08 January 2012

Archaeological News

Podbury.

A stone head depicting my high school history teacher Mr. Podbury was unearthed in a Cupar garden. “Top experts” have no idea who carved the head, but agree it’s “very, very old”. I called Podbury to see if he could shed any light on the matter. When he answered I told him I was with the utility company, there was a gas leak, and he needed to open all his doors and windows then flush his toilet ten times. Some people never change I guess.

10 comments:

  1. "Top experts" no doubt also agree that the head depicts someone of "high status."
    Possibly a Pictish history teacher, in this case.

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  2. A lot easier to teach history in those days, because there was less of it.

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  3. You could've asked him if his refrigerator was running, and if he said yes tell him he better go catch it.

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  4. Makes me miss living in Fife!

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  5. Because where you live now you can't dig up amazing things in your yard?

    For me, the brow furrows are what really make that sculpture work.

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  6. More than that I miss planting amazing things in other people's yards.

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  7. Ha ha. Practical jokes with a delay are the best.

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  8. That looks just like the stone head I made of my history teacher!

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  9. You had a Podbury, Edward? Maybe Podburys are a separate species, who since ancient times has walked among us, observing, and sometimes teaching history to indifferent human teenagers.

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  10. I think this is the head sculpture that every amateur makes. As I recall I attempted to make a sculpture, out play dough, of my father when I was fourteen and it turned out EXACTLY like this one of Mr. Podbury.

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