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How historians troll…


This is a nice architectural detail I ran across. It’s from the roof of the Abbey Church of Saint Foy in Conques, France. It might mean God is always listening, or it might just be a bit of fun. Them Medieval types did a surprising amount of the latter.

Speaking of which, do you know how historians troll their underlings? They do things like call out, “Weasel, will you do an images search of ‘sheela na gig’ for me, please?” *quiet snickering heard in the background*


Go on. Hit the button. You know you want to.


Comment from Gromulin
Time: April 4, 2016, 8:46 pm

So…the Goatse joke is much, much older than I thought.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 4, 2016, 8:50 pm

I wondered how long it would be before goatse came up. First comment, well done!

You guys never disappoint…

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: April 4, 2016, 10:42 pm

There is some figure that they carve in church eaves that is suppose to be over hearing what you say, spying on you more or less. I forgot what they call them. Creepy…

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: April 5, 2016, 2:36 am

EEK! Clearly, I have lived a sheltered life.

Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: April 5, 2016, 2:56 am

Kilroy is older than I realized.

Comment from dissent555
Time: April 5, 2016, 3:24 am

Those crazy Celts. What will they think of next.

Comment from Mitchell
Time: April 5, 2016, 3:43 pm

This is awesome! For some reason sheela na gig figures never made it in to any of the art history books I ever looked at.

Comment from Mojo
Time: April 5, 2016, 4:21 pm

The dawn of feminist “art”…

Comment from J.S.Bridges
Time: April 5, 2016, 9:12 pm

I’ve been needing, for some time now, to construct a fence along the front of my yard, where it abuts the street and my next-door neighbors’ lots…

Now picturing the sort of “decoration” with which each of the vertical fence supports might be topped –

On second thought – p’raps not even my rather-permissive sort of neighborhood is quite ready for…certain decorative elements…y’know?

Comment from mostly cajun
Time: April 7, 2016, 1:35 am

First thing I thought of was “Kilroy was here”.

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