Still Pissed Off About the Hawley-Smoot Tariff

Monday, October 18, 2004

Everything is Done by Machines, These Days

Hat tip to Seebok (no relation) for this link to an educational game about Egyptian mummification. It's pretty good, but considering my extensive experience with embalming, I can say it's not completely accurate. First of all, the whole mummification idea came after a few drunken frat parties got waaaay out of control, and some rapidly sobering Egyptians had to do something with the cadavers while they thought of a way to explain things to the dead kids' parents. Sort of like "Weekend at Bernies," but in Egypt, and the deaths were alcohol-related. In the end, the best idea they could come up with was "we're just trying to preserve him for all eternity or the British Museum (whichever comes first). People generally bought that excuse, so the process of mummification was born.

Also, Hapy doesn't look after the lungs. He just bitches and moans all day about how he wanted the stomach. Gripe, gripe, gripe, dude. You're stuck with the lungs, just watch over the lungs, okay? Sheesh.