True Story, For Reals

23 Feb

When I was a young anthropology student, I was invited to work at a dig sponsored by A&M over near Texarkana. This meant I would have to pay for the priviledge of working in high heat, digging in a 4 foot square area for whatever I could find. It was fun, and gave me a chance to get some field experience in my degree. I immediately signed up for another opportunity, this time in New Mexico. When I got there, our professor was beside himself because they had discovered a storage area that had been untouched for centuries. It had several piles of what had been food stuffs, and he kept exclaiming about how this was such an important find so that we could have a glimpse of what these prehistoric settlers ate and gathered for winter, etc.

I thought about it for a while, and proceeded to kill the moment.

“So, why do you think it’s food? I mean, it could very well be fuel for homefires, or perhaps food for domestic animals, or maybe this was a stockpile of that with which they weren’t familiar and were afraid to eat, or perhaps this is the crap they figured was deadly. Right?”

Yeah, I wasn’t invited to another gig ever again.

Have a great Thursday!!! 😀

45 Responses to “True Story, For Reals”

  1. LC Aggie Sith February 23, 2012 at 8:40 am #

    GOOD MORNING, PEASANTS!!!

    So, are you digging the poat?? 😀

  2. Jay in Ames February 23, 2012 at 8:45 am #

    Was your college nickname “Buzzkill”?

    I’m asking for a friend.

  3. Jay in Ames February 23, 2012 at 8:46 am #

    Nice call on the dig, though. Maybe not what they were looking for, but that’s part of the process, right?

  4. Jay in Ames February 23, 2012 at 8:59 am #

  5. Lizard February 23, 2012 at 9:08 am #

    Aggie I would love to have seen the prof’s face when you said that?

    Kinda funny having a discussion with my roommate this morning because she was suppose to write a paper last night but didn’t(played WoW all evening and night instead). So she is up this morning and complaining because it’s just a 2-3 page paper and she has to site her sources etc. When I responded that that is because of the rampant plagiarism that goes on. The response was ya, did you hear about that guy who years later they took back his PHd because of plagiarism, that board is so stupid that is what they are suppose to check before his paper is published. She thinks the board should be in trouble for not catching that he plagiarized. WTF

  6. LC Aggie Sith February 23, 2012 at 9:17 am #

    that’s part of the process, right?

    He was already writing the book to be used in his course!! Silly me, I had forgotten the science was settled 😉

    To top it off, the prof was a mysoginistic son of a buzzard dropping, so I had the deck stacked against me.

  7. LC Aggie Sith February 23, 2012 at 9:18 am #

    HA! Levy’s tweet made me LOL 😀

  8. Jay in Ames February 23, 2012 at 9:49 am #

    Ugh, that adds another wrinkle to the story, aggs. Sad what you ladies have to put up with sometimes.

  9. GMLand February 23, 2012 at 9:56 am #

    two words: College. Professor.

    Any descriptions or adjectives following these two words to describe what a dickmunch they are is decidedly redundant.

    • LC Aggie Sith February 23, 2012 at 10:00 am #

      Oooooh….new vocabulary word!!!

      HAHAHAHAHA!!!!

  10. Jay in Ames February 23, 2012 at 10:00 am #

    Hehe, true, GMLand. Talking to liberal business professors is like walking into a new dimension. I much prefer the (more conservative) economics professors.

  11. GMLand February 23, 2012 at 10:08 am #

    My minor in college was psychology. The professors in that wing should have been in straight jackets and they are the ones teaching folks how to HELP others!

    I did not pursue my minor any further after the first year of courses.

  12. Jay in Ames February 23, 2012 at 10:15 am #

    Good article, by Ben Howe: RedState: We are Losing the Tax Debate Even Though We’re Right

  13. TerribleTroy February 23, 2012 at 10:32 am #

    Well I continue to live and learn….

    Apparently it is considered bad form to chase the 20 something long haired owsie beta male through the warehouse with a pair of scissors while yelling “cmon! You don’t want to look like a girl forever.”

    Actually made the little bitch cry. My boss a conservative ex cop and nam vet laughed in his face when he complained. I don’t think the boy is gonna last long here, he’s just too “sensitive”.

  14. Teresa in Fort Worth, TX February 23, 2012 at 10:44 am #

    Mr. TiFW brings teh funneh:

    It’s a good thing he’s so cute….. http://wp.me/p1ipEz-1jX

  15. Lizard February 23, 2012 at 10:44 am #

    @ Troy second day on job and made someone cry GOOD JOB!!

  16. LC Aggie Sith February 23, 2012 at 10:50 am #

    Actually made the little bitch cry.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

  17. Jay in Ames February 23, 2012 at 10:55 am #

    Damn, I’m not allowed to talk to new employees at the pizza place for 2 weeks, but I’ve never made anyone cry.

    Good work, and well done!

  18. GMLand February 23, 2012 at 11:06 am #

    I had this girl that I hired, maybe 10 years ago, shows up for work the first morning and like all noobs, is subjected to the hazing of her fellow (all male) co-workers. She did not return to the office after lunch.

    In hindsight, having her start working on “keep your fly open Tuesday” may not have been a good plan.

  19. TerribleTroy February 23, 2012 at 11:24 am #

    @ gmland….

    Now that was the funny right der!

  20. Teresa in Fort Worth, TX February 23, 2012 at 11:35 am #

    Troy, I’m dying here – sounds like you guys have a special little snowflake working for you…..

  21. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere February 23, 2012 at 11:37 am #

    @ Troy second day on job and made someone cry GOOD JOB!!

    Good Job my ass. He’s getting too damn soft in his old age. It took him 24 hours too long to make the beta male cry.

    ———————————————–
    Aggs, that reminds me of a Reader’s Digest joke article from when I was a kid. It was an “archeological study” of our society at some long distant point in the future. We were all apparently royalty, since everyone had a throne, and we all worshipped at these temples which were made distinctive because of the golden arches outside of of them….

  22. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere February 23, 2012 at 11:39 am #

    In hindsight, having her start working on “keep your fly open Tuesday” may not have been a good plan.

    I agree. You shoulda had her make you a sammich and bring you some coffee, then worked up to “Keep your fly open Tuesday”.

    The more you know….

  23. Jay in Ames February 23, 2012 at 11:40 am #

    Hah, I remember that article, BiW. I think the mummy had a remote in the hand, too.

  24. LC Aggie Sith February 23, 2012 at 11:50 am #

    It was an “archeological study” of our society at some long distant point in the future.

    HAHAHAHA!!!

    See, this is why I could never get a boob job. Some 1000 years from now, some archaeologist is digging up my grave and seen these two perfectly round objects on my desiccated chest and will think they are a religious object. That’s a serious WTF moment, you know.

  25. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere February 23, 2012 at 11:58 am #

    Some 1000 years from now, some archaeologist is digging up my grave and seen these two perfectly round objects on my desiccated chest and will think they are a religious object. That’s a serious WTF moment, you know.

    MOM!!!!!!! AGGIE’S MAKING FUN OF TROY’S RELIGION AGAIN!!!!

  26. GMLand February 23, 2012 at 12:05 pm #

    Aggie, didn’t you say you were going to be cremated? If so, get the boob job!

    ya know, since your cremated and all…

  27. LC Aggie Sith February 23, 2012 at 12:09 pm #

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

    No 😛

  28. GMLand February 23, 2012 at 12:15 pm #

    Thanks Biw, hindsight being what it is and all…

  29. Jay in Ames February 23, 2012 at 12:18 pm #

    Yeah, aggie is just thinking about the environment. Burning tires, and such.

    Right?

  30. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere February 23, 2012 at 12:19 pm #

    Thanks Biw, hindsight being what it is and all…

    Well, free legal advice IS usually worth what you pay for it.

  31. LC Aggie Sith February 23, 2012 at 12:22 pm #

    J’Ames, you know me so well!!

  32. Jay in Ames February 23, 2012 at 1:26 pm #

    Bwahahaha,

    Limbaugh “We have Andrea Tarantula’s Mom!”

    Caller, “yes, I am Andrea Tarantula’s Mom”

  33. LC Aggie Sith February 23, 2012 at 1:27 pm #

    TARANTULA????

  34. Lizard February 23, 2012 at 1:33 pm #

    Rush apparently nicknamed her that and her mother has been calling trying to reach him to ask what is up with that.

    I watch The Five, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

  35. Jay in Ames February 23, 2012 at 1:55 pm #

    He called her that 10 times over the last couple of days. It’s been quite funny. They talk about it on The Five.

    Her mom actually said that. Unfortunately the stream of the broadcast went out right after that, so I didn’t hear the rest of the call. I’m going to listen on delay later on today, to catch it.

  36. GMLand February 23, 2012 at 2:17 pm #

    What the frickin’ frack?

  37. LC Aggie Sith February 23, 2012 at 2:29 pm #

    What is the story behind the Tarantula thing?

  38. Dick (@DicksTrash) February 23, 2012 at 3:09 pm #

    I’m done working for the day. Somebody bring me a OWS prostitute and a woodchipper.
    I wanna try something out.

  39. GMLand February 23, 2012 at 3:15 pm #

    Sorry Dick, I only have the woodchipper.

    *mmph mmmgrgle mmmph*

    That was nothing, pay no attention to that sound coming from somewhere near my lap.

    *pulls on dreadlocks just a little tighter*

  40. Jay in Ames February 23, 2012 at 3:42 pm #

    Hahahahaha

    BREAK TRANSCRIPT

    RUSH:

    We’ve got Andrea Tarantula’s mom? Mrs. Tarantula, welcome to the EIB Network. Hello.

    CALLER: Hello. Hello, Rush. I am Andrea Tarantula’s mom and I just want to say, it fits.

    RUSH: Whoa. (laughing.)

    CALLER: Thank you.

    RUSH: Okay. It fits?

    CALLER: It fits. Absolutely. And I’m just calling to say, thank you.

    RUSH: Okay. All right. Andrea Tarantula’s mom, there you have it.

    END TRANSCRIPT

    http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2012/02/23/the_five_discusses_me_discussing_them

  41. TerribleTroy February 23, 2012 at 3:44 pm #

    BisW is correct I have slowed in my “maturity.” Stuff I used to be able to accomplish in a lickety split….well you get the picture.
    I’ve adopted a more passive approach to “beta boy” (that name caught on quick btw) now whenever I make eye contact with him I. Mouth the words “beta boy” and make scissor motions with my fingers. I’m getting the feeling he doesn’t like me very much.

    Aggie say three hail nipplys and you will be forgiven for your blaphemy toward the god of BOOBIES.

  42. LC Aggie Sith February 23, 2012 at 5:02 pm #

    I ♥ my alma mater:

  43. Teresa in Fort Worth, TX February 23, 2012 at 5:27 pm #

    I’ve often thought that universities should be required to implement a quota system in all of their athletic departments, just so that I could get the full entertainment value of watching all of the liberals’ heads exploding….

    “I’m sorry, we can’t have more than 12% African Americans on our roster; we’re required by law to use the national percentages…..”

  44. Lizard February 23, 2012 at 11:12 pm #

    I love the look on their faces when they realize, crap I just dug myself a hole Aggie.

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