Friday, October 28, 2011

Friday Funny

Today's Friday Funny is courtesy of Brent Tozzer. After my tour of high school students at the Michael C. Carlos Museum this morning, I stopped by the book shop to say hello to Brent, bookseller extraordinaire. With fellow docent, Pat Stone, we chatted about the wonderful mummy upstairs in the Old Kingdom exhibit.

"He's so extraordinary!" I commented. "I never get tired of looking at him."

"He's featured in KMT (Egyptology) magazine," Pat pointed out. "They've got some wonderful photos."

Brent smirked slightly, as if holding in a chuckle.

"What?" I asked. "Don't you love him him too?"

"Of course," he said. "Burt's great."


"Yeah. You know. Like Burt Reynolds in that photo he took for Playgirl. That's how the mummy is posing."

Upon which my brain exploded:
Nekkid Burt Reynolds
4,000 year old mummy.
Yeah. And Brent, just so you know, I will never be able to UNSEE this so, um....thanks?



Robyn Lucas said...

Ewwwww! Hairy, naked Burt Reynolds...

Must. go. wash. my. eyes.

too late. the image is seared in my memory forever.

(can you say- "Manscaping")

Elizabeth O. Dulemba said...

OMG - I saw the similarity straight off too! Course, I was a Burt fan... :) e

Vicky Alvear Shecter said...

Robin, I know, right!!!!!

e: Never was a huge Burt fan. Too hairy!

Cathy C. Hall said...

I had *just* about forgotten that pic. Now it's burned into my eyeballs forever.

Uhhh, maybe I should have said "eyes" and left it at that.