Monday, November 17, 2014

Fun with Corpses!

My sinuses are killing me. Seriously. but I'm about to pass out, so . . .
Well, okay, "bones" is the more accurate word, but "fun with bones" doesn't have the same ring to it, does it?

Anyway, People had an article about these ancient bones that were removed from catacombs as early as 1578 and chronicled by Paul Koudounaris. Assuming these bones belonged to saints (because, why else would they have been preserved?), the gentle peasants saw fit to adorn and treat these noble skeletons with the respect they deserved.

To modern eyes, this is just ridiculous and a dreadful waste of sapphires, but here they are anyway.

I looked at these grotesqueries and immediately thought of captions for them. So here, for your pleasure, are my takes on these old bones.

Sing with me: blue eyes, baby's got blue eyes . . .  
And how could you not give the following picture a witty caption?

Hey, baby, wanna see my bone? Get it? Bone?

Gees, with all that embellishment, you'd think they could at least
find some teeth to fill those gaps. Damn them.
And here are more images (with my captions) from the Smithsonian site.

"Game of Thrones" fan, are you? I was here HUNDREDS of years ago, so sit on that.
Feeling much better. Think I'll go for a walk.
Okay, game on: provide your own captions to these honourable bony structures.


  1. Replies
    1. Can you imagine if that was your job: Master Relic Bejeweler?

  2. What a waste of shiny things!! Oh my goodness though.. can you just imagine: THIS was someone's job.
    I love that one in the repose "Draw me like one of your French girls." LOL

    1. GAH! I can't believe I missed the French girls one!


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