Dear Readers: The Young Prince is off with Horemheb getting the family Christmas tree, so I had a few moments of Goddess-time to throw up some great links, inspired by Captain Capitalism’s Dirty, Sloppy Linkage!
In fact, let me start my directing my readers to Cappy’s great podcast on CANTO TALK (click HERE for the show link), during which he shares more background and details on his amazing book “Worthless – The Young Person’s Indispensable Guide to Choosing the Right Major” (purchase at Aaron’s site, click HERE and hit icon at left).
Let me continue by directing you to the other great CANTO TALK show from last week, CAMELOT – MYTH VS REALITY (click HERE for show link). The how featured fellow SLOB and good friend Barry Jacobsen of Deadliest Blogger. He reviewed his excellent “The Age of Arthur” series, and we learned a ton of new information. Bonus — we did get to mention Egypt a couple of times.
Meanwhile, I have been getting ready for the Young Prince’s birthday party tomorrow. He is planning a Nerf-battle featuring espionage and mayhem. When you get to his age, the key element in the celebration is the weaponry. I sure hope I got enough for his vision:
Now, in terms of linkage that I thought might appeal to my Egypt, Science and History geeks I am honored to have has fans:
- EGYPT FOR THE EGYPTIANS! Hot Air offers a small bright ray of hope in the news about Egypt: Egyptian military faces moment of truth – The military responded to Morsi’s move with a cryptic message that the country needs “dialogue,” perhaps sending a warning shot across Morsi’s bow….That sounds suspiciously like, “You’re on your own, pal.” Morsi set off this conflagration with his decision to put himself and his government above the judiciary and legislature, clearly not the kind of government Egyptians had demanded when they marched on Hosni Mubarak.
- Der Spiegel has a great new article on Nefertiti: Re-Examining Nefertiti’s Likeness and Life –
How did the Germans manage to spirit away this terrific icon and take it to Berlin? There was soon talk of a “mistake,” and then of deception and fraud. Even back then in the Weimar Republic there was bitter dispute about Nefertiti’s ownership.The questions were revived a few years ago by Egypt’s then Minister of State for Antiquities Affairs Zahi Hawass, when he demanded the return of the Nefertiti bust. He charged that the bust had been covered “with mud” and then smuggled out of the country.
- Habitable Exoplanets Catalog: Five ‘Goldilocks’ Planets Added This Year – The online listing, called the Habitable Exoplanets Catalog, celebrated its first anniversary today (Dec. 5). When it was first released last year, it had two potential habitable planets to its name. According to lead researcher Abel Mendez, the team expected to add maybe one or two more in the catalog’s first year. The addition of five suspected new planets was wholly beyond anyone’s expectations.