One Hundred Words (29)

August 16, 2008, 9:00 am; posted by
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Medieval standards, it seems, were lower in every department. Hygiene was hit-or-miss, you ate whatever you could, and there weren’t nearly as many comfortable places to sit.

But perhaps nowhere is the chasm separating us from antiquity wider than female beauty. Toss a wig and a silly hat on me and I could pass for Helen of Troy! A really tall, flat-chested version, but still…

Fathered by cygnine Zeus, she was repeatedly kidnapped for her unsurpassed beauty, attracted every red-blooded Greek, and caused a deadly war through infidelity. She even blinded a poet who insulted her!

And she looked like THIS?

–sm


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3 Comments to “One Hundred Words (29)”

  1. David on August 16th, 2008 8:49 pm

    LOL Nomination.

  2. Steve on August 17th, 2008 11:08 pm

    “Cygnine Zeus” is a great potential band name.

  3. Tom on August 18th, 2008 11:29 am

    This does explain why greek men find you so irresistible.

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