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August 11, 2009

Glowing eyes, cliche behavior, evilness, that kind of thing


Flea-readers may have guessed I have been watching the Stargate franchise from start to finish and consequently have this stuff on the brain. But, seriously, a part of us always suspected Michael Jackson was a Goa'uld, right? There is a limit to the number of times you can run yourself through a sarcophagus. You may keep some semblance of youth - even keep your nose, if you are lucky - but you will surely lose your soul.

An ancient Egyptian bust on display at the Field Museum in Chicago has been the focus of interest since Michael Jackson's death as visitors double-take at the eerie similarities between the 3,000-year-old statue and the singer. The limestone statue, which depicts an unidentified woman, went on display at the museum in 1988 and was carved during the New Kingdom Period, dating from between 1550 BC to 1050 BC.

" We've had people coming to the museum and asking 'Where's Michael Jackson?' So we have to tell them that he's not here, but there is a bust that looks a lot like him."

Like Jackson's surgically-altered face, the carving has a distinct, upturned nose and rounded eyes. And like Jackson -- if rumors of the singer's prosthesis are to be believed -- the statue's nose has partially disintegrated.

No blaming Napoleonic enthusiasm for the nose job this time. And imagine the spirit if this long lost Egyptian woman, immortalized at great price and not at all in the way she most probably hoped she would be.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at August 11, 2009 08:49 AM