological dig in subspace, we believe these “gods” were in fact an advanced extraterrestrial race known as the AMOK, and that they were collecting data on humanity for a future invasion. Thanks a lot, Assyrians.

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Blogger jin gesticulated...


gyrobo you are so smart!

How do you remember all that history stuff?!

I mean, you retain EVERY detail!


1/23/2007 4:48 AM  
Blogger flatlander gesticulated...

While I agree with the widely-held conviction that a certain strand of graphicly violent pottery art was largely responsible for the Assyrian's lust for battle, we must not forget that the Assyrian tribe never had the advantage of the single greatest sublimator of agressive tendencies yet known to humanity, the video game.

Had the Assyrians access to such classics as Pac Man, Space Invaders and Tank Wars, as the Babylonians did, who knows what hights of grandeur their civilization might have reached.

1/23/2007 10:04 AM  
Blogger Gyrobo gesticulated...

Yes, it's best not to forget the Pacman riots of '83.

1/23/2007 1:18 PM  
Blogger A Army Of (Cl)One gesticulated...

I pity the foolish civilization or being that lets the AMOK hang out with them. Oh sure they are all nice and cuddly (if you count 400 lbs armless freaks as cuddly), but wait till they start spitting out the eggs of wisdom on you.

The Hewbrews invented the internal combustion engine? I guess that is why I drive a AstarOdavid van.

1/23/2007 5:41 PM  
Blogger R2K gesticulated...

I Was there back then. Not as good as people say. A ton of STDS....

1/24/2007 8:04 AM  
Anonymous Rich gesticulated...

Symbol-based deities are a great cause for Consonansternation...

...who til this day still raises money to lobby senators on behalf ivy league educational facilities to create a 27th letter similar to 'e' but with all the inherent smugness of 'q'. Of course this would fulfil the ancient Phoenician prophesy ushering in a new age of understanding, prosperity, and cut-price telecommunications hardware.

1/24/2007 6:05 PM  
Blogger Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator gesticulated...

AMOK? Now where have I heard that name before?


1/24/2007 10:35 PM  
Blogger Gyrobo gesticulated...

Perhaps you heard it while running amok?

1/24/2007 11:01 PM