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"Of Thinking Being and Beast" Podcast

March 11th, 2009

As of midnight tonight, the Beneath Ceaseless Skies fiction podcast will be featuring “Of Thinking Being and Beast”. With an “explicit” rating. Yeah. That’s right: you were fooled by my huggable fuzzy crunchy tweed nature. I am dark and ominous.

This is a human kneeing a centaur in the crotch, from a section of the Parthenon frieze depicting the battle of the Lapiths and Centaurs (torn down by misguided imperialists and now residing at the British Museum).

Foolish human—that’s not where centaurs keep their genitals.

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  • Ellen Denham says:

    As soon as I read “…in the crotch…” my first thought was “But that’s not where–” and then I read on to your last sentence. Yep, foolish human indeed!

  • scott a says:

    if it’s in the British Museum, then i saw it as a kid.

    the funniest thing about all those imperialist-pillaged ruins was the frieze stolen from the Parthenon. the British Museum had most of it, mounted on the wall, with a drawing of the sections they did not have.

    then years later i went to the Louvre, which has all the stuff Napoleon stole. they had the other pieces, the ones the British had drawings of, along with drawings of the pieces they didn’t have because the British had them!

    • mjd says:

      I saw them when I was over there in 1999.

      If you follow that link above, it takes you to a politely worded argument on the British Museum’s site for why Athens should not, in fact, get to keep its own art.

      I don’t see why they don’t just make a bunch of copies and let everybody have a full set.

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